2014 Summer Session

May 19 - July 20 , 2014

(updated
6/12/2014, 10:00 pm)


Summer Registration for all groups, except for Age Group 3, has been closed as we have reached capactiy for those practice groups.


Thursday, June 12, 2014

16&U JO Qualifying Gets Underway This Weekend: Rosters, game times, game locations, maps to the pools, and a full game schedule are now posted on the Junior Olympics page of our web site for this weekend’s 16&U Junior Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Please have athletes at the pool no later than one hour prior to the start of their games unless otherwise noted by the coaching staff. Please have athletes wear Stanford WPC Team Suit and T-Shirt to all games.  Please make sure all athletes have headshots uploaded onto their USWP accounts. Athletes without an uploaded headshot must bring a photo ID for verified roster checks that will be held before each game.

West Valley Tournament Info Posted: Rosters, game times, game locations and maps to the pools for teams playing in this weekend’s West valley Tournament are posted below. Please note, some teams play on Saturday while others play on Sunday. Athletes should arrive at the pool no later than 45 minutes prior ot the start of their first game for warm up and team meetings. Please note, If you are playing at West Valley College remember to buy a parking permit and please park on lot 7. There is also a spectator gate fee of $3 per person at all pools. If you will be unable to attend please email Coach Barnea (email).

12&U Scrimmage Games Sunday: Rosters, game times, game location and maps to the pools are now posted below for this Sunday’s 12&U Scrimmage Games being held at Foothill High School in Pleasanton. Please have athletes at the pool no later then 45 minutes prior to the start of their first game for warm up and team meetings. If you will be unable to attend, please email Coach Barnea (email).

 

West Valley Tournament
Saturday & Sunday, June 14-15, 2014

Stanford 18 B Stanford 14 B Stanford 14 C Stanford 14 D

Game Day: Sat. 6/14
Game Times:
1:00 pm, 1:50 pm, 5:10 pm
Game Location: West Valley College (Games 1 & 2) Mt. View HS (Game 3)
West Valley Map: click here
Mt. View Map:
click here

Game Day: Sun, 6/15
Game Times:
12:00 pm, 2:30 pm
Game Location:West Valley College
Map: click here
Game Day: Sun, 6/15
Game Times:
1:40 pm, 3:20 pm
Game Location:West Valley College
Map: click here
Game Day: Sun, 6/15
Game Times:
5:00 pm, 6:40 pm
Game Location:West Valley College
Map: click here
Asplund, Kevin
Cooper, Justin
Duffy, Patrick
Elfrink, Max
Elmurib, Sean
Fitzgerald, Will
Gencarella, Jared
Harvey, P. Grant
Hegde, Rishabh
Hosseinian, Kia
Humphries-Hodge, Rahman
Koros, Peter
Latham, Kieran
Lee, Eric
Marco, Philippe
Miskic, ivan
Moreno, Adrian
Nibbi, Teagan
Preston, Riley
Sankarraman, Anup
Singer, Bobby
Tyler, Michael
Wayne, Ari
Witte, Spencer
Zunino, Anthony

Babian, Aaron
Ballack, Kyle
Fatica, Giorgio
Lee, Young
Lozinski, Frank
Mallery, Jack
Maxwell, Andy
Noll, Wilson
Patterson, Maxwell
Riley, William
Smith, Noah
Sonsini, Michael
Untrecht, Sam
Vort, Alec
Warmoth, Eric

Aliaga, Lucca
Andersen, John
Bates-Pezzani, Thomas
Clevenger, Jackson
DePuy, Finnegan
Enright, Connor
Freudenstein, Dakota
Kirk, Dominick
Komin, Grant
Marston, Gary
Pendolino, Zachary
Phillips, Thomas
Plaschke, James
Popescu, Luca
Rapperport, Benjamin
Afshari, Bobak
Alasti, Javid
Asing, Noah
Bais, Abhimanyu
Bingham, Aiden
Byun, Ian
Corrigan, Thomas
Denniston, John
Dzotsenidze, Ilia
Eichbaum, Joshua
Fitzgerald, Sean
Lee, Adrian
Liu, Philip
Marco, Xavier
Martin, Benjamin
Murff, Thomas
Srinath, Aditya
Strober, Jared
Tocchini, Steven


