Athlete Development Centres
Regional Development Centres
In order to emphasize the growth of the next generation of Canadian athletes, the Regional Development Centres (RDCs) are a crucial pillar of the Water Polo Canada (WPC) High Performance development strategy and represent one initiative to support KSI 3.2.1 of our Strategic Plan (2016-2021).
Water Polo Canada is implementing a sustainable RDC development strategy to ensure long-term system alignment. WPC will continue to develop RDCs and other HP initiatives for athletes across the country.
As Edmonton continues to develop into a secondary water polo hub in Alberta, a Regional Development centre will be establish to support the continual growth of athletes within the region.
Water Polo Canada endorses the WPS Water Polo Saskatchewan
High School Excellence Centre as a key hub for athletes in central Canada to develop towards international success.
The program established out of Regina promotes the growth of student-athletes while providing a high-quality training environment that is aligned with WPC’s overall High Performance Development Strategy.
Athletes currently on Age Group National Teams or who are hoping to make subsequent National Teams should inquire with Water Polo Sask about this great opportunity!
In the fall of 2017, Water Polo Canada and Ontario Water Polo
opened the doors to the first ever Canadian Regional Development Centre. The project aims to facilitate system alignment, while supplementing and enhancing the weekly training environment for athletes in the GTA. The project also represents a collaboration with the Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario. On a weekly basis, club identified male athletes participate in two additional practices and a guided strength training session at the state of the art Toronto Pan Am Centre in Scarborough
National Legacy Development Centre
Water Polo Canada (WPC) is pleased to announce the launch of a new National Legacy Development Centre (NLDC) in Calgary in collaboration with the Alberta Water Polo Association, the Repsol Centre and the Calgary Board of Education. As part of the overall WPC High Performance (HP) development strategy, the NLDC will raise the level of the daily training environment for 19U and post-secondary athletes and will help the overall system alignment in Canadian water polo.
- Implementation of National Legacy Development Centre in Calgary to support the growth of our athletes in the province of Alberta & Western Canada.
- Program to begin in the Fall of 2018
- Developed to be an enhancement to the high level of training that the clubs are providing for the age group athletes.
- Partnership with two local high schools to support the athlete development
- Billeting/athlete housing arrangements offered
- Enhanced training with Age Group National Team Athletes
Athletes interested in attending the NLDC should ensure that a spare in their course schedule is blocked off for each of the morning training sessions.
Athletes attending Lord Beaverbrook or Crescent Heights will have this automatically built into their school schedule.
School Contact Information
Interested athletes & parents should contact one of the schools below in order to start their transfer process to be registered for school in the fall of 2018. AWPA will conduct a separate registration process to compile the water polo related information.
CRESCENT HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL
- General Information: Ms. L Lailey - Assistant Principal firstname.lastname@example.org / 403-276-5521
- Information about Registration: Ms. J. Moar - Guidance Student Services email@example.com / 403-276-5521
LORD BEAVERBROOK HIGH SCHOOL