Koa’s Field Hockey Development Team

Koa’s u10 Team crushing it and going undefeated at their Winter Play Day!

Are you an experienced player who has participated in one or more Koa Rec League seasons, and now you’re looking to be challenged and pushed to the next level? If so, the Koa Development Team is the next step in your field hockey journey!

Our Development Team is more advanced than our Rec Leagues, but not as time-consuming as our Club Teams. Our Development Teams also serve to bridge the gap between our Rec League and Club Teams. Our goal is to prepare our Development Team athletes for the skill level and playing expectations of our Club Team.

The Development Team consists of three separate seasons: Fall, Winter, Spring. Players only commit to one season at a time though! Each season is 7 weeks long. During the course of the season, our Development Team will have one-weekday practice each week, as well as 3-4 guaranteed weekend Play Days versus other local Club and Development Teams.

Koa’s Development Team brings together a great group of like-minded, hard-working, and driven players who want to take their game to the next level. Joining Koa’s Development Team is the best way to kick start your commitment to the sport while maintaining Koa’s central mission — having fun!

Professional Coaches & Field Hockey Staff: Koa Field Hockey has over 30+ professional coaches. Our coaches are carefully selected through an interview process, field hockey knowledge quiz and a background check. All of our Development Team coaches were top high school players, with the majority of our coaches having prior college playing experience. Each of our coaches are trained on the Koa FH coaching standards, which include the four Koa Core Values: positive, dedicated, team-first and fun. Our coaches are supported by our year-round administrative staff, who include Kelly Given, the Director of Field Hockey, and Jules Riley, the Assistant Director of Field Hockey.

Check out our Field Hockey coaches by visiting our Coaching Staff page.

Tryouts: Tryouts for our u12, u14, u16 and u19 Spring Development Teams are coming up! Look for up-to-date tryout information by visiting our Field Hockey Tryouts page.


2020 Spring Development Team Season: *Updated 03/04/20*

u10 Team: 1 Team

  • When: Tuesdays 03/31 – 06/02
    • No practice: 04/07
  • Time: 6:15pm – 7:45pm
  • Practice Location: St Andrews Episcopal School turf field
    • Address: 8804 Postoak Rd, Potomac, MD 20854
  • Tournaments and Play Days:
    • Saturday 04/18 @ Laytonia Play Day
    • Saturday 04/25 @ United Sports Spring Flick (Downington, PA)
    • Saturday 05/02 @ Laytonia Play Day
    • Saturday 05/09 @ Spring Sevens H2O Tournament (John Carroll School, MD)
    • Saturday 05/30 @ Laytonia Play Day
    • Saturday 06/06 @ Spooky Nook Tournament (Lancaster, PA)
  • Cost:  $750
    • Cost Includes: Practice and coaching fees, 3 Tournament entry fees, 3 Play Day entry fees, uniform for new players.

 

u12 Team: 1-2 Teams

  • When: TBD
    • Practices will start week of 03/30
  • Time: 6:15pm – 7:45pm
  • Practice Location: TBD (most likely one of the following locations)
    • Academy of the Holy Cross turf field
      • Address: 4920 Strathmore Ave, Kensington, MD 20895
    • St Andrews Episcopal School turf field
      • Address: 8804 Postoak Rd, Potomac, MD 20854
  • Tournaments and Play Days: Tentative Tournament dates. Play Days dates are confirmed.
    • Saturday 04/18 @ Goucher College Tournament (Baltimore, MD)
    • Saturday 04/25 @ Laytonia Play Day
    • Saturday 05/02 @ Towson Spring Fling Tournament (Baltimore, MD)
    • Saturday 05/09 @ Laytonia Play Day
    • Saturday 05/16 @ Laytonia Play Day
    • Saturday 05/30 @ Laytonia Play Day
  • Cost:  $750
    • Cost Includes: Practice and coaching fees, 2 Tournament entry fees, 4 Play Day entry fees, uniform for new players.

