Competitive Youth Polo (Winter 21-22)

Our winter competitive youth water polo program runs from November 1st, 2021 through February 9th, 2022. This program is designed to teach all athletes 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 be divided into teams to compete in local tournaments (12U coed, 14U boys, 14U girls).

All participants must be registered as a “Bronze” member with USA Water Polo for the 2022 calendar year and affiliated with California Republic SC (#26152). Go to USA Water Polo to register and/or change club affiliation. If you intend to play in the Kap7 Tournament, you’ll need a “silver” membership. If you intend to eventually play in Jr. Olympics, you’ll need a “Gold” membership. You can always upgrade your membership at anytime throughout the year.

Practice Dates, Times, and Location

**UPDATED 10/24/21**

November 1st-26th
All practices 5:15-7:00pm
Tuesdays @ Granite Bay High School
Thursdays @ Granite Bay High School

November 29th-February 6th
All practices 5:30-7:15pm
Tuesdays @ Granite Bay High School
Wednesdays @ Rocklin High School
Thursdays @ Granite Bay High School

Tournament Dates and Locations

Age groups include 12U Co-ed, 14U girls, and 14U boys. Most local tournaments will be played at high schools/colleges in the Roseville, Roseville, Sacramento area. Other local tournaments and scrimmages may be added to the schedule. Players on each team will be emailed game times and location details before each tournament.

Tournaments information for the winter season has not been made available to coaches/clubs. As soon as we have tournaments dates, we’ll post them and email them to participants.

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.

Program Cost

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 winter water polo program fee is TBA (partial payment due after 1st week). This fee covers all practices, local tournaments/scrimmages, and a program t-shirt. Please note, if you have concerns about the fee or wish to set-up a payment plan, please contact us at info@calrepublicsc.com. Sibling discounts are available. Please refer to the payment option on the registration form to apply the sibling discount. We want to make sure every athlete has an opportunity to play!

How to Register & Submit Payment

In order to register and reserve your spot in the program, please fill out the registration form below. Please note, you can register now to reserve a spot and submit payment at a later date. Payment is not due until after the first week of the program. You can use this form to submit payment by selecting the appropriate payment option on the registration form.

Questions?

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