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September 2019 Newsletter!

Koa Families,

This month we had the opportunity to send Casey, Koa’s Director of Operations, to the Project Play on September 17th and 18th in Detroit, Michigan.  The world-renowned Aspen Institute has held the Project Play Summit at the Newseum in Washington, DC for the past 3 years.  Our Founder & CEO Tony Korson was a panelist at the Summit two years ago.  Here are some takeaways from Casey’s experience at the Summit:

The theme of the conference was “Don’t Retire Kid!” ~70% are quitting sports by 12 years old. 

-I sat in a number of workshops hosted by professional athletes, youth athletes, college coaches, sports psychologist, and many other professionals.

-The number one reason kids are retiring at such a young age is that the game is no longer fun!

Additional Factors why kids are quitting:

  • Parents fight with other parents,
  • Parents arguing with coaches and officials 
  • The pressure to practice and play 7 days a week
  •  and can no longer enjoy the sport they are playing.

-Other topics discussed at the conference were encouraging sports sampling, how to put kids ideas into action, how to coach girls and reintroducing free play.

To learn more about the Project Play Summit and to read recaps from the presentations click here!

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Thanks for your support!

Tony


Win Back The Night!

Parent Night Out!

Drop off your kids and win back Saturday Date Night! Kids will play a variety of sports and games during the evening as well as eat dinner.

Boys & Girls
Ages: 4 to 11
Time: Drop-off between 5/6pm and pick-up between 8/9pm
Date: Saturday, November 2nd
Location: Koa HQ – 4960 Boiling Brook Pkwy North Bethesda, MD 20852
Cost: $35 per child
*Please provide your child with a packed dinner as we will not be providing food.*

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

What’s New?

 

Basketball
Koa Hoops is at full-throttle as our 10 youth teams (4th-10th grade) are competing in the Force One and DMV Soaring Stars Fall Leagues. 7th East remains the only undefeated team to this point as they are 3-0!

Koa HQ has been rockin’ with Koa Prep, our post-graduate team conducting their daily training and practices followed by our very own training program for 3rd-12th graders.

New this fall is our very own Girls’ Basketball Clinics which is held weekly on Monday’s. There are still six weeks left and we are excited to see the growth of the girl’s basketball program!

We are already looking ahead for the winter season as we will be forming a Boys 3rd Grade team with tryouts on Nov. 9th at 12:00 pm at Koa HQ.

Email evan@koasports.org for any questions.

 

Baseball

Koa Baseball will be hosting tryouts for the Spring 2020 season for 10u-15u on October 27th, 2019. For more information visit our website https://www.koasports.org/tryouts/ . Our Highschool Summer 2020 tryout for 16u will take place on November 17th, 2019.

Koa Baseball is also hosting our 2020 Winter Clinics that’ll run from January to March. Details can be located on our website.

Our BABL All-Star game is happening on October 10th.

Finally, big tech additions are coming to Koa Baseball! Stay tuned for further updates on how training at Koa will never be the same again!

For questions or to schedule a private lesson email Eryk!

 

Flag Football

Koa Flag Football Fall season is almost here and begins the weekend of October 12/13th!

Speed and agility are 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-12th 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

Fall field hockey is in full swing! Our club and DT teams are having a blast participating in the DMV league and are already headed into week 3. Our club and DT teams are excited for what the rest of the fall season has to bring.

Indoor field hockey tryouts for u10,u12,u14 DT and u16/u19 club and DT are OPEN! Click here to register.

Rec League continues to be a fun-filled program that develops our athlete’s fundamentals and game strategy. The athletes are learning a magnitude of new skills and we are excited to see them put it in motion each week!

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

 

Multi-Sport Summer Camp

If you love our Multisport Summer Camp you will love our Spring Break Camp!

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 having an exciting Fall season and it has only just begun! Join us for the rest of the Fall season and see what Koa can offer you!

Our Fall programs have a lot to offer this year! We have 8-Week Sessions beginning September 9 going to November 3! We offer Junior (ages 4 – 11+) and adult sessions giving everyone an opportunity to enjoy the game of Tennis!

Check out all of our Fall Tennis Programs here!

Contact Marco Impeduglia & Nim Mohan for more information!


Koa in the Community

Coach of The Month

Coach Thorne

Coach Thorne has always been one of the most popular coaches at Koa Sports. He has great knowledge of the game, patience with all skill levels and a great work ethic. This fall Coach Thorne has taken on the challenge of coaching a brand new expansion team in BABL A. Congratulations Coach! Thank you for your hard work!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Player of The Month

 

Aaron S.

Aaron came into Koa’s baseball Summer camp preaching to all the coaches. “I’m going be the best kid in BABL”. Aaron has been working extremely hard to complete that goal. He has been one of the offensive leaders for the team as well as a leader on and off the field. Congratulations Aaron!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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