The Toronto Golden Jets’ Academy program is for novice players, aged 6-12, and is designed to allow these new players to follow a progression of swimming and water polo skills acquisition over time. Players will “graduate” from level to level after they fully complete all the skills at a particular level. Proficient swimmers under 7 and beginner swimmers above 12 are also welcome to join as exceptions.
Each player will receive instruction on a specific skill set throughout Year 1. He or she will be tested and provided with feedback throughout the year. Those meeting the expected standard of performance will move on to the next set of skills. Any players who need extra training will be given additional instruction and practice in order to pass the tests and move on. Players will accumulate Golden Jets Level Awards each year. The early years will focus on individual swimming skills and body positioning in the water while later years will also include strategy and game understanding.
The Academy is led by international water polo authority, Pedro Moraes and former University of Toronto and Golden Jets player Loucia Beveridge.