Our winter competitive youth water polo program runs from October 22 through February 9. 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 “Silver” member with USA Water Polo and affiliated with California Republic SC (#26152). Go to USA Water Polo to register or change club affiliation. Memberships must be renewed annually and always expire on December 31. USAWP is currently offering a promotional deal if you sign-up for a 2020 membership before the end of the 2019.
Practice Dates, Times, and Location
October 22 – December 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Practices at Casa Roble High School
January 7 – February 9
Practices at Granite Bay High School
Select Saturdays – 11/2, 11/16, 12/7, 12/21, 1/4
Casa Roble High School
*no training Nov 28 (Thanksgiving) and Dec 24-Jan 1 (Christmas)
We will divide the athletes into teams to compete in four local tournaments. Age groups include 12U coed, 14U girls, and 14U boys.
Saturday, January 11 – Boys
Sunday, January 12 – Girls/Coed
Saturday, January 25 – Boys
Sunday, January 26 – Girls/Coed
Saturday, February 1 – Boys/Girls/Coed
Athletes also have the option to participate in the Kap7 Tournament, which is February 7-9, 2020 in Orange County, CA. Please note, this tournament will require a separate participation fee and athletes are responsible for their own travel and lodging. Athletes are not required to participate.
Head Coach – Donny Mata
Assistant Coaches – Laura Heberle, Riley Smith, Tyson Frenn
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.
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 $400/athlete (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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Sibling discounts are available as well, please contact us and we’ll get you all set-up. 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.
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email us at email@example.com.