A unique opportunity for Tulare County High School junior and senior girls and boys water polo players to get recognition from college water polo programs. Hosted by South Valley Water Polo Cub and managed by Magnum Athletics Management. Former Olympians Merrill Moses' video presentation and world-famous Tony Azevedo bring their expertise and knowledge of college water polo recruiting for a six-hour showcase of our Tulare County top water polo players.
Your coach knows better than anybody the players on your team that have the desire and ability to be successful college student-athletes. That's why you have been nominated. This showcase will be live-streamed to college coaches and video of shooting drills and 3-on-3 non-contact tournament play will be sent to coaches as well. Each high school in Tulare County has been asked to nominate two male and two female field players, plus, one male and one female goalie. Local club water polo coaches have been asked to nominate as well. This event is highly competitive as invitations were limited to 12 male field players, 12 female field players, 4 male goalies, and 4 female goalies for a total of only 32 athletes. You are one of only 32 nominated and/or invited athletes.
Bringing Tony, and Merrill's recruiting strategy, to Tulare County, is a phenomenally economic means to get local players maximum exposure to college programs. By creating a local event that provides multiple college programs exposure to our athletes, we avoid travel, lodging, and meal costs of visiting multiple colleges in California and nationally. In addition to the live streaming video available to coaches, each player receives an edited version of a personal video showing their shooting drills and 3-on-3 tournament play. This can be shared with any college program of your choosing.
Sign-in 9:30 AM to 9:50 AM
Introduction 9:50 AM to 10:00 AM
Group Guided Stretch 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Warm-up Swimming 10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
Time Trials 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM (25 yd Sprint, 50 yd Sprint, 100 yd sprint, 200 yd Sprint)
* Results are provided to college coaches
Goalie Tests 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Passing and Shooting warm up.
11:30 AM – 12:00 AM; 6-8 Skills Challenge
* Results are recorded into a national player database and accessible to college coaches via the mobile application
12:00 AM – 1:00 PM; Lunch Break
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM; Shooting Drills (Video)
* Drills are live-streamed to college coaches
* Individual player video is edited and provided to players a week after the event.
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM; Scrimmage (Non-Contact); 3 on 3 teams (Video)
* Scrimmage is live-streamed to college coaches
* Individual player video is edited and provided to players after the event.
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM – Tony Q & A, College planning etc.
Tony Azevedo is a 5 Time US Men's Water Polo Olympic Team member.
Merrill Moses is a 3 Time US Men's Water Polo Olympic Team member & current Associate Head Coach for the University of Pepperdine Men's Water Polo Team.
An opportunity to learn from Tony, watch Merrill's presentation on college recruiting, complete a skills assessment, participate in a 3-on-3 tournament for evaluation, and showcase your skills in front of college coaches.
$275.00 Per Player
Showcase Features Include
College recruiting presentation video by Merrill Moses
Shooting drills with Tony Azevedo (dry land, fundamentals, passing, shooting)
6-8 Challenge Skills Assessment - results loaded to a national database
3-on-3 Tournament (athletes divided into teams)
Time trials for 50 Free, 100 Free & 200 Free
Athletes receive an individual video of their shooting drills and 3-on-3 tournament play
Showcase is live-streamed to college coaches and they receive access to video record
Evaluation by Tony Azevedo