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National Indoor Tournament Champions!

Blog #20.02


u16 Green Club Team makes Koa History!

The month of February is the pinnacle of the indoor field hockey season with everything on the line for teams across the nation! USA Field Hockey hosts the National Indoor Tournament for u10 – u19 teams over the course of 3 long weekends during the entire month of February! This season, Koa sent a total of 5 teams to compete on the National stage: u10, u12, u14 Green, u14 White and u16 Green.

Each of our teams competed hard and put their hearts on the line with the goal of being named a National Champion. There were intense games, hard fought battles and sweat, smiles and Koa pride left on the court in Lancaster, PA! When the dust settled at the end of each weekend, a bunch of Koa teams earned high finishes in their respective pools – and one Koa team took home the National Championship!

The Koa u16 Club Program is only 5 years old (just a baby in the Club FH scene!), and has never earned a qualifying spot to the USAFH National Indoor Tournament. The past few seasons, we have come up just short – with one season just missing out in a sudden death shootout during the qualifier!

However, everything changed this Winter! Our u16 Green Team traveled to Spooky Nook, PA with confidence and something to prove – they belonged! But the road would not be easy and would challenge them over the 3-day weekend! But with confidence and teamwork – they can accomplish anything!

Their first game of the tournament was against local arch-rival: Washington Wolves. Koa fought hard, scored first and never looked back with an impressive 3-1 win versus the Wolves. During Day #2, they continued to fuel their confidence and came out with two more wins (2-0 vs Lone Star and 2-1 vs Philly Hockey Club). Going into the final day of competition, Koa was set to play the other undefeated team in their pool: FSC Black. With everything on the line for both teams during this game, Koa was able to hold on for a 1-1 tie! Now, all they needed to do was win their final game on Day #3 to clinch Koa’s first ever u16 National Championship! Letting their adrenaline fuel them, Koa defeated the Buffalo Hurricanes 4-0 and were crowned Champions.

At their first ever appearance at the u16 National Indoor Tournament, Koa Green ended the weekend as National Champions with an overall record of: 4 – 0 – 1.

All of our Koa coaches, players and parents are extremely proud of all of our teams and how they represented Koa on the National Stage! We can’t wait to see what Koa accomplishes during the Spring Season!

u16 Green: 1st Place
u14 Green: 2nd Place
u12: 3rd Place (by goal differential)
u14 White: 5th Place
u10: 6th Place
#onekoa   #ridethewave   #koanationalchamps   #humblehungryheart

Winter Rec League Champions!

This past Saturday our Winter Rec League came to an end and it sure was a season to remember! Our last day of Rec League is a tournament style play day where the teams compete against each other for the title of Rec League Champions!

All of the games were hard fought and played with a lot of intensity and team work up until the final whistle. All of our players have improved so much on their skills and their game sense. It was great to see everything come together for our Championship Day.

Congratulations to all of our Champions! We are so proud of all of our players and hope to see everyone on the field this Spring!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2nd/3rd Grade League Champions –
STARFISH 

 

4th/5th Grade League Champions – DALMATIANS/BULLDOGS

 

6th-8th Grade Novice League Champions –
EAGLES

 

7th/8th Grade Experienced League Champions –
PANTHERS


SIGN UP FOR SPRING REC LEAGUE TODAY!

When:
Sundays
04/19 – 06/07: 7 weeks
No Play 5/24
Where:
Churchill High School
(11300 Gainsborough Rd, Potomac, MD 20854)
Cost:
$299

2nd/3rd Grade
1:00-2:30pm

4th/5th Grade
2:30-4:00pm

6th-8th Grade Novice (0-1 Seasons Experience)
12:30-2:00pm
2:00-3:30pm
There are 2-time frames. The time frame will change each week depending on your team’s game schedule.

7th/8th Grade Experienced (2+ Seasons Experience)
3:30-5:00pm
5:00-6:30pm
There are 2-time frames. The time frame will change each week depending on your team’s game schedule.

 

Register Here!

Koa Field Hockey is NOW on Instagram!

Follow @koafieldhockey to see the adventures of our HS Club team at the Winter Escape Tournament in Florida this weekend!


Keeping Up with Koa:

Coming up in March
Promo DayCome 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! Promo Day Info

Coming up in April
Fundamentals Crash CourseDid you sign up for one of our programs, but you are a beginner? Do you need to dust off your stick after the fall or winter? Come join our experienced coaches at our 1.5 hour skill 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 at the first week! Crash Course Info
Spring Rec League:This is our most POPULAR field hockey program! This program is for both experienced and inexperienced players. During the Spring Rec League, players will be placed on teams, and will have both a practice and a game each Sunday. Each team will play for 1.5 hours each Sunday. They will have a 45min practice session first, and then immediately play in a game versus another team in the second 45min session. Each game will be two 20min halves with a 5min halftime. Click Here for More Information!

K-1st Grade ClinicThe K-1st Spring Clinic is a Sunday 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. Click Here for More Information! 

High School Clinics
During the 1 hour practice, the players will be taught new skills and the fundamentals will be reinforced. The focus will be on more advanced skills, game tactics and overall game strategies. Click Here for More Information!

Weekday ClinicsThe Spring Clinic is a weekday 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!

Year Round Programs!

Private Lessons:Are you looking for a 1 on 1 skill session? Are you looking to take your skills to another level? 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 your game and help you reach your full potential! Click Here for more information!

Evaluations:Kow FH offers individual player evaluations to athletes 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. Schedule your Player Eval today!


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Koa FH Store 

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Questions?

Simone Vagnoni 
Club and DT Coordinator                    
simone@koasports.org
(301) 229-7529 (PLAY)

Jen Spagnuolo
Rec League and Clinic Coordinator
jen@koasports.org
(301) 229-7529 (PLAY)

 



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