Our Summer Competitive Water Polo Program runs May 11 through July 21/26. 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). Athletes who wish to participate in Jr. Olympics must also go through the USAWP age verification process. Go to USA Water Polo for more information.
Start date: TBA
Final date: Saturday, July 25
Practice Times and Location
Saturdays: time TBA
14U Girls & 12U Coed
Saturdays: time TBA
All practices to be held at Granite Bay High School
Tournament Dates and Locations (tentative)
Sunday, May 17 – Local Tournament (All)
Saturday, May 30 — Santa Cruz Classic (14U Boys, 12U Coed)
Sunday, May 31 — Santa Cruz Classic (14U Girls)
Fri-Sun, June 19-21 — BOYS Jr. Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Sacramento, CA)
Fri-Sun, June 26-28 — GIRL & 12U Jr. Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Modesto, CA)
Fri-Sun, July 10-12 — Golden State Invitational (All – Stockton, CA)
Sat-Tue, July 18-21 — BOYS National Jr. Olympics* (San Jose, CA)
Thu-Sun, July 23-26 — GIRLS & 12U National Jr. Olympics* (San Jose, CA)
Other local tournaments and scrimmages may be added to the schedule, especially for those not participating in Jr. Olympics. Players on each team will be emailed before each tournament with details.
*Please note, this tournament requires a separate fee to participate
National Junior Olympics (tentative)
Each year we culminate our summer season by competing in Jr. Olympics, a four-day national tournament hosted by USA Water Polo. The tournament is comprised of the top 70+ teams in each age group from all across the country. Teams that wish to participate in Jr. Olympics must first qualify at their zone’s qualifying tournament. Typically, the top 10-12 teams in each age group will qualify for Jr. Olympics. Our zone’s qualifying tournament is June 19-21 in the Sacramento region.
Please note, this summer program fee does not include the National Jr. Olympic Tournament. All those who wish to participate in Jr. Olympics will also need to pay a participation fee of TBA/athlete (due prior to first game). This will help cover the tournament entry fee and coaches’ wages/travel/lodging. Athletes/families will be responsible for their own travel & lodging accommodations at Jr. Olympics. We will block a set of rooms at a team hotel for this event, but athletes are not required to stay in the hotel.
Team Suit & Apparel
Be sure to browse our Cal Republic Team Store for all the latest in team gear and apparel. Team suit info is TBA.
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 summer water polo program fee is TBA/athlete (payment arrangements must be made by 2nd week of program). This fee covers all practices, local tournaments/scrimmages, and a program t-shirt. Sibling discounts are available. Please note, if you have concerns about the fee, want info about sibling discounts or wish to set-up a payment plan, please contact us at email@example.com. We want to make sure every athlete has an opportunity to play!
Please note, this summer program fee does not include the National Jr. Olympic Tournament. All those who wish to participate in Jr. Olympics will also need to pay a participation fee of TBA /athlete (due prior to first game). This will help cover the tournament entry fee and coaches’ wages/travel/lodging. Athletes/families will be responsible for their own travel & lodging accommodations at Jr. Olympics. We will block a set of rooms at a team hotel for this event, but athletes are not required to stay in the hotel.
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 2nd week). Scroll down for information on program cost and instructions on how to make payment.
**SUMMER REGISTRATION NOT OPEN YET**
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org