Coed Water Polo Summer Camp (Intermediate/Advanced)
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Note: This camp is for strong swimmers that have experience in water polo. Campers must be able to swim 8 lengths (200 yards) continuously without rest or help, and must be able to tread water for long periods of time (5-10 min).
At the camp you will learn the necessary fundamentals of water polo along with proper body- positioning, shooting, passing, blocking and breakaway techniques. Our approach is to teach basics then continue education through different water polo games. This approach will demonstrate concepts of playing as a team as well as teaching the essentials of water polo. We will review rules and techniques as well as learning many new practical water games. Intermediate and advanced players are welcome to work on their skills and have a great time doing it in our full-size pool. Daily video sessions will be used as a tool to introduce skills.
Parents are invited to view the campers play in a real water polo game on the last day.
The camp will be coached by Aaron Waldrip with help from current girls and boys water polo players.
Coach Aaron Waldrip:
Aaron has been playing and coaching for over 30 years. He grew up in Orange County, California, where he was trained by great coaches as well as several olympians (Doug Kimball, Terry Schroeder and others). During his high school career he was named to All-League, All-County and All-America teams. He was then the inaugural recruit for the BYU-Hawai窶亙 Men窶冱 Water Polo Program. While there, he served as Team Captain as well as the athletics representative on the Student Academic Advisory Council, all while earning the Scholar-Athlete Award. He has since worked with all levels of athletes, including numerous national team athletes from various countries. He has also had the opportunity to mentor under and learn from several internationally recognized coaches such as Michel Roy (Canadian National Team), Pat Oaten (Brazilian and Canadian National Teams), Sean Nolan (U.S. National Team) and others. He has owned, operated, and administered various clubs and non-profit clubs over the years. He has been living and coaching in Hawai窶亙 on and off for the last 15 years, where he coached at Kahuku HS, Mililani HS, Pac-5, University of Hawai窶亙, and the Olympic Development Program. Locally, he previously coached at Archbishop Mitty and Lynbrook High Schools. In his non-water-polo life, Coach Waldrip is a Linguist, speaks several languages, and is working with endangered language communities around the world.
Sample Daily Schedule:
- 8:30 - 8:50 am Campers arrive at the location of their sports
- 9:00 am Dynamic warm-up
- 9:10 am Technical skill isolation stations
- 10:00 am Technical skill integration stations
- 11:00 am Cross training: Swimming, capture-the-flag, dodge ball, relays, etc.
- 12:00 pm Lunch
- 1:00 pm Tactical skill development
- 2:00 pm Competition/Scrimmaging
- 3:00 pm Dismiss/Parents pick-up campers