Congratulations to our players who were recognized by USA Water Polo as All-Americans at this year’s Junior Olympics in Dallas, TX! All our teams played their hearts out at the tournament and these recognitions are because of the coaching and teamwork put in by everyone at the tournament and over the year. Congratulations!!!
Congratulations to all the CT Premier teams who played at the 2021 USA Water Polo Junior Olympics in Dallas, TX this year. It was a fun weekend for everyone and the training and hard work you all put in over the past year was on full display! It was an extremely strong showing for all five of our teams.
18U Boys – 1st Place Platinum Division
16U Boys – 4th Place Platinum Division
16U Girls – 13th Place
14U Boys – 1st Place Platinum Division
14U Girls – 4th Place
Thank you to all our coaches, Scott, Paul, Sam, Lauren, Miki and Matt, who made this tournament possible for the players! We couldn’t have done it without you!
The 18U Boys team traveled to Utah in June to play in this 2021 Futures Tournament. They played their hearts out and pushed themselves through the effects of the altitude. Their final game was against 680 Drivers where they were tied 6-6 the half and played a strong second half to win the game 18-15. Congratulations to Coach Jimmy, Coach Scott and the team on bringing home CT Premier’s first trophy!
Congratulations Alex on being named to the USA Water Polo Development National Team! Alex was invited to the National Team Selection Camp (along with Sophie) in June through his participation in the ODP program. He has grown up a swimmer but started playing water polo seriously in the Fall of 2020 when he joined CT Premier WPC at its inception. Alex practices with both his age group, and the high school players, so he can challenge and improve his skills. We are excited to see what you do next Alex!
Congratulations Sophie on being named to the USA Water Polo Development National Team! Sophie is a goalie and has been playing with CT Premier WPC since its inception. Sophie represented CT Premier at USA Water Polo’s Holiday Camp in December and used that experience, as well as her training at CT Premier to make her mark with the National Team Coaches. Sophie also swims and trains at Ashphalt Green in NYC during the week. Looking forward to seeing how you grow in the years ahead!
Thank you to Kelly Mann for taking the time to speak with the CT Premier WPC girls in November! The small group conversation gave the girls the chance to get to know Kelly, hear about what she did to become a great player and ask her questions which ranged from her training routines to the best advice she has ever received. Kelly was a standout water polo player at Stanford, won a gold medal at the 2019 FINA Masters World Championships and also played with the NYAC Women’s team. Thank you Kelly and we look forward to hosting a camp with you soon!
The CT Premier WPC Olympians Series has gone virtual! Thank you to John Mann and Wolf Wigo for holding special Zoom sessions for our players. Our players really enjoyed hearing about John’s and Wolf’s water polo experiences as well as their mindsets both in and out of the water. Everyone learned so much from their insights and CT Premier is looking forward to hosting them for camps as soon as we can!
On Tony’s podcast, he talks about the 6-8 Sports partnership with CT Premier Water Polo Club and how the partnership is set up to help coaches and players learn about themselves and how to improve. He also talks about their VR technology and how players can use it. Listen to the podcast here.
Congratulations to Scott Schulte and Chris Judge on their election to their election to the USAWP NEZ Board! They were the top two vote getters in the NE Zone and are excited to work with the other Board members to grow and strengthen water polo in the NE!