 

u14 Team: 2 Teams

  • When: TBD
    • Practices will start week of 03/30
  • Time: 6:15pm – 7:45pm
  • Practice Location: TBD (most likely one of the following locations)
    • Academy of the Holy Cross turf field
      • Address: 4920 Strathmore Ave, Kensington, MD 20895
    • St Andrews Episcopal School turf field
      • Address: 8804 Postoak Rd, Potomac, MD 20854
  • Tournaments and Play Days:
    • Saturday 04/18 @ Laytonia Play Day
    • Saturday 04/25 @ Laytonia Play Day
    • Saturday 05/02 @ Towson Spring Fling Tournament (Baltimore, MD)
    • Saturday 05/09 @ Spring Sevens H2O Tournament (John Carroll School, MD)
    • Saturday 05/16 @ Laytonia Play Day
    • Saturday 05/30 @ Laytonia Play Day
  • Cost:  $750
    • Cost Includes: Practice and coaching fees, 2 Tournament entry fees, 4 Play Day entry fees, uniform for new players.

 

u16 Teams: 2 Teams

  • When: TBD
    • Practices will start week of 03/23
  • Time: 6:15pm – 7:45pm
  • Practice Location: TBD (most likely one of the following locations)
    • Academy of the Holy Cross turf field
      • Address: 4920 Strathmore Ave, Kensington, MD 20895
    • St Andrews Episcopal School turf field
      • Address: 8804 Postoak Rd, Potomac, MD 20854
  • Tournaments and Play Days: Tentative Tournament dates. Play Days dates are confirmed.
    • Black Team:
      • Saturday 04/18 @ Laytonia Play Day
      • Saturday 04/25 @ Laytonia Play Day
      • Sunday 05/03 @ Towson Spring Fling Tournament (Baltimore, MD)
      • Saturday 05/09 @ John Hopkins Tournament (Baltimore, MD)
      • Saturday 05/16 @ Laytonia Play Day
      • Saturday 05/30 @ Laytonia Play Day
    • Gray Team:
      • Sunday 04/19 @ Goucher College Tournament (Baltimore, MD)
      • Saturday 04/25 @ Laytonia Play Day
      • Sunday 05/03 @ Towson Spring Fling Tournament (Baltimore, MD)
      • Saturday 05/09 @ Laytonia Play Day
      • Saturday 05/16 @ Laytonia Play Day
      • Saturday 05/30 @ Laytonia Play Day
  • Cost:  $750
    • Cost Includes: Practice and coaching fees, 2 Tournament entry fees, 4 Play Day entry fees, uniform for new players.

 

u19  Team: 1 Team

  • When: TBD
    • Practices will start week of 03/23
  • Time: 6:15pm – 7:45pm
  • Practice Location: TBD (most likely one of the following locations)
    • Academy of the Holy Cross turf field
      • Address: 4920 Strathmore Ave, Kensington, MD 20895
    • St Andrews Episcopal School turf field
      • Address: 8804 Postoak Rd, Potomac, MD 20854
  • Tournaments and Play Days: Tentative Tournament dates. Play Days dates are confirmed.
    • Sunday 04/19 @ Goucher College Tournament (Baltimore, MD)
    • Saturday 04/25 @ Laytonia Play Day (Tentative)
    • Sunday 05/03 @ Towson Spring Fling Tournament (Baltimore, MD)
    • Saturday 05/09 @ John Hopkins Tournament (Baltimore, MD)
    • Saturday 05/16 @ Laytonia Play Day
    • Sunday 05/31 @ Peak FH Tournament (Washington College, MD)
  • Cost:  $750
    • Cost Includes: Practice and coaching fees, 4 Tournament entry fees, 2 Play Day entry fees, uniform for new players.

 

Additional Resources:

Baltimore Field Hockey League


The cost of each Development Team season is: $750. All team Tournament and Play Day entry fees, practice and coaching fees, as well as team uniforms are included in this price.

u10: Must be under the age of 10 as of January 1, 2020.

u12: Must be under the age of 12 as of January 1, 2020.

u14: Must be under the age of 14 as of January 1, 2020.

u16: Must be under the age of 16 as of January 1, 2020.

u19: Must be under the age of 19 as of January 1, 2020.

There will be no make-up tryouts. If you are unable to attend the tryout date, you can register for an individual Player Evaluation. The cost of a Player Evaluation is $40. In order to schedule your Player Evaluation, please email Simone Vagnoni, the Club and Development Team Coordinator: simone@koasports.org

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Koa’s u16 Gray Team having fun and finishing strong at the 2020 MavSports Indoor Tournament!

2020 Age Groups

U10: Must be under the age of 10 by January 1, 2020

U12: Must be under the age of 12 by January 1, 2020

U14: Must be under the age of 14 by January 1, 2020

U16: Must be under the age of 16 by January 1, 2020

U19: Must be under the age of 19 by January 1, 2020

Contact The Field Hockey Department:  koafh@koasports.org