There will be a tryout for the East Coast National Team roster from 1/27/18-1/28/18 at Harvard University. Hours are Saturday January 27th from 4-7 pm and Sunday January 28th from 10:30am-1:30pm. Session 1 will be a testing session where athletes will be evaluated on their technical/fundamental abilities and fitness levels. These tests will also be position specific as well so when you list athletes please list their primary offensive and defensive positions. Session 2 will be a tactical evaluation for all phases of the game concluding with a scrimmage.
There are a maximum of 18 spots on the team. Athletes who want to participate must be able to commit to at least one weekend trip to the west coast during the semester. The coaching staff will evaluate who will be sent out west to be absorbed by a USA National League team for training and competition. Each date we will send 2-3 different athletes to California but not everyone will be selected to go. The semester will conclude with a game at the Brown Invite vs. NYAC and possibly one more game but that is TBD and ALL athletes must be available for this tournament.
The dates for the National League are:
2/24/18 Northern California
3/10/18-3/11/18 Southern California
4/21/18-4/22/18 Finals in Northern California
April TBD Brown University vs. NYAC
There is an upfront cost for participation on this team. If an athlete is not a USAWP member they must sign up. There is a membership titled “College/Young Professional Athlete” that costs $46. They can sign up at usawaterpolo.com. The tryouts will be $100. This cost helps offset flights and hotel costs for travel to the west coast as well as uniform costs for ALL members of the East Coast National Team.