Splashball

Splashball is an introduction to the game of water polo. Our objective is to teach basic swimming and polo skills and to spend a significant amount of time playing the fun game of water polo with ‘adjusted’ rules to reflect age and ability of children. We call this the FUN factor. i.e. players can catch the ball with 2 hands: players can ride noodles or have a floating belt while playing: games are played in the shallow pool across the width: etc.
 
Focus is on adaptation to the water, reduction and overcoming fear of water and teaching basic swimming and water polo skills

Water Polo age is determined by age as of August 1st , 2018. 

A water polo year contains four sessions: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer.  The Summer season is the final season of a water polo year, and ends with the USA Water Polo National Junior Olympic Championships.

8U Boys & Girls

For Ages 8 Under, as of 8/1/2018 for the 2017/2018 seasons.
This program is designed for girls & boys who are both beginners and experienced players, who are in elementary school, and who are 8 years old or younger as of August 1st, 2018. This program is designed to be fun while teaching the basic skills and techniques for the sport of water polo.  Imperial offers this program in all four of our session: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer.). 

Practice Schedule & Time
Coach: Pavle Filipovic
Training & Competition Commitment
Skill level needed: This program is for children who can confidently swim 25 yards

10U Boys & Girls

For Ages 10 & Under, as of 8/1/2018 for the 2017/2018 seasons.
This program runs in all four seasons: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. This program is designed for girls & boys who are both beginners and experienced players, are in elementary school, and are 10 years old or younger as of August 1st, 2018.  This program will teach and build basic skills and techniques both on dry land and in the water, add strength & conditioning and functioning as a team. This level participates in games and tournaments practice schedule and time

Practice Schedule & Time
Coach: Pavle Filipovic
Training & Competition Commitment
Skill level needed: swimming 3-4 min continuously + knowledge of basic water polo rules

12U Boys & Girls

For ages 12 & Under, as of 8/1/2018 for the 2017/2018 seasons.
This program runs in all four seasons: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer.  This program is designed for girls & boys who are both beginners with some swimming experience and experienced water polo players and focuses on learning the basic skills and foundation to play water polo, improving conditioning and starting to learn tactical parts of the game while improving individual technical skills and having fun.

Practice Schedule & Time
Coach: Pavle Filipovic
Training & Competition Commitment
Skill level needed: advanced swimming level + knowledge of basic water polo rules

14U Boys & Girls

 
For ages 14 & Under, as of 8/1/2018 for the 2017/2018 seasons.
This program runs in all four seasons: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. The aim is to teach and develop the advanced individual skills of water polo while implementing tactical solutions to prepare water polo players for competition. This program is meant to encourage advanced water polo players to learn new and improve 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.
 
Practice Schedule & Time
Coach: Pavle Filipovic
Training & Competition Commitment
Skill level needed: advanced swimming level + knowledge of basic water polo rules and tactics

16U Boys & Girls


For ages 16 & Under, as of 8/1/2018 for the 2017/2018 seasons.
This program runs in the Winter, Spring, and Summer seasons. Fall season is off as that coincides with the high school water polo season. This is competitive program where greater emphasis is placed on developing and perfecting the advanced skills while competing at the highest level in the USA.  In parallel, the basic skills are maintained and refined, and development of the specific and positional skills is emphasized. Players are trained, prepared and encouraged to participate at USA Water Polo ODP program and tryout for various National teams

Practice Schedule & Time
Coach: Pavle Filipovic
Training & Competition Commitment
Skill level needed: High school players with competitive water polo skills

18U Boys & Girls


For ages 16 & Under, as of 8/1/2018 for the 2017/2018 seasons. This program runs in the Winter, Spring, and Summer seasons. Fall season is off as that coincides with the high school water polo season. This is competitive program where greater emphasis is placed on developing and perfecting the advanced skills while competing at the highest level in the USA.  In parallel, the basic skills are maintained and refined, and development of the specific and positional skills is emphasized. Players are trained, prepared and encouraged to participate at USA Water Polo ODP program and tryout for various National teams

Practice Schedule & Time
Coach: Pavle Filipovic
Training & Competition Commitment
Skill level needed: High school players with competitive water polo skills