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USSC is proud to partner with Cal Water Polo Head Coach, Kirk Everist, this summer 2023 to bring you the Cal Water Polo Camp! The camp will be held on the beautiful UC Berkeley campus, located on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay with the central campus resting on 178 acres in Berkeley, California.

The focus of the program will be in-water instruction on the fundamentals of the game. Fundamental passing, shooting, team and individual defense along with tactical discipline and individual aspects of the game will be discussed. Don’t miss this opportunity to work with the top players and coaches in the country.

All Cal Sports Camps are open to any and all entrants. For your safety and benefit, we recommend you choose a camp that fits your level of development. All events are subject to change based on NCAA and Covid-19 restrictions. Due to high demand and limited capacity, prices are subject to increase as camp exceeds 25%/50%/75% capacity.

Highlights Include
  • Instruction by Cal Men's Water Polo coaching staff and current players
  • Low camper to instructor ratio
  • Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
  • Position Specific Training for Drivers, Shooters, Goalies & 2 Meter Offense & Defense
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Camp Coaches

  • Kirk Everist Cal Water Polo

    Camp Director/Head Coach Kirk Everist

    Directing the Cal Water Polo Camp this summer is, Kirk Everist, the Cal Head Men's Water Polo Coach.

    View Kirk Everist's Bio
  • Jeff tyrrell cal waterpolo headshot

    Associate Head Coach Jeff Tyrrell

    Jeff Tyrrell, the hero of California’s 2006 last-second victory for the NCAA men’s water polo title, completed his seventh season as Cal’s assistant coach in 2022 after serving the previous two seasons (2014-15) as the volunteer assistant. Following the 2021 season, he was promoted to Associate Head Coach. The Bears boast a 137-36 record and have won two national championships ('21, '22) since Tyrrell joined Kirk Everist’s staff in 2016.

    View Jeff Tyrrell's Bio
  • Jakov belamaric cal waterpolo headshot

    Assistant Coach Jakov Belamaric

    Jakov Belamaric completed his first season as a Cal assistant coach in 2022, a national championship-winning season which saw the Golden Bears post their highest win percentage (.920) in 30 years.

    View Jakov Belamaric's Bio

Camp Details

This summer, Cal is offering two sessions of Day Camp (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM). The first session is a Youth Complete Skills camp for (Ages 9-13) on June 12-14. The second session is a High School Advanced Skills camp for (Ages 14-18 - rising 9th graders and up) on June 19-22.

  • Dates/Age Group: June 12-14 (Youth Skills Camp: Ages 9-13)
  • Dates/Age Group: June 19-22 (High School Advanced Camp: Ages 14-18)
  • Gender: Boys
  • Camp Type: Day Camp
  • Schedule: 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Check-In: 8:30-9:00am at UC Berkeley's Legends Aquatics Center
  • Lunch: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
  • Youth Skills Camp Program: The Youth Skills Camp program is designed for youth and incoming high school players (Ages 9-13). This program is designed to provide youth players with the fundamentals, latest drills, in-water scrimmages and position specific training (Divers, Shooters, Goalies and 2 Meter Offense & Defense) essential for improvement.
  • High School Advanced Skills Program: The High School Advanced Skills Camp program is designed for high school players (Ages 14-18). This program focuses on advanced skills, position specific training for divers, shooters, goalies and 2 meter offense & defense, team concepts and an overall intense level of competition. Campers also have the opportunity to compete daily in games against each other. For graduation years 2026, 2025, 2024, & 2023s.

Legends Aquatic Center
2214 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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Parking is available in the RSF Parking Garage as well as metered street parking. Please be aware of parking restrictions.


Monday, June 12th to Wednesday, June 14th

  • Check-in: will take place between 8:30-9:00am at Legends Aquatic Center.
  • Check-out: camp ends at 3:00pm each day.

There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to drop off and pick up your child on time.


Monday, June 19th to Thursday, June 22nd

  • Check-in: will take place between 8:30-9:00am at Legends Aquatic Center.
  • Check-out: camp ends at 3:00pm each day.

There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to drop off and pick up your child on time.


Lunch is NOT provided each day. Please bring a healthy lunch and snacks each day.

  • Instruction: Morning and afternoon training sessions
  • Supervision: Campers are supervised by staff during camp hours.
  • Camp T-shirt & Prizes: Campers will receive a Cal Camps t-shirt and prizes.
  • Ratio: 1:10 staff-to-camper ratio
  • Groupings: Campers are grouped by age, ability, and experience.
  • Equipment Needed: Please bring your water polo suit, swim cap, googles and towel(s)
  • Facility: Legends Aquatic Center
  • Medical Protocol: Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.

Instruction will emphasize:

  1. Shooting, drive defense, defending center, pressure passing, and other important skill sets.
  2. Goal Setting sessions

To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist. All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!


Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.


  • Dryland Training Gear (running shoes, t-shirt, athletic shorts, sweatshirt)
  • Warm jacket and sweats (for possible fog during morning training sessions)
  • Backpack
  • Water Polo Suit
  • Rubber Caps
  • Googles
  • 2 x Towels
  • Hat or Visor
  • Sandals/Flip Flops
  • Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Healthy Lunch and Snacks each day
  • University of California Release Form (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)
  • Signed Health & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)

Transportation is not provided. Campers are responsible for getting to and from camp on their own. There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to pick up your child on time.


For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.

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Due to University and NCAA Policies, we are not allowed to offer any transportation to and from camps. The airport closest to the Berkeley campus is Oakland International The camp is not allowed to offer any transportation to and from camps. The airport closest to the Berkeley campus is Oakland International Airport; San Francisco International Airport is also within a reasonable distance. Campers are responsible for their own transportation to and from camp.


