Inner Koa, News

October 2019 Newsletter!

Koa Families,

WOW!  What an amazing World Series, and go Nats!  The parade is Saturday 11/2 and I hope your family can witness this once in a lifetime celebration.  I know if my boys were older, I would be taking them downtown to enjoy the crowd, music (Baby Shark- doo-doooo), and positive energy.  This Nationals team was unique, they were 19-31 and in last place in May.  Several of their star players were sidelined with injuries, and they were never in first place in their division.  Their grit, fight, and resilience (they battled through 5 elimination games) is one to admire, as well as the team chemistry and we over me.  The 2019 team truly exemplifies one of Koa’s core values, Team First.

In a world where analytics (object measures) of exit velocity, launch angle, spin rates, etc….dominate scouting, what about subject value to a ball club?  The closely-knit clubhouse, support from management, executing timely trades made this Nationals Team.  The next time you step on the diamond, court, turf, with your team think about caring more about your teammates than yourself, take that WE over ME approach and watch how that improves your overall game. GO Nats!  As a third-generation Washingtonian, I never thought I would say, “it’s no longer a Redskins town!”

Another positive note- the construction for Koa’s new office/parent mezzanine viewing area begins Monday.  Pardon our dust, the goal is to finish the project by 1/1/2020 and have all the furniture ready by 2/1/2020.  We are excited to improve the parent viewing experience inside our state of the art training facility.

Thanks for your continued support!

Tony

PS- I was recently featured by iHeart Media as a CEO’s You Should Know- take a listen to the interview below if you have 90 seconds.

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What’s New?

Basketball: 

The NBA is off to a hot start, while Koa Fall Hoops season is coming to a close! Ten teams begin playoffs this weekend in the highly competitive Force One League and one team is wrapping up in the DMV Soaring Stars League. The athletes and teams are always focusing on development and skills as they head into the winter, December season.

Calling all 3rd Grade ballers! We are hosting 3rd Grade Winter basketball tryouts Saturday, Nov. 9th, 12:00-1:30 pm at Koa HQ. There is a $5 registration fee, to register please click here. Don’t get left on the bench this winter!

Looking to build confidence and skills?  We host dynamic small group training sessions at Koa HQ Monday-Friday and Saturdays for athletes 3rd-12th grade! The first session is a FREE 30-minute workout with one of our professional trainers. Please contact our training team to schedule your FREE 30-minute workout, basketballtraining@koasports.org.

Did you know? Koa now has girls basketball! We have two weeks left of our first Girls Basketball Skill Development Clinics. Turnout is tremendous turnout and we can’t wait to offer the program again in the winter! Dates are still TBD, to learn more, please click here!

For all things Koa Basketball, please email evan@koasports.org or please call 301-229-7529. We hope to see you at Koa HQ soon!
Baseball:

A huge thank you to all of our BABL and Travel players for an outstanding Fall season, it was one for the books!

Congratulations to all of the BABL All-Star players and your 2019 Fall BABL Champions!!

A – Legends
AA – Bay Sox
AAA – Bulls

Looking For An Edge? The Fall Season may be over but, that doesn’t mean your training has to be! We have the newest technology to help your athlete with a data-driven approach.  Don’t leave your player development to chance, our professional coaches track and measure progress.

We offer pitching, hitting, and catching clinics for ages 8U-HS. All the training goes down at our indoor training facility (Koa HQ). Learn More and Register Here!

We also offer private training lessons for that detailed one on one coaching. Our professional coaches strive to teach you the skills you need to help propel your game!

For questions or to schedule a private lesson email Eryk!

For everything else Koa Baseball, please email Andrew or Eryk or call us directly at 301-229-7529 ext.1!

 

Flag Football: 

Koa Flag Football is underway and electric this fall!

What’s new? Food Trucks will be present both days of flag football moving forward, enjoy this convenient perk.

Gain an edge with Speed and Agility Training! This training is crucial in all sports, especially those that require lateral quickness and explosiveness.

During our new Speed and Agility Training sessions (equal to game style intensity), you can expect plenty of bodyweight and speed & agility exercises to build up athletes’ muscles as well as the tendons in their bodies.

What: Speed & Agility Training (SAT)
Date: Wednesday’s @ 5:00-6:00 pm | Saturday’s @10:00-11:00 am *All Session at Koa HQ
Who: 3rd-8th Grade | Boys & Girls
Where: Koa HQ (4960 Boiling Brook Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852
Value: 5 sessions for $100

Contact Nick Tolisano to learn more about Koa Flag Football and Speed & Agility Training!

 

Field Hockey: 

The Fall Season has come to an end! Our Club and DT teams had a blast participating in the DMV league!

Congratulations to our u14 DT team for coming in 1st and our u12 team for finishing 2nd! It was an amazing season and we are impressed with how well all of our teams did all season!

Indoor field hockey tryouts start this Saturday for u10,u12,u14 Development Teams! Join Koa FH and get in on the fun! Click here to register!

Rec League remains to be a fun-filled program that develops our athlete’s fundamentals and game strategy. Join us for Winter Rec League (2nd-8th grade)! Learn more here and register here!

Contact Simone Vagnoni & Jen Spagnuolo for more information on Fall Field Hockey!

Multisport Summer Camp:

Multisport Summer Camp SALE! Only $225 for a limited time – Sale ends Cyber Monday! Register here!

Session 2 of Koa’ Future Stars will start on January 11th and will run for 10 weeks on Saturday mornings! Kids will perform skills directly applicable to Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer, and Street Hockey. Parents must be present during each session. Value: $250 for 10 weeks. Register Here!

No School Day: Need to keep your kids busy with school off, sign up for Koa Sports No School Day Camp on January 27th! Only $59! Email Emily for more information!

Our 2020 Multisport Spring Break Camp is around the corner! Join us in a fun-filled week!
Registration is limited and will fill up fast!
Need before and/or aftercare? No problem! Register Here!

Contact Emily Fornatora for any questions!

 

Tennis:

Koa Tennis is making lots of memories on the court this Fall! Due to an exceptional season, we have now extended our Fall programs till Nov. 24th!

It has been an exciting season this Fall and we are already excited for what is to come! Stay tuned for our Spring and Summer programs – you’re not going to want to miss out!

Looking for Lessons? We offer private lessons, semi-private lessons and customized lessons (3+ players)!

Contact Marco Impeduglia & Nim Mohan for more information on programs and lessons!

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Koa in the Community:

Coach of the Month:

 Coach Evan: 

Coach Evan started at Koa in Summer 2019 and has been a kid favorite coach since. You will find Coach Evan spending his Saturdays with Koa Sports going from Koa Future Stars to Speed and Agility Training to Flag Football. While studying to become a personal trainer, Coach Evan has been working with our Koa kids to enhance their footwork, agility, and strength. Congratulations Coach Evan! Thank you for all your hard work and for helping these kids further their love for sports!

 

 

 

Athlete of the Month: 

 Olivia F.:

Olivia played on the U14 Black DT this season. If she wasn’t at practice before everyone else working on her skills, she was always asking what she can do to improve her game. She is always working extremely hard and is someone her teammates can rely on! Olivia is a great team player and leader, both on and off the field!

 

 

 

 

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Community News:

Check out the new eSports Center!!
(Just around the corner from Koa!)

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

We want to hear your feedback! Have any questions you want Koa Sports to answer? Or want to hear about a specific topic? Let us know! 

Email Us

info@koasports.org
(301) 229-7529 (PLAY)
www.koasports.org

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