2014 Boys Fall Session

September 9 - November 9, 2014
(Age Group 1 and Age Group 2)

September 8 - October 25, 2014
(Age Group 3)

(updated 10/23/14, 9:30 am)

Registration for our 2014 Fall Session has closed as we are at capcity in all practice groups. If you would like to be added to the wait list please email Dawn (email).


Thursday, October 23, 2014

No Practice Friday: Due to homecoming events on campus the Avery Aquatic Center pool will be closed this Friday and there will be no practice for all AG 1 and AG 2 athletes.

14&U Win Championship At Cousineau Cup: Following two come from behind victories in the semi-finals and championship game the 14&U A team brought home gold medals from last weekend’s Cousineau Cup. The win marked the first championship for our club at this competitive Southern California Tournament. Click here for a picture of the team following their 10-8 win over San Diego Shores in the championship.

Age Group 3 Comes To A Close: We want to congratulate all our Age Group 3 athletes on a very successful fall season. As the coaches mentioned at practice last night, all AG 3 athletes are welcome to come to next Tuesday night’s Age Group 2 practice to see what the next level is like. If you are planning on attending AG 2 practice please email Coach Barnea to confirm (email).

Winter Session Information Coming Soon: Detailed information on our upcoming winter session will be posted on our web site next Friday, October 31st. The winter session is scheduled to start December 1, 2014 and through February 15, 2015.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Stanford v USC Saturday: You are not going to want to miss one of the marquee games of the season this Saturday when the #3 Stanford Cardinal play host to the #1 USC Trojans. The game will start at 10:30 am and will be televised live on the Pac-12 Network. Admission to the game is free so get to the Avery Aquatic Center early to ensure a great seat! The game will feature two of the best teams in the country and can serve as a great learning experience for our Age Group athletes. Go Stanford!

Pacific Zone Fall League Sunday: Rosters, game times, game locations and maps to the pools are posted below for this week for this Sunday’s Pacific Zone Fall League. We ask all athletes to be in attendance and arrive at the pools no later than 45 minutes prior to the start of their first game for team meetings and warm up. Please check back on the web site later in the week in case of any schedule updates. We will need one parent volunteer per game to help work the desk. If you are available to help, please let your son’s coach know when arriving at the pool. All athletes must have a headshot uploaded to their USA Water Polo Membership account or bring a valid ID with them in order to participate, as officials will be doing roster checks prior to the start of each game. If you are unable to attend the games or if you do not see your son’s name on one of the rosters please email Coach Barnea (email).

Stanford WPC Heads To SoCal: Three Stanford WPC teams will head down to Orange County this weekend to compete in the Cousineau Cup. Best of luck to the 14&U A, 14&U B and 12&U A teams….Go Stanford!

Pacific Zone Fall League
Sunday, October 19, 2014

8th Grade C 8th Grade D 6th Grade B
Game Times: 12:40 pm, 2:20 pm
Location: Valley Christian HS
Map: click here
Game Times: 9:20 am, 11:00 am, 12:40 pm
Location: Indian Valley College
Map: click here

Game Times: 8:00 am, 9:40 am
Location: Palo Alto HS
Map: click here

Aliaga, Lucca
Bais, Abhimanyu
Baldwin, Henry
Byun, Ian
Carragee, Michael
Coates, Tim
Constantz, Dominic
Eichbaum, Joshua
Gormley, Dexter
Kovacs, Clark
Marco, Xavier
Popescu, Luca
Poulos, Joshua
Rossi, Mason
Smyth, AJ
Srinath, Aditya
Tocchini, Steven
Torabi, Ryan
Trent, Pearson
Vitakis, Christian

Alasti, Javid
Aliaga, Auggie
Bloom, Lincoln
Chappuis, Bertil
Cheung, Colby
Gallagher, Joe
Gerhard, Nat
Ha, Justin
Harding Bradley, Alexander
Harding Bradley, Luke Edward
King, Jack
Kiss, Rahul
Komin, Max
Liu, Philip
Mihalko, Alex
Ponterio, Christopher
Russell, Aidan
Shah, Amar
Shrikanth, Sanjay
Spunt, Leo
Angelov, Martin
Barman, Chase
Bukchin, Boris
Chu, Andrew
Giles, Hayden
Hammarskjold, Luke
Heller, Michael
Irwin, Isaac
Jergovic, Leo
Kirincich, John
MacMitchell, Connor
Murad, Jack
Nikcevic, Nicolas
ODonnell, Terence
Portugal, William
Sahasrabuddhe, Siddhartha
Seed, Aidan
Seed, Kai
Skinner, Colin

