Nike 5meter Spring Clinic and Summer Camp at CSU Bakersfield Bakersfield, California
USSC again is proud to partner with USA Water Polo Olympian Genai Kerr and CSUB's Head Water Polo Coach Jason Gall in offering a Nike 5meter clinic this May followed by an overnight camp in early July.
Instruction takes place each day at the John S. Hillman Memorial Aquatic Center, located on the California State University, Bakersfield campus.
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.
- Superior instruction from former Olympians and College Coaches
- Genai Kerr gets in the pool with you to demonstrate and lead drills
- Low camper to instructor ratio and 24 hour supervision
- Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
- Special instruction provided to goalies
- Campers receive a mini autographed Water Polo ball or Nike Camp T-shirt
- Every camper is eligible to receive merit-based prizes during camp
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 the sport, as well as more developed techniques and a heightened level of self-confidence.
1). This camp and clinic are 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.Meet your coaching staff
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. 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.Read Full Bio
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
Jason Gall is entering is fourth season as the head coach of the Cal State University, Bakersfield Water Polo team.
In 2010, Gall led the Roadrunners to an 18-20 overall record, including a 10-4 mark in the Western Water Polo Association. On the way to a WWPA fifth-place finish, the Roadrunners had five different players garner All-WWPA awards.
In his first two seasons, Gall’s CSUB squads repeated the program’s highest WWPA finishes of third. In 2009, Gall was honored for his impressive efforts by being named WWPA Coach of the Year.Read Full Bio
Prior to arriving in Bakersfield, Gall spent three seasons as head coach at Ivy League powerhouse Brown University where he coached both the men’s and women’s programs.
In his three seasons at Brown, Gall led the Brown women’s program to garnering national recognition as it gained its first national-rankings under his tutelage. Brown spent much of the 2007 season near CSU Bakersfield in the national rankings and finished the season with a fifth-place finish at the Eastern Championships. At season’s end, Brown was ranked No. 18 in the national rankings despite not having a home pool for nearly the entire season.
Brown also finished the 2007 season with a 23-10 record, which was a dramatic improvement from the 15-18 mark from 2006.
Prior to his three-year stint at Brown, Gall was the head coach of the women’s polo squad at Pomona-Pitzer from 1998 to 2004 and also assumed the head coaching duties of the men’s squad in 2002.
Gall’s women’s team won the NCAA Division III championship in 2003 and he was named the Division III Coach of the Year. Pomona-Pitzer also won the 2004 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title and placed second in the Division III championships.
In his six years as the head coach of the women’s program, Gall led Pomona-Pitzer to an impressive 46-25 conference record.
Gall worked as an assistant coach with the CHAWP club team while at Pomona-Pitzer and spent three years as the assistant coach with the ORCA club team. Both teams have competed in national championship events including the Junior Olympics and National Age Group Championships. In 2003, Gall helped lead CHAWP and ORCA to silver and bronze medals at the National Junior Olympics.
Gall also served as the head coach for the Inland Empire Women’s Youth Zone Team for a year as part of the Women’s National Team staff. He also had a short stint as the head coach of men’s water polo at Orange Coast Junior College in Costa Mesa, Calif.
Gall graduated from the University of Southern California in 1997 with a degree in exercise science. He went on to earn his Master’s Degree in physical education from Azusa Pacific University in 2001. His collegiate water polo experience includes being named a first-team All-American at Long Beach City College in 1993 as well as playing on a USC team that finished second in the nation in 1996.
Option 1: Overnight camper $460 <<Register Below>>
- Drop off 3:30 - 4:00 pm 7/13/2014
- Pick up 3:00 pm 7/16
- Includes 3 meals per day beginning with dinner on 7/13 and ending with lunch on 7/16
- Must bring bedding and towels.
Option 2: Extended Day camper with lunch and dinner $360 <<Register Below>>
- Drop off 4:00 pm 7/13/2014 (camp runs until 7:30-8:00pm on first night)
- Drop off 8:30am Mon, Tues & Wed
- Evening pick up times will vary (may be as late as 7:30pm)
- Includes dinner on Sunday, lunch and dinner on Monday and Tuesday and lunch on Wednesday
Option 3: Day camper- No food provided $310 <<Register Below>>
- Campers must bring their own food
- Drop off 4:00 pm Sunday 7/13 (camp runs until 7:30-8:00pm on first night)
- Drop off 8:30 am Mon, Tues, Wed
- Pick up times on Mon and Tues will vary (appx. 4:30pm)
- Day camp runs 8:30am - 3:00pm on last day
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