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  • 4/27/17: Reminder: The GHSWPA Board has approved a referee development program pulling from the league's current and alumni players. The basics of this new feeder program is modeled after Florida's program:

    • High school students who are at least 16 years of age may join the referee corps as a "student official" and be assigned to a mentor official for training and partnering for games
    • Student officials will be allowed to work middle school, Division III, and select Girls’ and Division II contests
    • Student officials may not officiate games involving their school’s teams

    Please distribute the Referee Recruiting Flyer PDF to anyone you think may be interested in becoming a referee. Depending on the response, we intend to have training clinic(s) during the spring. If you have any questions, please contact the GHSWPA Head Referee.

  • 4/24/17: The popular Kap7 Clinic, organized by the Dynamo Water Polo Club, is returning in 2017! Registration is now open and Dynamo expects the clinic to sell out again.

    2017 K7 Atlanta Skills and Drills Clinic The Clinic features the top collegiate, club, and international coaches and is structured to expose athletes to new techniques that can be put to use right away. All of the skills necessary to reach the next level will be addressed, from 6v5, to 5v6, to transition to counter, and more. Don't miss this excellent chance to dramatically improve your level of play in one weekend!

    The clinic will occur on August 5th and 6th, and will take place at the Cumming Aquatic Center beginning Saturday morning and concluding Sunday afternoon. The cost per athlete is $295. Sign up early, as space is limited. The 2014, 2015 and 2016 clinics sold out, and Dynamo expects the 2017 clinic to be sold out by June-end.

    Please refer to the clinic website for additional information and to register.

  • 4/19/17: Announcing a free Coaches Clinic! The event will be hosted by American Water Polo's Damon Newman, and will be on Saturday, May 6th, from 9a - 12n (morning session) and 1p - 5p (afternoon session), with lunch included! Location is TBD. And, it is ok if coaches can only attend the morning or afternoon session.

    Coaches ClinicThe Clinic will provide a free, professional development opportunity for Georgia's coaches. We hope to strengthen the local coaching pool and help the sport continue to grow. Whether you are experienced or new to coaching water polo, there will be something for everyone.

    Damon will provide an agenda for the clinic ahead of time, and the league will email that to its members beforehand. We hope each GHSWPA club will encourage all of its coaches to attend this free event!

  • 3/29/17: The league's Divisions for the upcoming 2017 season have been released and each Division has grown once again!

    Division 1 (eight teams) has added one team, Wildcats A, who was the Division 2 Champion in 2016. Division 2 (eight teams) will see some shifting of teams, with Forsyth A, Calhoun, Norcross Blue Devil B and Wildcats B moving up from Division 3 while Dalton and Lakeside B will be moving down. The Girls Division (seven teams) is experiencing growth as well, with a split of the Collins Hill Lady Eagles squad in to A and B teams.

    Division 3 (twelve teams) has added five new teams! APS Knights C, Forsyth B, Forsyth C and Wildcats C are being added due to their respective club expansions, and we are excited to welcome new GHSWPA-member The Lovett School (Atlanta, GA) to the league, who will also compete in Division 3 as new teams tend to do when first beginning. The GAC Spartans were hit hard by graduation so their B Team has been dissolved due to roster number concerns.

    Overall, the GHSWPA will grow by six teams and one new club in 2017, while losing only one team from last year. 2017 competition scheduling is now underway based on the new Divisions.

  • 3/8/17: Announcing a water polo camp at Pace this coming June for rising 4th, 5th and 6th graders! Learn the basic skills needed to play splash ball and water polo. Each session, players will work on swimming and ball handling skills, as well as positions and basic formations.

    Campers should have advanced swimming skills and the ability to work for long periods of time without touching the bottom of the pool.

    • Program: Training and Learning the Basic Skills for Water Polo -- Have fun developing skills, participating in drills and playing games
    • Eligibility: Water Polo Camp for rising grades 4, 5 and 6
    • Dates: June 5th, 6th and 7th
    • Times: 9:00a - 12:00n, each day
    • Cost: $250.00 per camper, includes a ball and t-shirt
    • Sponsor: John Ague (Pace Water Polo Head Coach) and PaceAcademy.org

    To learn more, please visit the Pace Summer Camps website. To register, visit the Pace Camp Registration website, create a new account if needed, and register for the Water Polo Camp. Please contact Pace Academy if you have any questions.

  • 3/6/17: Reminder: 2017 GHSWPA Spring Clinics

    • High School Clinic #1
    • March 18th at Cumming Aquatic Center, 12:00n - 4:00p
    • Cost $25

    • High School Clinic #2
    • March 19th at Mountain View Aquatic Center, 12:00n - 4:00p
    • Cost $25

    • Middle School High School Clinic
    • March 26th at Collins Hill Aquatic Center, 8:00a - 12:00n
    • Cost $19 for the clinic, plus $6 admission to the aquatic center

    The clinicians will be Collins Hill's Coach Jarod and Lakeside's Coach Andy. A current American Water Polo membership is required to participate. We expect space to be limited and recommend early registration. To learn more and to sign up, go the Spring Clinics website.

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  • 2/28/17: Congratulations to the following girls and boys from Georgia for earning roster spots on the 2017 USA Water Polo Olympic Development Program (ODP) Southeast Zone Teams!

    Girls>>

    • Youth Team (born 1999 and younger):
      • Allison Vermaak (Wildcats / Kraken / Dynamo)
      • Grace Sherman (North Springs / Dynamo)
      • Ava Callis (Collins Hill)
    • Cadet Team (born 2002 and younger):
      • Isabella Nunez (Lakeside)
      • Paige Meisner (Lakeside)
      • Alexis Bender (Lakeside)
      • Jaime Matherson (APS Knights / Dynamo)
    • Development Team (born 2003 and younger):
      • Sarah Fitzsimmons (Collins Hill)
      • Elizabeth Blass (Lakeside)

    Boys>>


    For more information on the USWP ODP program, please refer to the USAWaterPolo.com website.

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