Stanford Water Polo Club
2015 Boys Summer Session

May 18 - July 19 , 2015

(updated 6/3/15)


Registration Closed: Registration is closed for our upcoming Summer Session as we have reached capacity in all groups. If you would like to be added to the wait list please email Coach Barnea (email).


Wedensday, June 3, 2016

2015 Club Day: Thank you to all the families that attended our 2nd annual Club Day. Some wonderful moments were shared on the pool deck; from the Varsity Clinic, to the amazing turnout for our Parents vs. Kids game. A special congratulation goes out to the parents on their hard fought 7-5 win! Mark your calendars for our 3rd annual Club Day that will take place next summer on May 29, 2016.

16&U Saturday Game Schedule Posted: Roster, game time, game location and map to the pool is now posted below for this Saturday’s 16&U Game that were able to arrange at Menlo School. Please have athletes at the pool no later than 45 minutes prior to the start of game for team meeting and warm up. If you are listed on the roster and know you will be unable to attend or have any questions regarding the games please email Coach Barnea (email).

Age Group Sunday Game Schedule Posted: Rosters, game times, game locations and maps to the pools are now posted below for this weekend’s AG 1 and G 2 games. Please have athletes at the pool no later than 45 minutes prior to the start of their first game for team meetings and warm ups. Teams playing in the 8:00 am games please be at the pool by 7:00 am to help with pool set up. Athletes and families playing in the final game of the day are asked to stay and help clean up the facility following competition. We will need parent volunteers to help run the desk throughout the day, if you are available, please let the coaches know when you arrive at the pool. If you do not see you name on a roster, know you will be unable to attend, or have any questions regarding the games please email Coach Barnea (email).

Sunday Practice Reminder: All High School athletes that are not playing in the 16&U game on Saturday will have practice during their regularly scheduled time this Sunday at Stanford 9:00-11:00 am.   

Full Time Summer Schedule Begins Next Week: A reminder that beginning Monday, June 8, all practice groups will begin our full-time summer schedule.  Please double check the Practice Groups & Schedule Page on our web site to confirm your son’s practice group, time and location.

16&U Game
Saturday, June 6, 2015

16&U Menlo Games
Game Day: 6/6
Game Time: 1:00 pm
Game Location: Menlo HS
Map: click here
Brockett, Roger
Browne, Spencer
Fairon, E. Max
Guzzo, Grant
Ha, Brian
Hill, Blake
Lenhart, Luke
Liu, Kevin
McMahon, Patrick
Nguyen, Thanh
Reo, David
Rosenblatt, Benjamin
Tannous, Ziad
Toulouse, Ryan
Van Horn, Dylan
Wallace, Matthew
Zamlich, Luke
Zhou, David


