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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!


Want some Koa FH gear?!

Pick up your latest Koa gear now! Click the link below to find cool gear with personalized options to represent Koa everywhere you go!

Koa FH Store 

A 10% discount code can be found on the top of each homepage! Enjoy your new gear with a discount!


Interested in Buying a Stick?!


Click Here for some helpful information!


Catch up on all of the Blogs you missed by clicking here:
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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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February 2020 Newsletter- Happy Valentine’s Day!

Koa Families,

There are many USA “sports” governing bodies, USA Field Hockey, Basketball, Baseball, and the group that I feel is the most advanced is USA Ice Hockey. Although I never played ice hockey or claim to be an expert, I can appreciate their vision for writing programming, coaching methods, and developing the entire athlete.  Here’s an article by USA Ice Hockey coach Mike Doyle that’s worth the 5-10 minute read.  If you are more of a cliff notes type of person, here’s what I extracted:
  • Let Go of the Joystick:
    • Who wants to be yelled during games and told specifically what to do and where to be
    • Shouting out instructions may be too late, the next play is happening, and the athlete is missing another opportunity
    • Allow athletes to secure information and become analytical about their performance
    • Let athletes “lose” themselves, especially during games (deliberate practice should be paying off during game time!)
  • As a parent, how can I be supportive:
    • Long term development over short term results
    • Do I care too much about winning NOW
    • What’s the organization and coaches’ priorities
    • Stick to general comments that support the team
On behalf of all the Koa High School athletes, good luck at tryouts today! Supporting and attending local high school and college games is a fun activity and can provide intrinsic motivation for young athletes. The Koa staff is excited about Spring sports and getting outside with our teams and league play. As always, if there’s a topic you would like to hear about, we welcome feedback.  We aren’t afraid of a video Q & A either 🙂

Tony

 


What’s New?

Koa’s Winter season is winding down as we prepare for playoffs set to begin in early March. The boys’ have been competing in the Rising Stars and YDBL league’s since December and have been working hard!

With one season ending, Koa is prepared for its biggest Spring season yet! We have added two new programs and look to improve on its successful AAU program, Koa Elite from last year.

Koa looks to fill a void in the girls’ basketball world by beginning its first-ever development league. This league is a two-day commitment and is intended for girls who are just beginning or have a year or two under their belt. Read more about it here!

The second program is our very own 3-on-3 league. The 3-on-3 league is open to 3rd-8th graders, as a new Olympic sport and nationally televised event (The Big 3), Koa is looking to host its own league, read more about it here.

For questions regarding the basketball program, please contact Evan Sirkey, evan@koasports.org. We look forward to seeing you at HQ soon!

In February we started our first month of team practices and had our first round of metrics collection. Our baseball clinics have been ongoing and powered by the latest tech! Clinics are coming to an end and we have seen tremendous growth in our athletes and are excited to see the transition to our Spring season. Learn More!

BABL is also starting up in the Spring with the first rounds of outdoor practices beginning this month! Games will kick off March 29th. With last year being as exciting as it was, we know this year will be too!

Spring is around the corner and we are all excited for the start of our upcoming programs!  New for 2020, Koa is offering a Spring Break Baseball Camp! Located at Koa HQ, with access to the fields at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Koa’s Spring Break Baseball Camp will provide quality instruction aimed to build camper’s skills through drill work, contests, and Hittrax games. Camp will also offer swimming three days during the week at Kid’s First Swim School!
For questions or to book a lesson email Koa Baseball!
For everything else Koa Baseball, please email Eryk or call us directly at 301-229-7529 ext.1!

Koa Flag Football’s Spring Registration is NOW OPEN!

The season is right around the corner and begins March 14th &15th! Join us for the Spring and catch all the fun Koa Flag Football can offer you! Register here!

This Summer we are also offering a brand new Football Training & Fundamentals Summer Camp in June and July. Register for your spot today!

Benefits Include:

  • Team challenges
  • Record-breaking games
  • Overall skill development
  • Emphasis on practicing good sportsmanship
  • The importance of dedication and FUN.
Contact Nick Tolisano to learn more about Koa Flag Football!

 


This Winter has been a great season! Our U10, U12, and U14 teams all participated at the National Indoor Tournament with our U14 Green taking 2nd! Our u16 team is at NITs this weekend making Koa history, having fun and making memories.

