Learn to Play - Junior Development Program

Rhino Junior  development learn to play sessions run on Saturday's during school terms  1-4 at Mac Uni Aquatic. 

Who:  GIRLS and BOYS 8 to 12 yrs. 

Held during school terms:

Term 1: 1.00pm to 2.00pm Saturday 10th February 2024 to 30th March

Term 2: 1.00pm to 2.00pm Saturday 11th May 2024  to Sat 29th  Jun 2024

Term 3 - dates TBC

Term 4 - 1.00pm to 2.00pm Saturday  20th  Oct 2024  to Sat 8th Dec 2024

When: SATURDAY's 12noon  to 1.00pm

Venue: Macquarie Uni Sport and Aquatic Centre, North Ryde 

Cost:  $200.00 per term ($50 off if you use your active kids voucher)  

Who: Target age group: swimmers under 8-12 years of age -  primary school age

Requirements: Must be a confident swimmer and be able to swim 50m as pool is 2m deep.  

Register now on our Play for Rhinos events page - spaces are limited. 

Note: Normal pool entry is payable to the aquatic centre





The Rhino junior learn to play program  is a great way to introduce kids to a new sport and have fun in a supportive environment. 

The program is led by our club stalwart Peter Gerrie, a retired Aussie Shark and life member of the Ryde Rhinos. 

JD is open to school aged children from under 8-12 years of age.

Participants need to be competent swimmers and be able to swim 50m confidently as the water polo pool is deep and swimming is a large component of water polo play.

 Contact via email at: rydewaterpoloclub@gmail.com

Development progression for participants:

  • Provide a encouraging and supportive environment
  • Continue building water confidence
  • Developing ball handling skills and hand eye coordination
  • Learn basic rules of Junior water polo
  • learn to work in a team
  • Learn to play a sport in a fun and safe environment
  • Develop social skills interacting with other children in a sporting environment

Progression to:

  • develop technical plays to improve game play
  • Ball handling, shooting, proper body position,
  • specialised driving techniques,
  • basic and two metre offense,
  • two meter defensive techniques.
  • trial games

Players can progress from junior development into the Metro competition on selection.  This is a great way to develop skills further and have fun with the team and parent group in a friendly environment.

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