AUGUST 2020, The Central Coast Academy of Sport and three (3) other Regional Academies of Sport, in partnership with Water Polo NSW is launching a Water Polo Program for junior boys and junior girls, playing a vital role in the athlete pathway by identifying, monitoring and developing the skills of young water polo players from within their regions.
Alongside Hunter Academy of Sport (HAS), Northern Inland Academy of Sport (NIAS) and Southern Academy of Sport (SSA), CCAS will run online sessions for local athletes covering topics such as an introduction to sports psychology, home strength and conditioning routines, healthy habits and balancing life as a sportsperson and student.
It is anticipated that in the near future the programs will include some face to face sessions but until such time the online program will be run with weekly sessions engaging the athletes. Specialist presenters from all regions, with a wealth of knowledge and expertise will cover the different topics, educating the athletes to further enhance their Water Polo training and competition.
CCAS has had huge success with the Winter Online Programs that were launched in May 2020 and are confident that the Water Polo program will see continued growth in the online space. Technology is something that we have all had to get used to – it has many benefits and the age group that we are seeing in the programs are no stranger to technology, making it an easy method of delivery.
The Water Polo program is an exciting new sport being added to the RASi roster. The collaboration of the Academies that are involved in the program offers athletes from across several regions the opportunity to connect more frequently than they have in the past, whilst staying safe and in line with Government Recommendations. The program will run from August to November and will cater for boys and girls eligible to compete in WPNSW events in the U14, U16 and U18 age groups