Why Girls 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.
Our 12U/14U Girls Program
Our 12U/14U program introduces athletes to competitive water polo and is the first stage in our competitive stream. The focus is on continuing to develop fundamental swimming and water polo skills, while learning simple game strategy and fitness required to succeed in competitive water polo. Graduates of PLAY! Polo are ideal for this program as they have the necessary fundamentals needed for this program. Upon invitation, an evaluation of the player’s current abilities and overall potential will first be performed by the head coach to ensure that the athlete is ready for the competitive program. Athlete’s in this level are able to play in regional, provincial, and national tournaments. The 12U/14U competitive program trains 3-4 times a week and includes dry land training.
Our 16U/19U Girls Program
Our 16U/19U program are the following stages in our competitive stream. The focus is on providing athletes with high intensity training, mastering individual skills and positional training, all while continuing game strategy concepts. This program also prepares and helps athletes reach Team Ontario, National Teams or post-secondary institutions of their choice (in Canada or the USA). Athlete’s in this level are able to play in regional, provincial, national, and even international tournaments. Participation is also expected in the Provincial (OWPL) and National Leagues (NCL). The 16U/19U competitive program trains 4-5 times a week and includes dry land training.