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S & R Sport Coach Of The Month - January 2014 - Caitlin Haskell - SOCAL Water Polo

Jan. 28, 2014

The S & R Sport Coach of the Month for January 2014 is Caitlin Haskell of the SOCAL Water Polo Club. For winning Caitlin receives a $50 gift certificate to S & R Sport. Here is her nomination.

Coach Caitlin brings an impressive Water polo resume and a passion for developing players’ skills to the SOCAL pool deck when she coaches the 14 U Girls. Most recently she helped the SOCAL girls to the gold medal at the 2013 TYR Champions Cup. Prior to joining SOCAL as a coach Catlin had a successful high school career with Buchanan High School in Clovis, CA and at UCI, where she was awarded All American and All Academic Honors.Since graduating from UCI, Caitlin has helped SOCAL Water Polo as a Development Coach with the youth girls program, utilizing her excellent technical knowledge to fine tune the program’s curriculum and pipeline.

Caitlin has been instrumental in coaching the youth girls to top finishes in Junior Olympics and the Champions Cup. Caitlin continues to pursue her passion for development coaching and was named Head Women’s Water polo Coach at Canyon High School for the 2012-2013 season. Caitlin joined the Olympic Development Program a couple of years ago and rose to Assistant Coach for the SOPAC Zone and then was selected to be the Assistant Coach for the USA National Development Team (8th grade and under). In 2013, Caitlin was selected to serve as a primary National Staff Coach for the ODP Holiday Camp in Colorado Springs. Caitlin holds a degree in Social Ecology and would like to eventually further her education in the field of Nutrition.

As Caitlin gets to know her athletes on and off the pool deck, she finds great comfort in creating a special bond with her players and keeping in touch with them as their future unfolds. Caitlin holds a very strong passion for coaching and wishes to always find her feet at the edge of a pool deck. We are confident Caitlin will continue to find success in all of her endeavors!




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