High School Boys 16U/18U (Summer)

Alex Wild (16U) shooting on Olympians Merrill Moses (left) and Tony Azevedo (right)

Our Summer Competitive Water Polo Program runs May 11 through July 21. 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. Registration & Payment Form located at the bottom of the page.

Start date: TBA
Final date: Saturday, July 25

Practice Times and Location

18U Boys
Monday-Thursday: TBA
Saturdays: time TBA

16U Boys
Monday-Thursday: TBA
Saturdays: time TBA

All practices to be held at Granite Bay High School

Tournament Dates and Locations (tentative)

Sunday, May 17 — Local Tournament

Saturday, May 30 — Santa Cruz Classic (18U Boys)
Sunday, May 31  —  Santa Cruz Classic (16U Boys)

Fri-Sun, June 19-21 — BOYS Jr. Olympic Qualifying Tournament* (Sacramento, CA)

Fri-Sun, July 10-12 — Golden State Invitational (All – Stockton, CA)

Sat-Tue, July 18-21 — BOYS National Jr. Olympics* (San Jose, CA)

Other local tournaments and scrimmages will be added to the schedule, especially for those not participating in Jr. Olympics. Players on each team will be emailed before each tournament with details.

*Please note, these two tournaments are only for athletes who are placed on one of our Jr. Olympic team rosters. In order to participate in JO’s, athletes must first tryout and be selected for one of our JO teams.

National Junior Olympics (tentative)

Each year we culminate our summer season by competing in the National Jr. Olympic Tournament, a four-day national tournament hosted by USA Water Polo. The tournament is comprised of the top 70+ teams in each age group from all across the country. It’s the largest water polo tournament in the world! Teams that wish to participate in Jr. Olympics must first qualify at their zone’s qualifying tournament. Typically, the top 10-12 teams in each age group will qualify for Jr. Olympics. Our zone’s qualifying tournament is June 19-21 in the Sacramento region. The National Jr. Olympic tournament is July 18-21 in the Bay Area.

Athletes who wish to participate in our summer water polo program are not required to participate in Jr. Olympics. All athletes who wish to participate in Jr. Olympics must first tryout and be selected for a team.

Please note, this summer program fee does not include the National Jr. Olympic Tournament. All those who tryout and make one of our JO teams will also need to pay a participation fee of TBA /athlete (not due until after the team qualifies for JO’s).  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. We will block a set of rooms at a team hotel for this event, but athletes are not required to stay in the hotel.

Team Suit & Apparel

Be sure to browse our Cal Republic Team Store for all the latest in team gear and apparel. Team suit info is TBA.

Summer Program Cost & Jr. Olympic 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 summer water polo program fee is TBA /athlete (payment arrangements must be made by 2nd week of program).  This fee covers all practices, local tournaments/scrimmages, and a program t-shirt. Sibling discounts are available. Please note, if you have concerns about the fee, want info about sibling discounts 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, this summer program fee does not include the National Jr. Olympic Tournament. All those who wish to participate in Jr. Olympics will also need to pay a participation fee of TBA 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. We will block a set of rooms at a team hotel for this event, but athletes are not required to stay in the hotel.

USA Water Polo Membership

USA Water Polo, Inc. is the governing body for amateur water polo in the United States. All participants must be registered as a current member with USAWP for the 2020 calendar year and affiliated with California Republic SC (#26152).  All athletes must have at least a “silver” membership in order to participate. All those who wish to attend Jr. Olympics must have a “gold” membership and birth date must be verified through their online system. Go to USA Water Polo to register, change club affiliation, and/or verify your birth date.

How to Register for Summer Water Polo

Whether you intend to pay now or come back and pay later, please start by filling out the Summer Registration Form below and clicking Submit (new and returning athletes).  We use the same form below for registration and payment. Select the appropriate option for you under “Payment Options” on the registration form. Payment not due until after the first week of training.

**SUMMER REGISTRATION NOT OPEN YET — WILL OPEN IN LATE MARCH**

Questions?

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