Competitive Youth Polo 12U/14U (Summer)

**PRACTICE TIMES UPDATED – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN**

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

June 8th through June 17th (two weeks):
All practices at Rocklin High School
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
10:00am-12:00pm

June 21st through July 20th
All practices at Granite Bay High School
Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays
11:30am-1:30pm

All of this info can also be found on our Calendar

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) – 14U Girls
Nick Alden (Granite Bay) – 14U Boys

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.

USA Water Polo Membership

All participants must have a current membership 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 have a “gold” membership and also go through the USAWP age verification process. For those not participating in Jr. Olympics, a “silver” membership will do. Go to USA Water Polo for more information.

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 $325/athlete (payment arrangements must be made by 2nd week of program).  This program fee covers all practices and scrimmages, as well as a program t-shirt. The cost DOES NOT include tournaments. If you wish to participate in any tournaments this summer, including Jr. Olympics, a separate tournament fee will be required. 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 info@calrepublicsc.com.  We want to make sure every athlete has an opportunity to play!

How to Register

Please start by filling out the Summer Registration Form below and clicking Submit (new and returning athletes).  We will accept participants on a first-come-first-serve basis. Use the following form to register for the program and/or submit payment.

Questions?

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email us at info@calrepublicsc.com