Frequently asked questions
My kid has never played Water Polo before...is that a problem?
No! We love new team members. Our program is based on the 6-8 Sports instruction and coaching methods. We will teach them everything they need to learn about the sport.
Do I have to be in good shape before I start?
No, you will get into shape as you train. Water Polo is hard work, the first few practices may be uncomfortable, but stick with it and you'll be in shape in no time!
Does my child need to know how to swim to start?
Yes. We do require that kids have basic swim skills and are comfortable in deep water. They don't have to be great swimmers, but they should have gone through basic stroke swim lessons. We can evaluate them or reccomend swim programs if you're unsure.
Is this a summer sport?
Water Polo is a summer Olympic sport, but most teams practice and compete year round. Yes...even in the winter! Water polo kids are tough.
Do the kids play co-ed?
Competition mixed teams are generally limited to 10u. Depending on how many kids are in each age group, boys and girls may train together.
What opportunities are out there for Water Polo players?
Water Polo isn't big in Idaho (yet). We hope to change that. We will be helping kids grow in the sport, compete at the highest level and will work with athletes to connect with college coaches around the country. Water Polo is a great sport to play long into adulthood through Masters Teams.
How much travel is involved?
Until the sport grows in the area, we will be doing a bit of optional travel. We will also be building and running camps and clinics to bring teams from Utah, Arizona, California and Oregon to the area. Athletes will be given the opportunity to play on teams and tournaments around the country and the world.