Nike 5meter Water Polo Camp at University of Redlands

Nike 5meter Water Polo Camp at University of Redlands
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Nike 5meter Water Polo Camp at University of Redlands

USSC and Nike 5meter Water Polo is proud to offer our first camp at the University of Redlands this coming July. Redlands is located halfway between Los Angeles and Palm Springs in the shadow of Southern California's highest peaks.

Our goal is for 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 the sport, as well as more developed techniques and a heightened level of self-confidence.

 

Highlights Include

  • Day Camp runs 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Superior instruction from former Olympians and College Coaches
  • Co-ed program open to all ability levels (Ages 10-18)
  • Low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
  • Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
  • Every camper receives a Nike Camp T-shirt

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

This year, ware offering one session of overnight and day camp (9:00am-4:00pm) for ages 10-18. 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. Instruction takes place each day at the Thompson Aquatic Center, located on the University of Redlands campus. 

OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES

• 2 nights lodging • All meals
• Nightly recreational activities 
• Nike Camp T-shirt

DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Lunch
• 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.

Check-in
Check-in takes place at 8:30am on Monday, July 20th.
 
Day Campers
• Campers check-in at 9:00am
• Day Campers will depart that day at 4:00pm
• Day Camp hours: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
 
Check-out
Pick up at 4:00pm on Wednesday, July 22nd. 
 
Housing & Roommates
Campers stay 2-per room and are assigned by age and roommate requests.
 
Dorm: TBD
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning:  No
Suggested spending money: $40
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times
 
♦ Please bring a fan - Dorm does not have AC.

Supervision
Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.

Facilities

University of Redlands

The University of Redlands main campus resides on 160 pristine acres in the historic city of Redlands. Campers will train each day in the Thompson Aquatic Center, home of the Bulldog water polo and swimming & diving teams. The 75- by 147-foot pool has 13 25-yard swimming lanes for training and competition. In addition, the pool offers the water polo teams a 30-meter area for regulation play.

Camper Reviews

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This camp will be offered for the 1st time in 2015!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Skills Camp
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 9:00AM-4:00PM $300.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $500.00
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.