What is PLAY! Water Polo with Capital Wave?
Our PLAY! Water Polo program is designed for kids 11 to 14 years old (exceptional 9 or 10 year olds) who love the game of water polo and all they want to do is play it. Coaches may recommend athletes to move up to PLAY! sooner. Our program is mainly focused around the concept of giving kids the opportunity to play water polo games more frequently as well as teach them the ins and outs of the game. We want our athletes to learn the fundamental skills and rules of the game at a young age, so they enter our recreational and competitive programs knowing what the sport is all about. The goal of PLAY! Water Polo is to get as many kids as possible playing water polo with a fair amount of playing time.
Athletes learn the basics of the sport and play supervised non-contact scrimmages against each other. There are also opportunities for local and away tournaments for this age group if interested. To join this program, children should have basic swimming skills and be comfortable in deep water. Graduates from the Splash Polo program are a perfect fit for this program. Every athlete registered in this program has the opportunity to play in the Capital Wave Games League (CWGL) every Sunday. (Delayed due to Covid-19)
Why Kids Need PLAY! 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 PLAY! Water Polo has never before provided an introductory program to allow kids to try the sport of water polo.
Practices will revolve around individual skills including handball skills, shooting, and various positional techniques, while combining with team dynamics and strategies of the game. Our new 4-on-4 scrimmages and rules will be short and quick, and it guarantees that each athlete touches the ball a lot more than a regular 6-on-6 game. Although water polo is known for its toughness and endurance, the PLAY! Water Polo program 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. PLAY! 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. Who’s ready to join Capital Wave’s new PLAY! Water Polo program?
If your son or daughter is too young to join our PLAY! Water Polo program, we highly recommend our Splash Polo program which teaches the basics of swimming and water polo skills. For more information on Splash Polo please click HERE.
“Our kids were born for the water. We wanted our girls to learn a team sport in the water so we chose Capital Wave’s PLAY! Water Polo program. Our decision was also based on their coaching staff and their method of training. Playing 4-on-4 is a brilliant idea as it gets the kids moving more and gives them the opportunities to score more goals. It’s like seeing hockey, but in the water. What kid doesn’t like to score multiple goals per game? We are extremely happy with our decision and with joining the Capital Wave Water Polo Club!”
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