Nike 5meter Winter in the Tropics Water Polo Camp

Nike 5meter Winter in the Tropics Water Polo Camp
Nike 5meter Winter in the Tropics Water Polo Camp

The 6th Annual Nike 5meter Winter in the Tropics Water Polo Camp will be held December 27th - 30th, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Don’t miss this opportunity to work with the top players and coaches in the country.

This camp is designed by the top coaches in the country. We focus on in-water instruction on the fundamentals of the game. Fundamental passing, shooting, team and individual defense along with tactical discipline and individual aspects of the game will be discussed. 
 
♦ Goalies will work with Genai Kerr on all aspects of protecting the cage.  

Highlights Include

  • Overnight Lodging Available
  • 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
  • Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
  • Position Specific Training for Drivers, Shooters, Goalies & 2 Meter Offense & Defense

Dates & Prices

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.
 
CHECK-IN
Check-in takes place at 8:45am on Saturday, December 27th at the Ransom Everglades School. Please contact US Sports Camps at 1-800-645-3226 for advice regarding early arrival.
 
CHECK-OUT
Camp will conclude at 4:30pm on Tuesday, December 30th.  
 
DAY CAMPERS
• On the first day of camp, all day campers should arrive at registration time dressed to play
• Camp begines each day at 8:45 am and ends each day at 4:30 pm
• Lunch provided each day
 
We recommend that all Day Campers bring a daily pack with the following items:
  • swim suit, swim cap, googles, towel, sunglasses, hat, sunscreeen, water bottle, dry land gear (running shoes, t-shirt, athletic shorts) and any other appropriate clothing for that day's activities which will be described to you on the first day of camp.
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CAMP LODGING

Campers have the option of staying at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kendall East - Miami. The Overnight Option includes three nights (Dec. 27th, 28th & 29th). Campers will stay 3-per room.
 
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kendall East - Miami
11520 SW 88th Street
Kendall, FL 33176
1-800-315-2621
 
The beautiful Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kendall East Miami is located in Kendall, FL and is an all-suite 100% non-smoking hotel, conveniently located one-quarter mile off the Florida Turnpike at Kendall Drive/SW 88th Street, 30 minutes from Miami International Airport (MIA) and three miles from Kendall-Tamiami Airport. 
 
Supervision
The safety and well being of our campers is our first concern. Camp staff resides in the hotel with overnight campers. Overnight and Day Campers are supervised at all camp activities.
 

TRANSPORTATION

We do not offer any transportation to and from camps. If you are flying into the Miami International Airport for Taxicabs and SuperShuttles please call 305-871-2000.
 

DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE

Team Discount: If ten or more campers register together, as a group by mail or fax, each camper will receive a $100 discount. Click “Get Brochure” above and print the application. All applications must be received at the same time via mail or fax. If all members of your group pay with a Visa or MasterCard, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing. Late or individual registrations are not eligible to receive the group discount.

Sibling Discount: $50 off each player. You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the sibling discount over the phone or you can indicate that you are eligible for the sibling discount in the “comments” field when registering via our secure website. 

*Sibling discount cannot be combined with any other discount.

Facilities

Ransom Everglades Aquatic Center

Since its opening in 2012, the state-of-the-art facility is in use year-round for Physical Education classes, competitions, special events, camps and community service. 
 

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
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John Abdou
Staff

John Abdou

John Abdou, a veteran collegiate and national team coach, is the new High Performance Director for USA Water Polo. In this position Abdou will oversee the Olympic Development Program in...

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John Abdou, a veteran collegiate and national team coach, is the new High Performance Director for USA Water Polo. In this position Abdou will oversee the Olympic Development Program in addition to coach and referee education and development. Working in unison with Senior National Team Head Coaches Adam Krikorian and Dejan Udovicic, Abdou will assist in implementing their technical vision throughout ODP and the USA Water Polo club system.

Abdou previously was the associate head coach of the UCSB men's water polo team. Abdou came to UCSB after serving as the head men's and women's water polo coach at Bucknell.

Abdou, a 2001 graduate of UC Irvine, spent six years as a member of the Bison men's and women's water polo coaching staffs, serving as an assistant coach, associate head coach, interim head coach and head coach over that span.

Felix Mercado
Staff

Felix Mercado

Felix Mercado has been the Head Men's and Women's water polo coach at Brown University since he was hired in the summer of 2007. Mercado spent the two seasons prior to coming to...

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Felix Mercado has been the Head Men's and Women's water polo coach at Brown University since he was hired in the summer of 2007. Mercado spent the two seasons prior to coming to Brown at the helm of the MIT men's varsity and women's club teams after one year as an assistant.

Coralie Simmons
Staff

Coralie Simmons

Coralie Simmons is in her sixth season as head coach of the Sonoma State women’s water polo team. Previously an assistant at UCLA and the University of Hawai'i, Simmons brings...

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Coralie Simmons is in her sixth season as head coach of the Sonoma State women’s water polo team. Previously an assistant at UCLA and the University of Hawai'i, Simmons brings a wealth of national and international experience to Sonoma State’s water polo program.

A two-time National Player of the Year at UCLA, Simmons guided the Bruins to their fourth national title in 2001 (in the inaugural NCAA title match). She also won a Silver Medal in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

Staff

Camp Instructors include Past and Present U.S. National Team Members, Olympic Medalists, and Collegiate Coaches from all over the country.  Come learn from an elite camp coaching...

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Camp Instructors include Past and Present U.S. National Team Members, Olympic Medalists, and Collegiate Coaches from all over the country.  Come learn from an elite camp coaching staff!!
 
ADAM WRIGHT
♦ Head Men’s Coach, UCLA
♦ Two-Time Olympian
♦ Silver Medalist, 2008 Olympics
 
DAN KLATT
♦ Head Women’s Coach, UC Irvine
♦ 2004 Olympic Team
♦ Assistant Coach, US Women’s National Team
 
OMAR AMR
♦ 2004 Olympic Team
♦ Two-Time All-American
 

PLUS ADDITIONAL COACHING STAFF MEMBERS TO BE ADDED

Camper Reviews

Parent of Winter in the Tropics Camper

  • 5/5.
Wonderful camp!

The camp was professionally organized and the setting was wonderful. We can't wait for next year’s camp and the next step in our son's development as a water polo player.

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Parent of Winter in the Tropics Camper

  • 5/5.
Best camp!

Watching a drill with 4 Olympic water polo players and several college coaches in the water with the kids was an unforgettable experience for every kid at this camp. The thrill for my son of playing with Olympic water polo players was the highlight of our holidays!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Skills Camp
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day Camp 8:45AM-4:30PM $495.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $795.00
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.