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Stanford Autograph Day: Join us at the Avery Aquatic Center this Saturday, October 4th at 10:30 am when the #2 Stanford Cardinal take on #9 UC Irvine in their first home conference game of the year. The game will be televised live on the PAC 12 Network and immediately following the game the Stanford Varsity team will be setting up a Fan Fest where everyone will be able to meet the team and get autographs. Free team posters will be provided for autographs and a Stanford Teddy Bear will be given out to any club player who brings a Grandparent or Aunt/Uncle to the game!!! Athletes are encouraged to come and enjoy a great game, talk with the players and get tips about their training, get your free autographed poster, snap some pictures with your favorite players, or even bring your own ball and have it signed by the entire Stanford Water Polo Team. Admission to the game is free so bring your friends and family. This is one of the signature events of the fall that you are not going to want to miss!

Team Gear Pick Up Rescheduled: Pickup for clothing orders have been rescheduled for next week and will take place next week on Tuesday, 10/7 (6:20-6:40 pm) and Wednesday, 10/8 (6:15-6:30 pm). All clothing pickups should be made upstairs at the bleachers near the entrance to the Avery Aquatic Center.

Pacific Zone Fall League This Sunday: Rosters, game times, game locations and maps to the pools are posted below for this week for this Sunday’s Pacific Zone Fall League. We ask all athletes to be in attendance and arrive at the pools no later than 45 minutes prior to the start of their first game for team meetings and warm up. Please check back on the web site later in the week in case of any schedule updates. We will need one parent volunteer per game to help work the desk. If you are available to help, please let your son’s coach know when arriving at the pool. All athletes must have a headshot uploaded to their USA Water Polo Membership account or bring a valid ID with them in order to participate, as officials will be doing roster checks prior to the start of each game. If you are unable to attend the games or if you do not see your son’s name on one of the rosters please email Coach Barnea (email).

Fall Roster Distributed: A roster for the 2014 Fall Session was emailed out earlier this afternoon. The roster is to be used to help families set up carpools to practice and games. All information is for Stanford Water Polo Club Fall Session use only and is not to be distributed.

Pacific Zone Fall League
Sunday, October 5, 2014

8th Grade A 8th Grade B 8th Grade C 8th Grade D 6th Garde A 6th Grade B
Game Times: 8:00 am, 1:00 pm
Location: Palo Alto HS
Map: click here
Game Times: 1:50 pm, 4:20 pm
Location: Palo Alto HS
Map: click here
Game Times: 11:00 am, 12:40 pm, 2:20 pm
Location: Valley Christian HS
Map: click here
Game Times: 8:50 am, 11:20 am
Location: Palo Alto HS
Map: click here
Game Times: 9:40 am, 10:30 am
Location: Diablo Valley College
Map: click here
Game Times: 8:00 am, 11:20 am
Location: Indian Valley College
Map: click here
Ballack, Kyle
Churukian, Andrew
Discipulo, Gabe
Graessle, Jake
Kirk, Dominick
Kujawa, James
Lozinski, Frank
Patterson, Maxwell
Plaschke, James
Rapperport, Benjamin
Riley, Will
Seymour, Walker
Untrecht, Sam
Vort, Alec
Weigle, Larsen

Aksoy, Berk
Aliaga, Lucca
DePuy, Finnegan
Enright, Connor
Gormley, Dexter
Housenbold, Noah
Marco, Xavier
Newby, Conor
Popescu, Luca
Poulos, Joshua
Saunders, Max
Smyth, AJ
strober, jared
Tocchini, Steven
Torabi, Ryan
Tran, Ethan
Trent, Pearson
Zamlich, Luke

Bais, Abhimanyu
Baldwin, Henry
Byun, Ian
Carragee, Michael
Coates, Tim
Constantz, Dominic
Eichbaum, Joshua
Gran, Cooper
King, Jack
Kiss, Rahul
Kovacs, Clark
Mihalko, Alex
Rossi, Mason
Srinath, Aditya
Vitakis, Christian

