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MONTEREY

BAY UNITED
WATER POLO

FOUNDATION

My two boys (Middle & HS), have been participants with MBU family since its inception. As a family, we have observed and participated in club water polo from the San Joaquin Valley to the Peninsula for several years. We can honestly attest to the high quality coaching that all athletes receive under the leadership of Coach Burke and his staff.  Whether your daughter or son is just learning, or, is at the top tier in the sport of water polo, there will always be a place for each athlete to excel at the highest level possible with MBU. Due to water polo being a team sport that is no doubt one of the most physically and mentally challenging sports, MBU intentionally focuses on how the sport can build positive character that my two children can continuously practice in the pool and outside of the pool and beyond. Thank you, Coach Burke and MBU for creating such a positive environment for youth on the Central Coast to experience the wonderful sport of water polo!

~ Steve G., 16-under & 14-under boys parent

During a year of so much uncertainty, one thing thankfully remained certain - MBU. What started out as a mass shutdown in March quickly became a strong desire to network and connect virtually. Water polo dryland via Zoom was born! Working out and keeping essential water polo skills sharp quickly became an outlet for not only breaking a sweat but camaraderie and fellowship. Next up was a return to the pool in July. Coach Burke and his staff did an amazing job securing a state of the art aquatics center and creating an environment to safely practice and socialize, which is vital for all student-athletes, especially 14U girls. Burke and his staff were able to maintain a consistent practice schedule and conditioning/skills program for six months with absolutely no issues. Where else can you find a successful, high-quality water polo program in the midst of a pandemic? Right here on the Monterey Peninsula! Words can’t express the immense gratitude for Jon Burke’s vision, relentless effort, hard work, and leadership. Jon and his team are to be commended for their dedication to the youth and teens on the Central Coast. They truly understand the need to keep kids engaged, motivated, and physically, mentally and emotionally challenged. What could have been an easy pass ended up being a lifesaver for so many during these uncertain times. MBU created a sense of normalcy during a time that was anything but normal. Thank you! ~ Lacrisha F., 14-under girls parent

Founded in 2018, the MBU Water Polo Foundation, is a USA Water Polo club program (#34089), which offers competitive water polo programs to boys and girls ages 8 - 18. Our athletes come from the entire Monterey Bay area and surrounding communities. We are a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to provide novice to advanced level participants an opportunity to reach their full potential as players, gain an appreciation for the sport of water polo, and build characteristics such as commitment, discipline, leadership, and responsibility. Through age and skill appropriate training and competition, athletes will progressively learn the sport of water polo in a manner that establishes a strong set of fundamentals and maximizes their contributions as team members.

We’d like to welcome you to our club!

 

OUR COACHES

  • JON BURKE

    Founder|Club President

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    JIM MORTON

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    DAN ALESSANDRI

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    EMILY SCHMIT

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    KYLIE WHENT

  • SOPHIA SANICO

  • SAM FIGUEROA

  • BROOKE HIGGINS

 
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