COMPETITIVE WATER POLO
What is Competitive Water Polo with Capital Wave?
Our Competitive program is for athletes that demonstrate the desire, skills and commitment to move one more step up in their water polo sport career. The focus is on perfecting and mastering individual skills, improving passing and shooting abilities, and performing variations of team strategies. This program allows them to participate at the Provincial and National League level. Depending on the athlete’s age and the coaches’ decision, they can register in the U12, U14, U16, U19 or Major League (Senior) Competitive program. Athletes in the Competitive program have opportunities to play tournaments locally, across Canada, and internationally. Capital Wave is and has been the most dominant and strongest competitive team in the Capital Region.
Our goal is to support and help as many athletes that want to be accepted onto Team Ontario and/or Team Canada. We also support athletes who want to pursue University scholarships to go play in the NCAA league or in the OUA league. Capital Wave has the largest Ottawa representation in Team Ontario on both the girls and boys teams every year. Many of our athletes are playing in the OUA league in Ontario and some are in the US with scholarships playing in the NCAA Division I League. Several of our players have also made Youth, Junior, and Senior National Teams. Our current Senior Women’s National Team goalkeeper, Jessica Gaudreault, is a Capital Wave alumni.
Why Athletes Need Competitive Water Polo?
Once our athletes graduate from Splash Polo and PLAY! Water Polo, they want something more, and mostly, they want competitive water polo. Capital Wave’s competitive program allows them to grow as competitive athletes and participate in various competitions. Coaches push and work the athletes to their abilities and promote the (LTAD) Long-Term Athlete Development model created by Water Polo Canada. At Capital Wave, athletes are able to compete at the U12, U14 , U16, U19, and Major League (senior) level. The competitive practices help shape the athletes into great shape physically and mentally. Our Olympic and international experienced coaches help athletes succeed and help them reach their goals.
“We wanted our child to continue the competitive stream, so we chose Capital Wave’s competitive program. When it came down to choosing a competitive girls team, Capital Wave was the only team in Ottawa that had a complete girls program. No other team has the same amount of girls and the positive atmosphere like my daughters team. She absolutely loves her team, the bond she has, the hard training she receives of course, and the various tournaments she is exposed to. Capital Wave’s girls program is the top program in all of Ontario and we could not be happier with our choice!”
Choose a Competitive Water Polo Program for YOU
- Develop leadership skills
- Cultivate health and fitness
- Sample a new sport for which you may have a special talent or passion
- Meet new friends in a safe, fun environment, that also teaches life lessons
- Build excellent endurance and muscle tone
- Learn advanced water polo designed by International and Olympic coaches