What is I Love Water Polo?
Previously known as our Initiation and Development program, our new I Love Water Polo program is designed for boys and girls aged 7-14 years old. Athletes learn the basics of the sport and play supervised non-contact scrimmages against each other. Advanced athletes will then focus on advanced individual skills, passing abilities, game sense, basic team strategies and participation in intra-club house league games. Athletes must be under 14 years of age to participate at this level. There are also opportunities for local tournaments for this age group if interested. To join this program, children should have basic swimming skills and be comfortable in deep water. The I Love Water Polo program consists of two practices per week and a house league game every Sunday.
Why Kids Need I Love Water Polo?
Early age is a time for experimentation and building skills. Water skills are particularly critical at this stage of development both for safety and to establish strength and flexibility in the water. At an early age when many children are signing up for their first experience with soccer, swimming, basketball or baseball, a program like I Love Water Polo has never before provided an introductory program to allow kids to try the sport of water polo.
I Love Water Polo is designed to introduce the sport of water polo to children ages 7 to 14. The intent is to provide basic skills and understanding of the sport in a recreational format. Although water polo is known for its toughness and endurance, I Love Water Polo harnesses all the fun, dynamic aspects of the game in a safe, easy to learn aquatic experience that will motivate kids to swim and stay fit.
I Love Water Polo is also unique in aquatic sports in that it provides the team element that supports social development. Kids at this age expect their activities to have a social and interactive component.
- Develop water safety 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 endurance and muscle tone
- Learn water polo basics designed by International and Olympic coaches
“Our two kids were born for the water. We wanted our boys to learn a team sport in the water so we chose Capital Wave’s I Love Water Polo program. Our decision was also based on their coaching staff that included 4-time Olympian, David Hart, and creator of the I Love Water Polo program for Canada. What a better way to learn the sport from the master himself!” – Capital Wave Parent