Dynamo Youth Water Polo

Dynamo Youth Water Polo - 2019

Dynamo Youth Water Polo is where High School and Middle School aged girls and boys from across Georgia develop and improve their technical skills and understanding of the game through USA Water Polo instruction and competition.  Dynamo Youth Water Polo, the only active USAWP youth club in Georgia, is a program of Dynamo Water Polo Club, one of the largest and most successful USA Water Polo clubs in the Southeastern United States.
In 2018, DWPC Youth had 83 players from 8 different GHSWPA teams.  In the spring, we sent a record 17 players to the ODP National Championships. Both the Girls and Boys had great June trips to Orlando for the Zone Championships and four DWPCY teams (Boys 18U, Boys 16U, Girls 18U, Girls 16U) went to California for the USA Water Polo Junior Olympics national championships.  
The 2019 season runs from mid-February through June (through July for those who qualify for Junior Olympics).
Players must complete 100 yards freestyle without stopping and in less than 1:30 (boys) and 1:40 (girls), with technique that meets the coaches’ satisfaction.  Space is limited.  Coaches have the right to make cuts/selections as they see fit.
GHSWPA players do NOT have to choose between spring activity with their GHSWPA team and DWPC Youth; we encourage them to do both.
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2019 Training Schedule:
Spring training begins Sunday, February 24 and runs through June (July for those who qualify for JOs): 
Sunday           12:00 - 2:30pm (2.5 hr pool, :30 min dryland)
Monday            7:30 - 9:30pm (:30 min dryland, 1.5.hr pool)
Wednesday      7:30 - 9:30pm (:30 min dryland, 1.5.hr pool)

Tournaments:
We host and attend USAWP tournaments.  Participation is highly recommend but not required.  Likely tournaments may include (details confirmed as available):

  • NC Invite (tent. April 27-28) - Triangle area, NC
  • Dynamo Invite (May 4-5)
  • JO Qualifiers (June 7-9) - Orlando, FL
  • Sunshine State Games in Coral Gables FL - June 21-23.  
  • JOs - (Boys July 20-23, Girls July 24-26 - Orange County, CA)
Tournament costs are incremental and shared by participants.
NEW IN 2019: Coaches have selection criteria for JOQ, SSG and JO tournaments.  Details to come. 

Equipment:
Athletes provide:
  • Suit (Boys: Briefs preferred.  Girls: One piece.  Wide shoulder straps 
  • Goggles
  • Dryland clothes (tennis shoes, t-shirt, shorts, etc.)
You don’t need to buy a new/polo-specific suit just to show up.  Come with what you have and if you want to commit we can help you pick out a great water polo suit.  If you want to buy a water polo suit anyway, please use Turbo/Kap7. (They sponsor DWPC, the GHSWPA and our National Teams.)  DWPC team suits and gear orders placed at the start of the season.
The club provides balls, caps, dryland equipment, etc.

Cost:
$500.00 for the season, plus USAWP membership, team gear, and tournament travel.
Sunday only is $300. Siblings after the first (at full price) get a $50 discount.
Coaches: 
Our coaches are USAWP certified and trained in coaching the USAWP system:
HEAD COACH:
Stu Sheldon– APS Knights GHSWPA coach; DWPC masters player; USAWP ODP coach; USAWP Holiday Camp coach; varsity water polo and swimming at Washington & Lee University.  GHSWPA & USAWP referee.
ASSISTANT COACHES:
Ken Beamon: APS Knights GHSWPA coach; DWPC masters player; North Carolina State University collegiate club.
Karina Cordisco: Wheeler Wildcats GHSWPA coach; played for Miami Sunset High School, including the FL High School Water Polo State Championships for three straight years.
Ed Hirsch: DWPC masters player; played for the University of Southern California; U.S. Olympic Festival (South Team) team, North Miami Beach varsity high school and USAWP Junior Olympics teams.

Kevin Hughes: Lakeside Viking GHSWPA coach; Dynamo Masters Player, played for University of Georgia; 3 time CWPA Southeast Zone MVP, Former GHSWPA MVP

Neal Laxpati: DWPC masters player; played for the University of Southern California collegiate club, Georgia Institute of Technology collegiate club; Emory Women's Water Polo Coach 2007-2016.
Tim Watson: Southern Crescent GHSWPA coach; Dynamo masters player; played for the University of North Carolina; co-founded Raleigh/Triangle Water Polo; played for Charlotte Sharks.  GHSWAP & CWPA referee.


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