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Use Failure as an Opportunity to Learn #19.28

Use Failure as an Opportunity to Learn

Blog #19.28

How to Help Young Athletes Deal With Failure:

~ Change their mindset towards failure: don’t fear it, learn from it!

~ Don’t allow them to create a false narrative in their mind.

~ Turn negatives into a positive.

~ Encourage them to be compassionate towards themselves.

“Failure is a part of life and the sporting journey”
“Failure allows children to learn, build resilience, determination, and grit”

Pictures of the Week:

Our Experienced Rec League players learning both Offensive & Defensive Corners during Week #5!

Speed & Agility Training:

Looking to move and become more athletic or maybe you’re hoping to get a leg-up on the competition?!

Then, come check out Koa Sports NEW Speed & Agility Training!

During these training sessions, you can expect plenty of footwork, body weight exercises, and speed & agility. The goal of this program is to get boys & girls sharper for their season without the intimidation and hesitation of lifting weights. This program is geared towards all types of athletes!


  • Wednesdays @ 5:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Saturdays @ 10:00am – 11:00am


  • 3rd-12th Grade – Boys & Girls


  • Koa HQ (4960 Boiling Brook Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852


  • 5 sessions for $100

Speed & Agility Training Info

Register Here!

Keeping Up with Koa:

Tryout Info:

u16 & u19 Winter Club and Development Teams:

  • u19 Club & DT Tryouts: Sunday 10/20 (u19 tryout)
    • Day #1: Sunday 10/20 @ Koa HQ @ 12:00pm – 4:00pm
  • u16 Club & DT Tryouts:
    • Day #1: Friday 10/25 @ Koa HQ @ 6:00pm – 10:00pm
    • Day #2: Sunday 10/27 @ Koa HQ @ 4:30pm – 9:30pm
      • Day #2 = Invite ONLY Tryout!
  • Club Info
  • Development Team Info
  • Tryout Info

u10, u12, u14 Winter Development Teams:

  • Day #1: Saturday 11/02
    • u10 = 10:30am – 12:30pm
    • u12= 11:30am – 3:30pm
    • u14= 1:30am – 5:30pm
  • Day #2: Sunday 11/03
    • u12 = 8:00am – 12:00pm
    • u14 = 10:00am – 3:00pm
    • Day #2 = Invite ONLY Tryout!
  • Development Team Info
  • Tryout Info

High School Indoor League: This will be Koa’s 4th annual High School Indoor League! Athletes can join with a group of teammates from their HS Team, or they can join as a Free Agent and be put onto one of Koa’s house teams with other free agents. The Indoor League will be traditional indoor rules, which is a great way to improve your skills in the off-season. This is also a great way for a HS Team to bond during the off-season, and improve both mentally and physically during the Winter months! Click Here for more Information!

Winter Rec League: This program is for both experienced and inexperienced players. During the Winter Rec League, players will be placed on teams, and will have both a practice and a game each Saturday. Each team will play for 1.5 hours each Saturday. They will have a 45min practice session first, and then immediately play in a game versus another team in the second 45min session. Each game will be two 20min halves with a 5min halftime. Click Here for more information!

Winter Clinics: This Winter Clinic is a weekday clinic for both experienced and beginner field hockey players. During the practice, the players will be taught the fundamental skills of field hockey. At the end of each practice, they will get to test their newly learned skills in a fun game scenario drill or in a scrimmage. All players will be divided into the appropriate age and skill level groups. Click Here for more information!

Year Round Programs!

Private Lessons: Are you looking for a 1 on 1 skill session? Are you looking to take your skills to another level? 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.
Private Lesson Info

Evaluations: Koa FH offers individual player evaluations to athletes 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. Schedule your Player Eval today!

Register Here!

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

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