23/24 Week 12: Keep on swimming

You first.

It was another busy weekend for WAVE with about 90 athletes in Toronto for the Paul Taylor tournament.

This is a tournament that is focused on learning and development as there are athletes that are playing up a division or in a division for the first time.

Our newcomers did very well dealing with the pressure and excitement of the tournament. It certainly is a lot to take in all at once and on very little sleep.

There were many successes as teams and as individuals.

Coaches are often asked after tournaments what they can encourage their athletes to do to improve. My answer is always the same – baseball. Throwing a ball is quickly becoming a forgotten skill in this day and age, especially being able to follow-through. 15 minutes on the street or at the park before dinner is all that is needed.

Equipment

More and more athletes are showing up without goggles, balls, kick boards, fins.

Athletes are responsible for bringing their equipment to each and every practice. If your athlete is not prepared for practice, they may be asked to sit out.

To add to the equipment list, all mini-waves must have fins for the next session. I encourage you to purchase a mesh bag in order to manage everything.

WAVE Ambassadors

The WAVE Ambassadors are heading to Cornwall over the break and we’re ready to share our love of water polo with the Sea Lions. Our Ambassador program has gotten attention from Swim Ontario and they may be sending a representative to watch WAVE and the Sea Lions in action.

We are no longer accepting applications. We had over 20 applications. The final team will be announced soon. There will be other opportunities with visits to Perth and Arnprior.

For more information about the WAVE Ambassadors please see this page –

https://ottawawaterpolo.com/wave-ambassadors/

Perth

WAVE is heading back to Perth for the Candy Cane meet. The entries can be found on the website (LINK) so please confirm your entry into this popular meet.

There will be relays.

 

Life is always better in the water,

Coach Fraser

 

November 30th, 2023|Categories: 13Us, Junior WAVES, Mini Waves, News|0 Comments

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