High School Excellence:
Descriptions: This is a WPS Elite program centralized in Regina. This program has been recognized by Water Polo Canada and has been determined as a Regional Development Centre. Athletes selected to participate in this program are selected by invitational basis; there are a maximum number of spots available so a depth chart of athletes is additionally created by WPS coaching staff to select athletes. These athletes will be eligible for Water Polo Canada’s Age Group National Team programming (AGNT).
Goal: These athletes will be provided with a training environment to best achieve their goals in high performance sport.
Water Polo Saskatchewan is pleased to announce the application process for the 2021-2022 High School Excellence (HSE) program. The program is designed to provide an increase in sport-specific training at the provincial level in preparation for the national level training center.
WPS has partnered with the Academy program at Martin Collegiate in Regina, SK to allow student-athletes an appropriate balance between their education and their training schedules. Martin Collegiate allows each student-athlete to set up their course schedules each semester to fit the required courses for graduation throughout the 4 year period. Each student would receive a ‘gap’ in their fourth period slot in order to attend water polo training at the Lawson each Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, and their weights & conditioning course on Tuesdays & Thursdays.
For those student-athletes that wish to attend a different school other than the Martin Collegiate Academy, they may still participate in the High School Excellence training with WPS. The water training session remains the same at the Lawson, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM, and the weights & conditioning sessions will be on Tuesdays & Thursdays from approximately 4-5 PM at Level 10 Training on Grant Road.
The Development Centre (DC), High Performance Centre (HC) and the High School Excellence (HSE) are critical programs offered and run by Water Polo Saskatchewan as identification of our high performance athlete pathway.
Every year Water Polo Saskatchewan is evaluating its athletes using the operation policies you can find here. Identified athletes are then invited to join the DC, HC or HSE. However any athlete who hasn’t been invited at the beginning of the season can ask for a skills assessment in order to be accepted in the DC, HC or HSE program. The following document outlines the WPS programs and goals, as well as the tests performed for each level and the evaluation criterion.
*This test is not to be used later on for the Team Sask selection. Team selection will be done following WPS operation policies*.