The Summer Academy is our most intensive camp. This event is for athletes that are interested in getting recruited, learning about the sport recruitment process, and those ready to participate in a serious and tough week of water polo. We open this event to a range of ages because we separate athletes into smaller groups based on strengths, weaknesses and overall skill level.
Only on the final day are age groups mixed together for scrimmages. Tony believes that in order to be a great player, an athlete must learn how to play with every type of teammate— those that are stronger but also those that are weaker. For Tony, inspiration also plays a huge role in an athlete’s growth and long-term commitment to the sport, so he designs all of his larger events with the serious younger athlete in mind.
This clinic focuses on specific drills and training techniques for every position (center, defender, goalie etc). Athletes are also introduced to new types of defenses that teams are playing around the world. Overnight (at UCLA dorms) and commuter options available.
Goalies are taught and mentored throughout the event by 2X Olympic Goalkeeper for Germany, Michael “Mize” Zellmer.
Age/Level: 12U Advanced, 14U Intermediate, 14U Advanced, 16U Intermediate, 16U Advanced, 18U
Position Specific: All
Average price: $795 commuter, $995 overnight