Alasti, Javid
Aliaga, Auggie
Bloom, Lincoln
Chappuis, Bertil
Cheung, Colby
Gallagher, Joe
Gerhard, Nat
Ha, Justin
Harding Bradley, Alexander
Harding Bradley, Luke
Komin, Max
Liu, Philip
Ponterio, Christopher
Russell, Aidan
Shah, Amar
Shrikanth, Sanjay
Spunt, Leo
Hilderbrand, Gregory
Johnston, Luke
Montoya, Gabriel
Pasquesi, Theodore
Plascshke, Andrew
Price, Griffen
Rohlen, Harrison
Siminoff, Ben
Stephens, Atticus
Swart, William
Tsotadze, Jake
Untrecht, Joe
Vergnano, Enzo
Vort, Jack
Weigle, Luke
Angelov, Martin
Barman, Chase
Bukchin, Boris
Chu, Andrew
Giles, Hayden
Hammarskjold, Luke
Heller, Michael
Irwin, Isaac
Jergovic, Leo
Kirincich, John
MacMitchell, Connor
Murad, Jack
Nikcevic, Nicolas
ODonnell, Terence
Portugal, William
Sahasrabuddhe, Siddhartha
Seed, Aidan
Seed, Kai
Skinner, Colin

 


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pacific Zone Fall League This Sunday: Rosters, game times, game locations and maps to the pools are now posted below for this Sunday’s Pacific Zone Fall League. Games are for all Age Group 1 and Age Group 2 athletes. We ask all athletes to be in attendance and arrive at the pools no later than 45 minutes prior to the start of their first game for team meetings and warm up.  We will need one parent volunteer per game to help work the desk. If you are available to help, please let your son’s coach know when arriving at the pool.

Please note, all athletes must have a headshot uploaded to their USA Water Polo Membership account, as officials will be doing roster checks prior to the start of each game. In order to participate in the games, and in order to upload a headshot to your son’s USWP Membership athletes must have valid Gold, Silver, or Seasonal-Blue USA Water Polo Membership. We ask all athletes have their headshots uploaded no later than 12:00 pm on Thursday, September 18th so coaches can submit verified rosters and print out membership IDs. Athletes who do not have valid membership will not be able to be added to the verified team rosters and will not be allowed to play. USA Water Polo Trial Memberships are only valid for practice and do not cover athletes for any competitions.

If you are unable to attend the games or if you do not see your son’s name on one of the rosters please email Coach Barnea (email)

Team Gear Order Form: Our 2014 Fall Team Gear Order Form was emailed out earlier today. All Gear Orders must be postmarked by Wednesday, 9/24, as orders will be filled only once this Fall Session. Orders need to be picked up on either Tuesday, 9/30, between 6:20 - 6:40pm, or Wednesday, 10/1, between 6:15 - 6:30pm. If you/your son cannot pick up his gear on either of the above dates/times, be sure to make arrangements for a teammate to get it for you. Please mail all Gear Orders to the PO Box address listed on the Order Form, do not hand order forms to coaches.

Stanford Autograph Day: Join us at the Avery Aquatic Center on Saturday, October 4th at 10:30 am when the #1 Stanford Cardinal take on #10 UC Irvine in their first home conference game of the year. The game will be aired live on the PAC 12 Network and immediately following the game the Stanford Varsity team will be setting up a Fan Fest where everyone will be able to meet the team and get autographs. This is one of the signature events of the Fall that you are not going to want to miss!

JO All-Americans Announced: Congratulations to Harrison Enright (18&U), Will Conner (18&U), Benoit Viollier (16&U), Winston Rosati (16&U), Alexander Nemeth (14&U), Alex Tsotadze (14&U), Nik Caryotakis (14&U), Noah Smith (14&U), JT Kujawa (12&U), Griffin Price (10&U) and Luke Johnston (10&U) on their 2014 All-American recognition.

Academic All-Americans: Stanford Water Polo Club topped USA Water Polo’s 2014 Academic All-American list with 27 boys, 19 of which were recognized for having a GPA of 4.0 or higher. www.goo.gl/ceC8s

 

Pacific Zone Fall League
Sunday, September 21, 2014

8th Grade A 8th Grade B 8th Grade C 8th Grade D 6th Garde A 6th Grade B
Game Times:9:40 am, 11:20 am
Location: Palo Alto HS
Map: click here
Game Times: 8:00 am, 10:30 am
Location: Palo Alto HS
Map: click here
Game Times: 11:10 am, 1:40 pm, 3:20 pm
Location: Valley Christian HS
Map: click here
Game Times: 12:50 pm, 2:30 pm
Location: Valley Christian HS
Map: click here
Game Times: 4:20 pm, 6:00 pm
Location: Palo Alto HS
Map: click here
Game Times: 1:50 pm, 3:30 pm
Location: Palo Alto HS
Map: click here
Churukian, Andrew
Discipulo, Gabe
Graessle, Jake
Kirk, Dominick
Kujawa, James
Lozinski, Frank
Patterson, Maxwell
Rapperport, Benjamin
Riley, Will
Seymour, Walker
Untrecht, Sam
Vort, Alec
Weigle, Larsen
Aksoy, Berk
Aliaga, Lucca
Ballack, Kyle
DePuy, Finnegan
Enright, Connor
Gran, Cooper
Housenbold, Noah
Marco, Xavier
Plaschke, James
Popescu, Luca
Saunders, Max
Smyth, AJ
Strober, Jared
Tocchini, Steven
Torabi, Ryan
Zamlich, Luke

