Ivy League Education Meets Olympic Level Water Polo
Brown University 2013 Water Polo Camps
Open to Boys and Girls ages 13 - 18
Session I Thurs-Sun June 27th - 30th Session II Tue – Fri Aug 6-9
Overnight Camper………………………. $605.00
• Novice level-individuals with less than a year’s experience. This group will focus on basic fundamental skills of the game as well as introducing basic team and tactical concepts.
• Intermediate/advanced-offers a competitive learning environment for athletes looking to elevate their game.
All campers will receive advanced individual instruction in addition to learning elite level team strategies and philosophies of the game. Campers in both levels will receive instruction from knowledgeable and accomplished coaches and athletes. The camp staff is headed by the Brown University coaching staff.
What to Bring
* Swim Suits
* Spending Money (Campers will have an opportunity to tour campus and might need spending money buy snacks and souvenirs).
* Linens or sleeping bag. Pillows will be provided but not pillow cases.
CHECK IN - Check in is from12:00pm-1:00pm at the New Pembroke Dorms located at Cushing Street and Thayer Street.
TRANSPORTATION - Providence Airport Shuttle is $11 each way. If you arrive by train, you can take a $8 cab ride.
Code of Conduct - Camper will be required to sign a code of conduct upon arrival. If anyone breaks the rules they will be sent home immediately.
Check Out - Check out will be at 12pm at the New Pembroke Dorms located at Cushing Street and Thayer Street.
Our Frequently Asked Questions are designed to answer anticipated questions from both parents and young people seeking more information about the programs offered by Olympic Polo Academy Water. What ages are Olympic Academy Water Polo’s programs geared toward? 5meter Water Polo Camps are specifically designed to accommodate boys and girls from 8 to 18 years of age. We offer programs for every skill level from Splashball (ages 5 to 9) to advanced programs such as Pro-Water Polo Experience for dedicated high school students with junior varsity or varsity water polo team experience.
What is Splashball?
Splashball is a modified version of water polo geared toward young players, ages 5 to 9. In Splashball, players are allowed to use both hands when holding the ball which makes it easier for them to maneuver and learn the fundamentals of water polo game. Splashball is usually played in a pool shallow enough for a young child to stand.
Do I have to be a skilled swimmer to learn Water Polo?
5meter Water Polo provides specialized swim instruction for beginners to advanced. Basic swimming skills including the ability to tread water and swim a pool length are enough for young beginners to learn basic water polo skills. In fact, the swimming needs of a water polo player are different from those of a competitive swimmer. For instance, freestyle is performed with shorter quicker strokes with the head out of the water at all times to watch the ball.
What do I need to bring to a Water Polo Clinic?
swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, athletic shoes, socks and healthy snacks.
What do I need to bring to an overnight Water Polo Camp?
Swimsuits, several towels, sunscreen, athletic shoes, socks, toiletries, a change of clothes, pillow and sleeping bag (breakfast, lunch, dinner and healthy snacks along with Gatorade and water will be provided).
What is the history of Water Polo?
Water polo has a rich and colorful history that began in the rivers and lakes of Great Britain in the late 19th century when rugby players took their land game into the water at country fairs and festivals where demonstrations of strength and swimming skills were already popular. The balls players used were made of Indian rubber and known as ‘pulu’, in Balti, a dialect of the Indian/South Asian subcontinent. Over time, ‘pulu’ began to be pronounced as ‘polo’ and the term ‘water polo’ was coined. In the beginning, there were few rules and wrestling with brute force was allowed to keep opponents from scoring. The first set of rules for water polo was developed by a 19th century Scottish aquatics pioneer named William Wilson. Gradually, the rules were refined to reflect a game that more closely resembles the modern day game of water polo.
Men’s Water Polo was among the first team sports featured at the 1900 Olympic Games and in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, women’s water polo teams were allowed to participate for the first time.