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Field Hockey Blog #19.14

Koa FH Hires Rec League and Clinic Coordinator

  Blog # 19.14

Jen Spagnuolo

Hi Koa! My name is Jen Spagnuolo and I am the new Rec League and Clinic Coordinator. I am extremely excited and grateful for this opportunity to become a part of the Koa Community and to share my love of field hockey.
To introduce myself; I recently moved down to Maryland from New Hyde Park, New York; a town on Long Island. Growing up on Long Island, I was fortunate enough to have the best bagels and pizza!
From the moment I picked up a field hockey stick, I knew I wasn’t going to ever put it down. I started playing field hockey in 7th grade and was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to play collegiately at Hartwick College. I was a 3-year Captain and Team MVP. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with minors in Economics and Marketing. This past December, I graduated from Adelphi University with a Master of Science degree in Sport Management.
I am optimistic in being able to share my experiences, knowledge, and passion for field hockey with all of you. I am looking forward to meeting everyone!


Rule of the Week! 

Penalty Corners:

Are awarded when:
– an offence by a defender is made inside the circle
– an intentional offence occurs in the circle by a defender against an opponent who does not have possession of the ball
– an intentional offence is made by a defender outside the circle but within the 23 meters area they are defending
– the ball is intentionally played over the back-line by a defenderHow they are taken: 
– time and play is stopped after a penalty corner is awarded and restarted when teams are ready
– the ball is placed on the back-line inside the circle at least 10 meters from the goal-post
– an attacker pushes or hits the ball without intentionally raising it. they must have at least one foot outside the field
d. the other attackers must be outside the circle
– no more than 5 defenders, including the goalie, can be positioned behind the back-line
– the other defenders must be beyond the half line
– until the ball is played, no attacker or defender other than the attacker hitting the ball is permitted to enter the circle
– after hitting the ball, the attacker that took the hit must not play the ball again until the ball has been played by another player
– a goal cannot be scored until the ball has traveled outside the circle

Pictures of the Week!

u12 Green DT

Our u12 Green Development Team taking Goucher College by Wave!
#ridethewave  #koagreenwave  #koafhfamily

u14 Green DT

Our u14 Green DT Team taking a break at Goucher College to pose for a Team pic!
#strikeapose #hardworkpaysoff #koaforlife

Fun Fact of The Week 

Field Hockey is played by over 3 million people across 100 different countries.

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Keeping up with Koa!

Starting in a few DAYS!

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 Grade: Our 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)

Jen Spagnuolo
Rec League and Clinic Coordinator
(301) 229-7529 (PLAY)