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PROGRAMS 2019-2020

Pacific Storm Water Polo Club is based in Vancouver BC which trains at pools throughout the Metro Vancouver region. The club executive and its coaches are dedicated to develop and inspire water polo players to realize their full potential as individuals and as team members in the sport at its highest competitive levels (about Pacific Storm). Our programs are gender specific, for both girls and boys in age categories 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U,

10U & 12U Coed  
Intro to Polo

This fun based program is open to girls and boys born in 2008 -12U and later (younger).  We encourage enthusiastic novice and experienced beginners to join in the fun and learn basic skills foundation to play water polo better. Players will develop water polo skills like ball-handling, passing, shooting, goal-tending, and team work. Players will also learn water polo swimming skills for head up free and backstroke. 

 

This  program is designed to complement and supplement the programs of BC Summer Swimming Association and Lower Mainland Leagues and is open to anyone wanting to learn more skills in the game of water polo.

 

No previous water polo experience is necessary. Athletes should be comfortable in deep water.

 

There are 3 locations to choose from, Vancouver Aquatic Centre, City Centre Aquatic Complex (Coq) and Watermania in Richmond. Choose 2-3 practice per week at either of the locations.  For practice calendar CLICK HERE

12U Coed
Competitive

This program is open to girls born in 2008 and later (younger).  The program is aimed to teach and develop the advanced skills of water polo to prepare water polo players for competition. We encourage advanced beginners and recreational players to learn the necessary skills foundation to play competitive water polo. Skill development for advanced ball-handling, passing, shooting, goal-tending, team work and game strategies will be emphasized. For some just entering competitive water polo, our training compliments and supplements the programs of BC Summer Swimming Association and the Lower Mainland Water Polo League. Players registered in this group would compete in the newly formed gender specific Provincial League. As well the team would be involved in tournaments in BC and in Washington State. Depending on interest, there may also be opportunities to travel to California. The goal is for these players to gain game experience important to their development. In the second part of the season the girls continue to develop advanced skills and begin training in tactics and team strategy. The players would continue to participate in age appropriate tournaments.

 

The practice location is primarily at Ciity Centre Aquatic Complex (Coq) with some practices held at Vancouver Aquatic Centre and Watermania (Rmd), an opportunity given for advanced players.  For practice schedule CLICK HERE

14U HP Girls

This program is open to girls born in 2006 and later (younger).  The program is aimed to teach and develop the advanced skills of water polo to prepare water polo players for competition. We encourage advanced beginners and recreational players to learn the necessary skills foundation to play competitive water polo. Skill development for advanced ball-handling, passing, shooting, goal-tending, team work and game strategies will be emphasized. For some just entering competitive water polo, our training compliments and supplements the programs of BC Summer Swimming Association and the Lower Mainland Water Polo League. Players registered in this group would compete in the newly formed gender specific Provincial League. As well the team would be involved in tournaments in BC and in Washington State. Depending on interest, there may also be opportunities to travel to California. The goal is for these players to gain game experience important to their development. In the second part of the season the girls continue to develop advanced skills and begin training in tactics and team strategy. The players would continue to participate in age appropriate tournaments and compete as members of Pacific Storm in the Provincial League.

 

The practice location is primarily at Ciity Centre Aquatic Complex (Coq) with some practices held at Vancouver Aquatic Centre and Watermania (Rmd), an opportunity given for advanced players.  For practice schedule CLICK HERE

14U HP Boys

This program is open to boys born in 2006 and later (younger).  The is aimed to teach and develop the advanced skills of water polo to prepare water polo players for competition. This program is meant to encourage advanced beginners and recreational players to learn the necessary skills-foundation to play competitive water polo. Skill development for advanced ball-handling, passing, shooting, goal-tending, teamwork and game strategies will be emphasized. Players registered in this group would compete in the newly formed gender specific Provincial League. As well the team would be involved in tournaments in BC and in Washington State. Depending on interest, there may also be opportunities to travel to California or elsewhere to augment competition. The goal is for these players to gain game experience important to their development. In the second part of the season the boys continue to develop advanced skills and begin training in tactics and team strategy. The players would continue to participate in age appropriate tournaments and compete as members of Pacific Storm in the Provincial League.

 

The practice location is primarily at Ciity Centre Aquatic Complex (Coq) with some practices held at Vancouver Aquatic Centre, an opportunity given to advanced players.  For practice schedule CLICK HERE

16U HP Girls
16U HP Boys

The 16U girls Performance Plus program (born in 2004 and later) will be combined as a Training to Compete and a Training to Perform Program dependent on the level of commitment of individual athlete’s. Emphasis is placed on developing and perfecting the advanced skills, while preparing the athlete for post-secondary education. In parallel, the basic skills are maintained and refined, and development of the specific and positional skills is emphasized. Players enrolled in this program are expected to attend all practices and participate in all tournaments and if they choose, National League Games.

 

In the first part of the season we will begin with a focus on the athlete’s Strength & Conditioning and Individual Water Polo Skills. In the second part of the season the emphasis is on Team Tactics and learning Offensive and Defensive strategies in order to perform as a team. The 16U program is designed to have players competing at a high level on a regular basis for a longer period of time in intense meaningful games within Canada and Internationally in the USA. The Season Plan will be designed specifically to meet the goals of our athletes.

