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Water Polo Gift Ideas: Sport Development

You may be interested in giving a gift to a player that also helps develop his skills. This sport development gift idea section outlines some of the gifts that meet this goal.

Sport development
Instructional videos & books

Summer camps are a great way for both novice and experienced players to develop their skills. Novice players have an opportunity to learn basic skills and get more scrimmage and game experience than they might on the school team. Experienced players learn advanced techniques from the best coaches and players. Most of the more well-known camps are in California (Stanford Water Polo Camp, Water Polo Camp of Champions at Long Beach State, Nike Water Polo Camps offered in several locations, etc.). To search for camps in your area, try using the following camp websites: and

School teams usually have the men play in the fall and the women in the winter. Most commonly, club teams play in the summer and some play in the spring as well. Because club teams are not directly affiliated with a school, they usually cost money to join. Consider picking up the membership fees for an athlete as a gift.

USA Water Polo offers Program for Athletes and Coaches Education (PACE) free and priviate clinics. Visit USA Water Polo for information on these clinics. The private programs can be expensive, but you may be able to have other team parents chip in for the clinic for the entire team.

USA Water Polo, the governing body of water polo in the United States, offers memberships with benefits including a subscription to their quartly magazine and more. Purchase a USA Water Polo membership as a gift.

Instructional videos & books
USA Water Polo has a few instructional videos that you can order. Click on the "Merchandise" button on their homepage to find more information about the PACE Instructional Videos.
Contact us to recommend any other videos or books