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. Due to COVID, our 2020 Fall Season will be different. Please read below for more details on the Fall 2020 Development Team Season.

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 u10, u12, u14, u16 and u19 Fall Development Teams are coming up! Look for up-to-date tryout information by visiting our Field Hockey Tryouts page.


2020 Fall Development Team Season: *Updated 8/3/20*

All of our Development Teams will have FH practice 2x/week and a Speed/Agility/Conditioning (SAC) Session 1x/wk during the course of the Fall Season. Each team will have one practice on a turf field and one practice at Churchill High School on the Bermuda grass field. The SAC Session will also be at Churchill HS. Practice days/times are TBD and will be announced once MCPS releases the Fall virtual school schedule.

Due to COVID, Koa will be having a ‘practice-only’ Fall Season. We will be following all CDC recommendations, and we believe this is our responsibility and the best way to keep our players, families and coaches safe while also getting to play our favorite sport! As the Fall season progresses, Koa will continue to evaluate the current situation. We may plan a few ‘in-house’ Koa Play Days for any players who feel comfortable scrimmaging with other Koa athletes. Koa may also schedule a few games versus another local Club or Development Team and possibly attend a local tournament. All of this is dependent upon how the Fall progresses and the comfort level and interest of our players, families and coaches.

u10 Team:

  • When: 10 Weeks (2 practices/week + 1 SAC Class/week)
    • Starts week of: 9/14
    • Ends week of: 11/16
  • Time: TBD
  • Practice Location:
    • Turf Field: TBD
    • Churchill HS
  • Cost:  $700
    • Covers practice-only season (coaching and facility fees, etc).
  • Play Days: $25/Play Day
    • There will be an additional $25 fee for any Koa ‘in-house’ Play Day your athlete would like to attend. If you do not feel comfortable scrimmaging, then you do not have to attend or pay this fee.
  • Tournaments: $100/Tournament
    • If we attend a tournament this Fall, there will be an additional $100 fee for any athlete interested in attending the tournament. If you do not feel comfortable playing in a tournament, then you do not have to attend or pay this fee.

u12 Team:

  • When: 10 Weeks (2 practices/week + 1 SAC Class/week)
    • Starts week of: 9/14
    • Ends week of: 11/16
  • Time: TBD
  • Practice Location:
    • Turf Field: TBD
    • Churchill HS
  • Cost:  $700
    • Covers practice-only season (coaching and facility fees, etc).
  • Play Days: $25/Play Day
    • There will be an additional $25 fee for any Koa ‘in-house’ Play Day your athlete would like to attend. If you do not feel comfortable scrimmaging, then you do not have to attend or pay this fee.
  • Tournaments: $100/Tournament
    • If we attend a tournament this Fall, there will be an additional $100 fee for any athlete interested in attending the tournament. If you do not feel comfortable playing in a tournament, then you do not have to attend or pay this fee.

u14 Team:

  • When: 10 Weeks (2 practices/week + 1 SAC Class/week)
    • Starts week of: 9/14
    • Ends week of: 11/16
  • Time: TBD
  • Practice Location:
    • Turf Field: TBD
    • Churchill HS
  • Cost:  $700
    • Covers practice-only season (coaching and facility fees, etc).
  • Play Days: $25/Play Day
    • There will be an additional $25 fee for any Koa ‘in-house’ Play Day your athlete would like to attend. If you do not feel comfortable scrimmaging, then you do not have to attend or pay this fee.
  • Tournaments: $100/Tournament
    • If we attend a tournament this Fall, there will be an additional $100 fee for any athlete interested in attending the tournament. If you do not feel comfortable playing in a tournament, then you do not have to attend or pay this fee.

u16 Team:

  • When: 10 Weeks (2 practices/week + 1 SAC Class/week)
    • Starts week of: 9/14
    • Ends week of: 11/16
  • Time: TBD
  • Practice Location:
    • Turf Field: TBD
    • Churchill HS
  • Cost:  $700
    • Covers practice-only season (coaching and facility fees, etc).
  • Play Days: $25/Play Day
    • There will be an additional $25 fee for any Koa ‘in-house’ Play Day your athlete would like to attend. If you do not feel comfortable scrimmaging, then you do not have to attend or pay this fee.
  • Tournaments: $100/Tournament
    • If we attend a tournament this Fall, there will be an additional $100 fee for any athlete interested in attending the tournament. If you do not feel comfortable playing in a tournament, then you do not have to attend or pay this fee.

u19  Team:

  • When: 10 Weeks (2 practices/week + 1 SAC Class/week)
    • Starts week of: 9/14
    • Ends week of: 11/16
  • Time: TBD
  • Practice Location:
    • Turf Field: TBD
    • Churchill HS
  • Cost:  $700
    • Covers practice-only season (coaching and facility fees, etc).
  • Play Days: $25/Play Day
    • There will be an additional $25 fee for any Koa ‘in-house’ Play Day your athlete would like to attend. If you do not feel comfortable scrimmaging, then you do not have to attend or pay this fee.
  • Tournaments: $100/Tournament
    • If we attend a tournament this Fall, there will be an additional $100 fee for any athlete interested in attending the tournament. If you do not feel comfortable playing in a tournament, then you do not have to attend or pay this fee.

 

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 Fall Age Groups

U10: Must be under the age of 10 by January 1, 2021

U12: Must be under the age of 12 by January 1, 2021

U14: Must be under the age of 14 by January 1, 2021

U16: Must be under the age of 16 by January 1, 2021

U19: Must be under the age of 19 by January 1, 2021

Contact The Field Hockey Department:  koafh@koasports.org