Academy - This COED program introduces children ages 11 - 14 to competitive water polo. Emphasis is placed on the development of fundamental water polo skills, tactics and fitness required to succeed in competitive water polo. This program corresponds to the ‘training to train’ phase of the Long-Term Athlete Development model (LTAD). Team building, discipline, personal growth and elementary tactics are key learning objectives of this program. No water polo experience is necessary, but players should be very good deep water swimmers and be ready to train in a more structured environment. An evaluation of the player’s current abilities and overall potential will first be performed by the team Coach to ensure that the player is ready to participate in the Academy. Academy players will have the opportunity to participate in invitational and Provincial tournaments and championships. This program includes four (Academy A) or three (Academy B) 90-minute practices per week and a number of 90-minute Mini National Capital Water Polo League (Mini-NCWPL) games. This program runs from September to May.  New players are welcome throughout the year.

When (season starts on September 11):
Mondays, 6pm to 7:30pm, University of Ottawa pool
Thursdays, 6pm to 7:30pm, University of Ottawa pool                                                        
Fridays, 6pm to 7:30pm, University of Ottawa pool
Saturdays, 11am-1pm, CEGEP pool (Gabrielle Roy Campus - Gatineau)
Sundays, 7:30pm to 9pm, Nepean Sportsplex pool

Academy A $1875 (includes $113.99 OWP fee)
Academy B $1550 (includes $98.62 OWP fee)

What is included: All practices, coaching, equipment (balls, caps, nets, ...)

What is extra: Team uniform is mandatory; Participation in Tournaments (5-7 times per season).

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