Welcome to the fastest growing sport in America. College scholarship opportunities are exploding, and in 2017, 15 NCAA schools came to recruit 55 Juniors and Seniors at the first annual Florida Combine. Total athlete participation is still small compared with other sports (45,000 in water polo vs. 1 million lacrosse or 7 million baseball players). You will have access to college coaches, high-level development programs like USA Water Polo’s Olympic Development Program, and ample playing time to learn and have fun.
Water polo is fun and requires dedication to fitness and skills practice. Games are spectator-friendly, exciting, and last about an hour. It’s a team sport experience that complements a swimming background or other ball sport knowledge. Most water polo players and families become loyal fans, coaches, or supporters and remain part of the sport for a lifetime.