Winter Academy

Dec 27 - 28 (Costa Mesa, CA) | Dec 29 - 30 (Bay Area, CA)

"A 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


  • Session 1 (Costa Mesa): Dec 27 and 28, 2022. From 9.30 am to 3 pm.
  • Session 2 (Bay Area): Dec 28 and 29, 2022. From 9.30 am - 3 pm.


California, US:

  • S1: Costa Mesa High School, 2650 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.
  • S2: Redwood HS, 395 Doherty Dr. Larkspur, CA, 94939.


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


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

Learn from the best!

Costa Mesa and Bay Area

"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

Costa Mesa and Bay Area

"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

Costa Mesa

Bret Lathrope is currently assistant coach with Long Beach State Men's Water Polo program and has more than 7 years of collegiate coaching experience (previously UCLA).

Bret Lathrope

LBSU Men's Water Polo - Assistant Coach

Bay Area

As a student-athlete, Jack Grover is a 3-time NCAA champion with UCLA. In 2020, he was hired as the men's water polo Assistant Coach at the Bruins. Grover is currently the Club Director at LA Premier.

Jack Grover

LA Premier Club Director

Program detail


$450 (field players) / $595 (goalies) - Price per session

What's included?

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


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) 

S1: Dec 27 - 28 (Costa Mesa) | S2: Dec 29 - 30 (Bay Area): 

  • 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?

Use any of the buttons below to register and pay.

Or fill out the form below for inquiries.

Costa Mesa

Bay Area

Any questions?

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