Stanford Water Polo Club
2016 Spring Session
February 22 - April, 24 2016
(All Groups)

(updated 2/8/16)


Welcome to the Stanford Water Polo Club. Details for the upcoming 2016 Spring Session can be found below. Information will be updated as it becomes available, so please be sure to check back on a regular basis.

SESSION DATES
All Groups:
February 22 - April 24, 2016

No Practice Dates: There will be no practice from March 25-April 3, 2016. Practices will resume Monday, April 4, 2016.

REGISTRATION
Registration for the 2016 Spring Session is currently open and can be accessed by clicking here.

*Note: Returning members no longer receive a registration link via email. Please visit the Registration Page on Monday, February 8, to register for the Spring Session. Be sure to review and update your information before submitting your online registration form.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and we will close registration as groups reach capacity. We encourage athletes to complete registration as soon as possible to ensure enrollment. Once registration is closed, please email Dawn (email) to be put on our wait list. Individuals on the wait list will be contacted via email and added to the appropriate practice group should space become available.

USA WATER POLO MEMBERSHIP
All athletes must have valid USA Water Polo (USWP) membership through the end of 2016 prior to submitting registration (Gold, Silver, or Bronze).  To register or renew with USWP click here.

Membership ID Check
Prior to each game, teams and athletes are now required to present verified rosters proving all athletes are current USWP members, as well as photo IDs to match those listed on the verified rosters. We have the ability to produce copies of Stanford WPC USWP Membership IDs and provide them directly to the coaches prior to competition and ask that all spring athletes double check their USWP Membership account to ensure there is a current headshot uploaded for every athlete. Uploading a headshot is a simple process, which is detailed in everyone's USWP account, but if you have any questions please email Coach Barnea (email).

Spring Session Costs
Practice Group
(see table below for description)
Early Registration
(submitted by 2/17)
Registration
(submitted after 2/17)
Age Group 3
$385
$395
Age Group 1 & 2
$725
$740
High School 1& 2
$425
$440

REFUND POLICY
25% of the Session Cost 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
February 22-March 6 for new athletes only.

If you are new to Stanford WPC and interested in our Club Trial, this is how it works:

  • Registration requirements are the same, so the athlete must register for a USWP Membership and also for Stanford Water Polo Club prior to attending any practices;
  • Register for a USWP Membership* (www.usawaterpolo.org) first because you will need to enter your membership information when registering with the Stanford WPC.
  • Then, register for Stanford WPC’s Spring Session. Registration will be available online February 8.
  • Next, email Dawn (email) so she can add your son(s) to the Club Trial.  Be sure to include the athlete’s name, age, and USWP expiration date in your email.
  • Your son will have from February 22 – March 6 to participate in practices before deciding whether to continue for the remainder of the Spring Session.
  • If your son chooses NOT to continue after the Trial, you will need to email Dawn again on or before 3/6/16 to request a refund, which will be for 90% of the Session Dues to be credited back to your card.  

*If you are new to the sport of water polo, you may use the USWP Trial Membership (click here). The trial membership is valid for first-time members only. Be sure to use February 22 as the "start date."

STANFORD WPC TEAM 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 Club Gear is optional but we highly recommend every athlete have at least a Team Suit and Shirt to wear at all games.

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, February 19th.

Athletes will be assigned to a practice group once their registration, including online registration, payment and verification of current USWP membership, has been submitted and confirmed. Athletes with incomplete registration will not be allowed to particpate.

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).

2016 Spring 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*
6:15-7:45 pm (Tue/Thur),
6:15-8:15 pm (Fri),
11:00 am-1:00 pm (Sun)
Avery Aquatic Center,
Stanford
Designed for athletes 8th grade and younger with varying experience, who are looking to develop a better understanding of water polo fundamentals.
Age Group 1B
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday*
6:15-7:45 pm (Tue/Thur),
6:15-8:15 pm (Fri),
11:00 am-1:00 pm (Sun)
Avery Aquatic Center,
Stanford
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.
Age Group 1 A
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday*
6:15-7:45 pm (Tue/Thur),
6:15-8:15 pm (Fri),
11:00 am-1:00 pm (Sun)
Avery Aquatic Center,
Stanford
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
Wednesday & Sunday*
6:15-8:15 pm (Wed),
9:00 am-11:00 am (Sun)

Avery Aquatic Center, Stanford

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 1B
Monday & Sunday*
6:15-8:15 pm (Mon),
9:00 am-11:00 am (Sun)
Avery Aquatic Center,
Stanford
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.
High School 1A
Monday & Sunday*
6:15-8:15 pm (Mon),
9:00 am-11:00 am (Sun)
Avery Aquatic Center,
Stanford
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 of scheduled competitions.

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.

2016 Spring Session Events Calendar
Dates
Event
Practice Groups/Age Groups
Location
Feb. 8
Spring Registration Opens
All Groups
Feb. 22-23
Spring Session Starts
All Groups
Stanford
Mar. 6
NorCal Spring League
All Groups
TBA
Mar. 13
NorCal Cal Cup Finals
Select 12&U, 14&U, 16&U and 18&U teams
TBA
Mar 18-20
Regency Invitational
Select 18&U Team
Orange County, CA
Mar. 20
NorCal Spring League
All Groups
TBA
Mar. 25-April 3
No Practice
All Groups
N/A
April 15-17
Cal Cup State Finals
Select 12&U and 14&U Teams
Riverside, CA
April 15-17
Cal Cup State Finals
Select 16&U and 18&U Teams
Northern California, TBA
April 15-17
Del Mar Invitational
Select 16&U Team
San Diego, CA
April 24
NorCal Spring League
All Groups
TBA
May 6-8
County Cup
Select 12&U and 14&U Teams
San Diego, CA
May 12
Pre-Summer Meeting
All Groups
Stanford
May 16-17
Summer Session Starts
All Groups
Stanford

California Cup/Ironman League: Select High School and Age Group Athletes will participate in the California Cup League. The league will provide athletes with competition against clubs from the Pacific and Centeral Zones. Competition locations and times TBD.

Junior Olympics Selection: During the Spring Session, the coaching staff will be evaluating athletes for the summer Junior Olympic teams. Our 2016 Summer Session is currently scheduled to begin on Monday, May 16th, with Junior Olympics being held July 23th-25th and will be hosted by StanfordWPC!

The JO Qualifying Tournaments, mandatory for all athletes selected for and wishing to attend JO's, are shown below for each age group.
10&U athletes (see birthdates below): June 24-26
12&U athletes (see birthdates below): June 24-26
14&U athletes (see birthdates below): June 17-19 & June 24-26
16&U athletes (see birthdates below): June 10-12 & June 24-26
18&U athletes (see birthdates below): June 17-19 & June 24-26

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 his age as of August 1st. Age cut-offs per group for the 2016 Junior Olympics will be as follows:

10&U: born August 1, 2005 and later
12&U: born August 1, 2003 and later
14&U: born August 1, 2001 and later
16&U: born August 1, 1999 and later
18&U: born August 1, 1997 and later

More information about Junior Olympics will be discussed at the Summer Session orientation meeting. (TBA)

We look forward to seeing everyone back at the pool this Spring!