OCWPC is a not-for-profit organization that provides structured and constructive practices where athletes can develop character and master water polo skills. Our aim is for everyone to contribute towards producing an environment where athletes of all levels can reach their potential and ultimately we can have an environment where exceptional results can be attained. We will work to build a solid base by developing a strong grassroots-feeder system. The three key components in our program are training periodization, long term athlete development and year-round training. The coaching staff is committed to providing the best possible up-to-date instruction in the sport of water polo. Our purpose in the process is not only focused on producing elite athletes, but on developing exemplary citizens. We want to pass along good values and life skills and in the process produce outstanding water polo players. In due course, we are aiming to be one of the best water polo clubs in the Nation.
Participation is encouraged at a young age in order to reach maximum potential as an adult. Young people need to learn good skills from the beginning to eliminate the forming of bad technical habits. Therefore, it is important that water polo players receive excellent year round instruction at a young age, in order to attain high performance results in the future.
The objective of the club is to recruit athletes at a young age and focus on developing a solid foundation of technical and tactical practice, patience, and persistence, the three “Ps” of water polo which translate into important life lessons for the years to come. The club is committed towards coaching at all levels of the sport, primarily focusing on developing elite athletes. We strongly encourage participation before 12 years of age, with 8 years of age being the ideal. Our primary focus is the development of young athletes into adult champions rather than attempting to recruit adult champions. The club plans to provide coaching throughout all the age groups. Consider that when constructing a solid building, the engineer will begin with a solid foundation at the basement, not at the roof or on the second floor. It is crucial that athletes receive good instruction at a young age. This will ensure they will develop good habits and reach their optimum potential.
At the club the athlete is at the center of our model not only as an athlete but also as a person. The most important element of a good sports program is the end product. Our end product is not only an outstanding athlete, but also an outstanding citizen. Optimum performance will be attained when the emphasis is on character development as well as athletic improvement. Having a positive attitude not only toward sport, but also toward life is paramount. Skills acquired in sport easily transfer into all facets of life.
Our values are teamwork, the desire to win, work ethic, integrity, initiative, respect, commitment, tenacity and a positive attitude.