Malibu Water Polo Camp

2016 Malibu Water Polo Camp
This summer at Pepperdine University boys and girls ages 12-19 will learn the best of both American and European water polo from Olympians and Pepperdine University coaches TERRY SCHROEDER and MERRILL MOSES.
One of a Kind
Malibu Water Polo Camp is a “one of a kind” water polo experience coached by two of the best in the water polo world - Olympians and Current Pepperdine Coaches Terry Schroeder and Merrill Moses. We guarantee that you will learn skills that will improve your water polo game! The camp is open to ALL boys and girls ages 12 - 19. Multiple sessions with overnight or day camper options are available for the summer of 2016.

Don’t wait to register... All sessions are expected to sell out!

2016 Sessions

June 12 - 16

A 5-day camp with 13 in-water training workouts covering all aspects water polo.

June 19 - 23

A 5-day camp with 13 in-water training workouts covering all aspects water polo.

June 26 - 30

A 5-day camp with 13 in-water training workouts covering all aspects of water polo.

July 10 - 14

A 5-day camp with 13 in-water training workouts covering all aspects of water polo.

Our Camp
  • Camp Structure
  • Camp Goals
  • Daily Schedule
  • Special Events
In our camps, the athletes will be divided into two groups; Field Players and Goalkeepers.

Field players will be coached by six-time Olympian Terry Schroeder. This program is very extensive and covers all aspects of the game. Since a good field player should be a “jack of all trades and a master of one” – the camp will include aspects of setting at 2 meters, posting up, attacker (driver) offense and defense, center defender work, counter attack positioning, 6 on 5 offense and defense, shooting and much more.

Goalkeepers will be coached by two-time Olympian Merrill Moses in an extensive program that will cover everything a goalie needs to know to improve his/her game. The skills learned will include conditioning drills, body positioning, shot blocking of all types, passing and becoming the leader on defense for your team.

All campers will also have a chance to hear Coach Schroeder and Coach Moses talk about their Olympic journey and the life lessons that they have learned along the way.

It is a primary goal of the camp to allow the campers to have fun and make friends while they improve their water polo skills. Through their dedication and efforts the camp coaches and staff will see that the following goals are attained:

• To encourage the campers to become the best that they can be, both in and out of the pool.

• To develop and improve individual and team skills of water polo.

• To help each individual to develop a winning attitude!

7:30 AM – Wake-up / Breakfast

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM – Group 1 Pool Time (Water Polo, Tactics and Fundamentals)

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM – Group 2 Pool Time (Water Polo, Tactics and Fundamentals)

12:00 PM – Lunch

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM – Group 1 Pool Time (Water Polo, Tactics and Fundamentals)

3:00 PM to 4:30  PM – Group 2 Pool Time ( Water Polo, Tactics and Fundamentals)

5:00 PM – Dinner

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM – Group 1 Pool Time (Scrimmage)

7:30 PM to 9:00 PM – Group 2 Pool Time (Scrimmage)

9:00 PM – Olympic and College Recruiting talk with Coach Schroeder or Coach Moses.

10:00 PM – Lights Out

Olympic talks, game film analysis, photograph and autograph sessions with Coach Schroeder, Coach Moses and other staff, movies and much more!

Personal “in-water” interaction and instruction from the best in water polo
This is a unique camp experience - blending the best of European and American water polo. Both coaches have played and coached at the highest level in the world!
Four-time Olympian, Two-Time Olympic Coach and Current Pepperdine Water Polo Head Coach.
Two-time Olympian and Current Pepperdine Water Polo Assistant Coach.
Camp Staff Makes the Difference
At Malibu Water Polo Camp our counselors are past and present Pepperdine water polo players. We take great pride in running the most well-behaved and well-supervised camp at Pepperdine.

Camp Info
  • Tuition
  • Room & Board
  • Transportation
  • Ages
  • Medical
  • Cancellation
• Overnight Camper – $685.00

• Day Camper – $525.00

• Early Bird Discount for registrations completed by February 15, 2015 :

• Overnight Camper –  $645.00

• Day Camper – $510.00

• Family Discount – $25.00 per sibling (2 siblings)

• Large Family Discount – $50.00 per sibling (3 or more siblings)

• Team Discount – $25.00 per camper (8 -14 campers per team)

• Large Team Discount – $50 per camper ( 15 or more campers)

• Requests for family or team discounts must be emailed to after completion of the online registration.

• Pepperdine Faculty/Staff Discount – 50% tuition discount

• Maximum discount (other than Pepperdine Faculty) – $50.00 per camper

• American Express, Master Card & Visa are all accepted with completed application and authorized signature.

• Housing accommodations will be on campus at the University dormitories and there will be 2-3 campers per room.

• Food and beverages are provided by the University food service and will be served buffet-style three times a day in the Pepperdine Dining Hall.

• BE SURE TO BRING suit, towel, goggles, sweatshirt, shorts, T-Shirts, spending money ($40-$50), daily snacks (Non-perishable), personal electronics, bedding (sleeping bag or blankets and a pillow), camera. (*We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please be sure to label all your personal items.)

• Additional lodging in-between camp sessions is available at Pepperdine at a cost of $95.00 per night (includes room and board).

• Arrangements can be made between Los Angeles International Airport and Pepperdine University.

• Transportation will be provided by PRIME TIME shuttles.

• In addition to tuition, there will be a $50 one way trip fee or a $80 round trip fee.

• In order for us to organize and provide transportation, all flight information (airline, flight #, arrival times and departure times) must be received 10 days prior to the first day of camp. Please also provide your child’s cell phone number.

• A camp staff member (wearing a camp T-shirt) will meet each camper at the CURB IN FRONT OF YOUR BAGGAGE CLAIM AREA of his/her airline.

• In the unlikely event that the camp staff member is late, please have your child remain at the CURB IN FRONT OF YOUR BAGGAGE CLAIM AREA until we arrive.

• Also, in case of flight changes or any unexpected events, it is a good idea to have your child carry our direct camp phone (310) 506-4272 and Coach Merrill’s cell phone number (310) 704-3255.

• Your flight itinerary can be faxed to (818) 889-7368 — Click to view and print the Flight Itinerary form.

• Campers are generally between the ages of 12 and 19.
• Pepperdine Certified athletic trainers will be on duty throughout the camp.
• Your tuition, less a $125 non-refundable administrative fee, will be refunded without question if you cancel more than 30 days prior to your camp session date, refunds will not be granted to campers who voluntarily leave camp or are sent home for disciplinary reasons.

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Check-in / Check-out Information


Session check-in and pick up will be at the Pepperdine University Raleigh Memorial Pool. Lunch will not be provided on check-in day. No campers will be assigned to a room before initial check-in time. All sessions are co-ed (Boys and Girls are housed in separate dorms).


There will be a Championship Tournament prior to check-out starting at 12 PM on the last day of each session.  We encourage all parents to attend and cheer on their athletes. Coach Schroeder and Coach Moses will hold Closing Ceremonies in the bleachers after the Championship Tournament. Campers will be dismissed after the Closing Ceremonies.

All campers will receive a camp T-shirt, and a group photo as part of their participation in camp.

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