Competitive Youth Polo (Winter)

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 – February 9
Ages 10-14
All Boys & Girls

All practices at Casa Roble High School

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Select Saturdays – 11/2, 11/16, 12/7, 12/21, 1/11

13-week program* – 33 total practices / 4 local tournaments
*no training Nov 28 (Thanksgiving), Dec 24-Jan 1 (Christmas)

Tournament Schedule

We will divide the athletes into teams to compete in four local tournaments. Age groups include 12U coed, 14U girls, and 14U boys.

Tentative tournament dates (subject to change):
December 14 or 15 (boys Sat, coed & girls on Sun)
January 4 or 5 (boys Sat, coed & girls on Sun)
January 18 or 19 (boys Sat, coed & girls on Sun)
Saturday, February 1 (all on Sat)

Coaching Staff

Head Coach – Donny Mata
Assistant Coaches – Laura Heberle, Jake Bowers, 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.

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 1st week). Scroll down for information about the program cost and instructions on how to make payment.

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 winter water polo program fee is $400/athlete (half due by end of 1st week). This fee covers all practices, and local tournaments/scrimmages. Please note, if you have concerns about the fee or wish to set-up a payment plan, please contact us at We want to make sure every athlete has an opportunity to play!

To pay, click “Add to Cart” for one or both items, then go to click on “Shopping Cart” at the top of the page to complete payment.

Winter Youth Water Polo Program $400


If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email us at