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 8/19/14)

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
New Members:Registration for the Fall Session is available and can be accessed by clicking here.

Returning Members: Please email Dawn (email) if you have not received your regostration 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!