Olympic Development Program


Southeast Zone ODP Boys Teams 2018

Congratulations to the following athletes for being selected to the 2018 SEZ ODP team.

They will be competing at ODP Nationals 23-25 Feb in northern California.  


YOUTH 2001/2002      
  1 Anthony Battestella G
  2 Rene Peralta att
  3 Bruno Rebessi att
  4 Nicholas Linder att
  5 Drew Sheldon 2md
  6 Luke Carey att
  7 Alec Johnson att
  8 Nicolas Valls C
  9 William Oliver 2md
  10 Brian Kent att (L)
  11 Ethan Roman att (L)
  12 Daniil Tourashev att
  13 Matteo Marcato G
  14 Seth Berke att


CADET 2003      
  1 John "Hayes" Beamon U/C
  2 Christopher "Colin" Bryant C
  3 Sole Fratila A
  4 Chris Graner A
  5 Hayaat Kay-Ramos A (L)
  6 Awaal Kay-Ramos C
  7 Kamal Kay-Ramos G (b)
  8 Kyle Pearson G (a)
  9 Daniel Picot U/CD
  10 Alejandro Schmidt A
  11 Victor Schultz CD/A
  12 Eli Schweitzer A
  13 Luksa Vlasic C
  14 Maximilian Zum Tobel A


Devlopmental 2004 and Under      
  1 Ryan Fullerton G
  2 Greg Nordheim 2md
  3 Max Zelikov 2m
  4 Andreas Beleznay att
  5 Bodhan Kopynets 2md
  6 Toni Vlasic att
  7 Ethan Dunnigan att
  8 Ivan Horna att
  9 Paolo Rebessi att
  10 Liam Ortiz att
  11 Brady Kossoff att
  13 Dylan Chaimowicz G
  14 Theodore Pilner att




2017-2018 ODP National Championships

Boys: February 23-25, 2018 - Northern California - Pleasanton/Livermore


Girls: March 9-11, 2018 - Northern California - Pleasanton/Livermore



2018 NTSC Dates
Boys - 
April 6-8, 2017 - Orange County
Girls - 
May 25-28, 2017 - Orange County


Development Pools and Championship Pool

  • Dougherty Valley High School: 10550 Albion Rd, San Ramon, CA 94582

Cadet Pools

  • Foothill High School: 4375 Foothill Road, Pleasanton, CA 94588
  • Amador Valley High School:  1155 Santa Rita Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94566

Youth Pools

  • Robert Livermore Community Center:4444 East Ave, Livermore, California 94550
  • Las Positas College: 3000 Campus Drive, Livermore, CA 94551


Airport Info:

All major Bay Area airports are less than an hour drive to Tri-Valley:

Oakland Airport (OAK)- 18 Miles/20-25 Minute Drive
San Jose Airport (SJC)- 30 Miles/35-40 Minute Drive
San Fran Airport (SFO)- 37 Miles/ 40-45 Minute Drive

Do not book a flight before 6 pm on Sunday


Championship Info

  • All championships will begin competition early Saturday morning.
  • Athletes need to arrive sometime in the evening (around 5pm or later) on Friday night - be sure to let your coach know your travel plans so they can arrange your airport pickup.
  • Championships will conclude on Sunday between 5-6 pm depending on game schedule and announcements. Do not book a flight before 6pm.
  • Athlete's hotel will be covered by ODP. Ground transportation for athlete's outside CA will be covered by ODP.

Hotel info will be provided closer to event date. In the past, the team hotel is reserved only for athletes. A parent block will be available as well.



2017 SE Zone ODP Identification Tournament 2/3 Dec.

It was a great weekend at the ZIT with over 25 teams competing and 200-250 athletes all had a chance to show their gam

es skills in front of Bryan Lynton 

and Sean Nolan Head Coaches of our ODP National Teams. Congrats to the players who received invitations to come out and compete for a chance to be on the SE Zone ODP Teams.  

Even if you did not receive a letter please attend the camp in January to continue your development and get exposure to the skills taught to our national teams. The final camp will be held at Boca Raton High School next month  January 6/7th where you will get one more chance to learn more skills and compete for a chance to be on the SE Zone Teams. 




The results for the tournament look like this: 



         14U Mixed Division : Scots Water Polo  ZIT CHampions

18U Girls Division: Miami Riptides ZIT Champions

18U Boys Division:  Hialeah Storm ZIT Champions


Congrats to all the teams and athlete who competed this week-end. See below for more information and links to registration







The Olympic Development Program will serve as a forum to identify and develop athletes to represent USA Water Polo throughout domestic and international competition. The foundation of the program is a systematic approach to athlete development through a training program that focuses on both the technical and tactical components of water polo while placing a premium on overall physical fitness. This program will also provide a forum where coaches and referees are provided with professional development and to the vision of our Men and Women's Senior National Team coaches.


The Olympic Development Program exists to identify and prepare athletes to represent USAWP in international competition; while exposing, educating, engaging and developing all USAWP athletes, coaches and referees to the vision of our Men'TMs and Women'TMs Senior National Team Coaches

The goal is to identify and develop athletes at the USAWP club level and then integrating them into national team pipeline via the Olympic Development Program.


The new ODP model will have significant changes as compared to the previous ODP program that dates back to 2008. The new ODP model being presented in 2014 is one of the major programs that will ensure that USA Water Polo (USAWP) remains the best in the world.



We will be going about the 2018 ODP season a little differently this year in an attempt to increase participation and offer more playing opportunity for the zone. We will be replacing one of our camps with a SE Zone ODP Identification Tournament( ZIT)The ZIT concept is to offer teams another chance to play in a tournament and at the same time allow the SE Zone ODP staff and National Team staff a chance to see more players (exposure for our kids ). We will ask to meet with each team prior to their first game and explain our intentions then meet again after their last games. We will identify players willing to participate in the Olympic Development Program and offer them an invitation to participate in the ODP camp in January. Those kids whose team is not competing will still get a chance to play and we will either build a team or through a random draw build multiple teams. You will simply have to contact the tournament director and inform them of your situation.  An ODP coach will assist these teams through the tournament. 

If your club is entering the event you will not need to enter as a "free agent", if your team is not entering and you still wish to play we will be putting teams of "free agents" together. These teams will be coached by one of our ODP zone age group coaches. In this case you will need to register through USAWP.


All camps are open to any players wishing to participate regardless of their having played in this tournament.      


The identification tourney would be first weekend in December 2/3 at the Duff Tyler Pool at Saint Andrew's School 3900 Jog Rd, Boca Raton, Fl. 33434


The ODP season for the SE Zone would consist of a two-day camp in ATL Oct 28-29 for the northern part of the Zone, the Zone Identification Tournament Dec 2/3, and a second camp some time in early  January 6/7,  down south in Boca at Boca Raton High School.

2017-2018 Camp Dates: click the links here for registration

Oct 28/29 ATL Camp

Dec 2/3 OPD Identification Tourney

Jan 6/7  Boca Camp


2017-2018 ODP National Championships Dates

Boys: February 23-25, 2018 - Northern California - Pleasanton/Livermore

Girls: March 9-11, 2018 - Northern California - Pleasanton/Livermore


go to USA WATER POLO ODP for more info!!!!

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