American Water Polo

Women of Water Polo and Coaching to Host Satellite Coaching Clinic on
February 7-8 Near Chicago

WOWPAC Clinic Flyer (PDF)

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Women of Water Polo and Coaching (WOWPAC) will host its' first ever Satellite Coaching
Clinic on Saturday-Sunday, February 7-8 at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Ill.  The clinic is open to
all FEMALE coaches and officials, no previous coaching experience required, just a desire to learn and support
one another.

WOWPAC, an organization started by Stanford Associate Head Coach, Susan Ortwein, was created to educate,
support, mentor, retain and empower women to coach water polo.

Clinic Information:
• February 7-8, 2015
• Stevenson High School – Lincolnshire, IL (30 minutes north of downtown Chicago)
• The clinic begins at 8:00am, Saturday February 7 and will conclude no later than 2:00pm, Sunday, February 8

Speakers & Topics:
We are pleased an honored to have Sandy Nitta and Lynn Kachmarik present, sharing their wealth of knowledge
and years of experience. Other speakers are still finalizing their plans to join us. We will keep you informed as
new information becomes available.

  • SANDY NITTA has 40+ years of water polo coaching experience. Most notably, she was the Head Coach
    for the USA National Team for 16 years. Sandy currently is a member of the NCAA Evaluator Group and
    is the USA Water Polo Coaches Association Chairperson of Coaches. She is responsible for coach
    development, retention and professional growth for water polo in the USA and coaches one of the
    country’s most successful club programs, Team Vegas.
  • LYNN KACHMARIK, currently the National Outreach Director for the Play Like a Champion Today,
    "Coaching for Character Program" at the University of Notre Dame. Lynn has 40+ years of experience
    as an age group, high school and college coach. She also spent 10 years as an NCAA Athletic Director
    at Saint Mary’s College. Lynn was a 12-year member of the United States National Water Polo team and
    has been inducted into the USA Water Polo, Bucknell and Slippery Rock Hall of Fames.

In addition to Fundamental Skills & Drills, Front Court Offense, Front Court Defense, 6-on-5 and 5-on-6,
the clinic will focus on providing drills for all topics. Additionally, there will be several sessions related directly to
coaching and mentorship.

To Register:

  • Step 1 – Complete the Google Registration Form (CLICK HERE)
  • Step 2 – Clinic Payment - $75 (WOWPAC is not able to accept online payments for this event and as a
    result will be running payments through Illinois Water Polo).

** Be aware that many high school athletic directors and club directors may reimburse you for the clinic fee as
a part of supporting continuing coach education.

Checks should be made payable to Illinois Water Polo and can be sent to:
Rose Schiavone
7048 Osage Rd.
Long Grove, IL 600060
Please be sure to put your name and WOWPAC on the subject line of the check. Receipt and email confirmation
for your records will be sent.

Hotel Information:
For those of you coming in from out of town, we are currently working on negotiating a group rate at one of the
hotels close to the clinic. We also will be glad to put you in touch with other clinic attendees who are interested in
sharing the cost of a hotel room for the weekend. More information on accommodations will be coming soon.

Contact Rose Schiavone OR Claire Howie at either or

Release courtesy Women of Water Polo and Coaching


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