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at Cal Water Polo Camp

USSC is proud to partner with Cal Water Polo Head Coach, Kirk Everist, this summer 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.

1). The Cal Water Polo camp is 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.

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 Kirk Everist

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

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  • Jeff Tyrrell Cal Water Polo

    Assistant Coach Jeff Tyrell

    Jeff Tyrell, the hero of Cal’s 2006 last-second victory for the NCAA men’s water polo title, completed his second season as Cal's assistant coach in 2017 after two seasons as the volunteer assistant and in 2016 played a big part in the Bears bringing a 14th national title back to Berkeley.

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Camp Details

This summer, Cal is offering one session of overnight camp with with a day (Day Camp  9:00 AM to 5:00 PM) option available. Our goal is to engage and inspire each player at camp and to instill positive character traits such as confidence, self-motivation, and a passion for the sport. 

OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES

• 3 nights lodging • All meals
• Nightly recreational activities 
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap

DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Lunch
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap
• Camp hours: MON 2PM-9PM, TUE-WED 9AM-5PM, THURS 9AM-12:00PM

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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.

ADVANCED SKILLS CAMP: Designed for high school players (Ages 13-18). 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.

SKILLS CAMP: Designed for youth and incoming high school players (Ages 11-14). 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.

Camp Info

CHECK-IN

  • Check-in between 1:00-2:00 pm on June 18th at Unit 1 dorms
  • Camp meeting for campers and parents at 2:00 pm
  • Day Camp hours: MON 2PM-9PM, TUE-WED 9AM-5PM, THURS 9AM-12:00PM

CHECK-OUT

  • A closing ceremony will be held on June 21st at 12:00 pm at the pool
  • Check-out immediately following at Unit 1 dorms

Overnight Campers

HOUSING & ROOMMATES
Campers will be housed in single, double and triple occupancy rooms at the Unit 1 Residence Halls and are assigned by age and roommate requests. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!

Unit 1 Dorm is located on 2650 Durant Avenue | Berkeley, CA | 94720 

  • DORM: Unit 1 dorms
  • BATHROOMS: shared
  • LINENS: Provided - The linen pack includes sheets, blankets, pillows, 2 face towels, and 1 towel for showering
  • TOILETRIES: Guests should bring their own toiletries
  • AIR CONDITIONING:  No
  • MEALS: All meals will be provided in the Crossroads Dining Hall
  • SUGGESTED SPENDING MONEY: $40
  • KEY DEPOSIT: Not required
  • LOST KEYES: For lost keys you will be responsible for a $50 charge for regular rooms/$75 for suites
  • MEDICAL FACILITY: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times.

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.

MEALS: All meals are included for overnight campers. Meals start with dinner on the first day and end with breakfast on the last day.

TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

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.

Legends Aquatic Center Cal Berkeley

LEGENDS AQUATICS CENTER

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.

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Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    I can't wait to come back next year!

    June 30, 2017: 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

    • 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

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    • 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.
    Amazing!

    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

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Kirk Everist, Camp Director
Legends Aquatics Center
Berkeley, California 94720

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