We can’t believe Winter Rec League is almost over!  Time flies when you’re having fun! Our players have worked hard throughout the season to learn and improve their skills! We are excited for our Play Day on March 7th for all of our teams to compete and put their skills to the test to see who will be crowned Winter Rec League Champions!

Spring Outdoor Tryouts will begin soon! The first session is March 10th for U16/U19 athletes and March 17th for U10-U14 teams. Spots will fill fast! Be sure to register today!

Contact Simone VagnoniJen Spagnuolo or Kelly Given for more information on Field Hockey!

Spring Break:
Spring Break means school’s out, so lets’ play! Join Koa Sports for our Multisport Spring Break Camp at Koa HQ. This program does have limited registration, so sign up now to reserve your spot!
Who: PreK – 8th Grade | Boys & Girls
Where: Koa HQ (4960 Boiling Brook Pwky, North Bethesda, MD 20852)
When: April 6 – 10, 2019
Days: Monday – Friday
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm *before & aftercare is available
Cost: $249 per camper

Green Acres:
Koa Sports is bringing their Multisport, Flag Football, and Basketball Summer Camp to Green Acres School. Join us for 2 weeks of Great Coaches, Great Campers, and Great Fun!

2 Weeks, 4 Camps Offered (9:00am-3:00pm)
Cost: $349/camper
Week 1: Aug 10-14 Flag Football Camp
Week 1: Aug 10-14 Multisport Camp
Week 2: Aug 17-21 Basketball Camp
Week 2: Aug 17-21 Multisport Camp
Location: Green Acres School (11701 Danville DriveNorth Bethesda, MD 20852)
*before & aftercare is available

Summer Camp:
Summer will be here before you know it! Our 2020 Multisport Summer Camp will offer 10 one week sessions to choose from plus a Silver Pass (access to any 2 weeks) or a Platinum Pass (unlimited access)! Registration will fill up fast!

Who: PreK – 8th Grade | Boys & Girls
Where: Koa HQ (4960 Boiling Brook Pwky, North Bethesda, MD 20852)
When: April 6 – 10, 2019
Days: Monday – Friday
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm *before & aftercare is available
Cost: $299/Camper | *price will increase to $349 in April

Session 1: June 15-19
Session 2: June 22-26
Session 3: July 6-10
Session 4: July 13-17
Session 5: July 20-24
Session 6: July 27-July 31
Session 7: Aug 3-7
Session 8: Aug 10-14
Session 9: Aug 17-21
Session 10: Aug 24-28 *SOLD OUT*

Looking to register for before and/or aftercare? Or have any questions about our Summer Camps?

Contact Emily Fornatora!


 

Koa in the Community:


Sydney Bowker – u14 green club.

Since joining our program Coach Sydney has hit the ground running! Her dedication and love for the game has translated right onto her players! She has elevated her teams play, love for the game as hockey players and has invested in them as people. She is passionate and caring and creates a great sense of community with her team. Sydney has been a vital part in our u14 success and has helped us grow as a whole.

 

 

Stevie Z. – u14 green club.

Stevie embodies all core values of hungry, heart and humble. A player who has started in our programs since 2017, Stevie never stops working hard and wanting to get better. In our program Stevie has won a NIT championship at the U12 division and has dominated with her new team at u14. A true hockey head, she is always willing to attend extra tournaments, play against older kids and fill in where she is needed with great confidence and pleasure. Stevie is quick to always ask for coaches feedback and is a helping hand to her teammates. A joy true joy to have in our program.

 


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

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January 2020 Newsletter- Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

Koa Families,

January, the month of failed resolutions, cold weather, and a month that lasts forever. I believe if you can make “it” 90 days you have made a lifestyle adjustment. Whether it’s eating cleaner, exercising more, reducing time online, reading more, or etc… I hope you are off to a good start.

I have 3 goals to improve Koa for 2020:

 

  1. Finish our new office/parent lounge project!
  2. One Koa.
  3. Ensure our 4th core value is being practiced: FUN.

Goal 1- we have received all of our permits from the county and the construction should be completed on or before close of business 2/21. The extra office space will be amazing for our administrative staff’s productivity and I’ll finally have a private office! We are also excited for an improved parent experience upstairs, the view is great of the batting cages.

