The game, known as Kayak Polo or Canoe Polo, is played in many countries on all continents, for recreation and serious sport. The sport has World Championships every 2 years. Internationally the sport is organized by the Canoe Polo committee of the International Canoe Federation, as one of the disciplines of the sport of canoeing.
The game is often described as a combination of water polo, basketball and kayaking. The tactics and playing of the game are not unlike basketball or water polo but with the added complexity of the boats, which can be used to shield the ball.
Below is a short demo video
US Nationals 2021
- YMCA Twin Lake
- YMCA Camp Twin Lakes, 204 E Little Elm Trail, Cedar Park, TX 78613
- When: Sat/Sun Sep 11/12 (8 am to 6 pm) Depending on schedule and how many teams participating.
- Registration: Teams need to register before Aug 11. here is the page.
- Fees: $350 per team.
- Payment: via Paypal ezioambrosetti or Venmo Ezio-Ambrosetti.
- Gear Rental: $30 for the whole tournament. Please request your gear here. (No assigned gear this year, everything will be shared.)
- Event T-shirts: To be discussed later.
- Waiver: ACA waiver or event waiver must be done before tournament starts.
- Airport boat Transport: We offer one pickup and one transfer to Austin airport. Pickup on Friday night Sept 10th by 9 pm. And transfer to airport on Sun Sept 12th right after the finals.
- Lodging: YMCA cabins for $250 for half cabin (10 people) and $500 for full cabin (20 people) a night and you will need to book that with YMCA. So check with your club and book accordingly.
- Food: We are looking into bringing some food trucks to the venue.
- Banquet: There will be a banquet, with dinner, silent auction and other activities. (More details to come)
- Austin Aquabats POC: Sami at (512) 850-9382 or email@example.com
Kayak Polo Rules
- NYKP (New York Kayak Polo), New York
- Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse, Brooklyn NY
- New England Kayak Polo, Boston MA
- Carolina Kayak Polo, Charlotte NC
- Florida Canoe Polo, Miami, FL
- Mountain Kayak Polo Club, Fort Collins, CO
- Austin Kayak Polo, Austin TX
- Washington Kayak Club, Seattle, WA
- Seattle Kayak Polo, Seattle, WA
- Portland Kayak Polo, Portland, OR
- Hood River Kayak Polo, Hood River, OR
- Bay Area Kayak Polo, San Francisco, CA
- Los Angeles Kayak Club, Los Angeles, CA
- San Diego Kayak Polo, San Diego, CA
- Oosshh Kayak Academy, Chapin, SC
- Pointe Claire Canoe Polo, Montreal, QC
- Valleyfield Kayak Polo, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC
- Great Toronto Canoe Polo, Toronto, ON
- Edmonton Canoe Kayak Polo, Edmonton, AL
- Vancouver Kayak Polo, Vancouver, BC
- Canoe Polo Canada
- US Women’s National Kayak Polo Team (facebook)
- US Canoe Polo Committee (facebook)
- Team USA
- Canoe Polo Canada
- British Canoe Polo Teams
We are always willing to help any new player or any new club. If you need any help finding a club in your area or advice on how to get started then please use the contact form below and we will be in touch.