Our Summer Competitive Water Polo Program runs June 1 through July 20/25. 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. Athletes will compete in regional and national-level tournaments, including Jr. Olympics.
All participants must be registered as a “Gold” member with USA Water Polo for the 2021 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.
Practice Times and Location
Practices times are TBA. We’ll practice 3x per week. Location TBA due to COVID restrictions (planning for Granite Bay HS or other local facility). Practice times are TBA but most likely late morning/midday.
Tournament Dates and Locations (tentative)
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all water polo tournaments are still tentative. Here are the proposed tournament dates…
June 12/13 – Local tournament
Jr. Olympic Qualifying Tournament
– June 19-21 in Clovis, CA – 14U boys
– June 26-28 in Sacramento area – 14U girls & 12U coed
Jr. Olympics, Orange County, CA (14U boys only)
– July 17-20 – 14U boys
– July 22-25 – 14U girls & 12U coed
Other local tournaments will be added to the schedule. Information about Jr. Olympics will also be provided as it becomes available.
Summer Coaching Staff
Donny Mata (Granite Bay)
Brittney Hemphill (Rocklin)
Nick Alden (Granite Bay)
Mikayla Deblaquiere (Granite Bay)
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 program 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, you want info about sibling discounts, or you wish to set-up a payment plan, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to make sure every athlete has an opportunity to play!
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**
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