Winter Academy

December 27 - 28, 2022 | Costa Mesa, CA

"A two-day high level water polo program in conjunction with The Perfect Goalie, for water polo players and goalies" 

After the partnership agreement between the Barcelona International Water Polo Academy (BIWPA) and The Perfect Goalie (TPG), the first joint event between the two academies has born.

The program will focus on goalies and field players independently as well as part of a team, offering the highest level of coaching expertise to grow athletes and help them reach their best level of performance.

Learn more about the partnership between BIWPA and TPG here >>

Elevate your game

And set aside from the rest


In Costa Mesa, California.

Costa Mesa High School, 2650 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. 


Players (13 - 17 y/o) and goalies (12 - 17 y/o) serious about water polo.


December 27 to 28, 2022. Tuesday 27 (9.30 am - 3 pm), Wednesday 28 (9.30 am - 3 pm).


Experience the best European training available combined with top level goalie training led by 2x Olympian Michael Zellmer.


Improve from a different perspective with the BIWPA coaches, more focused on the fundamentals, individual technique and tactics. 

Other information

  • Low coach to athlete ratio: 8-12 athletes per coach to guarantee the high quality of training and a great value for each athlete.
  • Athletes will be combined in appropriate groups according to their age/level of performance. 

Coaching staff

Surprise D1 college coach to be confirmed!

"Athletes have the chance to learn from the best coaches, quickly improve their performance and better understand and incorporate the key fundamentals of our sport."

Michael "MIZE" Zellmer

Founder The Perfect Goalie - 2x Olympian

"I'm excited to be in the US once again promoting and developing water polo. I want to offer tools and tips to all athletes so they can take their game to the next level."

Ferran Pascual

BIWPA Academy Coach and professional player

Program detail


Three-day event from December 27 to 29, 2021.

$450 (players) / $595 (goalies)

What's included?

Full training program, digital certificate of participation, gifts and daily snack.


In the morning sessions the focus will be on position specific fundamentals goalies and players will work separately. In the afternoon sessions the goalies and players will be combined to apply motions and techniques in realistic situations. 

Schedule (tentative) 


  • 9.30am - 12pm: Goalies / Players separated 
  • Lunch break
  • 1pm - 3.30pm: Goalies / Players combined 


  • 9.30 am - 12 pm: Goalies / Players separated
  • Lunch break
  • 1 pm - 3 pm: Goalies / Players combined

What to bring

Suit, towel, water bottle, lunch, sunscreen

How to register?

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