2121 Center St
Berkeley, CA 94704
Website: marriott.com/hotels/travel/oakrr-residence-inn-berkeley/
Main: 510-982-2100

41 Tunnel Rd
Berkeley, CA 94705
Website: claremontresort.com/1-800-257-7544
Main: 510-843-3000

2600 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
Website: hoteldurantberkeley.com/1-800-238-7268
Hotel Main: 510-845-8981

200 Marina Boulevard
Berkeley, CA 94710
Website: doubletree3.hilton.com/1-855-845-6550
Hotel Main: 510-548-7920

Legends Aquatic Center Cal Berkeley


Campers will train each day at UC Berkeley's Legends Aquatics Center, one of the newest and finest outdoor facilities in the United States. The main entrance to Legends Aquatic Center is on Bancroft Ave, one block down from Spieker Pool and RSF. Parking is available in the RSF Garage located on Bancroft or metered street parking.

Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    The coaches were supportive and encouraging

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 19, 2019: The coaching staff is always excellent ... knowledgeable, fun, patient, instructive. The skills learned are different from year to year which is huge. The coaches provide physical and verbal explanations for what they are learning which increases knowledge of the game.

    — Lisa M. Parent

    • 5/5.
    I can't wait to come back next year!

    June 30, 2018: It was so awesome to be coached by such high level coaches and players. They were very encouraging and made it a lot of fun. I learned some new things and will definitely put them to use on my club and high school teams. I can't wait to come back next year!

    — Kyle M. Camper

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    • 5/5.
    Coaches were all FANTASTIC!

    June 28, 2017: Our son learned a ton about playing goalie. He has much more confidence since this camp. He had a great time! The highlight of his camp was blocking a coach's shot during the scrimmage. He said he thought the shot broke his wrist, but he's really proud that he did it. Coaches were all FANTASTIC! Our son will be back next year.

    — Dennis J. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Positive experience!

    June 28, 2017: My son had a great time, and it was a very positive experience for him! We would have enrolled him for longer period or for more sessions if they were offered!

    — Samantha B. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Cal has a camper for life!

    June 28, 2017: Cal water polo camp is very well balanced with targeted instruction in the pool and fun outside of the pool. The coaching and tips my son received have been invaluable. Upon returning to his club, his coaches noticed an improvement in skill and confidence. Cal has a camper for life.

    — Michael V. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Unforgettable experience!

    June 24, 2017: As a water polo coach / Dad I was extremely impressed with Cal water polo camp. It started the moment my wife dropped my son off. Jeff introduced himself and asked for her name, without looking at the camp roster he knew my son's name. Any apprehensions my wife had about dropping her 11 year old son off at camp for the week were gone within a minute of meeting Jeff. Any time we talked to our son during the week all he could talk about was how much fun he was having, how great the players and coaches were, and how much he was learning. On Friday when I picked him up I went a little early so I could watch. They were scrimmaging and Kirk was coaching their group. He was hands on, stopping play to explain technique, strategy, awareness, and having fun with the kids at the same time. What an incredible time our son had, he can't wait to go back next year. Thank you Kirk, Jeff, and all the coaches (Cal Players) for giving our son an unforgettable experience.

    — Chris T. Parent

    • 5/5.

    June 24, 2017: This camp was amazing. All of the player/coaches and coach/coaches were positive and engaging with both the campers and the parents. The training was age and skill-level appropriate and challenged the boys to bring their games to the next level. Several of our players attended and their performance at JO qualifiers the following weekend demonstrated the new and improved skills they had learned.

    — Megan S. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Learns something new each camp year!

    June 23, 2017: A huge highlight of the camp was that my child was able to use the new State of the Art Legends Aquatic Center for their Summer 2017 camp experience. He also got personal instruction from Coach Everest and Asst. Coach Jeff, of the CAL collegiate team, and from the collegiate players. It was a very well run camp with an emphasis on having fun, improving their skill set and knowledge of the game of water polo. At the end of the camp each child received a 2016 CAL Water Polo Championship poster. My son attended the 9 AM - 5 PM day camp for the second year in a row and he learns something new each camp year.

    — Adrian C. Parent

    • 5/5.
    The coaches were fantastic!

    July 1, 2016: My son had a great experience at Cal Berkeley WP camp. The coaches were fantastic, and my son learned a lot of new skills while having fun too. We will definitely be coming back next year.

    — William J. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great experience!

    June 30, 2016: I would highly recommend this camp to anyone who loves water polo or wants to experience what water polo is all about. The instructors are awesome, the program is fun yet informational. Getting to meet new friends . Watching the Cal Men Water Polo game inspired the kids even more. It is well organized and my kid enjoyed every moment of it. Thanks for giving him a great experience.

    — Jesse S. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Fantastic instruction!

    June 30, 2016: Great camp! There was lots of good food and fantastic instruction from not only the Cal Water Polo team, but from the Cal Coaches themselves! It was the highlight of my son's summer!

    — Larry H. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Top Notch!

    June 29, 2016: This camp was excellent at grouping quality boy players with very high quality coaches & staff. The facilities were top notch and so were the coaches! Right level of intensity.

    — Martin B. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Very hands-on!

    June 29, 2016: This camp is a very helpful experience. All of the coaches are very hands-on and provide great examples of how to apply the new information gained. I will be coming back next summer!

    — Dale W. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Unforgettable camp!

    June 29, 2016: This camp was organized and really fun. My son said the food was great and hanging out with the players was THE BEST!!! The friendly coaches, good WP instruction, great ratio of coaches to campers, and facility at Cal Berkeley made this an unforgettable camp!

    — Morgan R. Parent

Cal Boys Water Polo Summer Camp

Kirk Everist, Camp Director/Head Coach
Legends Aquatics Center
Berkeley, California 94720
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST


Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.

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