Read what both campers and parents have to say about our water polo camps. We are here to share our love of the sport, teach, and provide an amazing experience. Campers learn not only more about the sport, but themselves, and how to work as a team. Our coaches teach campers to push themselves in water polo, and also translate that to other aspects of their lives.
PARENT OF SAN DIEGO STATE WATER POLO CAMPER '16
POSITIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT!
My daughter has attended three Nike Water Polo camps and cannot wait to attend her next. She continues to learn new techniques and truly enjoys the time she spends at camp. It has been a positive learning environment and renews her love of polo each time.
YOU ALL ROCK!!!
The Nike Water Polo Camp with Genai Kerr is outstanding. His professionalism and joy in sharing his knowledge and experiences in water polo, commitment to the sport and genuine kindness was amazing! My son got an excellent introduction to water polo that I know will be beneficial to him in all kinds of ways! Thank you Genai and to everyone involved! You all rock!!!
GREAT LEARNING ENVIRONMENT!
This camp is fun and teaches you things that you might not get to learn otherwise. You also get to interact with your coaches and the other people who play waterpolo. This is great because you get to see the different levels and the changes that happen within the transition between levels. This camp really helped me to learn to read the pool. If you are someone who wants to get better I would definitely recommend this camp. It was a great experience and you will get to learn from some of the most knowledgeable coaches in the game who played in the Olympics, played in collage and now coach at the highest levels.
I would recommend Nike camps to everyone. My daughter came home excited and wished every practice she had was taught by Mr. Kerr. Her goals were set higher than I have ever heard from her and she has a determination to improve. I only wish I could have had my 2 other kids available to attend with their sibling. My 13 year old came home excited at what she was taught and was able to teach her 16 yr old brother and 11 yr old sister some of the training techniques. ALL 3 of my kids want to attend the camp next time, and I will gladly send them!!
TOP NOTCH INSTRUCTION
The instruction of the coaches on deck was excellent, great location, learned, and met other players.
I PLAN TO RETURN EVERY YEAR!
They pay great attention to you as a group, they work on individual and team skills. They also made sure that while they pushed you hard, they didn't push you too far to the point of injuring ourselves - safety and skills are both goals. I plan to return every year.
I LOVED IT!
It was my second year at UCSC and loved it. There are three sessions in the pool and Genai always gives great talks about the game and beyond. Like college and nutrition. It was my first year and I loved it. The coaches were really nice and helped me with my game. I definitely want to come back.
My son attended the camp at UC Santa Cruz, summer 2016. He is 12 years old and has been playing Water Polo for 6 years - competitively for 3 years. He found the camp very useful and inspiring. He loved meeting the Olympian players and found the whole experience very rewarding. He will be back next year - for sure. Thank you for a wonderful time.
HIGHLIGHT OF THE SUMMER!
Last summer when my daughter was 12, she attended the Nike Water polo day camp, she was one of the younger players, but it didn't matter - the kids and coaches were awesome, and she couldn't wait to go back each day. Megan begged to go back again this summer and had the same awesome experience - thanks for making this the highlight of her summer!!
In this camp, great food, experienced instructors, and tons of great water polo are all there is to find. You learn many new tricks, and you perfect your techniques, whether you are an advanced player, or just learning to throw the ball. I definitely recommend this camp to Water Polo players of all levels.
FUN, POSITIVE EXPERIENCE.
My daughter was apprehensive about going to camp because she had a "not so good" experience earlier in the summer. WOW, she was so impressed with the coaches, their kindness and instruction, and besides that, it was a whole ton of fun!!!! She can't wait to go back next year.
Nike's Water Polo Camp was the highlight of my daughter's summer! Because she was only 12, we were a little nervous sending her to the overnight camp but the staff and counclers were so great, our apprehensions were gone the first day! She improved so much that her home coaches noticed a difference right away. I'd recommend this camp and we'll be back next year!
EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS!
The Nike Water Polo camp exceeded our expectations. My son mentioned that he worked hard during the four day camp but had fun each day. As a parent I listened to the Day One introductory speech by Genai and the closing discussion on Day Four. What stood out in both of these discussions were advice on Nutrition, advice on techniques to stay focused and to continue to improve individual athletic skills, goal setting for Academic and athletic achievement, Motivational life examples and techniques to use in everyday life, the struggles and triumph of sticking with a sport that can lead to success through perseverance and hard work. Additionally, keeping things "real" by having fun each day during camp. Good job Nike Water Polo camp and Genai for being a good Mentor to these young athletes.
SAFETY WAS A HIGH PRIORITY!
This was our first camp...I liked that safety for the children was a high priority. I liked that Day One assigned each child to a partner and instructions were given about the rules associated with going to dining hall etc...Always in "2's" I think the administrative and operational process was simple.
WILL DEFINITELY RETURN NEXT YEAR!
My 12 yr old son enjoyed so much the overnight camp. Made new friends and learned a lot of water polo skills. UC Santa Cruz has a very beautiful campus and his first dorm experience was positive. Will definitely return next year to improve his skills.
This was a very well-run camp with a super coach.They teach a variety of moves, so everyone can learn something. They are very good at indvidual instruction. Thanks Nike!
The positive encouragement not only about a polo but also education from the coaching staff was very beneficial.
I LEARNED A LOT!
Genai was awesome! I learned a lot and already see imporvement. Thanks for a great clinic!