Stanford Water Polo Club
2015 Boys Fall Session

September 8 - November 8, 2015
(Age Group 1 and Age Group 2)

September 9 - October 31, 2015
(Age Group 3)

(updated 8/18/15)


Registration for our 2015 Fall Session is now closed as we have reached capcity in all groups. If you wish to be added to our wait list please email Dawn (email).


Welcome Fall! 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.)

The Fall Session has three divisions based on age, ability level and experience:  Age Group 3, Age Group 2, and Age Group 1, with Age Group 1 being the most advanced group.

SESSION DATES
Age Groups 1 & 2: Tuesday, September 8 - Sunday, November 8, 2015.
Age Group 3: Wednesday, September 9 - Saturday, October 31, 2015.

REGISTRATION
Registration for our 2015 Fall Session is now closed as we have reached capcity in all groups. If you wish to be added to our wait list please email Dawn (email).

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, Sliver, or Seasonal Athlete Membership; SplashBall membership is not applicable). The Stanford WPC is Stanford Water Polo Foundation, Club #570. 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 9/1)
Registration
(submitted after 9/1)
Age Group 1 & 2
$750
$770
Age Group 3
$385
$395

REFUND POLICY
25% of the Session Dues Payment and Equipment Fee is non-refundable. The balance is refundable at a pro-rate during the first three weeks of the session. For a refund, please e-mail Dawn (email). Refunds are pro-rated from the day the e-mail is received.

SIBLING DISCOUNT
Additional siblings are $40 less than the regular fee. Be sure to register siblings using same account (Cannot be combined with the Girls' Club).

CLUB TRIAL MEMBERSHIP: Sept. 8 – 21 for new athletes only.

If you are new to Stanford WPC and interested in our Club Trial, please email Dawn (email) to request the Trial prior to submitting registration. Anyone deciding not to continue after the Trial will incur a 10% transaction fee on their refunded dues.

If you are new to the sport of water polo, you may use the USA Water Polo Trial Membership. (click here). Please read/follow the information at the top of the form carefully. 

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 4.

PRACTICE GROUP INFORMATION 

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

Monday & Wednesday

6:15-7:45 pm
Avery Aquatics Center,
Stanford University
2005 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
2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004
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: 6:30-8:00 pm

Friday: 6:15-8:15 pm

Sunday: 9:00-11:00 am
Avery Aquatics Center,
Stanford University
2001 and 2002
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. 27, Oct. 11, Oct. 25, Nov. 8 (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. 11

4th Annual Cousineau Cup in Orange County, California (for select Age Group 1 and Age Group 2 Teams). October 16-18.

Turbo Champions Cup in Dallas, Texas(for select athletes only/based on qualification). November 13-15.

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 must be placed online directly through our Kap7 online Team Shop. Team Suits, T-shirts, and Backpacks are currently available for order and immediate shipment. All other team apparel can be ordered August 13-September 15 with a target ship date of September 30. All Club Gear is optional but we highly recommend every athlete have at least a Team Suit and Shirt to wear at all games.

Please Note: Only Team Suits, T-shirts and Backpacks will be available following the order deadline, so be sure to place your order by September 15.

We look forward to seeing you all at practice!