2014 Champions Cup


Stanford Water Polo Club
2014-2015 Boys Winter Session

December 1, 2014 - February, 8 2015
(All Groups)

(updated 11/14/14)


CLICK HERE to register for the upcoming Winter Session.


SESSION DATES
All Groups: December 1, 2014 - February 8, 2015

HOLIDAY BREAK
Age Group 3: No practices December 15, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Age Group 1 & Age Group 2: No practices December 22, 2014 - January 4, 2015
High School 1 & High School 2: No practices December 22, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Practices for all groups will resume the week of Monday, January 5, 2015.

REGISTRATION
Returning Members: Registration opens Tuesday, November 11. Returning members will receive an email when registration becomes available. Please review and update your information before submitting your registration.

New Members: CLICK HERE to register for the upcoming Winter Session.

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, anyone interested in being put on a waitlist should email Dawn (email). Individuals on the wait list will be added on a first-come first-served basis should space open up in the appropriate practice group.

USA WATER POLO MEMBERSHIP
All athletes must have valid USA Water Polo membership through the end of our Winter Session prior to submitting registration (Silver, Gold or Red Seasonal Athlete Membership; Splashball membership is not applicable).  To register or renew with USWP click here.

Winter Session Costs
Practice Group
(see table below for description)
Early Registration
(submitted by 11/24)
Registration
(submitted after 11/24)
Age Group 3
$310+$20 Equipment Fee
$325+$20 Equipment Fee
Age Group 1 & 2
$690+$25 Equipment Fee
$710+$25 Equipment Fee
High School 1& 2
$600+$25 Equipment Fee
$620+$25 Equipment Fee

EQUIPMENT FEE
Age Group 3:
$20 per athlete.
Age Group 1 & 2 and High School 1 & 2: $25 per athlete.

The equipment fee will go toward the purchase of the balls, hats, goals, shot clocks and game clocks, etc. that our athletes use each session.

SIBLING DISCOUNT
Additional siblings are $40 less than the regular fee.

TWO-WEEK TRIAL
December 1–14, 2014 for new athletes only.

Please email Dawn prior to registering to request the Trial (email). Athletes must complete the normal registration process, including USA Water Polo membership before they can participate.  However, if you choose not to continue for the remainder of the session, you must email Dawn on or before the last day of the Trial, and you will receive a full refund, less the $50 transaction fee the Club incurs. 

For questions regarding registration, please email Dawn (email).

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 program. After week three refunds are no longer available. Refunds are pro-rated from the day the e-mail is received. For a refund, please e-mail Dawn (email).

PRACTICE GROUPS
The table below contains general information on practice days, times, and locations, as well as a brief description of each group. Please see the Calendar for individual practices and exceptions to the general schedule. Criteria for each athlete's placement into a group is based on, but not limited to age, position, ability level, experience, and longevity with Stanford WPC. Practice groups will be posted on the Practice Groups and Schedule page by Friday, Novemeber 28th.

Athletes will not be allowed to practice with incomplete registration. Please allow at least 24 hours for registration processing. Once athlete registration has been processed, names will be updated on the Practice Groups & Schedule page. If you do not see your name listed in a group email Dawn to find out what registration materials you are missing (email).

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. Questions regarding practice group placement should be emailed to Coach Barnea (email).

2014-2015 Winter Session Practice Groups & Schedule
Practice Group
Practice Days
Practice Times
Practice Locations
Group Description
Age Group 3
Monday, Wednesday
6:15 pm-7:45 pm
Avery Aquatic Center, Stanford
Designed for athletes ages 5th grade and younger with little to no previous water polo experience.
Age Group 2
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday*
6:00-7:30 pm (Tue/Thur),
6:15-8:15 pm (Fri),
11:00 am-1:00 pm (Sun)
Palo Alto HS (Tue & Thur)

Avery Aquatic Center,
Stanford (Fri & Sun)
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 & Sunday*
6:00-7:30 pm (Tue/Thur),
6:15-8:15 pm (Fri),
11:00 am-1:00 pm (Sun)
Sacred Heart Prep (Tue & Thur)

Avery Aquatic Center,
Stanford (Fri & Sun)
Designed for athletes 8th grade and younger who have displayed the ability to play at a high leveland have developed a solid base of water polo fundamentals.
High School 2
Monday, Wednesday & Sunday*
6:15-8:15 pm (Mon/Wed),
9:00 am-11:00 am (Sun)
Avery Aquatic Center,
Stanford
(all practice days)
Designed for athletes currently in high school that have competed at the JV/16&U level and wish to further their development of water polo fundamentals.
High School 1
Monday, Wednesday & Sunday*
6:15-8:15 pm (Mon/Wed),
9:00 am-11:00 am (Sun)
Avery Aquatic Center,
Stanford
(all practice days)
Designed for athletes currently in high school who have competed at the Varsity/16&U/18&U level and have displayed the ability to play at a high level.

*Note: There will be no practice on Sundays/weekends where competitions are held.

CLUB CALENDAR
All practices, competitions, and special events can be found on the Calendar (button to the left). We will update the Calendar with scrimmages, games and other special events as they become available. Please check the Calendar on a weekly basis for updates.

2014-2015 Winter Session Events Calendar
Dates
Event
Practice Group(s)
Location
Dec 13/14
League Games
All AG 1, AG 2, HS 1 & HS 2 Athletes
TBD
Dec 15-Jan 4
Winter Break - No Practice
AG 3
Happy Holidays!
Dec 21
Stanford Club Alumni Game. 1-2 pm
N/A
Avery Aquatic Center
Dec 22-Jan 4
Winter Break - No Practice
AG 1, AG 2, HS 1 & HS 2
Happy Holidays!
Jan 10/11
League Games
All AG 1, AG 2, HS 1 & HS 2 Athletes
TBD
Jan 24/25
League Games
All AG 1, AG 2, HS 1 & HS 2 Athletes
TBD
Feb 7/8
League Games
All AG 1, AG 2, HS 1 & HS 2 Athletes
TBD
Feb 13-15
Kap7 International
Select 12&U, 14&U, 16&U, 18&U Athletes
Orange County, CA

CLOTHING AND TEAM GEAR
Our Gear Order Form will be linked here by the start of our Winter Session. To submit an order, complete the form and mail it with payment (checks only, payable to SWPF or Stanford Water Polo Foundation) to the address on the form.  DO NOT hand to coaches.  Thank you.
*All gear is optional, but athletes are highly encouraged to wear a team suit and T-shirt /sweatshirt/parka to all games.

2014-2015 Winter Session Clothing Order Cycles
Order Postmark Date
Pick-Up Date
TBD
TBD
(6:00-6:30 pm in Men's Water Polo Office)
TBD
TBD
(6:00-6:30 pm in Men's Water Polo Office)

We look forward to seeing everyone back at the pool in December!