WATER POLO CLINICS

CLINIC ONE (JUNE 30)

General clinic that reviews fundamental skills Tony + team believe are important. Major focus on ball handling-- which means lots of shooting and passing. Tony will also discuss his vision for the future of the sport. 

CLINIC TWO (JULY 2)

This clinic will serve as a review and follow-up. Tony + team will create a specific game plan to work on particular areas of improvement for each athlete (based on observation during the tournament). There will also be a lot of shooting and passing. 

 

EDUCATIONAL SERIES (FOR WATER POLO AND SWIMMING)

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Tony credits physical trainer Kenny Schroeder with keeping him injury free over most of his career. Kenny has also served as the official trainer for four different Olympic teams. He will discuss the importance of strength and conditioning for the young water polo athlete. An emphasis will be placed on muscle strength and balance, cardiovascular endurance, core and postural strength, and flexibility/shoulder stabilization. Kenny will draw from his 20 years of experience to answer as many direct questions as possible.

COLLEGE PREPARATION

Join Cardinal Education for a presentation on the importance of academics in the athletic world. Success in the pool requires success in the classroom – a crucial link that is often missed when kids are thinking about their athletic futures. It took Tony quite a while to understand this, but when he did, it all started clicking for him. Together, we want to set you up for success, both in and out of the pool!

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TEAM BONDING

Pass through professionally designed team-building exercises that are not only fun and physical but also teach important lessons on leadership, understanding your role within a group and taking responsibility. 

INJURY PREVENTION and Recovery

Dr. Karen Bloch and Dr. Erika Figge are chiropractors from Bloch Wellness in Long Beach. Dr. Bloch, an athletic trainer, was on the medical staff at both the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. Dr. Figge, a former Team USA athlete, still plays water polo for the New York Athletic Club. She also spent six years as a strength and conditioning coach before earning her doctorate. Together, Bloch and Figge have created innovative ways to prevent injury and improve performance for athletes across sports. They will discuss use of dynamic warmup, proper strength training, effective recovery and manual therapies along with chiropractic adjustments. They seek to keep athletes performing at their highest level; by preventing injury, athletes have the greatest opportunity to improve performance.