Competitive Youth Polo (Spring)

Our spring competitive water polo program runs from February 25 through April 28. This program is designed to teach all athletes, intermediate to advanced, the technical and tactical water polo skills needed to compete at the highest level of play. Athletes will learn the individual fundamentals of mobility, passing, shooting, and defending. Athletes will also learn the tactical water polo strategies of front-court offense and defense, transition/counter-attack, 6v5 and 5v6. Goalkeepers will learn fundamental movements in the goal and how to defend specific tactical situations.

All participants must be registered as a “Gold” member with USA Water Polo for the 2019 calendar year and affiliated with California Republic SC (#26152). Go to USA Water Polo to register or change club affiliation.

Practice Dates, Times, and Location

March 1 – May 19
Ages 11-14
All Boys & Girls

Fridays 6:00-8:00pm
Sundays 2:30-4:30pm
All spring practices at Granite Bay High School
12-week program (no practice 4/21-Easter)

Tournament Schedule

Sunday, March 17
Sunday, April 7
Sunday, April 28
Sunday, May 19

Please note, all Sunday tournaments are in lieu of Sunday practice.

Coaching Staff

We’re excited to introduce coach Donny Mata as the head competitive youth water polo coach at California Republic! Coach Donny was recently hired as the new head swim coach at JRRC and he brings a ton of knowledge and coaching experience to the pool deck. Coach Donny has an incredible passion for both swimming and water polo, and he’s very eager to meet all the athletes at JRRC and get started!

Head Coach – Donny Mata (Johnson Ranch Head Coach)
Assistant Coach – Jake Bowers (Oak Ridge HS, ARC)
Assistant Coach – Tyson Frenn (Granite Bay HS, ARC)

What to Bring?

All you’ll need is a swim suit (brief for boys and one-piece for girls), latex cap (long hair), a towel, and great attitude! Goggles will only be allowed during warm-up. We’ll supply the water polo balls, goals, and game caps.

How to Register

Please start by filling out this athlete registration form below and clicking submit (new and returning athletes). Payment not due upon registration (due after 1st week). Scroll down for information about the program cost and instructions on how to make payment.

Program Cost & Payment

Our program fee is reflective of the operational costs associated with running a competitive water polo program (pool rental, coaches’ wages, equipment, admin fees, etc.). The spring water polo program fee is $400/athlete (due after 1st week). This fee covers all practices, and local tournaments/scrimmages. Please note, if you have concerns about the fee or wish to set-up a payment plan, please contact us at We want to make sure every athlete has an opportunity to play!

To pay, click “Add to Cart” for one or both items, then go to click on “Shopping Cart” at the top of the page to complete payment.

Spring Water Polo Program $400


If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email us at