Water Polo Comments on the Rules – 2020-22
USA Water Polo is proud to announce the 2nd Annual COACH ACADEMY will be held Virtually this year.
Girls’ Academy – December 4th – 6th, 2020
Girls’ Coach Academy Registration
Boys’ Academy – December 11th – 13th, 2020
Boys’ Coach Academy Registration
Continuing to build upon our coaches education platform, the Virtual Coach Academy will provide coaches from around the United States with over 25 hours of Virtual interactions and classroom time. Participating coaches will receive a certificate of completion to provide to supervisors proof of professional development.
Topics of Focus:
Effective Coaching, Mental Health of Coaches, Creating a Culture of Excellence Professionalism of Coaching, Age-Group Coaching 12u, 14uPanel Discussion ,Linking Concepts, Art of Creating Drills, College Talk, Nutrition, Strength/Cond, Performance Psych, Analytics .
Registration for this event will be done through our online event portal, where all interested coaches can register their interest for free. Then our High Performance Staff will make selections and send invitations to selected coaches to register for the Coach Academy.
Coach Academy Registrations of Interest will be accepted through 11/6/2020
Coach Academy size is limited to 25 coaches per camp allocated by ODP Zone.
Registrations of Interest are free.
If selected Coach Academy – $100
For questions on Coach Academy feel free to contact our Coach Education Manager,
Drew Clute at email email@example.com
The IHSA has approved twenty fall contact days for water polo for high school boys and girls through October 31. For more information, please see the official announcement from the IHSA: https://www.ihsa.org/
Illinois Water Polo is saddened to hear of the passing of Boys Water Polo Coach, Joe Lewandowski. Lockport families have recently set up a go fund me page to support his family during this time: gofundme.com/f/The-Passing-
American Water Polo is compiling a list of information about clubs returning to play. To see more about the rules, regulations, and procedures that clubs are putting in place as they return to the pool, please visit:
Hoping your club has a safe return soon!
IWP is sorry for cutting the zoom call with USA Water Polo’s Matt Farmer short this afternoon. We apologize for the interruptions and disruptive behavior of some of the participants. We appreciate Matt’s professionalism and all those active, respectful, and interested participants, but as we were unable to fully curb a few unruly participants, the meeting had to be ended earlier than we had hoped. While we plan on having more zoom meetings in the future on a variety of topics, we will looking further into the technology and implementing much better controls for when we try this again.
Illinois Water Polo is happy to announce that Matt Farmer (Fenwick HS ’13 / UCLA ’17) will be participating on a zoom meeting open to all interested Illinois Water Polo Fans 3:00pm Central Time on Monday, June 29. Matt was the Illinois Player of the Year in 2013 and won three IHSA State Championships with Fenwick. Following Fenwick, Matt attended UCLA and won three NCAA Championships. Upon graduating from UCLA, Matt has continued to play water polo at the highest level in Australia, Italy, and Spain. Currently, he is a member of the USA Men’s Senior National Team and is training for the Toyko Olympics. Matt will speak briefly about his water polo experience over the years as well as answer any questions that the audience may have.
Hope to see you there!
Time – 3:00pm Central Time on Monday, June 29
Meeting ID: 816 3669 5560
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Please view this video from USA Water Polo for an explaination of the Olympic Development Midwest Zone Team Explained.
The Two Daves tournament which serves as a training tournament for new and veteran Illinois High School Association water polo officials will take place at Fenwick on Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16. Nine teams will compete including eight teams from Illinois and one team from Wisconsin.