Nike 5meter Utah Winter Water Polo Clinic

Nike 5meter Utah Winter Water Polo Clinic
Nike 5meter Utah Winter Water Polo Clinic

In Salt Lake City, Utah Cottonwood Water Polo and Salt Lake Poseidon Polo, are again in 2015 hosting a Nike 5meter Water Polo Clinic in February. Each session will be instructed by USA Olympian Genai Kerr.

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.   

Highlights Include

  • Superior instruction from USA Olympians and College Coaches
  • Low camper to coach ratio (Limited to 40 athletes to ensure personalized attention)
  • Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
  • Position specific training for goalie, drivers, 2-meter O & D
  • Water polo specific dry-land training
  • Health, Nutrition & Goal Setting Seminar

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Genai Kerr
Camp Director

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. 

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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

Camp Details

Designed by the top coaches and athletes in the country, 5meter Nike 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. 

More 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.

Check-in
Check-in takes place at 4:00pm on Friday and 9:00am on Saturday. All campers should arrive at check-in time dressed to play!

Check-out
Check-out will be at 7:00pm Friday and 4:00pm on Saturday.

Camp Hours
Friday, February 27th: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 28th: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
 

Facilities

Salt Lake City Sports Complex and Steiner Aquatics Center

Welcome to the Salt Lake City Sports Complex and Steiner Aquatics Center. The official training venue for the 2002 Winter Olympics now provides a world class experience as a magnificent cross-training center. The facility has two state of the art Olympic ice sheets, two Olympic sized pools and full fitness center.

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.

Camper Reviews

Jillian C.Nike 5meter Camper

  • 5/5.
Highly recommend!

I would highly recommend this camp because my technique improved in just a few hours. This camp also teaches players how to eat right, and great dry-land drills. 

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Nike 5meter Camper

  • 3/5.
Can't wait to go back!

We can't wait to go back this year. It was hard but we had a lot of fun and learned a lot.

Parent of Nike 5meter Camper

  • 4/5.
Great camp!

Thank you for putting on this camp. My son has not stopped talking about all the cool things he learned. He is also very sore from the many great exercises he learned. He can't wait to teach the rest of his team the many new drills and skills learned. Hope to return again soon.

Parent of Nike 5meter Camper

  • 5/5.
Thank you!

Thank you Genai this has been the first clinic of this level to come to Utah. I hope this is the first of many great clinics and camps to come. My son really enjoyed the one to one training that you gave him. I hope you felt their appreciation. You saw three of the great treasures of our state, great athletes, strong work ethic and snow. You taught them, challenged them and inspired them. We hope to see you again soon.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Skills Camp
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Both Friday & Saturday $150.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.