Nike 5meter Costa Mesa Water Polo Clinic Costa Mesa, California

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USSC has partnered with USA Water Polo Olympian Genai Kerr in offering a Nike 5meter Water Polo Camp this coming April. Instruction takes place at Costa Mesa High School, located in Costa Mesa, CA.

Designed by the top coaches and athletes in the country, Nike 5meter Water Polo Camps provide in-water instruction to make an immediate impact on an athlete’s game. Young athletes will have the opportunity to learn first hand how Olympic Athletes train, meet their nutritional needs, and balance their lives.

We want our campers to come home with experiences that enrich both the quality of their play and their life through a better understanding and greater appreciation for sport, as well as more developed techniques and a heightened level of self-confidence.

Highlights Include

  • Superior instruction from USA Olympians and College Coaches
  • Olympians get in the pool with you to demonstrate and lead drills
  • Low camper to instructor ratio
  • Emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
  • Position Specific Training for Drivers, Shooters, Goalies & 2 Meter Offense & Defense

1). This clinic 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.

Meet your coaching staff
Camp Director

Genia 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.

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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

Coach

Ryan Bailey

Ryan is a current member of the Team USA Water Polo Team
 
POSITION: Center
EDUCATION: UC-Irvine 1998
CLUB: Panionios, Newport Water Polo Foundation 
 
INTERNATIONAL/CLUB: Lead the team with thirteen goals at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England... Fired in six goals at the 2012 FINA World League Super Final... Tallied eight goals en route to winning Gold and an Olympic Games berth at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico...
 
PROFESSIONAL: In 2007-2008 played for Partizan-Belgrade in Serbia…Played for Panionios in Greece in 2006...Played for Jadran in Split, Croatia for the 2005-2006 season… Played for Dynamo Moscow in 2004-2005...Played professionally for JUG Dubrovnik in Croatia and played in two European Championships in 2004.
 
COLLEGE: Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Year in 1998... Four-time All-American at UC Irvine...Tallied 104 goals in his senior season at UC Irvine.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Millikan High School in Long Beach, CA.

PERSONAL: Cites Ted Newland, his former coach at UCI, as his biggest influence in water polo….Says his best moment in a game was when he scored the opening goal at the 2004 Olympics… Began playing water polo when his older brother, Joe, began playing for Wilson High School.

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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.
 
 
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Parent of 5-Meter Water Polo Camper

  • 5/5.
Amazing!

The 5-Meter Water Polo clinic took the fundamental skills my son already had and identified where his skills needed to be refined. The coaches were able to customize and personalize what my son needed so that he could improve in specific areas – and that is the type of training we were looking for. To be an athlete at Genai Kerr’s level, you need to have a love and a passion for the sport – and that enthusiasm carries over to my child.

Parent of 5-Meter Water Polo Camper

  • 5/5.
Can't wait to go back!

We sent out kids last year it they couldn't wait to come back again this winter. I hope they start a summer water polo camp in San Diego.

Nike 5meter Costa Mesa Water Polo Clinic

http://www.ussportscamps.com/images/made/assets/camps/waterpolo/5meter-nike-water-polo-logo_100_38.jpg Genia Kerr, Camp Director Costa Mesa High School
2650 Fairview Rd
Costa Mesa, California 92626


1-800-645-3226

Nike 5meter Costa Mesa Water Polo Clinic
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