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u16 DT Teams Finish
1st and 2nd in the Winter Indoor League 

Blog #19.8


This Winter, Koa hosted their first Winter Indoor League, it was a 5-week league that had many local DMV developmental teams of all age groups, competing to be the best!

We had both our U16 DT White and Green teams competing in this league. Green had a great season standing as the number one seed going into championship Sunday, as White went into championship Sunday with a couple losses under their belt at seed 3.

U16 Koa Green would start off the games against a strong Jackals team.  With only one win away to secure a spot in the championship, Koa Green came to play! Green started the game strong and scored a quick 2 goals.  Within the 15 minute mark, Liza Cichy turned the heat on quickly making the score 6-0 with beautiful finishes as the high forward. Defenders, Sofia Montes Garzon and Naomi Brown showed great discipline holding the defense as a unit. Alyssa Brown and Sydney Allen held the middle down to a nice 8-1 win.


U16 green celebrating a wonderful season and second place.

In game one for the White team, they had a challenging game against a good Storm team, who beat them by a large number the previous weekend. Koa White was out for revenge and were ready to prove themselves once again!  Koa started off strong and scored first. Storm would come back to score three goals, but Koa White was hungry for a win, scoring 6 goals and getting revenge from the previous large deficit. Star players, Sophie Sharp and Ava Hill, led the White team’s attack with the help from midfielder Jordan Lapidus, while Maddie Jones and Amelia McAfee, held down the defense to secure their spot in the championship!

In the championship game it was the battle of Koa!  White and Green would show down once again for the final medal. The girls were excited to see who would get the winter season bragging rights. Green came in confident, as a perfect season was on the line. White would look to take the underdog win against the number one seed. As the coaches and parents expected, the game was close. With an end score of 4-5, the girl went back and forth with each goal. Green started off strong with getting a quick 3-0 lead. White fought back with the leadership of Ava Hill, Mollly Persson and Emma Megary to bring the game to a tie with 2 minutes left! Green showed great play from the forwards, Aleksandra Peratrovich, Isa Hanson and Emliy Spitz. White would finish the game one ahead with a last minute goal by Ava to win the game, crowning the underdogs as the Winter League Champions!

The coaches were so excited to see the girls battle it out one final time! It is a true testament to the players’ dedication that both Koa teams made it to the championship. Each team filled with special and strong players proved they are a force to be reckoned with in the DMV field hockey world! We are excited to see how players transfer the momentum into tryouts and the Spring Season!

U16 White wins Winter Indoor League!

 #1stPlace #CHAMPIONS!!!! #RidetheWave #SoProud #bringoutthebrooms


Picture of the Week!

 U12 Green DT poses for a picture after a successful indoor season! 


Rule of the Week 

Long Hit

In field hockey, a long hit is awarded when a defender hits the ball out of bounds in front of the goal they are defending. A long hit is awarded to the attacking team, and the ball is placed at the half court line for indoor FH or the 25 yard line for outdoor FH. When a long hit is awarded, a player must travel 3 meters and two direction before going into the circle.

Signal: The ref will signal a long hit by pointing one arm in line with the half court line and the other at the position of the ball. Her arms will look like a  sideways “L”.

 


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Keeping up with Koa!

It’s Spring Season!! Register Now!!

Starting This Weekend:

Tryouts!! U10/U12/U14 DT & U16/U19 Club/DT: Ready to take your game to a higher level? Koa Field Hockey has two league options above the recreational level to continue improving your game! Our Club and Development Team Tryouts are coming up this March! For more information, please click the appropriate link: Development Team InfoClub Team InfoTryout Info

In 2 Weeks!

Spring Promo Day! Do you have a sibling, neighbor or field at school that wants to try field hockey?! At our FREE Promo Day, they can come out and meet the Koa coaches, get a feel for our program, and get a taste of Koa Field Hockey! At our promo days, players will learn the fundamentals and get to play in a few fun drills and games! Most importantly, they will come away with a basic grasp of field hockey and a new found love for a new sport! For more information, click here!

Spring Fundamentals Crash Course: Did you sign up for one of our programs and you are a beginner? Come join our experienced coaches at our 1.5 hour skills session that will teach you all the basics of field hockey! Get that first practice out of the way before the season starts in order to be more prepared for the first week. To find out more info, click HERE!

In 4 Weeks!

Spring Rec League: Spring RL will be starting the end of March and continue for 7 weeks! Experienced and Novice players are welcome to come play from ages 2nd – 8th grade. Each session will be 1.5 hours. The players will practice for 45 minutes and scrimmage for the remaining 45 minutes with their team! Interested?! To find out more info, click HERE!

Spring K – 8th Weekday & Sunday Clinics: This Spring, Koa will be offering a Sunday K-1st grade clinic, as well as a weekday Clinic for K-8th grade. Both Clinics are for experienced and beginner players. During the practice, the players will learn the fundamentals of field hockey and get to try out their new skill in a fun game or drill! The players will split into appropriate age groups & experienced levels for the practice. To find out more about the clinic, click HERE!

Spring High School Clinic: (0 – 2 Seasons Experience!) This spring clinic is for HS athletes who are looking to take their game to a higher level! On Sundays beginning on March 24th, the players with practice for one hour on their skills. The players will focus on developing their skills and overall game tactics. Come out and keep your skills sharp! To find out more info, click HERE!

Spring Advanced HS Academy(3+ Seasons Required!) This clinic is for players in 9th – 12th grade with advanced skills and years of experience. We will be teaching the players more advanced skills and game play tactics. Come and challenge yourself, so you are ready for your Fall HS Season! To find out more about the Advanced HS Academy, click HERE!

 

Starting in April!!

NEW!!All Boys Clinic: K- 8th Grade: Clinic starts on April 1st! The Boys Clinic is a Monday clinic for both experienced and beginner field hockey players. During the practice, the players will be taught the fundamental skills of field hockey. At the end of each practice, they will get to test their newly learned skills in a fun game scenario drill or in a scrimmage. All players will be divided equally into appropriate age and skill level groups.Click Here for more information!

NEW!!Spring Goalie Clinic: 5th-12th Grade: It’s a clinic just for goalies!! For 4 weeks, our goalies will come and practice for 1.5 hours on their skills, agilities and game tactics. The clinic is for novice and experienced goalies from 5th-12th grade. Our experienced goalie coaches will teach them all the fundamentals and advanced game tactics of goal-keeping! To find out more about the clinic, click HERE!

All Year Round
Private Lessons: Are you looking for a 1 on 1 skill session? We offer private lessons with our experienced coaches to help you improve your skills. Breakdown those skills you may be having trouble with and have a coach analyze and help you work on them. If you are interested, please email Kelly Given, and to find out more click HERE!Evaluations: Koa FH is now offering evaluations to players who want to know where they stand compared to our different programs. Any field hockey player, whether you are new to Koa or you have been with Koa for a few seasons can register for an evaluation! To find out more information, click HERE!

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Questions?

Kelly Given
Director of Field Hockey
kellyg@koasports.org
(301) 229-7529 (PLAY)
Jules Riley
Assistant Director of Field Hockey
jules@koasports.org
(301) 229-7529 (PLAY)
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