Water Polo Canada would like to announce the final selection procedures for the Youth and Junior National Team Programs.
Water Polo Canada will continue to use the process announced on August 17th, utilizing provincial team games embedded into the Senior NCL, though given date changes of the NCL, we will utilize a single event in both the east and west conferences.
Western athletes will be scouted during the Senior NCL event in Calgary January 12-14
Eastern athletes will be scouted during the Senior NCL event in Markham Feb 23-25
Please find below the initially published document with updated dates.
Water Polo Canada is announcing the selection process for the 2024 Youth & Junior National Teams. The Youth National Team will be competing at the 18U Youth World Championships (men: July 2-6, in Buenos Aires (ARG); women: August 17-24, in China (city to be announced), and the Junior National Teams will be competing at 19U Pan American Championships. (The dates and location for Junior Pan American Championships are still TBD.)
*Alternates will be selected and contacted on a positional basis.
Domestic Athletes (athletes residing, training and primarily competing in Canada):
Water Polo Canada will observe athletes using the following platforms:
Water Polo Canada is embedding 19U interprovincial games into the Senior NCL and will utilize these games as the primary source of scouting for the AGNT programs. Water Polo Canada will also use that opportunity to scout extra games at the NCL event. Two weekends will involve these interprovincial games in each conference.
Water Polo Canada will seek to maintain the same scouts to be present for all targeted weekends to provide equal opportunity to all athletes to be seen. As such, Calgary will take priority over Montreal due to the East having more events prior to March 15.
Players who wish to compete for the Age Group National Team Programs must fit the following criteria:
Athletes may be selected to AGNT programs outside of the process described above in exceptional circumstances, including (but not limited to) the following:
Water Polo Canada will send letters to selected athletes by March 15, 2024 and the final roster will be released upon athletes accepting their positions.
If you have any further questions please reach out to Andrew Muir at email@example.com