Age Group Games
Sunday, June 7, 2015

14&U A
14&U B
14&U C
12&U A
12&U B
12&U C
Game Day: 6/7
Game Time: 1:00 pm, 2:40 pm
Game Location: Gunn HS
Map: click here
Game Day: 6/7
Game Time: 10:30 am, 12:10 pm
Game Location: Gunn HS
Map: click here
Game Day: 6/7
Game Time: 8:00 am, 9:40 am
Game Location: Gunn HS
Map: click here
Game Day: 6/7
Game Time: 8:00 am, 2nd game TBD (9:40 am or 10:30 am)
Game Location: Palo Alto HS
Map: click here
Game Day: 6/7
Game Time: 11:20 am, 1:00 pm
Game Location: Palo Alto HS
Map: click here
Game Day: 6/7
Game Time: 1:50 pm, 3:30 pm
Game Location: Palo Alto HS
Map: click here
Ballack, Kyle
Discipulo, Gabriel
Graessle, Jake
Hiremath, Jason
Kirk, Dominick
Kujawa, James
Kunwar, Jayden
Patterson, Maxwell
Rapperport, Benjamin
Riley, Will
Smith, Noah
Untrecht, Sam
Warmoth, Eric
Weigle, Larsen
Aksoy, Berk
Aliaga, Lucca
DePuy, Finnegan
Enright, Connor
Fitzgerald, Sean
Gallagher, Joe
Gran, Cooper
Housenbold, Noah
Mihalko, Alex
Newby, Conor
Pak, Hudson
Plaschke, James
Smyth, AJ
Tocchini, Steven
Tran, Ethan
Aliaga, Auggie
Bais, Abhimanyu
Baldwin, Henry
Brockett, Roger
Caltagirone, Gianluca
Cheung, Colby
Gallivan, Conor
Gormley, Dexter
Gouchon, Paul
Ha, Justin
Hovsmith, Nick
Howe, Kyle
Hughes, Mark
Liu, Philip
Marco, Xavier
Pageler, Jake
Pasquesi, Theodore
Ponterio, Christophet
Pusegaonkar, Parth
Rossi, Mason
Shah, Amar
Srinath, Aditya
Vargas, Sebastian
Vitakis, Christian
Heller, Michael
Hilderbrand, Gregory
Johnston, Luke
Montoya, Gabriel
Plaschke, Andrew
Poulos, Joshua
Price, Griffen
Rohlen, Harrison
Siminoff, Ben
Stephens, Atticus
Tsotadze, Jake
Untrecht, Joe
Vot, Jack
Weigle, Luke
Barman, Chase
Irwin, Isaac
Jergovic, Leo
Kirincich, John
MacMitchell, Connor
Montoya, Julian
Murad, Jack
ODonnell, Terence
Rotenberg, Isaac
Sahasrabuddhe, Siddhartha
Seed, Aidan
Seed, Kai
Skinner, Colin
Sonecha, Rohan
Swart, William
Angelov, Martin
Borden, Nicholas
Briger, William
Bukchin, Boris
Chen, Rowan
Chu, Andrew
Conley, Trent
Illouz, Simon
Kaprelian, J.T.
Kutay, Sean
Pei, Jonathan
Portugal, Memo
Schrieber, Atila
Vale, Cole
Yencken, Angus

 


 

Welcome to the 2015 Summer Session! The past year has been one of memorable accomplishments at Stanford WPC, highlighted by our numerous top 10 finishes at last summer’s Junior Olympics, our 14&U National Championship at the 2014 Champions Cup, Coach Weatherspoon being the recipient the 2014 USA Water Polo Ted Newland Distinguished Men’s Coaching Award for his team’s success and his role in the development of one of the most successful age group programs in the country, and Stanford WPC being awarded the 2014 USA Water Polo Mens Chairman’s Cup, given in recognition of our exemplary performance as the top boys water polo club in the country. We are looking forward to the start of our upcoming Summer Session where we will celebrate the successes of the past year at Club Day and begin to forge new experiences in and around the pool deck for our athletes, coaches and families.

Please read carefully the information below. Updates will be made as information becomes available.

SESSION DATES
High School 1, 2 & 3: May 18 - July 19, 2015
Age Group 1, 2 & 3*: May 18 - July 19, 2015

*Athletes interested in our Age Group 3 program will have three different participation options:
Summer Session (May 18 - July 19)
Summer Prep (May 18 - June 7)
Summer Six (June 8-July 19)

For select athletes the session will go as long as July 28. This will be based on an athlete's selection to and participation on a Junior Olympic team and whether that team qualifies for JOs (hosted in Orange County, July 25 - July 28). Athletes who participate on a JO team will be charged an additional fee to cover the cost of the extra week of practice, which will be collected with JO costs.

Noteable Dates
May 1-May 13: Online Team Shop open
May 4: Registration opens
May 12: Informational Meeting and gear pick up
May 13: Team Shop closes
May 15: Practice Groups posted
May 18: Summer Session practice begins
May 22: JO Declaration Forms Due
May 31: Club Day and Clinic
June 8: Full time summer practice schedule begins
July 1-5: No practice for all groups
July 19: Summer Session Ends
July 25-28: 12&U-18&U Boys Junior Olympics (Orange County, CA)
July30-August 2: 10&U Boys Junior Olympics (Orange County, CA)

REGISTRATION
Registration Closed: Registration is closed for our upcoming Summer Session as we have reached capacity in all groups. If you would like to be added to the wait list please email Coach Barnea (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 (Silver, Gold, or Seasonal Athlete Membership; Splashball membership is not applicable). To register or renew with USA WP, please visit www.usawaterpolo.org.

