Our Summer Competitive Water Polo Program runs May 11 through July 26. 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 current member with USA Water Polo 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 system. Go to USA Water Polo to register, change club affiliation, and verify your birth date.
Practice Times and Location
Tournament Dates and Locations
Sunday, May 17 – Local Tournament
Saturday, May 30 — Santa Cruz Classic (16U Girls)
Sunday, May 31 — Santa Cruz Classic (18U Girls)
Fri-Sun, June 26-28 — GIRLS Jr. Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Modesto, CA)
Fri-Sun, July 10-12 — Golden State Invitational (All – Stockton, CA)
Thu-Sun, July 23-26 — GIRLS National Jr. Olympics* (San Jose, CA)
Other local tournaments and scrimmages may 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, this tournament requires a separate fee to participate
National Junior Olympics
Each year we culminate our summer season by competing in Jr. Olympics, 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. 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.
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.
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
**SUMMER REGISTRATION NOT OPEN YET — WILL OPEN IN LATE MARCH**
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