Why Kids Need SplashballTM
SplashballTM is designed to introduce the sport of water polo to children 5-12 years old. The intent is to provide basic skills and understanding of the sport in a recreational format. Although water polo is known for its toughness and endurance, SplashballTM harnesses all the fun, dynamic aspects of the game in a safe, easy to learn aquatic experience that will motivate kids to swim and stay fit.
Benefits of SplashballTM
- Develop water safety skills - learn to swim
- Cultivate health and fitness
- Sample a new sport for which you may have a special talent or passion
- Meet new friends in a safe, fun environment
- Learn about the culture of the sport in the US and around the world
- Participate in a team aquatics sport - Water Polo is unique in the sense that it is a team activity. Develop traits such as:
Free Splashball Clinics in conjuction with 2018 UANA Junior Pan Am Championship
Clinic - July 9 - 12pm-1:30pm - Southwest Center - Largo, FL - (Ages 5-12)
Clinic - July 10 - 12pm-1:30pm - Southwest Center - Largo, FL - (Ages 13-18)
Clinic - July 12 - 1pm-2:30pm - Long Center - Clearwater, FL - (Ages 5-12)
Clinic - July 13 - 12pm-1pm - Southwest Center - Largo, FL - (Ages 5-12)
Clinic - July 15 - 1pm-2:30pm - Long Center - Clearwater, FL - (Ages 5-12)
CLICK HERE to register for any of the clinics above
Program InformationBelow you will find important information for Splashball participants and facilitators. There are additional requirements that MUST be met for facilitators, so please take the time to read the instructions.
Thank you again for your commitment to the sport of water polo, we hope you enjoy the season and come back for more!
FOR PARTICIPANTS AND FACILITATORS:
If when registering you were lucky enough to already find your club/location, no further steps are necessary with USAWP. Simply show up to your Club/Location on their scheduled practice and game days and have a blast!
However, if when you registered you were not sure about who to register with and selected the 2018 Splashball - At Large club, please contact USAWP directly, and we will help either create a new club/location for you, or find the most appropriate one to assign you (facilitator) or your child to.
FOR FACILITATORS ONLY:
Thank you for registering as a Splashball Facilitator! As a Splashball Facilitator, you are helping shape the future of our sport in the United States; maybe you will help discover the next USA Water Polo Olympian!
In order to complete your registration and make your profile ACTIVE, you must complete some requisite courses in order to certify your ability to teach our youngest participants. The following must be completed before you will be eligible to participate in your organization's Splashball practices:
First Aid Certification Upload
CPR Certification Upload
SafeSport Course Completion
Background Screening ($20 every two years)
In order to complete these four requirments, please view the two short videos in the links below that will walk you through the process of uploading and completing these pre-requisites.
Upon succesful completion of these pre-requisites, the USAWP office will automatically toggle your status to active, and you will be ready to get on the pool deck and start positively influencing the lives of our youngest athletes.
Thank you again for your commitment to the sport and to USA Water Polo. If you have any questions about the registration process and requirements, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org; if you have program specific questions, please contact email@example.com for more details.
First Aid/CPR Document Upload
SafeSport and Background Screening
Splashball is currently going through a complete re-brand and is anticipated to be re-launched in early Q1, 2018 with a ton more resources and materials on offer. For now, we have included the original documents below for your reference.
- Splashball Handout for parents
- Level 1 Booklet - Fundamentals and Basic Skills
- Splashball Participation Certificate
- Sample Practice Plans
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