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Water Polo

Nurture Future Water Polo Stars with our Mini Water Polo Programme!

Does your child want to develop water confidence and skills within a team setting? Our Mini Water Polo programme provides a structured pathway for young athletes to develop their skills and passion for the sport, guided by the proven Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) principles.

Three Age Groups, Tailored Development:

  • 4-7 years old – Tuesdays, 5.15pm-6pm in the Learner Pool
    • Focus: Fun-filled introduction to water polo concepts like ball handling, teamwork, and basic movement in the water.
    • LTAD Stage: Active Start – Develop fundamental movement skills and water confidence.
  • 7-11 years old – Mondays, 7.30-8.15pm in the Main Pool
    • Focus: Refining essential water polo skills like kicking, throwing, catching, and basic game rules.
    • LTAD Stage: Learn to Train – Introduce competition through mini-games and build game understanding.
  • 11-15 years old: – Mondays, 7.45-8.45pm in the Main Pool
    • Focus: Mastering advanced water polo techniques, incorporating tactics and strategies, and experiencing competitive scenarios.
    • LTAD Stage: Train to Compete – Prepare for competitive participation with advanced skills and tactical drills.

Benefits for Your Child:

  • Holistic Development: Addresses physical, technical, tactical, psychological, and social aspects of the sport.
  • Age-Appropriate Progression: Ensures skills are learned and developed at the optimal pace for each age group.
  • Injury Prevention: Emphasises proper technique and movement patterns to minimise injury risk.
  • Long-Term Success: Sets young athletes on a path towards achieving their full potential in water polo.

Why Choose Our Programme?

  • Swim England Certified Coaches: Experienced professionals specialising in youth water polo development.
  • Structured Curriculum: Aligned with LTAD principles and tailored to each age group.
  • Positive Learning Environment: Encourages fun, participation, and team spirit.
  • Pathway to Competition: Prepares participants for future involvement in leagues and tournaments at club, county, regional and national level.
  • Access to Club Matches: Those attending the 7-11, and 11-16 year old mini water polo programmes will be eligible to join the Bridport Barracudas Junior Water Polo team, subject to Swim England membership.

Ready to Make a Splash with Mini Water Polo?

  • For more information and take up our FREE SESSION OFFER, please ask reception, call 01308 427464 or contact us.

Don’t wait! Give your child the opportunity to develop a lifelong love for water polo with our Mini Water Polo programme. Sign up today