Experienced Mavericks coaches bring the sport of water polo to our youth competitive aquatics program. Through skills and drills, small group work, and team scrimmages, young water polo players age 5-14 are introduced to the fast paced action and excitement of water polo.
- Introduce and develop young water polo players through basic understanding of the skills and sport of water polo.
- Increase each player’s individual skill set in a fun and energetic setting.
- Provide highly motivated, knowledgeable, and experienced coaches.
Menlo Mavericks is excited to announce our expanding Water Polo program!
Menlo Swim and Sport welcomes Brenda Villa, the most decorated female water polo player ever, as the new Head of Mavericks Water Polo and Head of Aquatics Outreach.
Girls 12U and 14U Water Polo with Brenda Villa at Belle Haven Pool, Tuesday/Thursday/Friday, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. $80/month > Register today!
Boys 12U and 14U Water Polo at Burgess Pool, Monday/Tuesday/Thursday, 6:30-8:00 p.m., $80/month > Register in person at Service Center following evaluation
All new participants in 12U and 14U Water Polo must show swimming competency by swimming 25-yards freestyle with side breathing, prior to joining practice. Evaluations are held at Belle Haven on Tuesday/Thursday/Friday at 5:30 p.m. and Burgess at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Scholarships available through Beyond Barriers Athletic Foundation.
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Meet the Coaches:
Brenda Villa, the most decorated female water polo player ever, a four-time Olympic medalist (Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, and London 2012) and three-time World Champion (2003, 2007, 2009), started swimming at age 6 with Commerce Aquatics in Commerce, California, and began playing water polo at age 8. Named the "FINA Female Water Polo Player of the Decade" for the 2000s, Brenda is an accomplished scorer and passer, and has competed with the USA Women’s national team for the last 16 years. As an undergraduate at Stanford University, she won the 2002 Peter J. Cutino Award as the top female college water polo player. Brenda also co-founded a non-profit, Project 2020, which strives to give access to aquatic sports to youth that would otherwise not have access to aquatic sports. Brenda looks forward to launching the new water polo program at Belle Haven pool.
Becky Seelos has been in and around water since she was a baby. She started off swimming competitively at age 6 and by the time she reached high school she was ready for something new; water polo stole her heart instantly! She has been playing water polo for 10 years, on a nationally ranked team at CSU Bakersfield (position: driver), and for fun with a masters team after college. Becky has coached both young kids, who know very little about the sport, and adult women with a several years of water polo experience. Becky has a true love for the sport and looks forward to introducing water polo to your swimmers and improving skills they already have.
Melissa Joy has grown up around the water; though, it wasn’t until high school that she was introduced to the truly awesome sport of water polo. Needless to say, she loved it! Melissa found her strength in the cage as goalie. Since discovering the sport, she can't get enough. She played for her high school team as well as various club teams around the Bay Area. Melissa also played a year for Occidental College and on club teams throughout college. Melissa can’t wait to be able to introduce the unique sport of water polo to the Mavericks!
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