Our summer competitive water polo program is from May 6 through July 23. 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.
All participants must be registered as a “Gold” member with USA Water Polo for the 2018 calendar year and affiliated with California Republic SC (#26152). Go to USA Water Polo to register or change club affiliation.
Practice Times and Location
May 6 – May 31
Tuesdays & Thursdays
All practices at American River College
June 3 – July 18
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
All practices at American River College
All practices begin with dryland training, bring shoes!
Head Boys Coach – Eric Black
Tournament Dates and Locations
May 19 – Local Tournament
June 8 – Summer Splash @ ARC (18U)
June 9 – Summer Splash @ ARC (16U)
June 21-23 – Jr. Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Clovis)
July 5-7 – Golden State Invitational (Stockton, CA)
Our goal every season is to qualify a team for Jr. Olympics in late July. In the event we do not qualify a team, we still intend to compete in a SoCal tournament. Both options are listed and hotel info can be found below…
Option #1: July 12-14 – Cal State Games (San Diego)
Option #2: July 20-23 – National Junior Olympics (Orange County)
Other local tournaments and scrimmages may be added to the schedule. Players on each team will be emailed before each tournament with details.
Jr. Olympic / Cal State Games Hotel Info
All families are responsible for their own travel and lodging accommodations. Families are not required to stay in the team hotel and may make any travel arrangements necessary. Here’s some info on hotels for summer tournaments…
JO Quals in Clovis:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fresno Hwy 41
7115 N. Howard St.
Fresno, CA 93720
Check-in: Fri, June 21
Check-out: Sun, June 23
**Hotel Reservation Link**
Jr. Olympics in Orange County:
USAWP is using an online reservation system for many hotels in the Orange County area. In order to choose a hotel and book a room, visit their website: www.usawphotels.com. The coaches will be staying at the following hotel…
Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County
3131 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Check-in: Fri, July 19
Check-out: Tue, July 23
Cal State Games in San Diego:
Hotel info coming soon…
Team Suit & Apparel
Our team suit brand is Q Swimwear and our supplier is Alpha Aquatics & Performance. You can click HERE to be directed to our Team Gear & Apparel page. Please note, Friday, June 7 is the final day to purchase a team suit in time for JO Quals!
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 2nd week). Scroll down for information on 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 summer water polo program fee is $515/athlete (payment arrangements must be made by 2nd week of program). This fee covers all practices, local tournaments/scrimmages (JO Quals, Santa Cruz), 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. We want to make sure every athlete has an opportunity to play!
Please note, this program fee does not include Jr. Olympics/Cal State Games. All those who wish to participate in the SoCal tournament will also need to pay a participation fee of $215/athlete (due prior to first game). This will help cover the tournament entry fee and coaches’ wages/travel/lodging. Athletes/families will be responsible for their own travel & lodging accommodations at Jr. Olympics.
To pay, click “Add to Cart,” then go to click on “Shopping Cart” at the top of the page to complete payment.
Summer Water Polo Program $515
Boys SoCal Participation Fee $215
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email coach Eric Black at firstname.lastname@example.org.