All athletes interested in participating at Junior Olympics must be Gold Athlete Members.

Important Note: Athletes wishing to be selected to a JO Team must be affiliated with our Club, Stanford Water Polo Foundation, club #570, Pacific Zone (#6) no later than 7 days prior to the commencement of the zone qualification tournament. USA WP is very strict on this, and there is no grace period.

Age Verification
USA WP has an age verification requirement for all athletes participating in National Championship Events. For those who have never completed the age verification, this is a one-time-charge of $5.00 paid online through TC logiQ Secure Website. Gold athlete members must complete this process prior to participating in any National Championship Event, in particular the Regional Junior Olympic Qualifier, which is fast approaching. This process can take up to seven (7) days to receive results so we urge all athletes to complete the verification right away, to avoid delays as the qualifiers get closer. We will not be able to verify and submit rosters until all athletes' birth dates have been successfully verified in the USA WP system. We encourage all of our members who have the intention of participating on one of our Club JO teams to complete the verification process as described by USA WP as soon as possible. If you have any follow up questions regarding the verification process please feel free to email Coach Barnea (email).

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 COSTS
Group
Early Registration
(submitted by May 12)
Registration
(submitted May 13 or later)
High School 1, 2, & 3 Summer Session
$895 (+$30 equipment fee)
$915 (+$30 equipment fee)
Age Group 1 & 2 Summer Session
$895 (+$30 equipment fee)
$915 (+$30 equipment fee)


AGE GROUP 3 SESSION COST
Session Options
Dates
Cost
Option 1: Summer Session
May 18 - July 19 (9 weeks)
$515 (+$25 equipment fee)
Option 2: Summer Prep
May 18 - June 7 (3 weeks)
$190 (+$10 equipment fee)
Option 3: Summer Six
June 8 - July 19 (6 weeks)
$380 (+$20 equipment fee)

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 June 7, 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.

CLUB TRIAL MEMBERSHIP (May 18 - May 30 for all groups)
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.

Age Group 3 Special Notes
- The Trial Membership for Age Group 3 is only available for athletes who sign up for the Summer Session (9 weeks).
- Only Age Group 3 athletes registered for the Summer Session (9 weeks) will receive a Team Suit, Team Shirt and enrollment into the May 31st Club Day/Stanford Varsity Clinic as a part of their registration dues.

SUMMER SESSION INFORMATIONAL MEETING

Who: All Summer Session Athletes and Parents
When: Tuesday, May 12, from 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.
Where: Avery Aquatics Center at Stanford University
Note: Team Suits and T-Shirts will be distributed at the meeting.

STANFORD CLUB DAY, MAY 31
Mark your calendars for a fun-filled day of water polo for all Summer Session registered athletes and families!

Activites will include:
- Clinic for athletes
- Parents vs Kids Game
- Catered BBQ (no cost for athletes, additional charge for parents/families that would like to join)
- Silent Auction
- Raffle

In addition to being a great chance for athletes, parents and coaches to get together, Club Day will also be an opportunity for families to provide much needed funding to Stanford WPC to support our coaches. Stanford WPC has grown and prospered because we have attracted the best coaches in the area. Our coaches have a deep passion for teaching and the sport of water polo, and as a result, spend countless hours working with our athletes on the pool deck. In order to continue supporting their coaching, and in turn help strengthen Stanford WPC, it is important to provide additional financial support. To that end, Stanford WPC families have a great opportunity to provide just that support with Club Day, by participating in the following:

Club Day Underwriting: Another way to help support Stanford WPC and its coaches is to underwrite a portion of the Club Day costs. If you are interested in providing underwriting funds, please click here to donate via Paypal.

Silent Auction: As with last year, Club families will have the opportunity to bid on terrific items. We welcome and appreciate any other items that families are willing to donate (e.g. Stanford, Giants, 49er or Warrior tickets, access to a vacation home, etc.). Please contact John Geschke (email) or Theresa Rowland (email).