 

The Pacific Storm girls’ program provides a full complement program that will help develop a young child into a mature athlete who is ready for Post-Secondary education. Your child will be training in an environment that includes a full range of athletes from first year Pacific Storm members to High School Seniors to NCAA Alumni. Our focus is to create a positive atmosphere while providing the athlete with proper tools to help them find success after high school is complete. Pacific Storm will help create their Post-Secondary resume; create effective video resumes; we will provide physical testing evaluations; share our many contacts in the Canadian & American Post-Secondary education systems; the resource of our accomplished Alumni with National, International, NAIA & NCAA experience will also help in any way they can. 

 

Athlete’s families are expected to assist with all local game set up/ take down and operations. Please see the Team Manager to volunteer your services.  For practice schedule CLICK HERE

 

The 16U boys Program is a Training to Compete program for boys only aged 16 and under (born 2004 and later). The team will compete in the National Water Polo League developed as a collaborative initiative between Clubs, Provincial Sporting Organizations and WPC. It is also meant to build on the competition structure for the clubs, athletes, coaches and officials.

 

The 16U program is designed to have younger players competing on a regular basis for a longer period of time in intense meaningful games. The majority of games will be played locally against neighboring clubs and Clubs located in the West with one set of cross over games against Eastern based clubs. There is also a Provincial league being established this year to supplement and provide more games locally in BC for developing players.

 

The system of the League and weekly games is not only to increase interest in the participants, excitement for extended time, motivation, it “forces” Coaches to evaluate their programs and plans and to establish “training based on weekly competition” rather than training for the sake of training and  having only skills learned. The Season ends at the end of May. The league replaces the National Club Championships.

 

This is Training to Compete program where greater emphasis is placed on developing and perfecting the advanced skills. In parallel, the basic skills are maintained and refined, and development of the specific and positional skills is emphasized. Players enrolled in this program are expected to attend all practices and participate in league games, which are on the weekend to encourage maximum participation and minimize missed school. Players families are expected to assist with all game set up/ take down and operations. Please see the Team Manager to volunteer your services.  For practice schedule CLICK HERE

 

19U HP Girls
1919U HP Boys

The 19U girls Performance Plus program (born in 2001 and later) will be combined as a Training to Compete and a Training to Perform Program dependent on the level of commitment of individual athlete’s. Emphasis is placed on developing and perfecting the advanced skills, while preparing the athlete for post-secondary education. In parallel, the basic skills are maintained and refined, and development of the specific and positional skills is emphasized. Players enrolled in this program are expected to attend all practices and participate in all tournaments and if they choose, National League Games.

In the first part of the season we will begin with a focus on the athlete’s Strength & Conditioning and Individual Water Polo Skills. In the second part of the season the emphasis is on Team Tactics and learning Offensive and Defensive strategies in order to perform as a team. The 16U program is designed to have players competing at a high level on a regular basis for a longer period of time in intense meaningful games within Canada and Internationally in the USA. The Season Plan will be designed specifically to meet the goals of our athletes.

 

The Pacific Storm girls’ program provides a full complement program that will help develop a young child into a mature athlete who is ready for Post-Secondary education. Your child will be training in an environment that includes a full range of athletes from first year Pacific Storm members to High School Seniors to NCAA Alumni. Our focus is to create a positive atmosphere while providing the athlete with proper tools to help them find success after high school is complete. Pacific Storm will help create their Post-Secondary resume; create effective video resumes; we will provide physical testing evaluations; share our many contacts in the Canadian & American Post-Secondary education systems; the resource of our accomplished Alumni with National, International, NAIA & NCAA experience will also help in any way they can. 

 

Athlete’s families are expected to assist with all local game set up/ take down and operations. Please see the Team Manager to volunteer your services.  For practice schedule CLICK HERE

The 19U boys Program is a Training to Compete program for boys only aged 19 and under (born 2001 and later). The team will compete in the National Water Polo League developed as a collaborative initiative between Clubs, Provincial Sporting Organizations and WPC. It is also meant to build on the competition structure for the clubs, athletes, coaches and officials.

 

The 19U program is designed to have players competing on a regular basis for a longer period of time in intense meaningful games. The majority of games will be played locally against neighboring clubs and clubs located in the West with one set of cross over games against Eastern based clubs and a final in May of the top four teams from the West and East. There is also a Provincial league being established this year to supplement and provide more games locally in BC for developing players. The 19U boys will also arrange training and competitions in the USA to expose players to International play.

 

The system of the League and weekly games is not only to increase interest in the participants, excitement for extended time, motivation, it “forces” Coaches to evaluate their programs and plans and to establish “training based on weekly competition” rather than training for the sake of training and having only skills learned. The Season ends at the end of May. The league replaces the National Club Championships.

 

This is a Train to Compete/ Train to Perform program where greater emphasis is placed on developing and perfecting the advanced skills. The advanced skills are aimed at players being trained to compete internationally. In parallel, the basic skills are maintained and refined, and development of the specific and positional skills is emphasized. Players enrolled in this program are expected to attend all practices and participate in league games, which are on the weekend to encourage maximum participation and minimize missed school. Players’ families are expected to assist with all game set up/ take down and operations. Please see the Team Manager to volunteer your time.

For practice schedule CLICK HERE