We will be hosting several training camps, clinics, and possible travel training trips throughout the year to encourage player growth outside of their club and high school seasons. These are great opportunities to learn new skills from elite athletes and coaches, connect with new players and network with prospective coaches. These camps and clinics are open to all HS players of the water polo community. Space is often limited so be sure to check for new events.
Tony was born in Rio de Janeiro, but his family moved to Long Beach, CA a month after his birth. When he was four, he suffered a near-death experience after a fall that severed his trachea and esophagus. Although his heart stopped beating on the operating table for several minutes, doctors were eventually able to revive him. His parents were told he would never be able to play sports due to his sustained injuries at such an early age.
After graduating from Stanford with a degree in International Relations, Tony signed a series of professional water polo contracts in Europe and abroad, leading each team to numerous championship titles. Unwilling to accept this prognosis, Tony pushed against all odds to become a great player and strong leader. During high school and his time at Stanford University, he won four CIF State Championships and two NCAA titles and became the youngest member of the US Olympic water polo team in 2000 at the age of 18. At Stanford, he set NCAA scoring records with an astonishing 332 goals (the past leader had 235) and was the first player to win the prestigious Peter Cutino Award (the Heisman Trophy of water polo) four years in a row.
He was a member of the past five US Olympic Teams, culminating in a silver medal in Beijing 2008. Team USA had not won a Men’s water polo medal since the Silver in the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul.
Tony’s current goal is to grow the sport of water polo both within the USA and abroad.
When: July 9-11
Where: Amador HS, Pleasanton
The session will be as followed:
July 9-11 | 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm