Splashball 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, Splashball is harmless and all fun. Kids will learn dynamic aspects of the game in a safe, easy to learn aquatic experience that will motivate kids to swim and stay fit.
Splashball practices occur in our shallow pool at Ecker every Monday and Wednesday from 6:30-7:15. The goal is to have young players with minimal skills in the pool learning the basics. We have an 8 week program designed by USA Water Polo that we follow. Each practice has an outline of skills to learn and practice. Swimming skills, while crucial to the success of your future water player, is not a requirement. Those that are just learning to swim can wear floaties to hold them up while in the pool.
After the 8 week program, we will hand pick graduates that may be ready to join one of our age group teams. We have 10U and 12U teams that players can join following their Splashball session.
If your child is older we have entry level programs for them as well. Come to the pool during practice and talk to a coach.
Splashball is very important to the success of our program. Therefore, we welcome all kids to come join no matter where we are in the program. Water Polo is a year round sport so the sooner you start, the sooner we can help your player get up to speed and in shape. Email [email protected] or register today!