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Picture by Rylan Russell
Left to Right: Junior Owen Martin, Sophomore Rylan Lantz, Sophomore Max Wade, Junior Andrew Pope
The Olympic Development Program (ODP) involves 13 geographic zones throughout the country. The top 14 athletes in each zone form the zone team.
Flower Mound High School athletes Andrew Pope, Max Wade, Rylan Lantz and Owen Martin have been selected to the USA Water Polo Southwest Zone Team. They will be heading to Northern California to compete in the ODP Zone Championship tournament February 24-26, 2017.
ODP serves as a forum to identify and develop athletes to represent USA Water Polo throughout domestic and international competition. The foundation of the program is a systematic approach to athlete development through a training program that focuses on both the technical and tactical components of water polo while placing a premium on overall physical fitness. The goal is to identify and develop athletes at the USAWP club level and then integrating them into national team pipeline via the Olympic Development Program.