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Our team store has now launched!
We want to see you rocking your favorite Koa Sports Team! We have numerous options of apparel to choose from including t-shirts, sweatshirts, bags and more!
Connect to our main page and from there you can choose any of our sports that interest you.
Koa is committed to shaping kids’ lives through sports. Through the following approach, Koa aims to develop each child to his or her full potential as an athlete and a person:
-Employing trained and dedicated professional coaches and instructors who operate under the supervision and management of our full-time professional staff.
-Providing a positive community for our young athletes and their families.
-Using sports as a vehicle to teach life lessons like hard work, sportsmanship, self-discipline, and coping with adversity.
While many of our young athletes will enjoy long, successful playing careers in high school and beyond, we recognize not all are destined for professional, college, or even high school competition. Whatever the sport, activity, or level of competition, Koa’s basic philosophy is the same – shaping kids’ lives through sports. Consistent with this philosophy, Koa affords its young athletes the opportunity to develop in their sport of choice and, ultimately, in the game of life.
After locking ourselves in our own “situation room” (aka drinking coffee on the couches in our office), we decided Koa needed a set of core values. Yes, our mission statement articulated our operational approach and organizational standards, but mission statements are for board-meetings. We needed something we could use in the field.
As we train our coaches, introduce ourselves to parents, and psych ourselves up before leaving our heated cars to coach on frosty November mornings, what was the point? Who did we want to be? What were the things we needed to embody in order to achieve our mission?
Thus, our core values were born…
POSITIVE. DEDICATED. TEAM-FIRST. FUN.
They’re beautiful, aren’t they? They’re also universal.
From our full-time staff to our coaches to our athletes and their parents, these are the core values we ask everyone in the Koa organization to embody. If we can look at every component of the Koa operation and say we’re meeting these four core values, we’ll know we’re succeeding. If there’s a problem along the way, we can go back to these values and pin-point where it is we’re underachieving.
“But what do those values really mean, Koa? What does this look like in reality?”
The good part about these core vales is they’re obvious and really need no explaining. That said, here’s what these values mean to us internally:
POSITIVE means approaching things in a constructive way. Letting our athletes know if they’ve done something wrong, but also outlining the way to remedy the problem and instilling in them a belief that they’re capable of doing so.
It means showing up to work with the right energy, championing projects of real importance, and seeing our “problems” as “opportunities.”
DEDICATED means committing ourselves to the job at hand. It means showing up on time, with both a plan and the proper energy to execute it.
It means controlling the controllables.
TEAM FIRST. Sports is about team. Yes, sports teach discipline and sacrifice and instill kids with the habits of proper exercise, but the competitive advantage sports offer is the opportunity to function as a team.
In good times, we enjoy and share in the celebrations with everyone. In bad, we stick together as a group and pick each other up.
FUN. Because if we’re not having fun, what are we doing?