The Olympic Development Program serves as a forum to identify and develop athletes to represent USA Water Polo throughout domestic and international competition. The foundation of the program is a systematic approach to athlete development through a training program that focuses on both the technical and tactical components of water polo while placing a premium on overall physical fitness. This program will also provide a forum where coaches and referees are provided with professional development and to the vision of our Men and Women’s Senior National Team coaches.
The Southwest Zone is one of 11 regions that USA Water Polo has designated and is comprised of athletes from Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas. Three age-defined teams of boys and girls will be selected from those who attend the training camps. In the spring those teams will travel to California to take part in the ODP National Championships, pitting them against squads from all the other zones.
Read some frequently asked questions about the program via USA Water Polo.