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July 2019 Newsletter!

Koa Families,

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer. It’s a fun time of year, swim team is winding down, vacation season is upon us, family barbecues are in full swing, and school is over a month away!

Lots of amazing things going on at Koa, our safe, fun counselors, and happy campers were at a half dozen locations this month. Our travel baseball teams wrapped up their seasons, the basketball “live” period is complete, and club field hockey is never in an offseason with weekly pick up for the club players! I did want to share my latest read with the Koa Families. A recommendation from one of my best friends from high school (played goalie for the Harvard Soccer Team) suggested I read Range.

The first chapter of Range talks about the difference between Tiger Woods and Roger Federer.  Both are elite athletes and at the top of their sport for decades, however, coming from two different paths.  Woods was a child prodigy and focused solely on golf, while Federer was a generalist until he was a teenager.  As a generalist, he sampled many sports and started training for ONLY tennis as a teenager (too late- according to the experts) to ever become relevant, let alone a professional.  The tagline of the book is “Why Generalist Triumph in a Specialized World” and advocates for the Federer method of training versus Wood’s route.  If you are looking for an interesting read on the beach, cabin, pool, go for Range.


Pictures of the Month!

 

 

 

 


Thank you to all for voting Koa Sports Best of Bethesda 2019!

What’s New?

 

Basketball
Our third year of Koa Hoops Camp concluded this past Friday. We had over 40 campers working hard while making memories! Big thanks to our coaches who were with us all summer to make it the best camp yet! We are already looking forward to next summer.

The Koa basketball teams may be in the offseason but the front office and staff are hard at work preparing for another exciting year of basketball! Fall tryouts have recently been announced on our website and registration is now open. Some players have gotten a headstart on preparation by attending our daily training sessions. Ask about our training specials!

Please email Evan Sirkey at evan@koasports.org if you have any questions!

 

Baseball

Koa’s Travel Baseball had a memorable July.  Our 12U team returned from Cooperstown trading over 1,000 pins and making life long memories.  Our MCBL College Team had a tough first-round playoff exit, but had an amazing season!  Our 13-16-year-olds trained hard and saw tons of development with the introduction of our Velocity Program!  Throwing and exit velocity extend careers, Koa will be making sure our athletes don’t get left on the bench.

Baseball camps are getting ready to wrap up this week! It has been an exciting summer with a lot of memories!

We are preparing for the Fall Season and looking forward to seeing everyone back for a new season. The BABL jerseys will get a new look and we can’t wait for you to see them!

Please email koabaseball@koasports.org to inquire about private lessons or for more information!

 

Flag Football

Custom Jersey Deadline August 1st!

Limited space for Summer Camp!
Bethesda Flag Football Camp

 

 

 

 

Where: Koa Headquarters (4960 Boiling Brook Pkwy, North Bethesda, MD 20852)

When:

  • Session 1 (Aug 12-16)
  • Session 2 (Aug 19-23)

 

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm (we provide before and aftercare)

Contact Nick Tolisano to learn more!

 

 

Field Hockey

Summer Camp 2019 is coming to an end. All of our athletes have been working extremely hard, learning new skills and having lots of fun spending their days outside playing field hockey! What’s better than playing the sport you love with your friends in the summer?! We hope to see everyone continue to play this fall at one of our programs!

This past weekend our coaching staff attended a Coaching Clinic at the University of Delaware. They were able to gain insight, skills, and techniques from other knowledgeable coaches of all levels. We also had 2 teams participate in the University of Delaware Tournament. It was great to see our teams back on the field after a great spring season.

Contact Simone Vagnoni & Jen Spagnuolo for more information!

 

Multi-Sport Summer Camp

Our summer camp activities list is packed with swimming, indoor and outdoor games! We have already made so many memories at our July Sessions and we can’t wait to see what August brings!

We have a few sessions left! Sign up before it’s too late!

 

 

4 One Week Sessions Left! (9:00am-3:00pm)
Session 7: Aug 5-9
Session 8: Aug 12-16
Session 9: Aug 19-23
Session 10: Aug 26-30

Ask us about our before care and aftercare!

Visit us and get all the details about this year’s Summer Camp!

Contact Emily Fornatora for any questions!

 

Tennis

Koa tennis camps are heating up and we are excited about our last few sessions!

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for Summer Camp!
Boys & Girls | Ages 4-14
9:00am-3:00pm
4 one-week sessions left to choose from!
Session 8: Aug 5 – 9
Session 9: Aug 12 – 16
Session 10: Aug 19 – 23
Session 11: Aug 26 – 30

Mclean, Va., Potomac, Md. & Bethesda, Md.
Register Here!

Check out all of our Summer Tennis Programs here!

Contact Marco Impeduglia & Nim Mohan for more information!


Koa in the Community

Coach of The Month

Adam Shatzman

Coach Adam has been a Multisport counselor for 4 years now with Koa. Throughout the years, Adam has been a camper favorite coach. He brings a fun, positive, and energetic attitude to camp every day. No matter if he is with the bigs or the littles, he is always ready to go go go! Not only does Adam bring a lot of fun to camp but he also enjoys helping the kids improve their skills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Player of The Month

Chris Y.

Chris Y. has presented himself as a top competitor at Koa’s Multisport camp this summer. He attacks all challenges and sports head on! He provides a positive and humorous spirit at Koa. Chris is with us all 10 weeks of summer and always brings great energy to camp, even when Tully beats him at UNO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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