Mission Statement:

Our mission here at Huntington Beach Water Polo Club is to develop each water polo player to be the best athlete and person they can be. We accomplish this through teaching the athletes hard work, dedication, and mental toughness. We are committed to providing the highest level of training and competition, while maintaining a positive coaching atmosphere.

Philosophy:

We believe that Water Polo is one of the most physically demanding and mentally exhausting of all team sports. Competing in our water polo program will develop the mental, physical and emotional strength of all the athletes involved. We will teach discipline, dedication, perseverance, commitment, accountability and competitive drive. As much as all of us love to win and are competitors, we truly believe that regardless of win/loss record, every athlete that comes through Huntinton Beach Water Polo Club will become a better person based on the lessons they learn.

We strive to create a positive learning experience for all players, we believe that a true club is built very similar to a family with athletes supporting each other, and coaches leading from the front rather than directing from the back. Our goal is to help every player get in to college, and to give them the tools to be successful in their life after water polo.

We are committed to creating athletes that are champions both in and out of the water. Our belief is that a champion is a player to strives for excellence in academics, athletics, and personal character. We believe this excellence includes a firm commitment to the physical and emotional strength, dedication to sportsmanship and fair play, the development of individual and team skills, giving maximum effort, the will to win and conducting yourself in a way that bring praise to the club, and community. Participation in HBWPC is an honor, our players earn thie honor through hard work and dedication in the classroom as well as in the pool. Any student who participates in our water polo program will build self-esteem, confidence, and the tools for success in their adult lives.

Our Programs:

SPLASHBALL: 

Designed to introduce the sport of water polo to children 5-9 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, Splashball 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.

Our Splashball program is headed by Shelly Addam, she can be reached at ShellyA@hbwaterpolo.com

Splashball/Assistant Coach is Cameron Davidson, camerond@hbwaterpolo.com

 

AGE GROUP:

Our age group programs encompass 9 age levels, with up to 3 teams per level. The age group levels are 10u Mixed Boys and Girls, and Separate Boys and Girls teams at each 12u, 14u, 16u, and 18u. When enrollment allows, we split our age group levels into specific training groups designed to advance each athlete to acheive the highest level of competition they can as they grow and learn the sport.  Teams are always created with the goal of giving each athlete the most and best opportunities for development at each event and level.  Questions regarding practices and placement should be directed to the team head coach via email.  Our goal is for all the coaches attention to be directed at the athletes during practices, so please reach out to the coaches

 

Each team has a specific coach, with a director overseeing practices, however our club runs a dedicated and carefully designed system of play, and each practice is designed in a way that emphasizes specific skills (for the age/skill level of the group), and all coaches are capable of stepping in and assisting with all practices.

 

Our directors can be reached at the following email addresses:

Splashball,10U COED, Piranha Director: Nolan Strout -nolans@hbwaterpolo.com

All Club Programs Director, and High School Girls and Youth Boys Mark Canner- markc@hbwaterpolo.com

High School Boys Director: Brian Beiar- brianb@hbwaterpolo.com

Youth Girls Director: Ryan Poole- ryanp@hbwaterpolo.com

 

Club Facilities:

Huntington Beach HS 

1905 Main St Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Ocean View HS

1701 Gothard St Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Cypress College

9200 Valley View St Cypress, CA 90630

 

In addition to these 3 pools, the club also conditions out of Marina HS.