Nike 5meter Spring Clinic and Summer Camp at CSU Bakersfield

Nike 5meter Spring Clinic and Summer Camp at CSU Bakersfield
Nike 5meter Spring Clinic and Summer Camp at CSU Bakersfield

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.   

Highlights Include

  • 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

Dates & Prices

Camp Details

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.
♦ Bring your own healthy lunch or money for the market place
♦ Drop off 9:00 am on Monday 7/14 & Tuesday 7/15 
♦ Pick up time 4:00 pm on Mon and Tues 

What To Bring

• Tennis shoes
• Hat
• Sunscreen
• Water bottle
• 2 bathing suits
• Goggles

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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 Camp Coaches

Genai Kerr

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.  He is one of the only athletes in history to compete internationally as a...

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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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Jason Gall

Jason Gall

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...

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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.

Camper Reviews

Parent of CSU Bakersfiel Camper

  • 5/5.
We will be back!

My 11 year old son, Marco from Las Vegas, attended the 2013 Bakersfield, CA Nike Camp. I was so impressed with the professionalism, safety, and excitement that the camp brought to my sons smile each and everyday. We will be back every year.

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Parent of CSU Bakersfiel Camper

  • 5/5.
We will be back!

My 11 year old son, Marco from Las Vegas, attended the 2013 Bakersfield, CA Nike Camp. I was so impressed with the professionalism, safety, and excitement that the camp brought to my sons smile each and everyday. We will be back every year.

Parent of CSU Bakersfield Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Highlight of the summer!

Nike's Water Polo Camp was the highlight of my daughter's summer!  Genai Kerr and Jason Gall along with the rest of the coaching staff was great! They made the camp a fun, positive experience.

Parent of CSU Bakersfield Camper

  • 4/5.
Thank you!

It is rare to find this level of coaching in Central California. We are fortunate to have college coaches and Olympians working with our kids.

Parent of CSU Bakersfield Camper

  • 4/5.
Great Camp!

This was an incredible experience for my daughter. She was so excited to fill me in on the day’s activities and more excited to tell us what she was learning. I’ve never heard this type of excitement about any camp or activity she has done in the past as we did with this camp. She now has a new spark for water polo and she can’t wait for her fall season to start. She had a blast.

CSU Bakersfield Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Highly recommend.

The camp was a big success, my son enjoyed the instruction, the camp leaders, and learned so much about the sport. They not only had fun in the water while learning new techniques, but also had a blast when they were outside the pool....he can't wait to go again next year!

CSU Bakersfield Camper

  • 5/5.
Well done!

They are organized and the are good about separating the kids into skill level groups. They also make sure that if you are more advance that there is special instruction to help you.

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