Academy - This COED program introduces children ages 9 - 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.  This program also offers Mini National Capital Water Polo League (Mini-NCWPL) games on some Sunday nights at the Nepean Sportsplex.  It runs from September to May.  New players are welcome throughout the year.

When (season starts on September 12):
Mondays, 6pm to 7:30pm, University of Ottawa pool
Tuesdays, 8pm to 9:30pm, CEGEP pool (Gabrielle Roy Campus - Gatineau) for Academy A only
Thursdays, 6pm to 7:30pm, University of Ottawa pool                                                        
Fridays, 6:30pm to 8pm, University of Ottawa pool
Saturdays, 11am-1pm, CEGEP pool (Gabrielle Roy Campus - Gatineau)
Saturdays, 6pm-8pm, University of Ottawa pool for girls only
Sundays, 7:30pm to 9pm, Nepean Sportsplex pool

Academy A $1720
Academy B $1455

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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