Nike 5meter Chicago Water Polo Showcase

Nike 5meter Chicago Water Polo Showcase
Nike 5meter Chicago Water Polo Showcase

John Abdou, former UCSB, Bucknell and USA National Team coach, and College Coaches from around the country have partnered in offering a Nike 5meter Water Polo Showcase this coming June. 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!!

The Chicago Water Polo Showcase provides high school aged athletes looking to play water polo at the collegiate level the opportunity to learn from our country's best coaches. Athletes will also be given the opportunity to learn about the college recruiting process in a classroom setting and be evaluated by a diverse group of college coaches; including Divisions 1, 2, and 3. 

Highlights Include

  • Boys & Girls Camp at James B. Conant High School
  • Superior instruction from USA Olympians and College Coaches
  • Olympians get in the pool with you to demonstrate and lead drills
  • Position Specific Training for Drivers, Shooters, Goalies & 2 Meter Offense & Defense
  • College talk

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

John Abdou
Camp Director

John Abdou

John Abdou, a veteran collegiate and national team coach, will be directing camp this summer. Abdou 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.

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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.

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.

He earned his Master's Degree in Education from Bucknell University in May 2012. 

More Coaches
Gavin Arroyo - Long Beach State
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Gavin Arroyo - Long Beach State

Gavin Arroyo is in his ninth season as the head men's water polo coach at Long Beach State. During his time at LBSU he has compiled a 98-95 record. In 2012 Arroyo led the 49ers to a...

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Gavin Arroyo is in his ninth season as the head men's water polo coach at Long Beach State. During his time at LBSU he has compiled a 98-95 record.

In 2012 Arroyo led the 49ers to a 24-8 regular season finish as well as a 4-4 finish in conference play. The historic year led LBSU to its first appearance in the MPSF Tournament since 2008 and ended with a fifth-place finish. Arroyo was also awarded with his second MPSF Coach of the Year award for his efforts.

John McBride - Bucknell
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John McBride - Bucknell

John McBride, who served as an assistant coach at Brown the previous seven years, was named the head men’s and women’s water polo coach at Bucknell on May 18, 2011. McBride,...

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John McBride, who served as an assistant coach at Brown the previous seven years, was named the head men’s and women’s water polo coach at Bucknell on May 18, 2011. McBride, a 1992 graduate of Rhode Island who was a four-year starter in goal as a member of the water polo program, also has an extensive background with the U.S. National Team, serving as head coach of the men’s Northeast Zone Olympic Development Team since 2009.

Just two-and-one-half years into his Bucknell tenure, McBride has already guided the Bison programs for five seasons and been a part of 69 victories. He has led the men’s team to three consecutive above-.500 records, a 2012 Southern Championships title and the program’s first Eastern Championship title game appearance in nearly 20 years. The men have finished above .500 seven times in the last eight years and have had 10 consecutive top-five finishes at Easterns. The women’s squad has collected 23 victories the last two springs while playing extremely challenging schedules that have featured 23 ranked foes, including 14 in 2012.

Marcelo Leonardi - Michigan
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Marcelo Leonardi - Michigan

Dr. Marcelo Leonardi is in his first season as head coach for the Michigan women's water polo team. Leonardi was introduced as the new coach on May 30, 2014, becoming the third coach...

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Dr. Marcelo Leonardi is in his first season as head coach for the Michigan women's water polo team. Leonardi was introduced as the new coach on May 30, 2014, becoming the third coach in U-M history.

Dr. Leonardi took over the Michigan women's water polo program after spending the past five seasons as the women's water polo coach at California State University in Northridge. This past season, he guided the Matadors to a second-place finish in the regular-season Big West Conference standings and a runner-up showing at the conference championship. CSUN compiled a 23-9 overall record on the year and ranked as high as No. 9 in the CWPA national polls.

Dr. Leonardi earned a bachelor of arts in biology and Spanish from Whittier College (Calf.) in 1998. He added a Master's degree in education from Whittier in 2001 and a single-subject teaching credential in biology and life sciences from the institution in 2003. As a collegiate player, Dr. Leonardi was a three-year starter and letterman in water polo at Whittier (1994-96).

Dr. Leonardi added a doctorate degree in educational leadership from Azusa Pacific University in 2011.

Camp Details

DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Superior instruction from USA Olympians and College Coaches
• College talk 
• Nike Camp T-shirt
 

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.

Sample Schedule 

Saturday
• Check-in: 9:30 AM
• Pool Training 1: 10:00-12:30 PM
• Lunch: 12:30 PM *Bring a healthy lunch and snacks
• Pool Training 2: 2:00-4:30 PM
• Camp will conclude at 4:30 PM

Sunday
• Boys Scrimmages: 9:30-12:00 PM
• College Talk: 12:15-1:15 PM
• Girls Scrimmages: 1:30-3:30 PM

Facilities

1). This camp is open to any and all entrants. The camp is designed to help facilitate the recruiting process for high school aged athletes in the Midwest. 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

Nike 5meter Chicago Camper

  • 5/5.
Improve your game!

The Nike 5meter Chicago Water Polo camp had a great college talk, exposed players to college coaches and did a great job teaching new skills to improve your game!

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Nike 5meter Chicago Camper

  • 5/5.
Loved it!

Loved it! Learned a lot and had so much fun!

Rob B.Nike 5meter Chicago Camper

  • 5/5.
Learn new skills!

The coaches at this camp were very knowledgable. I learned new skills and the staff did a great job of honing in on specific skills to improve my game. This Nike 5meter camp also provided me with the exposure I needed to get in front of college coaches.

Nike 5meter Chicago Camper

  • 4/5.
Would definitely recommend!

I loved this camp it was very informative and instructional. I would definitely recommend to others.

  • 4/5.
Great Experience!

College coaches were outstanding - plenty of hands on training

  • 5/5.
Top Notch Coaching!

Learning in game strategy from an Olympic athlete was very helpful.

  • 5/5.
Very Beneficial!

College coaches were outstanding! I was able to learn new tricks for water polo, which made me a better player.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Weekend Clinic
Age Group: 14 - 18
Gender: Boys
Weekend Clinic $225.00
Availability: Almost Sold Out

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Weekend Clinic
Age Group: 14 - 18
Gender: Girls
Weekend Clinic $225.00
Availability: Almost Sold Out

* 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.