October 13, 2015
Nike 5meter Water Polo Camps and USA Olympian Genai Kerr host Annual Winter Camp in Miami
Returning to The Sunshine State for the 7th consecutive year!
San Rafael, CA - The Nike 5meter Winter in the Tropics Water Polo Camp will run December 27-30, 2015 at the renowned Ransom Everglades School, ranked as the #2 Private High School in America by Niche Rankings.
Directing the program is USA Water Polo Olympian, Genai Kerr. A true ambassador of the sport, Genai was a member of the United States Men's National Water Polo Team for 12 years, playing in the 2004 Athens Olympics, 2003 & 2007 Pan American Gold Medal games, as well as multiple World Championships. Assistant camp directors include Felix Mercado, Head Men's and Women's Water Polo Coach at Brown University and John Abdou, who previously served as the Head Men's and Women's Water Polo Coach at Bucknell University prior to accepting the role as Executive Director of the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC).
Genai directs the annual program for water polo players of varying skill levels, providing a multi-faceted experience for each athlete. “Not only does Genai have the playing and coaching experience, but his passion and energy for the game has the impact to bring out the best in the athlete,” states Paul Merrion, Vice President of US Sports Camps, “Winter in the Tropics is well-rounded combination of in-water instruction, dry-land fitness and an educational seminar making it a quality experience”.
The program provides a low camper to instructor ratio focusing on position specific training for drivers, shooters and goalies. Fundamental passing, shooting, team and individual defense along with tactical discipline and individual aspects of the game are emphasized and demonstrated in water by the staff on a daily basis through drills and scrimmages.
Overnight campers reside at the Extended Stay America located ten minutes from Ransom Everglades. A commuter option is also available for local athletes. Players, coaches, parents and others interested in additional information regarding availability, pricing and rooming please visit our Winter Water Polo Camp Page.
About US Sports Camps
US Sports Camps (USSC), headquartered in San Rafael, California, is America's largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of NIKE Sports Camps. The company has offered summer camps since 1975 with the same mission that defines it today: to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high quality sports education and skill enhancement.