12U - At Paul Taylor Memorial Tournament, News (K-W Water Polo)

PrintNews Article
Click to view full-size image
12U - At Paul Taylor Memorial Tournament
Submitted By Adrian Dragoiescu on Sun 11 25, 18
This past weekend, KW Kraken’s 12U division went on to play in their first tournament of the season, at the annual Paul Taylor Memorial Tournament in Toronto.For the young 12U team, this tournament was an excellent, and competitive experience, in which a great deal of learning, and self / team improvement occurred. If one were to ask anyone who’d watched all their games throughout the weekend on how our group of 12U’s played, it’s almost guaranteed they’ll tell you that with each game, they got better and better!

Although the competition was tough, in our player’s minds, every game was a new starting point, and they approached each one with a positive outlook, determination and perseverance to do the best they could. What really made them stand out in the pool from one game to the next however, was their ability to adapt to each team they versed, and learn from the difficulties of their previous game experiences.

Alongside their improvement, it was undeniable that our 12U’s really enjoyed their time in the pool. When asking them before the first game how they were feeling, many gave responses of indifference or nervousness, but by our final game, when the 12U’s were asked again, you’d be hard-pressed to find a player who didn’t have a smile on their face, telling us about all the fun they had playing throughout the tournament.

For our first tournament weekend of the season, the 12U’s came out a success in their own merit, with a ton of personal growth as players and as a team. It’d be wise if everyone kept an eye out for our 12U’s as they move forward through the season, for they’ll definitely be quite the force to be reckoned with by June at their current pace in progress!

A special thanks again to parents for all the support they provide for our 12U players, and for the time they’d invested over the weekend, and a final thanks to my fellow coach Dora Graonic, for all her help over the weekend.

Coach Adrian Dragoiescu

This article has been viewed 2441 times.
Social Networking
Follow Us On
Visit K-W Water Polo on Facebook
Quick Links
Manage Subscriptions
Signup to receive email or text messages for the teams you want to follow.
News ArchiveOther Recent Articles
  • 22
    This is a reminder that the club is running another bottle drive the weekend of March 25/26. We will be doing a pickup at CHCI on Saturday the 25th during the team practices, and on Sunday the 26th at Laurier from 10-12. The funds are going ...
  • 21
    The Make it Sow fundraiser is running until Sunday April 16. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone considering planting a vegetable or flower garden (large or small) to purchase various seeds and support the KW Water Polo Club.
  • 08
    This past weekend - February 24-26 - saw the Ottawa Titans host another 13U water polo tournament.  Our kids played hard and ended up earning the bronze medal.  There weren't any playoffs during the course of the tournament, so the medal was ...
  • 12
    Our 11U and 13U teams participated in the Forest City Water Polo Club tournament on February 11 and 12. The first ever tournament for the new London club.
  • 29
    The 15U Kraken and CAMO girls joined forces together this weekend at the Omnium Tournament in Montreal.
  • 27
    This was revised Dec 1: For the holiday season, we are excited to announce our fundraising initiative of Rhéo Thompson Mint Chocolates to help control cost for our player families. Please see the details below. We are asking members to do their ...
  • 20
    This weekend KW Kraken and CAMO 15U Girls players made their debut as a team at the Paul Taylor tournament in Etobicoke.
  • 06
    This weekend we had our first 19U tournament and a reunion of sorts.  We had some players from days gone by join us to take Guelph by storm!  Joining us from last year Karima and Charly and from YEARS gone by Trinity and Teodora!  Sara Z was even on ...
Printed from kwwaterpolo.com on Monday, March 27, 2023 at 9:22 AM