USA Water Polo: Olympic Development Program


6-8 Sports is partnered with USA Water Polo to help run their Olympic Development Program (ODP). The ODP involves a series of training camps each season to help select and develop the athletes that will represent USAWP 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.

During select ODP events in 2018 and 2019, the 6-8 Sports Team will put athletes through the 6-8 Challenge. Additionally, throughout the ODP season, USAWP and 6-8 Sports will build a national ranking based on the 6-8 metric system. This database will help coaches make better informed decisions when selecting ODP athletes and creating the final ODP team rosters. USAWP will also encourage other ODP Zones around the country to run the 6-8 Challenge in their respective regions.