Water Polo Canada is announcing the selection process for the 2023 Youth & Junior National Teams. The Youth National Team will be competing at the 17U Pan American Championships to be held in Bauru, Brazil from April 2 to April 8 (TBC). The Junior National Teams will be competing at Junior World Championships. The men’s tournament will be held June 10th to 18th (TBC) and the women’s tournament will be held August 14th to 20th (TBC). Location is TBD for both events.
*Alternates will be selected and contacted on a positional basis.
Water Polo Canada will observe athletes using the following platforms:
Eastern Selection: Water Polo Canada will utilize the Quebec and Ontario summit January 13-15 at INSQ in Montreal (TBC) where the two provincial teams will compete. During this, athletes will be evaluated for the Age Group National Team Program. This weekend will be independent of the NCL schedule and will not conflict with any current events.
Western Selection: Water Polo Canada will utilize 17U NCL and Senior NCL as a scouting platform. Water Polo Canada will send scouts to the U17 NCL event Dec 2-4 in Calgary, AB and the Senior NCL event Dec 16-18 in Surrey, BC.
Players who wish to compete for the Age Group National Team Programs must fit the following criteria:
Athletes may be selected to AGNT programs outside of the process described above in exceptional circumstances, including (but not limited to) the following:
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Water Polo Canada will announce the team selections by January 31, 2023
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