The Ohio Squirrels headed down to Falmouth, KY for open-water water polo. With a short field and 13 players, the group divided up until 3 teams of 4.Special Rules: 1. First to 3 – rotate games. 2. Exclusion – touch a rope and come right back in. 3. Miss goal completely, your team is man-down until you retrieve the ball. 4. Team is out – either officiating or watching the kiddos. With ATV rides, rope swings, camp fire cooking, hiking and nature, it was an awesome event! Tune in next summer! -OSWPC
The Ohio Squirrels Water Polo Club was in for a treat on Sunday, July 29 when they had 5x Olympian, Tony Azevedo attend their water polo practice. Azevedo was in town from Long Beach, CA (just outside of LA) for an age group clinic at Mason High School and special dinner honoring Jose Cerda and the Jose Cerda Aquatic Foundation (www.jcafoundation.org). The foundation alongside St. Xavier High School Water Polo and Head Coach Mike Roberts have been working with Azevedo for the past year building up to this fantastic weekend. For the Ohio Squirrels, an 18 and older club team, Sunday included drills, technique training and organized scrimmage. Azevedo, 36 years old, is about the same age for many of the players on the Ohio Squirrels so they have been following his success for many years. The training session was held at Powel Crosley YMCA, one of the regular locations for the club team. "This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the greatest water polo player in the United States and one of the top in the world." – Ben Keefe, a player on the Ohio Squirrels. Ben has been with the Ohio Squirrels for 5 years. The Ohio Squirrels is a coed masters team that has been around since 2007. They compete and train year-round. They travel to 6-8 invitationals and host tournaments in February and October. For more information, please visit www.ohiosquirrels.com. They are open to players of all levels and ages.
Couple options for your water polo wardrobe this summer!Please pay close attention to how to order each item. Window closes July 31 for all items below! 1. Team Shirts Performance Shirts – Poly + Cotton Blend (65/35) $20 Per Shirt Small – 4XL Use Survey Link to order Shirts https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeOl9Ur4EM9nPtMIqVYKCWJC4AH-ADae236u5X1Tml3tNJCWg/viewform Kap7/Turbo Ordering: 2. Team Suits – Women’s & Men’s (for some reason they have not inputted a size selection area when you order suits. They are fixing this) "Best water polo suits in the world" – Mike Jones 3. Team Bags – Mesh Drawstring Bag https://ohiosquirrels18.itemorder.com/sale How Kap7/Turbo ordering works is that you order off the size and when window closes, all items come directly to Mike Jones’ house to reduce shipping costs. Ohio Squirrels are taking on shipping costs.
Summer is upon us! We are at the following locations all summer! Powel Crosley YMCA – Sundays, 10am – 12pm 9601 Winton Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231 Evendale Recreation Center – 9pm – 1030pm 10500 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241 Full Summer – Non College/High School – $130 Full Summer – College/High School – $100 We do have half-summer options as well. There will be scrimmage opportunities throughout the summer too! Please email ohio.squirrels for questions and to register please visit: http://www.ohiosquirrels.com/team-store Thanks Ohio Squirrels WPC @ohiosquirrels 2018_dues_structure.pdf 2018 OSWPC Practice Schedule – Session #2.pdf
Hey Ohio Squirrels Fans! If you have an interest in participating in the OSWPC CBS Sports Bracket Challenge, send us a message to ohio.squirrels. Free to all members and fans. Limit one bracket per participant.
On February 17-18, the Ohio Squirrels Water Polo Club hosted 10 teams from around the state of Ohio and Michigan. This was a 20 game invitational held at the University of Cincinnati. Teams included: Wolverine Water Polo Club Ohio State University Cleveland Water Polo Club Ohio Squirrels Blue Ohio Squirrels Grey University of Dayton University of Cincinnati Moose Water Polo Marlins Water Polo Motor City Water Polo Teams were placed into two separate brackets with Ohio Squirrels Blue and Cleveland Water Polo Club both going 4-0 and winning their respective brackets.
Congratulations to our 2017 OSWPC Player Awards: Most Valuable Players: Chris Mathers & Dan Lebling Most Improved: Ben Carnahan Rookie of the Club: Charlie Wood All Hands on Deck: Jeff Reese Leadership Award: Jeff Clemens
University of Dayton is hosting an invitational on February 11-12, 2017 at UD. We do not have any details but likely it is 2 games each day. Please sign up using the following form https://goo.gl/forms/YACuRHyMdZ8SQquX2 Dayton is a great and close partner
Please join me in recognizing to the 2016 Club Award Recipients: Most Valuable Players: Daniel Lebling & Chris Mathers Dan & Chris showed tremendous contribution both during competition and team practice to the team success this year. They also demonstrated leadership in developing strategy and utilizing all of our team resources in the water. Most Improved: Adam Gunn Adam strengthened his play at center this year and as an outside shooter. He is becoming more of a threat also while driving and defending center. Adam is always asking questions about how to get better and what to do in specific situations. Rookie of the Club: Lindsey Stamer Lindsey joined at the middle of 2016 and has been an incredibly hard worker and demonstrated a great foundation to be a high quality player and contributor to the club. She is a delight to have on the club! All Hands on Deck: Jeff Reese Jeff was the leader in re-developing www.ohiosquirrels.com as well as linking in a team store to the site. This has helped our brand both in Ohio and around the country. Jeff was also always on board with pitching in to come to practice early, stay late to make sure things are cleaned up. He also excelled in goalie this year and was in the conversation at MVP, Most Improved and Leadership Award. Leadership Award Mike Jones Mike was the main tournament director for the Nutty Invite, Harvest Classic and Lake Polo. He setup practice schedule, several scrimmages, the Quad Invite in January, 2016 and ran the budget this year for the club. Mike also has a strong relationship with all the facilities we use in the Cincinnati area that has allowed us to play both indoors and outdoors. -OSWPC
An interesting read on the proposed FINA rule changes. Faster. More scoring. More movement. http://www.waterpology.com/news/how-will-new-fina-rules-change-the-water-polo-game/