More information on Club Day, including RSVP, timeline for the day, a list of silent auction and raffle items and payment information for parents/family members who would like to attend the BBQ can be accessed by clicking here.

TEAM GEAR
All 2015 registered Summer Session Age Group and High School athletes will receive a new Stanford Water Polo Club team suit and T-shirt which are included in the cost of your registration, and we ask that all athletes wear their Stanford Club suit and T-shirt to all games.

Beginning this summer, all Team Shop orders will be placed online directly through Kap 7. Our new online Team Shop will be open for orders May 1-May 13*. All orders will be shipped directly to your home beginning June 8.

*Only Team Suits and T-shirts will be available following the order deadline, so be sure to place your order by May 13.

Note: Age Group 3 athletes that sign up for the Summer Prep (3 weeks) or Summer Six (6 weeks) will receive a team T-shirt only. Summer Prep or Summer Six athletes are welcome and encouraged to purchase/wear a team suit, but it is not mandatory.

CLUB CALENDAR
Please see our Club Calendar (click here) for tournaments, practices and other important dates. It is helpful to check the Calendar each week for any updates or changes.

PRACTICE GROUP ASSIGNMENTS
Group assignments will be made by the coaching staff and posted on the Practice Groups and Schedule page of our web site by Friday, May 15. Each athlete's group placement is based on, but not limited to, age, position, ability level, experience, eligibility to participate on a JO team, and longevity with Stanford WPC.

There may be some changes to practice group assignments during the first few weeks of the session while coaches assess athletes in their pre-assigned practice groups.

The division between the Age Groups and High School groups is based on birth date. Athletes born August 2, 2000 and later will be assigned to one of the Age Groups: AG 1 AG 2, or AG 3, while athletes born August 1, 2000 and earlier will be assigned to one of the three High School groups: HS 1, HS 2, or HS 3.

If you have questions regarding practice group assignments, please e-mail Coach Barnea (email).

PRACTICE SCHEDULE
The table below contains general information on practice days, times, and locations, as well as a brief description of each group. Please note, practice schedules change for all groups on Monday, 6/8, except for Age Group 3. Any Notable Practice Changes will be listed below and on the Calendar.

Practice Group
Practice Schedule: 5/18-6/7
Practice Schedule: 6/8-7/19
Group Description
High School 1
Tuesday & Thursday: 6:15-8:15 pm
Sunday: 9:00am-11:00 am
at Stanford

Monday: 4:00-6:00 pm at Gunn High School

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 4:00-6:00 pm
at Sacred Heart Prep

For athletes who have competed at the Varsity High School and 18&U Club levels.
High School 2
Tuesday & Thursday: 6:15-8:15 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am-11:00 am
at Stanford
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 2:00-4:00 pm
at Sacred Heart Prep (16&U A & 16&U B Teams)
For athletes who have competed at the Varsity High School and 16&U Club levels.
High School 3
Monday & Wednesday: 6:15-8:15 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am-11:00 am
at Stanford
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 6:00-8:00 pm at Stanford (16&U C & 16&U D Teams)
For athletes currently in high school who have competed at the Varsity High School, JV High School and 18&U/16&U Club levels.
Age Group 1
Monday & Wednesday: 6:00-7:30 pm
at Sacred Heart Prep;
Friday 6:15-8:15 pm &
Sunday: 11:00 am-1:00 pm
at Stanford

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 2:00-4:00 pm at Gunn High School (14A & 14 B Teams)

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 6:00-8:00 pm at Stanford (14 C & 14 D Teams)

For Pre-High School athletes who have displayed a solid base of water polo fundamentals.
Age Group 2
Monday & Wednesday: 6:00-7:30 pm
at Palo Alto High School
Friday 6:15-8:15 pm &
Sunday: 11:00 am-1:00 pm
at Stanford

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 4:00-6:00 pm at Gunn High School

Wednesday: 2:00-4:00 pm
at Gunn High School

For Pre-High School athletes, with varying experience, who are looking to develop a better understanding of water polo fundamentals.
Age Group 3*
Tuesday & Thursday: 6:00-7:30 pm
at Stanford
Tuesday & Thursday: 6:00-7:30 pm
at Stanford
For athletes born in 2004 and younger who are just getting started in the sport of water polo.

