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 “Bronze” 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. 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 upgrade your membership at anytime throughout the year.
***PARENT INFO NIGHT***
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Practice Times and Locations
December 2 – December 20:
Mondays at Vista Del Lago High School (Folsom)
Wednesdays in Rocklin area
No practice Dec 23 through Jan 3 (holiday break)
January 6 – February 6:
Mondays & Wednesdays
Practice location: Granite Bay High School*
Scrimmages (Fridays and/or Saturdays):
All Cal Republic athletes are invited to participate in scrimmages throughout the winter program. Scrimmages will be on Friday evenings or Saturday mornings. We’ll hold them at different locations, including Rocklin HS, Granite Bay HS, and Ponderosa HS. Specific scrimmage schedule will be emailed to all participants.
* 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 officially opens. 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 11 – Local Tournament (16U & 18U)
Saturday, January 25 – Local Tournament (16U & 18U)
February 1 or 2 – San Jose Tournament (18U on Sat, 16U on Sun)
*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.
Scott Bergemann – Rocklin High School
Adam Donovan – Ponderosa High School
Zack Davis – Granite Bay High School
Donny Mata – Granite Bay Gators
Shane Welch – Rocklin High School
Tyson Frenn – Granite Bay High School
Eric Sturgeon (goalkeepers) – Rocklin High School
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 email@example.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.
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.