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USSC is proud to partner with Harvard Water Polo Head Coach, Ted Minnis, to bring you the Crimson Water Polo Camp! The focus of the program will be in-water instruction on the fundamentals of the game. Don’t miss this opportunity to work with the top players and coaches in the country.

Campers train each day at Blodgett Pool on the campus of Harvard University. This clinic is open to any and all high school or going into high school athletes with water polo experience.

Highlights Include
  • Instruction by Harvard 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

  • Ted minnis harvard water polo

    Camp Director Ted Minnis

    Ted Minnis enters his 11th year as The Friends of Harvard Water Polo Head Coach in 2021-22. Minnis is the 10th coach in Harvard men’s and women’s water polo history, and the first individual to serve in the role since the position was endowed in May 2013.

    View Ted Minnis's Bio
  • Jackie puccino harvard water polo

    Assistant Coach Jackie Puccino

    Jackie Puccino joined the Harvard water polo coaching staff in July 2018. Puccino will enter her fifth season with the Crimson in 2022-23.

    View Jackie Puccino's Bio
  • Jacob castro harvard water polo

    Assistant Coach Jacob Castro

    On staff is Assistant Coach Jacob Castro. Castro joins the program from Siena College where he helped coach a pair of award winners during his first season.

    View Jacob Castro's Bio

Camp Details

  • Dates: August 9-11
  • Age Group: 14-18
  • Gender: Coed
  • Camp Type: Day Camp
  • Schedule: 9:00am-3:00pm, Friday-Sunday
  • Check-In: 9:00-9:15am at Blodgett Pool
  • Lunch: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
  • Program: The Advanced Skills program is designed to provide high school water polo players with the fundamentals, latest drills, in-water scrimmages and position specific training (Divers, Shooters, Goalies and 2 Meter Offense & Defense) essential for improvement. The goal is for 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 sport, as well as more developed techniques and a heightened level of self-confidence.

Blodgett Pool - Harvard University
79 N Harvard St
Boston, MA 021163

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Friday, August 9th thru Sunday, August 11th

  • Check-in: 9:00-9:15am at Blodgett Pool.
  • Check-out: 3:00pm at Blodgett Pool.

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 Nike Water Polo 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: Blodgett Pool
  • 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.

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)
  • Backpack
  • Water Polo Suit
  • Swim Cap
  • Googles
  • Towel(s)
  • Hat or Visor
  • Sandals/Flip Flops
  • Water Bottle
  • Healthy Lunch and Snack each day
  • 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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This clinic is open to any and all high school or going into high school athletes with water polo experience.

Harvard university pool facility

Blodgett Pool

The home of Harvard Swimming , Diving and Water Polo. The pool has permanent spectator seating for 1,200, and there is room on the pool deck to accommodate 500 swimmers, coaches, and officials. Blodgett Pool has hosted several men's and women's Ivy and Eastern Championships, and was the site of the 57th annual NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in 1980. In 1991, Blodgett hosted the NCAA Men's Region One Diving Qualifier. Blodgett hosted both the Ivy League men's and women's championships on several occasions.

In addition, the pool is the home of the water polo teams, and served as the host venue for the CWPA Men's Water Polo Northern Championships in 2002 and the Women's Eastern Championships in 2009.

Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.

    August 8, 2023: Getting to practice and play in the Harvard pool and also get a lot of face time with Coaches.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    August 9, 2022: Meeting the Harvard coach and some players and being able to meet new water polo peers

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    August 9, 2022: The coaches being very nice and giving us informational advice on in game techniques

    — Anonymous

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    • 5/5.

    August 9, 2023: Learning new skills and meeting players from all over the country.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    August 9, 2022: Meeting coach Ted Minnis -- he makes the camp extremely fun

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    August 8, 2023: Personal attention to specific skills I could improve.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    August 8, 2023: Anzi getting to know some more coaches

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    August 19, 2023: Location, skills acquired, coaches

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    August 15, 2023: Working with coach Teddy

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    10 stars

    — Anonymous

Crimson Water Polo Summer Clinic at Harvard University

Ted Minnis, Camp Director
Blodgett Pool - Harvard University
79 N Harvard St

Boston, Massachusetts 02163
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.

Camp Dates & Prices

Water Polo
Crimson Water Polo Summer Clinic at Harvard University
Crimson Water Polo Summer Clinic at Harvard University
Aug 9-Aug 11, 2024
Programs: Advanced Skills Clinic
Age Group: 14 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Camp runs Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Day 9:00AM-3:00PM $735.00 USD
Availability: Limited

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
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