To ensure the highest quality for our program, we will be limiting the number of participants in each practice group. Groups will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We are expecting all groups to be full this summer, so please register at your earliest convenience to ensure a spot.

*Age Group 3
Age Group 3 is for younger athletes who are just getting started in the sport of water polo. The group is mainly comprised of athletes born in 2005 or later. However, if your child was born in 2004 and has little to no water polo experience, he may sign up for this group.

AGE GROUP DIVISIONS
10&U athletes (born August 2, 2004 & after)
12&U athletes (born August 2, 2002 - August 1, 2004)
14&U athletes (born August 2, 2000 - August 1, 2002)
16&U athletes (born August 2, 1998 - August 1, 2000)
18&U athletes (born August 2, 1996 - August 1, 1998)

SUMMER TOURNAMENTS
Below you will find a list of tournaments that are currently scheduled for the 2015 Summer Session. We will be adding more local tournaments to the list as we get closer to summer so please continue to check back for updates. These can also be found on our Calendar.

May 31: Stanford Club Day (Stanford, CA) for all Summer athletes and families
June 12-14: Junior Olympic Qualifier (Bay Area) for select 16&U
June 19-21: Junior Olympic Qualifier (Bay Area) for select 14&U, 18&U
June 26-28: Junior Olympic Qualifier (Bay Area) for select 10&U, 12&U, 14&U, 16&U, 18&U
July 10-12: Ironman Superfinals (Stanford, CA) for select 18&U, 16&U
July 10-12: US Club Championships (Ontario, CA) for select 12&U & 14&U
July 25-28: Boys Junior Olympics (Orange County, CA) for select 12&U, 14&U, 16&U, and 18&U
July 30-August 2: 10&U Junior Olympics (Orange County, CA)

JUNIOR OLYMPICS
The boys' Junior Olympic Tournament will take place July 25-July 28 and will be hosted in Orange County, CA. Our aim is to qualify as many Stanford WPC teams as possible in each age division. In order to participate at the Junior Olympics, teams must first qualify through our Pacific Zone qualifying tournament. See dates above for each age group's qualifying dates and note all 14&U, 16&U and 18&U teams that do not finish in the top 4 of the first weekend of the qualifying tournament are required to come back for the second weekend of qualifying, June 25-28.

Athletes wishing to be considered for a JO Team must commit and declare themselves eligible by submitting their Junior Olympic Commitment Packet postmarked no later than Friday, May 22, which MUST include:
1)  JO Declaration of Commitment (signed and dated);
2)  $100 deposit (check payable to NCWPC —no cash)

Please mail Junior Olympic Commitment Packet to the following address: (Please do not hand in packets to coaches)

SWPC/JO Packet
PO Box 60662
Palo Alto, CA 94306-9991

In addition, athletes wishing to be selected to a JO Team must be affiliated with our Club, Stanford Water Polo Foundation, club #570, Pacific Zone (#6) no later than 7 days prior to the commencement of the Zone Qualification Tournament, must have a photo headshot uploaded onto their USA WP Membership, and have your age verified via USWP/TC logiQ.

The JO Declaration of Commitment can be accessed by clicking here, and will also be available at the Summer Session Informational Meeting on Tuesday, May 12.

Per USA Water Polo's Conduct of Championships, an athlete's age for USA Water Polo Zone Qualification Tournaments and National Championship events will be determined by an athlete's age as of August 1.

Selection to a JO team is based on, but not limited to, the following criteria: position, ability level, experience, and attitude. Athletes selected for Junior Olympic teams to play in their respective Qualifying Tournaments will be posted on our web site by Sunday, June 7.
Note: Stanford Club athletes may be selected to play up an age group. Such decisions will be made by the coaching staff on a case by case basis.

We are looking forward to a great Summer Session!