Santa Cruz, California Water Polo Camp: June 28 - July 1, 2017

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NIKE 5METER WATER POLO CAMP AT UC SANTA CRUZ

The Nike 5meter Water Polo Camp at the University of California, Santa Cruz is designed to provide youth and high school water polo players with the fundamentals, latest drills, in-water scrimmages and position specific training (Divers, Shooters, Goalies and 2 Meter Offense & Defense) essential for improvement. Come join USA Water Polo Olympian Genai Kerr and get better this summer!

UC Santa Cruz is an easy drive from the Bay Area and beyond. The campus, defined by rolling meadows and towering redwoods, is a perfect environment for the Nike Water Polo Camp and has always been a camper favorite! UC Santa Cruz offers an Olympic-sized pool with an ocean view, comfortable dormitories, and an excellent dining hall. 

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

  • Position Specific Training for Divers, Shooters, Goalies and 2 Meter Offense & Defense
  • Directed by USA Olympians and College Coaches
  • Low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision 
  • Two daily water sessions; one daily dry-land session 
  • Fun evening activities 
  • Every camper receives a Nike Camp T-shirt

CAMP DIRECTOR

GENAI KERR

 

CAMP DETAILS

This summer, Santa Cruz is offering one session of overnight with a day camp option (9:00am-4:00pm) for ages 10-18 in June. A two day goalie and shooting clinic will also be available in July (9:00am-4:00pm) for ages 10-18. Upon arrival at camp, campers are placed in groups with other players having similar abilities and goals. Our camp staff will do their best to accommodate your needs, keeping in consideration your experience and desire to improve. 

OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES

• 3 nights lodging • All meals
• Nightly recreational activities 
• Nike Camp T-shirt 

DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Lunch 
• Nike Camp T-shirt
• Camp hours: SUN 3:00PM-6:00PM, MON-TUE 9AM-4:00PM, WED 9:00AM-12:00PM 

TWO DAY CLINIC

• Nike Camp T-shirt
• Camp hours: SAT-SUN 9:00AM-4:00PM

MORE IMPORTANT CAMP DETAILS 

A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.

OVERNIGHT CAMP (JUNE 28-JULY 1)

  • Check-in takes place between 1:00pm-2:00pm on Wednesday, June 28th at Cowell College Circle.
  • Check-out takes place at 12:00pm on Saturday, July 1st at Cowell College Circle.

Housing & Roommates
Campers stay 2 per room in Cowell College and are assigned by age and roommate requests. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!

Dorm: Cowell College Res Hall Parkman
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not provided
Suggested spending money: $40
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times

Supervision
Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.

DAY CAMPERS

Check-in
Check-in takes place between 2:45-3:00pm on Sunday, June 26th at at the pool. Day Campers should arrive dressed and ready to play. You will be assigned a counselor and given a complete schedule of all events during the week.

Check-out
Check-out takes place at 12:00pm on Wednesday, June 29th at Cowell College Circle.

Schedule

  • Wednesday: Day Campers will depart at 6:00pm after the first pool session.
  • Thursday-Friday: Day Camper Hours (9:00am-4:00pm). Lunch is provided.
  • Saturday: Day Camper Hours (9:00am-12:00pm). Check-out is after the closing ceremony.

GOALIE AND SHOOTING CLINIC (JULY 22-23)

• Dates July 22-23
• Limited to 50 athletes
• 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Bring a healthy lunch

DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE

Team Discount: If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $25 discount. Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.

FACILITIES

UC SANTA CRUZ

UC Santa Cruz offers an Olympic-sized pool with an ocean view, comfortable dormitories, and an excellent dining hall. Santa Cruz is located at the top of the Monterey Bay on the Central California coast, just south of San Francisco. Getting here is easy since several major highways run to Santa Cruz and the San Francisco, San Jose, and Monterey International Airports are all nearby.

1). This camp is open to any and all entrants. 2). Drugs, alchohol and smoking are strictly prohibited and constitute grounds for immediate dismissal from camp. 3). For your safety and benefit, we recommend that you choose a camp that fits your particular skills and level of development.

TAKE YOUR GAME TO THE NEXT LEVEL!

5meter Water Polo Camps Highlights

  • Directed by USA Olympians and College Coaches
  • Designed to provide the highest level of individualized coaching for aspiring water polo athletes
  • Offered year round and open to all ability levels
  • Position specific training for drivers, shooters, goalies and 2-meter O&D
  • Team discounts and private lessons available 

Live your dreams!

 

GENAI KERR 

Genai Kerr is a USA Water Polo Olympian, coach, mentor, and true ambassador of the sport.  Genai was a member of the United States Men's National Water Polo Team for 12 years and played in the 2004 Athens Olympics, 2003 & 2007 Pan American Gold Medal games, and multiple World Championships.He is one of the only athletes in history to compete internationally as a goalie and as a field player.  Most recently he was named MVP of the 2012 US Open after he helped Newport Water Polo Foundation win the national championship. Genai has coached at every level, from age group to Division 1 college programs. Over the last 15 years he has run hundreds of camps and impacted thousands of lives.

Surprisingly, Genai got involved in water polo by accident, following the whistles to what he thought was a basketball game and ended up at the pool. He excelled at both water polo and basketball at Coronado High School and received a water polo scholarship to UC Irvine to play under Coach Ted Newland. 

 

Genai went on to become a NCAA All-American in 1998 and 1999 and was awarded Big West Conference Male Scholar Athlete of the Year his senior year. Genai remains active in his community and has become a great role model for aspiring water polo players.  He has been a US Ambassador for the USADA (U.S. Antidoping Agency) since 2003 promoting clean sports for young athletes. He was a founding faculty member of the Sage Hill School where he was the Dean of Students, taught art and physical education, and started the aquatic programs. Genai has also created several community outreach programs to help mentor children in lower income households.

USA National Team
2012 US Open, Irvine, California, 1st Place - MVP
2010 Volvo Cup, Hungary, 3rd place
2009 FINA World Championships, Rome, Italy, 4th place
2009 FINA World League Super Final, Podgorica, Montenegro, 4th place
2007 FINA World League Super Finals, Berlin, Germany 5th place
2007 Pan American Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1st place
2007 FINA World Championships, Melbourne, Australia, 9th place
2006 ASUA Cup, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1st place
2006 FINA World League Super Finals, Athens, Greece, 5th place
2004 Olympic Games, Athens, Greece, 7th place
2003 FINA World League Super Finals, New York, NY, 3rd place
2003 Pan American Games, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1st place
2003 FINA World Championships, Barcelona, Spain, 6th place
2003 U.S. Cup, Stanford, CA, United States, 2nd place
2002 FINA World Cup, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 7th place
2001 FINA World Championships, Fukuoka, Japan, 7th place
2001 World Championships Qualifier, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1st place
1998 First Appearance on the Men’s National Team, Long Beach, CA
1995 Jr. North American Games, Calgary, Canada, 2nd place