The 2013 Camp has been schedule for July 19 – 21, 2013. Mark your calendars. There are new things and coaches coming to this camp. You do not want to miss out. Registration will open in February. Capacity of 85 campers. See link below to get first registration email.
View and download a copy of the 2013 Ohio Water Polo Camp Brochure
For information on next year’s camp, please email [email protected]
To get first word on when 2013 registration opens: click on this link
Get First Word
The 2013 camp will be held on July 19-21 at the University of Cincinnati Keating Aquatic Complex. Campers will gain advanced individual instruction in addition to learning elite level team strategies and philosophies of the game, all while staying in the state of Ohio. There is an 85 camper limit to the 2012 Ohio Water Polo Camp.
Attendees Will Gain Exposure to:
- D1-D3 College Water Polo Coaches
- Former Olympic Players
- Former Varsity and Collegiate Club Players
- Current High School Coaches
- Instructors from Serbia, Turkey, Florida, California & Ohio
- Fundamentals of shooting and passing
- Team strategy
- Fundamentals of play based on position
- Center defender
- Structured camp setting with pool time, in the water instruction, game-like drills and scrimmage
- Outside of the water “Chalk Talk” reviewing different strategies and understandings of player movement.
- Special referee section to give the players an understanding of the rules and how the game is being called
- Water polo specific dry-land training
- College/club information
- All campers receive camp t-shirt, camp bag and camp brochure discussing the activities, instruction and coaches/instructors at the camp.
The 2013 Ohio Water Polo Camp is hosted by the following organizations.
Coaches & Instructors
The 2013 Ohio Water Polo Camp will feature:
Brenda Villa, Captain of USA Women’s Water Polo Team
Captained both the Gold Medal winning team at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England and the Silver Medal Winning squad at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. She was also part of the Silver Medal Winning squad at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Brenda is the most decorated athlete in the world of women’s water polo.
Felix Mercado, Head Coach at Brown University
2007-2009 – Northern Division Coach of the Year
2006 – named CWPA Division III and CWPA Northern Division Coach of the Year while at MIT.
Led Age Group Programs to 6 Southeastern Championships while in Miami, FL.
Continues to be an instructor at several USA Water Polo Camps around the country.
Jay O’Neal, Head Coach Washington & Jefferson, former CWPA Referee
Former NCAA water polo official.
2000 CWPA Southern/West Women’s Coach of the Year.
Previously coached for Bucknell & Salem International.
Played water polo for Bucknell from 1993-1997
Matt Kittle, Head Coach Notre Dame College
Throughout his career, the Shaker Heights, Ohio, native has coached age-group through master-level programs and club teams at two universities (Ohio and Akron). Kittle holds three degrees from Ohio University, where he was player-coach and president of the OU Men’s Water Polo Club. In his tenure as a Bobcat, the club was nationally ranked in two separate seasons, and it advanced to a CWPA national championship tournament.
(from Notre Dame College Athletics website)
Steve Coupland, Fresno State All-American Goalie
1984 Varsity All-American
See link from the Collegiate Water Polo Association
Information will be sent out several weeks in advance to the camp providing a preview of the curriculum, drills and instruction that will occur at the camp. Also, there will be links on the website that will provide a visible view of what to expect. Take a look at the Curriculum tab of this website for more information.
Each camper will get a personal evaluation at the camp during the first session. This will give not only the coaches and instructors the opportunity to see the skill level they are at, but also give the player, parents and their coaches a specific report showing what the camp examined as a needs improvement area.
The University of Cincinnati has provided overnight campers with the use of their dormitory facilities for Friday & Saturday evening. This includes bed and bedding.
For parents coming with their child and staying in Cincinnati, the camp will have a block setup to get a discount rate at hotels in the area. Also, all parents are welcome to come watch their son or daughter participate in the camp. There will instructors and referees available for Q & A sessions on specifics of water polo. More information to come on hotel block of rooms.
Map of University of Cincinnati Campus
The pool is located in the Campus Recreation Center with the entrance to the camp near the Rec Center Circle.
No USA Water Polo or American Water Polo insurance is required. All campers are covered through a weekend camp insurance policy. This saves on an incredible cost for the individual camper and family.
A waiver is required for all campers to have their parental guardian to complete.
For online registrations you are able to complete the waiver with a one click of the mouse. Click on registration above to begin this process.
For mail in registrations:
Click Here for Camp Waivers
Mail to the following address:
Ohio Water Polo Camp
4270 Clifford Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236
Camper Age Requirements
All campers must be of the age of 13 and entering into their freshmen year of high school. Campers coming out of their senior year of high school and entering their freshmen year of college also are allowed to participate. We feel this is a good opportunity to help those going into club or collegiate water polo.
Age Group & Splashball Water Polo
For players who are 5-9, the cost of the splashball camp is Free. They must have submitted interest and information by July 1, 2013 to [email protected] in order to take advantage of this free session. This session will be on Sunday, July 21, Time: To Be Determined. – This event has been cancelled. We apologize for that news.
View and download a copy of the 2012 Splashball Flyer to get an idea what kind of experience your child will have.
13-18 Camp Pricing
|Participant||Price Before May 1||Regular Price|
- If more than 10 athletes per gender from the same team sign up before May 1st, each one receives $25 off.
- Each sibling that signs up will receive $25 off (must be 13 or older).
- Please send email to [email protected] if a team has 10+ per gender or if siblings are signing up.
In order to obtain a free admission as a full time overnight camper, one can submit a one page essay on “How Water Polo Has Made a Positive Impact On Your Life.”. Please send essays to [email protected] by May 1. A review panel will pick the best essay and the winner will be notified. Only essay entries submitted by May 1 will be reviewed. All entries submitted on May 2 and after will not be reviewed. Make sure your name & high school is on your essay. All applicants that do not get chosen will receive a constellation camp gift for submitting their essay. Two entries will be selected. Players who do submit an essay but does not get selected still may recieve pre-May 1 admission fees. Please email for any questions.
For the team that registers the most campers by May 1st, that team will receive a Turbo Ball Bag that can hold 6 balls. This is the most campers of a particular gender.
100% refunds will be provided if registration is withdrawn prior to May 1st. Following May 1st, all fees minus $25.00 will be returned. This is due to the initial expenses per camper (insurance, materials) that are required to be paid for early. Following June 15th, there are no refunds for camper registration. At that point, all registration is final. No transfers allowed.
If there are any questions, please email [email protected]
2012 Camp In Review
Take a look at the Camp Review Book to check out what went on at the camp.
Take a look at the Camp Pictures
View and download a copy of the 2012 Ohio Water Polo Camp Brochure