Our summer competitive water polo program is from May 6 through July 28. 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 “Silver” member with USA Water Polo for the 2019 calendar year and affiliated with California Republic SC (#26152). If you wish to participate in JO Quals and/or Jr. Olympics, you must be registered as a “Gold” member and go through the one-time age verification process. Go to USA Water Polo to register or change club affiliation.
Practice Times and Location
May 6 – May 31
Mondays & Wednesdays
All practices at American River College
June 3 – July 23
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
All practices at American River College
All practices begin with dryland training, bring shoes!
Tournament Dates and Locations
May 19 – Local Tournament
June 15 – Summer Splash @ ARC (18U)
June 16 – Summer Splash @ ARC (16U)
June 28-30 – Jr. Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Modesto/Oakdale) *
July 5-7 – Golden State Invitational (Stockton) ^
July 13 – Santa Cruz Classic (16U)
July 14 – Santa Cruz Classic (18U)
July 25-28 – National Junior Olympics (Orange County) *
*JO athletes only, selected by the head coach (max 15 per roster)
^ non-JO athletes only
Other local tournaments and scrimmages may be added to the schedule. Players on each team will be emailed before each tournament with details. Please let the coaching staff know your tournament availability as soon as possible.
Jr. Olympics in Orange County, CA
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 (18U, 16U) 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 qualifying tournament is June 28-30 in the Modesto/Oakdale area. Please note, this tournament is not included in the summer program fee and requires a separate participation fee in order to play (see “Program Cost & Payment” below for more info).
All families are responsible for their own travel and lodging accommodations for all tournaments. Families are not required to stay in the team hotel and may make any travel arrangements necessary. Here’s some info on hotels for JO tournaments…
JO Quals in Modesto area:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Modesto-Salida
4300 Bangs Ave.
Modesto, CA 95356
Check-in: Friday, June 28/29
Check-out: Sunday, June 30
Click HERE for Hotel Reservation Link
Jr. Olympics in Orange County area:
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…
Renaissance Newport Beach Hotel
4500 Macarthur Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Check-in: Wednesday, July 24
Check-out: Sunday, July 28
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 about the 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, all tournaments (except JO’s), and a program t-shirt. 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 the Jr. Olympic tournament in Orange County. All those who wish to participate in Jr. Olympics (July 25-28) will also need to pay a participation fee of $215/athlete (due July 9). This will help cover the tournament entry fee and coaches’ travel expenses. Athletes/families will be responsible for their own travel & lodging accommodations at Jr. Olympics.
Payments can be made online or via check at practice. To pay online, click “Add to Cart” for one or both items, then go to click on “Shopping Cart” at the top of the page to complete payment. If paying via check, please make it payable to California Republic WPC. Reminder, payment plans are available.
Summer Water Polo Program $515
Girls Jr. Olympics Participation Fee $215
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.