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Field Hockey Blog #19.13

Koa FH Hires
Club and Development
Team Coordinator
Blog # 19.13

Simone Vagnoni
Hello, Koa community! My name is Simone Vagnoni and I am going to be your club and development team coordinator. A little bit about myself: I grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania with my older sister, younger brother, mom, and dad. I have been around field hockey all my life because my mom played. At an early age, I was watching her play and as soon as I was old enough I started playing. 
I played club throughout middle school and high school which gave me the opportunity to play D1 field hockey at Michigan State University. I graduated with a bachelor of science in Kinesiology and a minor in health promotion. I have experience coaching field hockey from age 5 up to college level. I am passionate about keeping the love of field hockey in the game and am excited to share my passion with Koa field hockey. 
Outside of field hockey, I enjoy staying active by working out, taking and teaching fitness classes, and going hiking. 
I am grateful to share my experience and knowledge here at Koa and look forward to meeting everyone!



Rule of the Week!

What is a penalty stroke?
A shot taken by a single offender from the penalty stroke line, which is 8 yards away from the center of the goal cage, against the goalie.
When is a Penalty Stroke is awarded?
1. for an offense of a defender in the circle that prevented a probable goal:
example: Susie takes a shot on goal and Tina (who is standing behind the goalie) stops the shot with her foot.
2. when a defender makes an intentional offense in the circle against the opponent who has the possession of the ball or had the opportunity to play the ball.

Picture of the Week!

Our u12 White Development Team bonding and eating snacks in between games at Saturday’s Spring League!

Fun Fact of The Week!

Men’s field hockey has the fastest swing speed of any sport reaching around 103 miles per hour. 

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Keeping up with Koa!

Starting in 1.5 weeks!

NEW!!Spring Goalie Clinic: 5th-12th Grade: It’s a clinic just for goalies!! For 4 weeks, our goalies will come and practice for 1.5 hours on their skills, agilities and game tactics. The clinic is for novice and experienced goalies from 5th-12th grade. Our experienced goalie coaches will teach them all the fundamentals and advanced game tactics of goal-keeping! To find out more about the clinic, click HERE!

Germantown Clinic: K – 8th GradeOur Spring Germantown Clinic is being held on Sunday evenings at the Maryland SoccerPlex! This clinic is for both experienced and beginner field hockey players. Join us this spring, and we guarantee you’ll fall in love with field hockey! For more information on our Germantown Clinic, please click HERE!

Summer Camps

Location: Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School 
Who: K-10 (fall 2019)
       Week 1: 7/08- 7/12
       Week 2: 7/15- 7/19
Week 3: 7/22 –  7/26
Week 4: 7/29- 8/02
Time: 9 am- 3pm
Cost: $349 per week

Location: Germantown Sportsplex
Who: K-10 (fall 2019) 
Week 1: 7/29-8/02 
time: 9pm- 3pm 
cost: $299/week

HS Prep camp
Week 1
Location: Stone Ridge Turf field 

Who: 9th-12th grade (fall 2019)
When: 8/04- 8/07 (sun-wed)
Time: 5pm- 7pm
Cost: $200
Description: The HS Prep camp is geared towards getting players ready for their HS preseason and tryouts for the Fall Season! Athletes will go through fast-paced skill seasons, conditioning drills and full field scrimmages. 

Summer Conditioning 
Who: Rising 7th-12th Graders 
Week 1: 07/08-07/12
Week 2: 07/15-07/19
Week 3: 07/22-07/26
Week 4: 07/29-08/02
Location: Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School 
Time: 8am – 9 am 
Cost: 50/week 
Description: Need to get in shape for you HS or MS tryouts? Koa is here to help and is offering Weekly Summer Conditioning camps- these camps will run in conjunction with the Elite Summer Camp, so come early and get a workout in before camp! The workouts will range from endurance, speed, agility, strength and even field hockey stick work conditioning drills. You can attend 1 week or very week ( attending at least 2-3 weeks of conditioning is recommended) Let Koa help you crush your timed running test on Day #1 of Tryouts!

For more information on our Summer FH Camps, please click HERE!

All Year Round
Private Lessons: Are you looking for a 1 on 1 skill session? We offer private lessons with our experienced coaches to help you improve your skills. Breakdown those skills you may be having trouble with and have a coach analyze and help you work on them. If you are interested, please email Kelly Given, and to find out more click HERE
Evaluations: Koa FH is now offering evaluations to players who want to know where they stand compared to our different programs. Any field hockey player, whether you are new to Koa or you have been with Koa for a few seasons can register for an evaluation! To find out more information, click HERE!

Interested in any of these programs: Register Here!!


Kelly Given
Director of Field Hockey
(301) 229-7529 (PLAY)

Simone Vagnoni
Club and DT coordinator
(301) 229-7529 (PLAY)