Goal 2- connecting all of our programs and staff, whether it’s flag football, field hockey, tennis, baseball, camp, or hoops. The Koa experience, messaging, and quality of coaching is consistent and top-notch.

Goal 3- making sure our administrators, coaches, athletes, and parents are having fun during their time at Koa. Work hard, play hard is real and a common trait of championship organizations. Let’s not forget about how much fun our Washington Nationals had this season, “dooot doooooot doot do!”

Thank you and have a fun Superbowl Sunday!

Tony

 


What’s New?

Koa Basketball is hard at work this Winter. Our 3rd-8th Grade Winter basketball teams began their regular-season games in their respective leagues. A tough first month for the program with a combined 10-19 record but with the boys beginning to hit their stride, we are confident the Green Wave will improve their record. Last year, Koa took home FIVE championships in the Winter season and we look for a repeat!

Our player development program is hard at work with training sessions six days a week! Our training sessions are geared for boys and girls from 3rd-8th grade of all skill levels. Email basketballtraining@koasports.org to schedule your son or daughter’s free 30-minute workout.

Our Coaches are not the only ones at work, our administration is planning for a HUGE Spring…we are hoping to introduce a new 3v3 league AND girls’ basketball league. More details on this to come!

Questions about our basketball program? Email evan@koasports.org or please call 301-229-7529.

 


Gain An Edge! Our baseball clinics have been underway and powered by the latest tech! Our winter clinics have been focused on data-driven player development with a specialized weekly curriculum. Don’t leave your player development to chance, our professional coaches track and measure progress to help you get to the next level!

We offer pitching, hitting, and catching clinics for ages 8U-HS. All player development occurs inside our state of the art indoor training facility (Koa HQ). Learn More!

Spring is around the corner and we are all excited for the start of our BABL and Travel Programs! We can’t wait to see you all on the field this Spring for another great season!

For questions or to register for training email Koa Baseball!

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


Koa Flag Football’s Spring Registration is NOW OPEN!

The season is right around the corner and begins March 14th &15th! Spots fill up fast, join us for the Spring and catch all the fun Koa Flag Football can offer you!

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/speed & agility exercises to build up athletes’ muscles as well as the tendons in their bodies.

What: Speed & Agility Training (SAT)
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!


Congratulations to our u16 Green team (pictured above) for qualifying for the National Indoor Tournament (NIT)! It is a huge accomplishment to make it to NITs and it’s a great college exposure tournament! We are so excited to see how they do and will be rooting for them every step of the way!

Rec League has begun! The girls are building on their fundamentals and excelling in their game! Practiced fundamentals and game strategy make the difference! Learn more here!

High School Indoor League (HSIL) has sadly reached the last weekend of games. Our local High Schools have represented well each weekend and have left it all on the court! Today we find out the HSIL Winner! Check out our social media to see who takes home the medals!

Contact Simone VagnoniJen Spagnuolo or Kelly Given for more information on Field Hockey!


Spring Break:
Spring Break means school’s out, so lets’ play!
Who: PreK – 8th Grade | Boys & Girls
Where: Koa HQ (4960 Boiling Brook Pwky, North Bethesda, MD 20852)
When: April 6 – 10, 2019
Days: Monday – Friday
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm (before & aftercare is available)
Cost: $249 per camper

Green Acres:
Koa Sports is bringing their Multisport, Flag Football, and Basketball Summer Camp to Green Acres School. 

2 Weeks, 4 Camps Offered (9:00am-3:00pm)
Week 1: Aug 10-14 Multisport Camp
Week 1: Aug 10-14 Flag Football Camp
Week 2: Aug 17-21 Multisport Camp
Week 2: Aug 17-21 Basketball Camp
Cost: $349/camper
Location: Green Acres School (11701 Danville DriveNorth Bethesda, MD 20852)
Before and After Care options are available for both weeks. 

Summer will be here before you know it! Our 2020 Multisport Summer Camp will offer 10 one week sessions to choose from plus a Silver Pass (access to any 2 weeks) or a Platinum Pass (unlimited access)! Registration will fill up fast!
Need before and/or aftercare? Register Here!

Contact Emily Fornatora for any questions!


Whether you’re a pro or a first-timer, we have a program for you. Join Koa tennis for a variety of programs, including lessons and camps!