Bais, Abhimanyu
Byun, Ian
Carragee, Michael
Cheung, Colby
Coates, Tim
Constantz, Dominic
Eichbaum, Joshua
Gormley, Dexter
Harding Bradley, Alexander
King, Jack
Kiss, Rahul
Kovacs, Clark
Mihalko, Alex
Newby, Conor
Russell, Aidan
Tran, Ethan
Trent, Pearson
Vitakis, Christian

Alasti, Javid
Aliaga, Auggie
Baldwin, Henry
Bloom, Lincoln
Chappuis, Bertil
Gallagher, Joe
Gerhard, Nat
Ha, Justin
Harding Bradley, Luke
Komin, Max
Kuyel, Dogancan
Liu, Philip
Ponterio, Christopher
Rossi, Mason
Shah, Amar
Shrikanth, Sanjay
Spunt, Leo
Srinath, Aditya
Barman, Chase
Hilderbrand, Gregory
Irwin, Isaac
Johnston, Luke
Plascshke, Andrew
Price, Griffen
Rohlen, Harrison
Siminoff, Ben
Stephens, Atticus
Swart, William
Tsotadze, Jake
Untrecht, Joe
Vort, Jack
Weigle, Luke
Angelov, Martin
Bukchin, Boris
Chu, Andrew
Giles, Hayden
Hammarskjold, Luke
Heller, Michael
Jergovic, Leo
Kirincich, John
MacMitchell, Connor
Montoya, Gabriel
Murad, Jack
Nikcevic, Nik
ODonnell, Terence
Pasquesi, Theodore
Portugal, William
Sahasrabuddhe, Siddhartha
Seed, Aidan
Seed, Kai
Skinner, Colin
Vergnano, Enzo

 


 

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 9 - Sunday, November 9
Age Group 3: Monday, September 8 - Saturday, October 25

REGISTRATION
Registration for our 2014 Fall Session has closed as we are at capcity in all practice groups. If you would like to be added to the wait list please email Dawn (email).

USA WATER POLO MEMBERSHIP
All athletes must be current members of USA Water Polo (either Silver or Gold Athlete Membership; Splashball membership is not applicable).  To register or renew with USA WP, please visit www.usawaterpolo.org. Your affiliation must be with Stanford Water Polo Foundation, club #570, Pacific Zone (#6).

SESSION COSTS
Group
Early Registration
(submitted by 9/3)
Registration
(submitted after 9/3)
Age Group 1 & 2
$695+$25 (equipment fee)
$715+$25 (equipment fee)
Age Group 3
$315+$15 (equipment fee)
$325+$15 (equipment fee)

EQUIPMENT FEE:
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.

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.

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

How The Trial Works:
 Please email Dawn (email) to request the Trial.
Athletes must complete the normal registration process, including USA Water Polo Membership, before they can participate.  However, if you choose not to continue after the last day of the Trial you must email Dawn on or before September 21st, and you will receive a full refund, less the $50 transaction fee the Club incurs.

If you are new to the sport of water polo, you may use the USA Water Polo Trial Membership. (click here). Per USA Water Polo rules, the Trial Membership is a one time, one week membership which will activate the day the application is signed. If you plan to use this membership, be sure to date the application with the date of the first day of the session, make a copy to submit with registration, and fax the original to USA Water Polo. Because their Trial Membership is good for only one week of practices (no competitions), you will need to register for the Silver or Gold Athlete Membership at the end of the first week if you want to continue the Stanford Water Polo Club Two-Week Trial and, potentially, the remainder of the Fall Session.  

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 5.

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
2004 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
2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003
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
2000 and 2001
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. 21, Oct. 5, Oct. 19, Nov. 9 (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. 5

4th Annual Cousineau Cup in Orange County, California October 18-19 (for select Age Group 1 and Age Group 2 Teams)

Turbo Champions Cup in Dallas, Texas(for select athletes only/based on qualification).
Nov. 7-10, 2014.

Please note:
Athletes selected to participate on the Turbo Champions Cup Team or a Cousineau Cup Team will be notified via email.  Upon notification of these teams, each athlete will be required to submit a non-refundable deposit to ensure a spot on the team.

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
Information to order Club Gear will be available here by Friday, August 29.

We look forward to seeing you all at practice!