Spartans Sports Camp - Boys Water Polo Summer Camp
Boys Water Polo Summer Camp - Register Now
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At the camp you will learn the necessary fundamentals of water polo along with proper body-
positioning, shooting, passing, blocking and breakaway techniques. Our approach is to teach basics then
continue education through different water polo games. This approach will demonstrate concepts of
playing as a team as well as teaching the essentials of water polo. We will review rules and techniques
as well as learning many new practical water games. Every one of all levels and ability are welcome to
come and learn about one of the oldest Olympic sports…and have a great time doing it in our brand new
This camp will run in one session: June 17-June 21, 2013 from 9:00am-3:00pm daily.|
The cost of a 5-day session of this camp is $275. This camp is open to kids entering grades 6
through 9 in August 2013. Each camper will receive a t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring backpack. Lunch is available for an additional fee (click here for details). Extended care is also available for an additional fee (click here for details).
Sample Daily Schedule - Click here for details
|8:30 - 8:50 am||Campers arrive at the location of their sports|
|9:00 am||Dynamic warm-up|
|9:10 am||Technical skill isolation stations|
|10:00 am||Technical skill integration stations|
|11:00 am||Cross training: Swimming, capture-the-flag, dodge ball, relays, etc.|
|1:00 pm||Tactical skill development|
|3:00 pm||Dismiss/Parents pick-up campers|
Gabor Sarusi grew up in Csongrad, Hungary and has been playing water polo since he was 9 years old. Hungary is arguably the water polo capital of the world so starting at a young age is not uncommon there. Sarusi attended high school at Batsanyi Janos Gimnazium in his home town while playing for a Division 1 club team in a neighboring city, Szentes. His club team finished 3rd twice and 2nd once at the Hungarian National Championships.
Gabor came to California in 2005 and studied at West Valley College for a year. He got his AA degree in Liberal Arts and was named to the All-America First Team at West Valley College. With his help, West Valley went on to win the Northern California Championship and reached the state semifinals that year.
In 2006, Gabor was accepted to the University of Southern California. On this new team, he became a versatile member of the Trojan roster, boasting two-meter strength as well as perimeter presence in 2006 and 2007. He earned Academic All-America "Excellent" honors twice, a Dean’s List Award, the Scholar Athlete Award of Honor, the All-America Award, and was selected to be on the All-Conference First Team. Sarusi also played in two NCAA finals, won a MPSF Championship, and made the All-NCAA team his senior year.
After USC, he continued playing water polo for the prestigious New York Athletic Club and won the US National Championship in 2008 with them.
Sarusi’s coaching career began three years ago. At Loyola High School in Los Angeles, Gabor coached the Varsity and the Junior Varsity water polo teams. This program was very successful and has become one of the power-houses in California. Loyola was ranked number one in CIF Division 1 numerous times and won the Mission League three times with records of 24-6, 31-1 and 25-5. The 2008 league victory was the team’s 1st title since 1995. They won the High School State Championship in 2010 and made CIF playoffs in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
He is currently the head coach at Mountain View High School where he led the Spartans to a 21-8 year taking 2nd place in SCVAL-De Anza League, and marking 5th seat for CCS playoffs.
In addition to coaching at the high school level, Gabor worked at Trojan Water Polo Club and West Valley Water Polo Club, coaching a wide range of age groups and skill-levels. Many of his players, both high school and club have gone on to qualify for the Olympic Development Program and/or made the Youth and Junior National Teams. Many of his players have even won NCAA’s the past three years.
It has been an exciting coaching career so far and Gabor is looking forward to continue the Spartan tradition this coming 2012 season.