SEZ Regional Selection Rosters!! see below:
Dear SEZ Athletes and Families,
THANK YOU!!!! to the almost 500 players who participated in our two ODP camps and zone ODP tournament. This is by far the largest ODP participation we’ve had in the Southeast Zone and is a tribute to your interest in becoming better water polo players. After much thought and discussion by our SEZ coaching staff, as well as feedback from our National Coaching staff, we have finalized selections for the Southeast Zone ODP teams. Please see the rosters below.
To those selected I would like to congratulate you for making our SEZ 2020 ODP Regional Team. We look forward to continuing our work together and competing in the ODP Regional Championships.
You will receive an official email from USAWP within the next few days. This email will contain detailed information regarding the next steps that you must complete, including accepting your invitation to the zone team and booking your travel to Regional Championship in North Carolina.
For now, please be sure you keep the following dates free for our zone team training as well as the championship:
Respond to this email by Friday 13 December with an acceptance of your selection.
ODP Regional Championship January 10-12, Greensboro, NC
Boys ODP National Championship Feb 28-1 March, Riverside, CA
Girls ODP National Championship March 13-15, Riverside, CA
Please visit the following site for more information: https://usawaterpolo.org/
Selections for the SEZ ODP National Championship team will occur shortly after we return from Regionals.
Again, congratulations! Please continue training hard from now until our first team training and through regional championships.
Regionals at Greensboro, NC
Dates: Jan 10-12, 2020
Zones Participating: MDW, GLZ, NEZ, and SEZ
Location: Greensboro Aquatic Center, 1921 W Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27403
Airport: Greensboro, NC (You should book tour travel as soon as possible)
Hotel: Sheraton Greensboro Hotel 3121 W Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27407, Phone: (336) 292-9161
You can call the hotel at 1-800-242-6556 then choose option 1 (for reservations) they then ask for the “Friends & Family USA Water Polo” block.
USAWP will BOOKS ATHLETE & COACH ROOMS. ALL ATHLETES STAY TOGETHER AS A TEAM.
Family and friends must make their own arrangements. Athletes may not stay with family/friends.
Team Uniform: The Southeast Zone would like to have all athletes wear a SEZ team shirt. The suit is optional though we encourage you to get one. **Be aware that if you are selected you will also be required to purchase National Team gear for the trip to California at a later date**.
You may place your orders from the link here:
Order your gear ASAP in order to have gear before the tournament.
Mary Jane Bailey
Elise Smith Davids
Arendale, Mary (MJ)
Viktor Olah Sallai
Riccardo Di Giuseppe
Bravo Franco, Sebastian
Lewis Keister, Gabriel
2019 Zone Identification Tournament
USA Water Polo and the Southeast Zone are proud to host our 3rd annual zone tournament. This tournament provides high-level competition for athletes in the zone as well as exposure to the National Team Coaches. Additionally, it provides an opportunity for athletes to be selected as a member of the Southeast Zone ODP team.
Date: 7-8 December 2019
- 7 Dec Saturday: Oviedo Aquatic Center 148 Oviedo Blvd, Oviedo, FL 32765
- 8 Dec Sunday: Lake Highland Prep School, 901 Highland Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
Olympic Development Program for the Southeast Zone of USA Water Polo
Time to get ready for the 2019-2020 USA Water Polo Olympic Development Program (ODP) events in Atlanta, Florida, North Carolina, & California. ODP is a great way to increase your skills get national team exposure and meet new friends. Lead by some of the best coaches in our Zone and the entire country, as well as Olympians past and present, ODP is a great opportunity to challenge yourself and chase your Olympic Dreams!!. Read all about it here.
Eastern Regional Championships (January 10-12) in Greensboro, NC
SEZ teams will then be selected to ONE team per division for the ODP Nationals:
- Purpose: To give these zones more play opportunities and additional time to evaluate the athletes for the zone team. Additionally allow more athletes to be exposed to a national style event and compete against peers from across the region. Team Selection: Selection of teams will occur in the week of 17-21 December. It is our intention to select 2 team in each age division for both boys and girls. Though this may be difficult in certain ages we will do our best to field a competitive teams. A final selection will be made after this event for athletes to attend the ODP National Tournament in California For more information please contact Kurt Predmore at email@example.com
Boys National Championships (February 28- March 1) Southern California - Riverside Area
Girls National Championships (March 13-15) Southern California - Riverside Area
National Team Selection Camp participants announced at the end of each NC.
BOYS NTSC - April 24-26, 2020 - Orange County
GIRLS NTSC - May 22-24, 2020 - Orange County
The number of SEZ players attending NTSCs grows each year, as do the number who play for Team USA. ODP is how they do it!
|Southeast-06's||Anna Rosenfirstname.lastname@example.org||Dev||South Florida,|
|06's||Beth Baileyemail@example.com||Dev||Sarasota United|
|04's & 05's||Andrew Nefffirstname.lastname@example.org||Cadet||Dynamo|
|04's & 05's||Adam, Druckeremail@example.com||Cadet||Hurricanes|
|03’s||Marco Barrerafirstname.lastname@example.org||Cadet||Palm Beach United|
*indicates Zone Age Group Coach
|06's||Zac Kapposemail@example.com||Dev||Next Level|
|04's & 05's||Kurt Predmore*
(Zone Head Coach Boy/Girls)
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Cadet||Palm Beach United|
|04's & 05's||Marko Dzigursikiemail@example.com||Cadet||Sarasota United|
|03’s||Gal Ben Kiki||Galbk96@gmail.com||Youth||South Florida WPC|
*indicates Zone Age Group Coach
If you are selected for the Regional Tournament we are asking that all players have at least the team suit. The other apparel is optional. please go to the website to order directly.