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3v3 Tournament RESULTS

 

The 2016 MWPA 3v3 tournament was a great success! MWPA could not deliver these types of events without the support of the Clubs and their individual members. MWPA would like to thank the water polo community for all of their support. 171 athletes participated in this event!

 

3v3 Participating teams

 

3v3 Schedule

 

3v3 Winners

 

12U Co-ed:         Neptunes

14U:                     Neptunes

16U:                     MacDak

Open Women:   Young Dogs

Open Men:         The Dudebros

 

Congratulations!

 

3v3 Tournament

 

MANITOBA WATER POLO ASSOCIATION - is hosting the 3rd Annual 3v3 Water Polo Tournament at Pan Am Pool

Friday, November 18: 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm and

Saturday, November 19: 12:00 pm to 7:30 pm

 

Categories are as follows: Open men and women, 18U male and female, 16U male and female, 14U male and female, 12U Co-ed

General details: small field of play, shorter games, 3 field players and one goalie play a time, 6 players to a roster

How to Register:

Contact a MWPA Member Club to participate
Register with a MWPA Member Club to participate
Participate via your MWPA School Team

 

For more information or to register a team contact the MWPA Office at manitobawaterpolo01@gmail.com.

Registration Form

3v3 Rules

 

Deadline to register a team – November 7, 2016

 

Save the Date for WPC Summit 2016

Plan ahead for the Fall and join WPC in Calgary for the annual gathering of water polo in Canada. A great professional development and networking opportunity with impactful presentations, in-venue training and engaging workshops.

For more info please click here.

 

2016 School League Coordinator

 

The MWPA Board is looking for an energetic person to co-ordinate and implement the Manitoba High School Water Polo League (MHSWPL) this fall (Sept-Dec 2016). The successful candidate will have a solid knowledge of the game and (if possible) will possess refereeing skills. Salary is commensurate with experience and ability.

View complete job description at this link - job description

Please submit your application directly to manitobawaterpolo01@gmail.com by September 15, 2016.

 

2016 School League Program

Manitoba Water Polo Association is inviting you and your school to participate in the Manitoba School Water Polo League that takes place from October to December each year. Games are held at the Pan Am Pool on Sunday. No prior water polo experience is required, and teams are co-ed.

 

Benefits to students include :

Teamwork : like other sports, the best results come when the team works together.
Inclusive : school teams are co-ed, and we do our best to ensure there are opportunities for all to play (for example, if there are 22+ students interested, we try to make up two teams).
Swimming : swimming is not only a life sport; it is a life-saving activity. Through games, students become stronger swimmers without even realizing it.
No joint stress : water polo increases flexibility and balance and is easy on the joints.

 

Benefits to the school include:

An organized league : MWPA organizes league games and provides game officials.
Coaching : if the school does not have a water polo coach, MWPA will find one for you.
Equipment : all equipment (balls, caps, nets) for games is provided by MWPA. All that students require is a bathing suit.
Practice time : MWPA will arrange one weekly pool time for practices.
Introductory clinic : MWPA can arrange a clinic for your students to try the sport.

To participate, the school only needs to provide the following:

Organization of the team : students join the team through school recruitment. The school completes the necessary roster forms.
Teacher rep : the school provides a teacher rep to be present at weekly practices and Sunday games.
Collection of fees : typical student fees are between $40 and $75 – this is to cover league fees and practice times. The school collects these fees and submits them to MWPA.

 

The health benefits of water polo are plentiful. It combines parts of basketball, hockey and soccer together into one game, making it a very physically active sport.

 

For more information regarding the 2016 School League program please contact the MWPA Office at manitobawaterpolo01@gmail.com.

 

AGM Thanks

MWPA would like to thank everyone for attending the 2016 AGM. Your continued support of all things water polo is greatly appreciated!

The Board of Directors and Staff would like to thank exiting Board members - Brad Borgstrom and Cindra Leclerc - for all of their hardwork and passion. Your support has been invaluable!

MWPA also recognized long term service volunteer awards to Nancy Smith, Lucia Davidson, Robert Barkwell and Grant Badger. Congratulations!

Nancy Smith was in attendance.

MWPA also recognized Mike Reid for all of his dedicated work with respect to the MWPA Provincial Team program. Mike has been the Provincial Team Head coach since 2011. Mike will be greatly missed and we wish him the best!

 

Bushido Summer Camps

 

Summer is quickly approaching and so are Summer Camps. You are invited to attend to a water polo camp with Bushido Club. If you are 8yrs -14yrs old, love the water and like to have fun, then this camp is for you! No water polo experience necessary, except being able to swim in deep water. Club players also welcome. So, bring a friend or two and remain active while having fun this summer.