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)! Whether a beginner, an intermediate, or an advanced tennis player, Koa Tennis can offer you a lesson! Koa Tennis is not just for kids, we have multiple options for adult tennis players too.

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

 


Koa in the Community:


Coach Rob (8th North) – His passion and loyalty to Koa warrants the selection for January’s Coach of the Month. Coach Rob helps out with every aspect of Koa’s basketball program. From stepping up and coaching other teams to helping with our prep team, Koa Prep. Coach Rob’s willingness to put Koa first (team-first) makes him the coach of the month for January. Thanks for your dedication Coach Rob!

 

 

Heath (8th North)- Heath has been a role model athlete on the court for Koa’s 8th North team. He exemplifies Koa’s core values by remaining positive in any situation and always eager to play. He attends every practice which is resulting in him becoming a leader and making tremendous strides in his game. You can tell he is very passionate about the game of basketball. Heath looks to lead the 8th North team to a deep playoff run this winter in the Rising Stars League.

 


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

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Start the New Year off the Right Way!

Blog #20.01


Stay Active This Winter Season!

Why you should play Indoor Field Hockey:

  • Keep your skills sharp, so you’re ready for the Spring season!
  • Stay fit and in shape
  • Improve stick skills and field vision
  • A lot faster than outdoor – requires more control because of the limited space
  • Requires a lot of tactical skill
  • Improves teamwork
  • It’s FUN!

Even if you have never played indoor field hockey before, Koa has the perfect program for you this Winter!Join our Winter Rec League and have a Winter you will never forget!

Saturdays
(01/25 – 03/07: 7 weeks)
Stone Ridge
(9101 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814)
Times:
There are 2-time frames. The time frame will change each week depending on your team’s game schedule.
Cost:
$299
2nd/3rd Grade
  • 2:30-4:00pm
  • 4:00-5:30pm
4th/5th Grade
  • 2:30-4:00pm
  • 4:00-5:30pm
6th-8th Grade Novice (0-1 Seasons Experience)
  • 8:30-10:00am
  • 10:00-11:30am
7th/8th Grade Experienced (2+ Seasons Experience)
  • 11:30-1:00pm
  • 1:00-2:30pm
Spots are limited! Secure your spot and register now!

Photo of the Week!

Week 3 of High School Indoor League. WJ has the ball in Poolesville circle after a corner!


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!

What better way to stay warm in Maryland in January than to follow your favorite Koa players and coaches as they work hard and sweat it out in the Florida heat!

Go Koa!
#ridethewave


Keeping Up with Koa:

10 Days Away!

Winter Rec League: This program is for both experienced and inexperienced players. During the Winter Rec League, players will be placed on teams, and will have both a practice and a game each Saturday. Each team will play for 1.5 hours each Saturday. 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! 

SPOTS ARE LIMITED!

Starts in February!

Germantown Winter ClinicUnlike our other winter programs, the Germantown Winter Clinic focuses on the outdoor game, but on an indoor turf field at the Germantown SoccerPlex! This Clinic is for both experienced and beginner field hockey players in grades K – 12th. During the practice, beginner players will be taught the fundamental skills of field hockey, while the more advanced players will continue to hone their skills and learn new tricks! 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 into the 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 and help you work on them.
Private Lesson Info

Evaluations: Koa 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!

Register Here!

 


Want some Koa FH gear?!

Pick up your latest Koa gear now! Click the link below to find cool gear with personalized options to represent Koa everywhere you go!

Koa FH Store 

A 10% discount code can be found on the top of each homepage! Enjoy your new gear with a discount!


Interested in Buying a Stick?!


Click Here for some helpful information!


Catch up on all of the Blogs you missed by clicking here:
Koa Corner


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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December 2019 Newsletter- Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! 2019 and this entire decade were an amazing journey for me & Koa Sports. This year brought Koa so much joy, from a first-time 4-year-old summer camper or Future Star participant to placing athletes into college programs. We are passionate about our mission Shaping Kids’ Lives Through Sports (and helping each child reach their full potential); here’s a detailed 1 pager on what our mission means to me.

2020 marks Koa’s 10th year being a community organizer and the 15th year I have been a coach/trainer/administrator. I have seen Koa grow from 1 sport with an office in my basement, to a real office with training turf, and now into our state of the art facility. I can’t wait to see what the next decade brings. We have big plans, more to come in future newsletters.

