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

October 22 – December 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays
6:00-7:45pm
Practices at Casa Roble High School

***NEW***
January 7 – February 9
Tuesdays 6:00-7:30pm
Fridays 6:00-8:00pm
Practices at the new Granite Bay High School pool!!

Select Saturdays – 11/2, 11/16, 12/7, 12/21, 1/4
Casa Roble High School
9:00-10:45am

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 – Local Tournament (boys Sat, coed & girls on Sun)
January 11 or 12 – Local Tournament (boys Sat, coed & girls on Sun)
January 25 or 26 – Local Tournament (boys Sat, coed & girls on Sun)
February 1 – San Jose Tournament (all boys and girls)

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.

Coaching Staff

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

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 $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 info@calrepublicsc.com. 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.

Questions?

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