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Coed Field Hockey

Many clubs a crossed the United States have opened up their recreational leagues, clinics and U10/U12 club teams to both girls and boys. USA Field Hockey has decided to focus heavily on growing the men’s national field hockey team and the only way to do that is to start boys playing at a young age….

Field Hockey Ref Signals

Over the past few weeks I have received some parent feedback on how/what the referees are calling during the game.  Here’s a great time to educate our club and rec parents on what each signal means and the situation the foul is committed. Advancing: Caused when the ball hits off of a girls foot causing an…

Consistent Practice

It’s common sense that every athlete needs consistent practice.  However, what type of practice is good practice? There are two types of athletes; those who show up to practice and those who show up to practice with intensity and desire. The athletes who just show up to practice will not get worse but will never…

Left Handed Field Hockey Players

Welcome back to the Monday field hockey blog! We had a great time celebrating National Field Hockey day this weekend with our Opening Day of Rec Field Hockey and U12/U14 club practice. Just this weekend I was asked by a parent where he could buy his daughter a left handed field hockey stick. I had…

National Field Hockey Day

Welcome back to the Monday field hockey blog! On September 13th girls around the country will be celebrating National Field Hockey Day. Here at Koa we celebrated National Field Hockey Day a week early by hosting a free Field Hockey Clinic along with the University of Maryland’s field hockey team. Over 100 girls participated in…

Safety Equipment

Shinguards: Each and every girl needs to wear shinguards while playing field hockey not only to protect their shins but to also protect their ankle bones. Field hockey shinguards can be a little different than soccer shinguards because they have two plastic plates on each side to help protect your ankle bones. A field hockey…

Purchasing a Field Hockey Stick

Many parents believe that every field hockey stick is the same as long as they get the correct height for their daughter. At a young age this may be true but as your daughter gets older and more competitive in field hockey their are many different stick options. Beginner: When your daughter is just starting to…

Muscle Strength without Lifting Weights

Sports are getting more and more competitive each year. Kids are becoming bigger, faster and stronger than they have ever been before. Many experts have found that lifting weights at a young age can damage a child’s growth plates. The cause of most of these injuries is from lifting to much weight at such a…

How young is too young to play field hockey?

Many parents ask, how young is too young to start playing field hockey? Their is no correct answer to this questions. I truly believe that you can start your daughter at any age. Koa Sports gives girls the opportunity to start learning field hockey as early as the age of 5. Some may believe this…

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