US Sports Camps Announces 2012 Summer Camp Schedule for the Nike Water Polo Camps

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US Sports Camps, Inc. offers Nike sponsored water polo camps nationwide for players ages 8-18 and is pleased to announce the 2012 summer camp schedule.

USSC and the Nike Water Polo Camps have given me the opportunity to share my Olympic experiences with youth and high school water polo players from around the country. -- Genai Kerr

US Sports Camps, Inc. offers Nike sponsored water polo camps nationwide for players ages 8-18 and is pleased to announce the 2012 summer camp schedule.

“We have partnered with some of the best water polo coaches in the country,” says Paul Merrion, Vice President of US Sports Camps. “Our camp directors love to work with youth and high school athletes. The goal is to provide a positive learning atmosphere and the kind of focused, intensive training essential to improvement so campers can compete at the next level.”

The 2012 Nike Water Polo Camps include: Brown University, RI; University of California Santa Cruz, CA; San Diego State University, CA; California State University Bakersfield, CA; and University of California Irvine, CA.

Joining the individual coaches at each camp location is former Olympian Genai Kerr. Genai will be guest speaking and providing demonstrations at UC Santa Cruz and San Diego State University in June, and co-directing the Nike Water Polo Camps at Brown, CSU Bakersfield and UC Irvine in July.

"USSC and the Nike Water Polo Camps have given me the opportunity to share my Olympic experiences with youth and high school water polo players from around the country,” says Genai Kerr. “I am extremely passionate about helping the next generation improve their skills and succeed at the next level."

Genai continues, “My goal is to reiterate what club and high school coaches are teaching by getting in the water with campers and demonstrating various drills to help improve their understanding and mechanics.” At the Nike Water Polo Camps all facets of the game are covered including ball handling, shooting, dodging, defensive strategies, goalie instruction, and overall team concepts.

Located in Providence, Rhode Island, about one hour south of Boston, the Nike Water Polo Camp at Brown University is being offered July 5-8 and August 7-10. Co-directed by Head Coach Felix Mercado and Assistant Coach Genai Kerr, both sessions are coed and open to all ability levels ages 13-18. Overnight campers are housed on the Brown University campus, and for local players there is a day camp option available during both sessions. Instruction takes place in Brown’s new indoor Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatic Complex, a state-of-the-art 50 meter swim facility scheduled to open this spring.

The Nike Water Polo Camp at UC Santa Cruz is being offered June 28-July 1st. This is a coed camp open to all ability levels ages 10-18. Kim Musch and Randy Whitchurch co-direct the program with guest instruction by Genai Kerr on Friday, June 29th. Overnight campers from the San Francisco Bay area and beyond are housed on the UC Santa Cruz campus and daily instruction takes place in the university’s pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Offered June 24-27th, the Nike Water Polo Camp at San Diego State University is directed by Head Coach Carin Crawford with Genai Kerr speaking and demonstrating on Monday, June 25th. Overnight campers are housed in university dorms located just down the street from SDSU’s Aztec Aquaplex.

The Nike Water Polo Camp at California State University, Bakersfield is being offered July 8-11. This is a coed camp open to all ability levels ages 8-18. Jason Gall and Genai Kerr co-direct the program at the John S. Hillman Memorial Aquatic Center, located on the California State University, Bakersfield campus.

Located one hour south of Los Angeles, the longest camp offered this summer is the Nike Water Polo Camp at UC Irvine. The program runs Monday, July 16th to Sunday, July 22nd with several registration options available during that timeframe. As a prelude to this camp, Genai Kerr is also hosting a weekend water polo clinic June 23-24th at UC Irvine. See website for details.

US Sports Camps also offers Nike summer swimming camps during the summer to help improve stroke technique and overall performance in the pool.

2012 Nike Swim Camp locations include: AZ - University of Arizona; CA - San Diego State University; CA - Stanford University; CA - Univ. of California, Santa Cruz; CO - Univ. of Northern Colorado; GA - Berry College; IL - So. Illinois Univ., Carbondale; IN - Butler University; MD - Univ. of; Maryland, College Park; MA - Williston Northampton School; MI - Hillsdale College; NH - University of New Hampshire; NJ - The College of New Jersey; NV - Incline Village, Lake Tahoe; OH - Bill Wadley Swim Clinics; OH - Xavier University; OK - University of Oklahoma; OR - Lewis and Clark College; PA - University of Pittsburgh; TX - University of North Texas; UT - University of Utah; VT - University of Vermont; WA - Seattle University; WA - Whitman College; and WI - Univ. of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

About US Sports Camps

US Sports Camps (USSC), headquartered in San Rafael, California, is America's largest summer sports camps network and the licensed operator of Nike Sports Camps. The company has offered summer camps since 1975 with the same mission that defines it today: to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high quality sports education and skill enhancement.

Coaches, parents, and campers interested in the 2012 Nike Water Polo Camps can visit http://www.ussportscamps.com/waterpolo/ or call 1-800-645-3226.

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