Nike 5meter Chicago Water Polo Showcase Oak Park, Illinois
John Abdou, the Associate Head Coach at UC Santa Barbara and USA Water Polo Olympian Genai Kerr have partnered in offering a Nike 5meter Water Polo Clinic this coming June. Instruction takes place at Fenwick High located in Oak Park, IL.
The Chicago Water Polo Showcase provides athletes the opportunity to learn from our country's best coaches. Athletes will also be given the opportunity to learn about the college recruiting process and be evalautaed by a diverse group of coaches. Athletes will get direct feedback and instruction on what it takes to play at the next level in college. Don't miss out on this great opportunity!!
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.
- 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
John Abdou was named the associate head coach of the UCSB men's water polo team in January 2011. 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.Read Full Bio
Abdou got his start in coaching when he was the head assistant boys' water polo coach as his alma mater, Temple City High School in Temple City, Calif., in 1998. As a player at Temple City, Abdou earned all-league and team MVP honors while serving as team captain.
Abdou, who serves the U.S. Water Polo Northeast Zone as a coach in several capacities, played for the U.S. Junior National Team during his freshman year at UC Irvine. He is currently an assistant coach of the U.S. Men's Senior National "B" Team and in the summer of 2011, he served as an assistant coach for the U.S. at the World University Games in China.
He earned his Master's Degree in Education from Bucknell University in May 2012.
♦ Gavin Arroyo - Long Beach State
♦ Felix Mercado - Brown University
♦ John McBride - Bucknell University
♦ JJ Addison - Connecticut College
♦ Matt Kittle - Notre Dame of Ohio
♦ Josh Dunn - Monmouth College
♦ Bring a healthy lunch and snacks each day.
♦ Camp will conclude at 3:30 pm each day.