High School Boys (Winter)

Our winter competitive water polo program runs from December 2, 2019 through February 9, 2020. 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. One season of high school water polo experience required.

All participants must be registered as a “Gold” member with USA Water Polo for the 2020 calendar year and affiliated with California Republic SC (#26152). Go to USA Water Polo to register and/or change club affiliation.


WHEN: Tuesday, October 29 – 7:00-8:00pm
WHERE: Granite Bay High School Library

Come join us as we discuss our plans for the immediate future, including details about our winter program. We also will discuss our vision for the future of aquatics in our community, including our plans for spring & summer water polo, and how athletes will be able to incorporate swim training while competing with a competitive water polo club. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at info@calrepublicsc.com.

Practice Times and Locations

December 2 – December 20:
Two weeknights per week
Practice location: one weeknight in Rocklin area, one weeknight in Folsom area

No practice Dec 23 through Jan 3 (holiday break)

January 6 – February 6:
Mondays & Wednesdays
Practice location: Granite Bay High School*

Friday Scrimmages:
All Cal Republic athletes are invited to participate in scrimmages at Ponderosa High School every Friday throughout the winter program. Girls: 3:30-5:00pm. Boys 5:00-6:30pm.

* the GBHS pool is currently under construction as it is being renovated to a 14-lane pool. We will begin training in the new GBHS pool once it has been officially opened. No specific opening date has been announced at this time, but we anticipate being able to use the new facility during our winter program.

Tournament Dates* and Locations

Athletes will be placed on teams based on age and ability. Age groups include 16U and 18U divisions. Most local tournaments will be played at Granite Bay HS, Sierra College, American River College, or Rio Americano HS. 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.

Saturday, December 14 – Local Tournament (16U & 18U)
Saturday, January 4 – Local Tournament (16U & 18U)
Saturday, January 18  –  Local Tournament (16U & 18U)
Saturday, February 1  –  Local Tournament (16U & 18U)
*dates subject to change

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. If you’re considering playing in the Kap7 Tournament, be sure to let us know on the registration form down below.

Coaching Staff

Scott Bergemann – Rocklin High School
Donny Mata – Granite Bay
Adam Donovan – Ponderosa High School
Zack Davis – Granite Bay High School
Shane Welch – Rocklin High School
Tyson Frenn – Granite Bay High School

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 $475/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. We want to make sure every athlete has an opportunity to play!

*Please note, the program fee does not include the Kap7 Tournament in Orange County. All those who wish to participate in the Kap7 Tournament will also need to pay a participation fee (cost TBA, due Jan 16). This will help cover the tournament entry fee and coaches’ wages/travel/lodging. Athletes/families will be responsible for their own travel & lodging accommodations.

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 Water Polo Program $475

Kap7 Tournament Participation Fee – TBA


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