Our Spring Competitive Water Polo Program runs February 25-April 19, 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 eventually play in Jr. Olympics, you’ll need a “Gold” membership. You can upgrade your membership at anytime throughout the year.
Practice Times and Locations
February 25 – April 19:
All 16U & 18U Girls
Wednesdays* – 7:00-9:00pm
Saturdays – 10:00am-12:00pm
All practices at Granite Bay High School
No practice Feb 28-29 due to high school swim invitational
* updated on 2/13/20
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.
Sunday, March 15
Sunday, March 29
Sunday, April 5
K7 Cup – April 17-19, 2020 – Orange County, CA
Athletes will also have the option to participate in the K7 Cup, which is a national-level water polo tournament in Orange County, CA on April 17-19, 2020. Please note, this tournament will require a separate participation fee and athletes are responsible for their own travel and lodging. A block of rooms will be reserved at a team hotel and booking info will be emailed to participating athletes. Athletes are not required to participate. If you’re considering playing in the K7 Cup, be sure to let us know on the registration form down below.
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 spring water polo program fee is $390/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.