Strike Zone Water Polo is the premier water polo camp in the St. Louis area. Their mission is to take water polo out into the community. Strike Zone provides a unique opportunity for boys and girls to learn and perfect the sport of water polo in a small group setting. Our expectations are for campers to have fun and learn the great sport of water polo. Campers have the opportunity to work with a hand picked group of dynamic and knowledgeable individuals including local high school and club water polo coaches as well as current high school and collegiate water polo players.
The summer of 2016 marks the eleventh year for Strike Zone. Strike Zone has been an extremely successful way for boys and girls in the St. Louis area to learn the sport of water polo. Additionally strike zone gives players the opportunities to compete in one of 4 leagues: Middle School, High School B, High School A and Senior Open.
Strike Zone Water Polo was formed by two local water polo coaches, Corey Miller and Miguel Figueras.
Corey holds a BS in Physical Education from Salem International University and a Masters from Southwest Baptist University. He is the former head water polo coach at Ladue High School where he currently holds the position of PE Teacher and Pool Manager. Corey coached for 5 years both at the club level with the St. Louis Gators and the Flyers Aquatics Team as well as for 5 seasons with Oakville High School as the head coach before moving to Ladue in 2005. Corey played water polo for Golden West Junior College in Huntington Beach, CA and NCAA varsity water polo at Salem International University. Corey is the 2004 Suburan South Conference Coach of the Year and coached the Ladue Rams to a 2nd place finish at state in 2011. In 2013 Corey was named Gateway North Conference Coach of the Year as well as the Missouri Water Polo Coach of the Year. He currently coaches with the club team, St. Louis Area Polo (SLAP). Corey's father, Dave Miller, was a member of the US National Team and is the current Head Men's and Women's Coach at Lindenwood University. Corey lives in South County with his wife, 2 sons and 2 dogs.
Miguel holds a BA in Economics and Theology from Loyola Marymount University. He has completed 14 seasons as head water polo coach at DeSmet Jesuit High School. He also coaches with the US National Team. His official title is Assistant Coach USA Men's Developmental National Team. Miguel began coaching in 1993 as an assistant with MICDS and the Daisy Water Polo Club. He has also assisted at University City High School and the Tidewater Polo Club in Virginia Beach, VA. Currently he is a Second Grade teacher and Student Services Coordinator at The Wilson School in Clayton, MO. Miguel played NCAA varsity water polo for Loyola Marymount University and is currently a member of the Clayton Water Polo Club. He is the 2004, 2005 & 2010 Suburban Central Conference Coach of the Year, the 2014 Gateway North Conference Coach of the Year and the 2004, 2004 & 2010 District Coach of the Year. He has coached in four state championship games (1993, 2000, 2009 & 2010), twice as an assistant and twice as a head coach. As a head coach he has lead the DeSmet Spartans to 5 Final Four appearances. He started the club team, St. Louis Area Polo (SLAP) in the summer of 2001. He is the current Club Director for SLAP. From 2006-2010 Miguel served on the board of of the non-for-profit, Missouri Water Polo and is currently the Chairperson for USA Water Polo's Midwest Zone. Miguel lives in Ballwin with his wife and 2 sons.