Stanford Water Polo Club
2016 Fall Session
September 6 - November 6, 2016
(All Groups)

(updated 8/20/16)


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Please read the information on our upcoming Fall Session below. This session is for boys through age 14 who are not yet in high school. There is no minimum age or skills requirement, however each athlete must demonstrate basic water safety and swimming skills.  (We require that athletes be able to swim 100 yards within 2 minutes and 30 seconds to ensure the safety of all athletes.)


 

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OLYMPIANS CLINIC– Sunday, September 18
Athletes will have the unique opportunity to join 5x Olympian and Team USA Captain Tony Azevedo along with Team USA’s leading scorer in the 2016 Olympic Games Bret Bonanni for a clinic on Sunday, September 18. Tony and Bret will demonstrate skills and techniques that have helped the two of them compete at the highest level.  In addition to learning firsthand from two of the best water polo players in the world, athletes will participate in a Q&A session and be able to get autographs from Tony and Bret.  More info TBA.
The clinic is only for Stanford WPC 2016 Fall Registered athletes and is included in your session dues.  (Trial athletes are not eligible for the Olympians Clinic unless they commit to participate in the remainder of the Fall Session by Friday, 9/16.)

SESSION DATES
Age Groups 1, 2 & 3: Tuesday, September 6 - Sunday, November 6, 2016.

REGISTRATION
Registration for our 2016 Fall Session is currently open and can be accessed by clicking here.

Note to returning members: Please set a reminder for yourself, as we will not be sending out returning member registration emails. Be sure to review and update your information before submitting your online registration form.

We encourage athletes to complete registration as soon as possible to ensure enrollment, as we will close registration as groups reach capacity. Once registration is closed, please email Dawn (email) to be put on the wait list. Individuals on the wait list will be added on a first-come first-served basis, based on availability in the appropriate group.

USA WATER POLO MEMBERSHIP
All athletes must be current members of USA Water Polo (Gold, Silver or Bronze Athlete Membership). To register or renew with USA WP, please visit www.usawaterpolo.org.

Membership ID Check
Prior to each game, teams and athletes are now required to present verified rosters proving all athletes are current USA WP members, as well as photo IDs to match those listed on the verified rosters. We have the ability to produce copies of Stanford WPC USA Water Polo Membership IDs and provide them directly to the coaches prior to competition and ask that all summer athletes double check their USA WP Membership account to ensure there is a current headshot uploaded for very athlete. Uploading a headshot is a simple process, which is detailed in everyone's USA WP account, but if you have any questions please email Coach Barnea (email).

SESSION DUES
Group
Early Registration
(submitted by 8/30)
Registration
(submitted after 8/30)
Age Group 1
$945
$960
Age Group 2
$895
$910
Age Group 3
$575
$590

REFUND POLICY
25% of the Session Costs is non-refundable once any online registration is submitted. The balance is refundable at a pro-rate during the first three weeks of the session. After September 26, refunds will no longer be issued.

For a refund, please e-mail Dawn (email). Refunds are pro-rated from the date the e-mail is received.

SIBLING DISCOUNT
Must register siblings using the same account. (Cannot be combined with the Girls' Club.

CLUB TRIAL MEMBERSHIP
September 6 – 19 for new athletes only
If you are new to Stanford WPC and interested in our Club Trial, this is how it works:

  • Registration requirements are the same, so the athlete must register for a USWP Membership and also for Stanford Water Polo Club prior to attending any practices;
  • Register for a USWP Membership* (www.usawaterpolo.org) first because you will need to enter your membership information when registering with the Stanford WPC.
  • Then, register for Stanford WPC’s Summer Session. Registration will be available online August 20.
  • Next, email Dawn (email) so she can add your son(s) to the Club Trial.  Be sure to include the athlete’s name, age, and USWP expiration date in your email.
  • Your son will have from September 6 – September 19 to participate in practices before deciding whether to continue for the remainder of the Spring Session.
  • If your son chooses NOT to continue after the Trial, you will need to email Dawn again on or before 9/19/16 to request a refund, which will be for 90% of the Session Dues to be credited back to your card.   

If you are new to the sport of water polo, you may use the USWP Trial Membership (click here). The Trial Membership is valid for first-time members only. Please read/follow instructions at the top of the form carefully, and be sure to use September 6 as the "start date", as the membership is valid for exactly 2 weeks from the date you submit on the form.

GROUP ASSIGNMENTS
Athletes are assigned by coaches to one of three groups based on age, ability level, and experience.  Water polo ages are based on the year an athlete was born. Please refer to the table below to determine which group your child will most likely be assigned to.
Note: The coaching staff may assign an athlete to a group that does not correspond to his age, but rather his ability level and experience. Although the coaches assign each athlete to a group prior to the start of the session, there may be some changes in group assignments during the first few practices as the coaches assess each athlete's skill and ability level.

Practice groups will be posted on the Practice Groups & Schedule page of our web site by Friday, September 2.

PRACTICE GROUP INFORMATION 

Group
Practice Days
Practice Times
Practice Location
Birth Year(s)
Description
Age Group 3

Tuesday & Thursday

6:15-7:45 pm
Avery Aquatics Center,
Stanford University
2006 and younger
Designed for boys ages 10 and younger with little to no previous water polo experience.
Age Group 2
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and select Sundays*

Tues & Thrs: 6:30-8:00 pm

Friday: 6:15-8:15 pm

Sunday: 9:00-11:00 am

Avery Aquatics Center,
Stanford University
2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005
Designed for athletes 8th grade and younger, with varying experience, who are looking to develop a better understanding of water polo fundamentals.
Age Group 1
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and select Sundays*

Tues & Thrs: 6:15-8:00 pm

Friday: 6:15-8:15 pm

Sunday: 9:00-11:00 am
Avery Aquatics Center,
Stanford University
2002 and 2003
Designed for athletes 8th grade and younger who have displayed the ability to play at a high level and have developed a solid base of water polo fundamentals.

*Note: On weekends of Pacific Zone Fall League games, there will be no Sunday practices. Please refer to the Calendar for details.

AGE GROUP 1 & AGE GROUP 2 COMPETITION SCHEDULE
Pacfic Zone Fall League: Sept. 25, Oct. 2, Oct. 30, Nov. 6 (for all Fall registered Age Group 1 & Age Group 2 athletes)
Game times and locations are yet to be determined and will be posted to our web site and emailed out as soon as the schedules are published. Games will take place in the greater Bay Area.

Turbo Champions Cup Qualifying Tournament: Game times and location TBD (for a select Age Group 1 Team).
Oct. 2

4th Annual Cousineau Cup in Orange County, California (for select Age Group 1 and Age Group 2 Teams). October 15-16.

Turbo Champions Cup in Honolulu, Hawaii (for select athletes only/based on qualification). November 11-13.

Please note:
Athletes selected to participate on the Turbo Champions Cup Team or on a Cousineau Cup Team will be notified via email.  Upon notification of these teams, participation confirmation, including additional fees, must be submitted as detailed in the email.

CALENDAR
Our Club Calendar shows all practices, competitions, and other Club events. Please check the Calendar on a weekly basis.  We will update the Calendar as soon as information becomes available. 

CLUB GEAR
All Team Shop orders will be placed online directly through Kap 7. Our online Team Shop will be open for orders August 20-September 11. All orders will be shipped directly to your home beginning September 20.

Please Note: Only Team Suits and T-shirts will be available following the order deadline, so be sure to place your order by September 11.

We look forward to seeing you all at practice!