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Congratulations to U14 Boys!

Posted by Thunderbirds Water Polo at Jan 25, 2020 11:25AM PST ( 0 Comments )

Congratulation to the U14 boys who went to the Tournament of Courage! With only 8 players in attendance the team had to focus and work twice as hard as the other teams. With 2 wins and 2 loses they placed 5th. We are proud of there commitment and dedication.

14U Future Stars Camp 2020

Posted by Thunderbirds Water Polo at Jan 7, 2020 6:12PM PST ( 0 Comments )

Edmonton Alberta July 8-11th 2020

The AWPA Future Stars 14U Water Polo Camp is an advanced level water polo camp for the future stars of the sport. This 4 day camp is being offered in Edmonton, Alberta during the 19U Water Polo Junior PanAms. This camp will help improve your overall skills in the sport of water polo while enjoying great coaching by Canadian Age Group National Team coaches; former NCAA athletes and coaches; Team Alberta coaches.
We provide a competitive, safe, and enjoyable environment that allows players to be challenged.
Campers will train each day at various pools including the Kinsmen Sports Centre where they will feel a part of the Jr PanAms. This is not a beginner level camp and all participants are encouraged to have 2+ years of experience in water polo. During the camp we will cover all the facets of the game and advance techniques. Similar to a national or collegiate-level practice, the camp will also include 2 water sessions per day; dry-land strength and conditioning, video review, goal setting and nutrition. Additionally campers will get to go and watch some of the Jr. PanAm games with their coaches.

Registration Link:

The document 14U_Camp_Flyer.pdf was attached to this post.

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High Performance Training Camp

Posted by Thunderbirds Water Polo at Dec 3, 2019 3:21PM PST ( 0 Comments )

AWPA HP Camp -born 2007 additional
We have added the born 2007 athletes to the camp this year with modified times. For the 2007’s they will be divided from the other camp participants to have suitable training. During this 3 day camp the participants will have water sessions, classroom video sessions and dryland training. You will be taught and exposed to different kinds of training by top Canadian coaches and senior national team athletes. Spaces are limited and registration will fill up quickly. The coaches who are attending the camp will rotate through working with the 2007 athletes.
Location: Calgary Repsol Centre
Dates: Dec. 28-30th 2019
Hours: Dec. 28th 8:45am-4pm (2 pool sessions /lunch with video)
Dec. 29th 9am-3pm (2 pool sessions/ lunch and dryland/stretch)
Dec. 30th 8:30am-11:30pm (1 pool session/ info with athletes)
(start and end times are subject to slight changes because of pool bookings but changes will be communicated directly with registered participants)

• Top instruction from Canadian coaches
• Canadian NCAA/National team athletes help with pool sessions in the water
• 10 hours of water instruction per athlete
• Cap on number of camp participants so coaches can work with each athlete
• Position specific training as well as fundamental movements, perimeter shooting, driving, centre play
• Video analysis/classroom session

Alberta Water Polo will be coordinating the camp and registration so that the coaches participating can focus on the athletes. Once you have sent in your registration form and payment an email will come to you confirming your registration.


PUPS Program: Ages 5 to 8 years old.

Designed for children with no water polo experience or who are not strong in the water.

Time: 2:00pm to 3:00 pm
Training: Once per week, Saturday 2:00 – 3:00 pm at the Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre

Once the PUPs athletes are confident in swimming and are able to swim in the deep water they will have an assessment by their coach which will determine if they are ready to advance to the U10 Program.

Instructors: Gerilyn Yanew, Lexi Gish and Gavin Schadek

Session 3: January 11, 2020 – February 22, 2020

Session 4: February 29, 2020 – April 25, 2020 (No class on March 28 and April 11, 2020)

Fees: Per Session $60.00 / session, + $30.00 AWPA Insurance (paid once per season)


In-person Registration for the 2019 – 2020 Season of Thunderbirds Water Polo will be in the dive tank at Kinsmen Sports Centre between 5:30 – 7:30pm on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Come out and meet the coaches for this year’s teams, order team gear and get a chance to see old teammates and meet new team members.

The kids will have a chance to be in the water from 6:00 – 7:30.

Please register on-line in advance or it can be completed in person on Saturday the 14th. Arrangement need to be made to pay insurance and fees for the Fall and Winter season before they can practice with their group.

Regular practices start the week of September 15, see the calendar on the website for the times and locations.