Who We Are
Founded in 1999 by Maureen O’Toole Purcell and Jim Purcell, Diablo Water Polo was formed to encourage Girls and Boys to learn the great game of water polo and excel in a fun and competitive team environment. We work hard to ensure that every member of the Diablo Alliance Water Polo family gets the appropriate level of instruction from the most experienced down to our 10 and under beginners. Prior water polo experience is not required in order to join our club.
Fundamentals are the Foundation of Success
Our coaching starts with a singular focus on the basic fundamentals of the game and will progressively build toward more advanced concepts and team strategies as each athlete develops. Fundamentals such as learning the proper eggbeater kick, individual ball handling skills (dribbling, passing, shooting, and drawing fouls), to pressure passing and defensive positioning form the foundation of our coaching philosophy at Diablo Alliance Water Polo.
Diablo Alliance Water Polo is dedicated to developing balanced young adults in addition to experienced water polo athletes. We work hard to encourage open and helpful communication, build positive self-esteem, promote teamwork, and develop a solid work ethic—life skills that can be applied both on and off the pool deck.