Registration Deadline for July Camp is July 1, 2016 - Register On-Line

 

 

Summer Outreach Program - Coach Required

 

Deadline to Apply: June 3, 2016

Manitoba Water Polo has an exciting coaching position for an 18+ year old coach. The position runs during the months of June to August 2016 on various days of the week with a varying weekly work load. Please note that this is a part-time coaching position for only the months of June to August 2016.

Details of Position

• the successful candidate will be visiting various locations in Southern Manitoba to provide Water Polo programming

• the successful candidate will be paid $15/hour for coaching and administration plus an automobile allowance rate of $0.35/km

• Total hours of ~120-150 hours (this includes coaching and travel)

Requirements

• must have previous coaching experience, working knowledge of designing a lesson plan and running a practice

• some level of coaching education is an asset

• use of an automobile and a valid drivers licence is a must as you will be visiting communities in Southern Manitoba

• demonstrated ability to work independently with good communication skills

• you must be able to attend all the sessions that are scheduled

• submit a report to MWPA at the conclusion of this position by September 15 2016.

How to Apply

• Please send a cover letter plus your resume highlighting your coaching and organizational skills via email to Manitoba Water Polo manitobawaterpolo01@gmail.com

• Please put in the subject line: “Summer Outreach Water Polo Coach - 2016”

• If you have any questions about this position, please contact Michael Reid, Provincial Team Head Coach at the following email michaelreid.ca@gmail.com

Deadline to Apply: June 3 2016 email your application to: manitobawaterpolo01@gmail.com .

 

 

2015 Manitoba Aboriginal Athlete Awards Announced

MWPA is pleased to announce that local water polo player - Malachi Leclerc has received the Aboriginal Athlete Award presented by the Manitoba Aboriginal Sport & Recreation Council!

Congratulations Malachi!

Media Release

 

 

MWPA 2016 Provincials

 

Please support your local water polo community this Sunday! Hope to see everyone at the pool.

 

Special thanks to NWPC for all of the hard work and support in organizing this event on behalf of MWPA.

Final Results

Pictures

 

Summer Provincial Team Program seeking Coaches

 

The Manitoba Water Polo Association is looking to select four coaches for the 2016 Summer Provincial Team Program. The coaches will work closely with the Clubs and Provincial Team Head Coach, Michael Reid to develop the next up and coming Water Polo stars in Manitoba.

Focus of the provincial team for this summer will be on boys and girls born in 2000-2002. The program will engage our athletes to play a longer season with a challenging fun trip to play in another country and against different opponents.

For more details please click here.

 

Summer Provincial Team Program

 

The Manitoba Water Polo Association is very excited to provide some NEW information on the 2016 Summer Provincial Team Program.

Focus of the provincial team for this summer will be on boys and girls born in 2000-01 (exceptional 2002). The program will engage our athletes to play a longer season with a challenging fun trip to play in another country and against different opponents.

For more details please click here.

 

Provincial Referee Workshop

Classroom Training:

Date:     

March 22, 2016 and March 24, 2016 – 6pm to 9pm

Location:   

Sport Manitoba, 145 Pacific Avenue, Room 7: March 22 and Theatre Room: March 24

 

Practical Training:

Date:     

April 3, 2016 and April 10, 2016 – 5pm to 8pm

(held in conjunction with MWPA Super League)

Location:   Cindy Klassen Rec Complex, 999 Sargent Avenue

*must attend all sessions to receive course credit

 

Facilitator: Nancy Smith       

Fee: $100

Registration deadline: March 14, 2016

Click here for complete details

 

MWPA Office has a new email address!

 

Effective immediately the MWPA office email address is manitobawaterpolo01@gmail.com.

 

MWPA Office has a new phone number!

Effective immediately the MWPA office phone number is 204.290.2800.

 


I LOVE WATER POLO

"An introductory, grass roots water polo program that promotes fitness, aquatic skills and non stop fun and action"

St James Assiniboine Centennial Pool

644 Parkdale Street

The City of Winnipeg in partnership with MWPA present's WPC's introductory water polo lessons for boys and girls ages 9 to 16.

Saturdays, April 6 to June 8, 2013

7pm to 8pm

FREE

For more information and registration details please read on.

 

 

Concussion?

When it doubt....Sit them out!

You don't have to lose consciousness to have a concussion.

Never return to play if you have concussion symptons.

Follow a doctor-supervised and step-wise return to play.

  • Don't hide it, report it!
  • Get a Doctor to check you out!
  • Take care of your brain!

Find out what you need to know about concussions at www.thinkfirst.ca.

Check out their:

  1. Concussions Q & A
  2. Concussion handouts for parents, players, coaches and teachers
  3. Return to play guidelines
  4. Sports and Rec programs

 

 

 
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