Here are 3 of my favorite articles from 2019:

-Norway has the answer for youth sports

Don’t Retire Kid

Baby Shark!!!

Please let me know if there are topics you would like to hear about in a future Newsletter. Thanks again for being a part of the Koa Community and Happy New Year!

 

     


What’s New?

Koa Basketball continues to stand out and succeed! Congratulations to Coach Tate’s 7th Grade team for winning the Slam City Winter Classic! Another championship to add to the trophy case!

Join The Green Wave and be an instrumental part of our success! Limited space available for our winter teams – contact Evan Sirkey to schedule an evaluation to secure your spot.

Looking to build confidence and skills? We host dynamic small group training sessions at Koa HQ MondaySaturdays for athletes 3rd-10th 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.

Girl’s Winter Basketball Clinics is back for a 2nd Session! The next 8-week session is set to begin in January, to learn more please click here!

Thank you to everyone that came out for our Promo Day! It was a great event and turnout. We hope to see you on the court again soon!

For all things Koa Basketball, please email evan@koasports.org or please call 301-229-7529.

 


Looking For An Edge? It’s the best time of year to ramp up the training with Koa’s new winter baseball clinics! Powered by the latest tech and our professional coaching staff, winter clinics are focused on data-driven player development with a specialized weekly curriculum and small class size. Don’t leave your player development to chance, our professional coaches track and measure progress to help get to the next level.

All clinic participants will also receive a TRAQ profile! TRAQ is a program that allows us to upload and share all your athlete’s results and progress with you weekly.

We offer pitching, hitting, and catching clinics for ages 8U-HS. All player development occurs inside our state of the art indoor training facility (Koa HQ). Learn More and Register Here!
For questions or to register for training email Koa Baseball!

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

 


Koa’s Fall Flag Football Season has come to end. We had exciting bowl games to end the season and we congratulate all of our championship teams!

The Fall season may have come to end but, our Spring season is right around the corner! Join us for the Spring and catch all the fun Koa Flag Football can offer you!

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)
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!


Our Winter season is shaping out to be a great season! Our club and development teams have been hard at work practicing and attending tournaments. Our u12 and u14 club teams are gearing up for the National Indoor Tournament and look to have a turnout just as good as last year!

There is still time to register! Rec League is a fun-filled Koa staple 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!

Our High School Indoor League has started and we love seeing our local High Schools represent! It’s a fun competitive league that keeps you and your team in field hockey shape! Register Here!

Contact Simone VagnoniJen Spagnuolo or Kelly Given for more information on Field Hockey!

 


No School! No Problem! No School means time to get out and have fun! Take advantage of the day off and come play camp games with your friends!
Join us for No School Day Camp! Register Today!
When: Monday, January 27th
Where: Koa HQ
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Cost: $59

Our 2020 Multisport Spring Break Camp is around the corner! Join us in a fun-filled week! Before care and aftercare available! Registration is limited and will fill up fast!

Summer will be here before you know it! Our 2020 Multisport Summer Camp always makes your summer one to remember! We offer 10 one week sessions to choose from plus a Silver Pass (access to any 2 weeks) or a Platinum Pass (unlimited access)! Registration will fill up fast!
Need before and/or aftercare? Register Here!

Contact Emily Fornatora for any questions!

 


Whether you’re a pro or a first-timer, we have a program for you. Join Koa tennis for a variety of programs, including lessons and camps!

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)! Whether a beginner, an intermediate, or an advanced tennis player, Koa Tennis can offer you a lesson! Koa Tennis is not just for kids, we have multiple options for adult tennis players too.

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

 


Josh Davis Spirit Award:


Ethan B.

Olivia F. 

Congratulations to our 2019 Josh Davis Award Winners!

Josh Davis, an avid baseball player and participant in many Koa programs, tragically passed away at the age of 15 due to an accident while riding his bike. During his time with Koa, Josh embodied many of the traits we look to cultivate, develop, and instill in Koa athletes throughout all of our programs.

These traits include:

· Hard work

· Sportsmanship

· Self-discipline

· Coping with adversity, and

· Having FUN through sports
Like many kids who participate in Koa activities, Josh was a good athlete, but not necessarily great or naturally gifted. All of us who coached or played with him recognized and learned from him that there is much more to be gained from sports than just watching a gifted person play.

 


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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