12&U Tournament

Saturday & Sunday, June 14-15, 2014

Stanford 12 A Stanford 12 B
Game Day: Sun, 6/15
Game Times:
9:40 am, 11:00 am, 12:20 pm
Game Location: Foothill HS
Map: click here
Game Day: Sun, 6/15
Game Times:
9:40 am, 11:00 am, 12:20 pm
Game Location: Foothill HS
Map: click here
Aksoy, Berk
Aliaga, Auggie
Housenbold, Noah
Johnston, Luke
Kujawa, James
Newby, Conor
Price, Griffen
Rossi, Mason
Russell, Aidan
Siminoff, Ben
Stephens, Atticus
Tran, Ethan
Trent, Pearson
Vort, Jack
Weigle, Luke
Baldwin, Henry
Barman, Chase
Chappuis, Bertil
Correia, Ryan
Gallagher, Joe
Giles, Hayden
Gormley, Dexter
Hilderbrand, Gregory
Irwin, Isaac
Jergovic, Leo
Lundh, Rick
Montoya, Gabriel
Pasquesi, Theodore
Plaschke, Andrew
Rohlen, Harrison
Seed, Aidan
Seed, Kai
Swart, William
Tsotadze, Jake
Untrecht, Joe
Vergnano, Enzo
Vitakis, Christian

Thursday, June 5, 2014

USA v Serbia Sunday: We are a couple days away from the upcoming USA v Serbia event at the Avery Aquatic Center that promises to be a fun-filled day for all our club athletes, families and friends.

All full-time 2014 Summer Session registered athletes have been pre-enrolled in Sunday’s clinic which will be held by coaches and athletes of the US and Serbian National Teams. Check-in for the clinic will begin at 8:15 am at the Avery Aquatic Center. Upon checking in, all athletes will receive their commemorative USA v Serbia t-shirt and will be assigned to clinic group. The clinic is scheduled to end at 11:30 am.

Following the clinic, we encourage everyone to enjoy the pre-game festivities that will be going on outside the facility including food trucks, live music, vendor tents, and promotional giveaways.

As a part of the event, all full-time 2014 Summer Session registered athletes will receive one general-admission ticket to the game issued through a pass list. Pass list tickets must be picked up at the Pass List ticket booth beginning at 1:00 pm. In order to pick up their tickets, all athletes must show some form of picture ID. Pass list tickets will be required for entry into the facility for the game.

Parents, if you have not already done so, visit www.USAvSERBIA.com/tickets.html to purchase your tickets for the event. We are anticipating a full house on Sunday and encourage everyone to purchase their tickets in advance to ensure entry into the game and to avoid game day ticketing lines. Please note, the raffle tickets that athletes sold as a part of the event are not good for entry into the game.

We ask all our club families to help us promote the event by inviting friends and family to be in attendance. The game will be the highest-level game played on US soil this year, and is a unique opportunity to watch some of the world’s best water polo athletes showcasing their talents. This is a great chance to show all your family and friends the very best of the sport that your kids spend so much time playing.

USA v Serbia Timeline
8:15 am: USA/Serbia Clinic Check-in
9:00 am: USA/Serbia Clinic
11:30 am: Pre-game festivities begin outside the Avery Aquatic Center
1:00 pm: Pass List ticketing window opens
2:00 pm: Facility opens to the public
3:00 pm: USA v Serbia game starts

West Valley Tournament Saturday, 6/7: Rosters, game times, game locations and maps to the pools are posted below for teams that have been entered into Saturday’s West Valley Tournament. Please have athletes arrive at the pool 45 minutes prior to the start of each game for warm-up. If you will be unable to attend, please email Coach Barnea (email).

14&U and 12&U Ironman Superfinals: We want to wish the 12&U and 14&U teams heading down to Orange County this weekend for the Ironman Superfinals the best of luck. You can follow results of the games on our twitter account. Go Stanford! #RiseAbove

Age Group 1 Practice Update: Due to the size of our Age Group 1 practice group, we will be splitting the group into two different AG 1 groups two times a week once we switch over to our full time summer schedule on Monday, June 9th. The AG 1B practice group will be announced on the practice groups page of our web site later this week and will practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:0 pm at Palo Alto High School (Monday and Friday practices remain at the originally schedule time and place for all AG 1 athletes: 6:00-8:00 pm at Stanford). If you have any questions regarding the AG 1 practice group split please email Coach Weatherspoon (email).

AG 1B Practice Update
Dates: 6/10-7/24
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Practice Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
New Location: Palo Alto High School
Note: AG 1B Practice Group roster will be posted on the web site later this week.

Age Group 2 Practice Update: Beginning on Wednesday, 6/11, all AG 2 Wednesday practices will be held at Gunn High School from 2:00-4:00 pm. This practice change will take place every Wednesday from 6/11 through the end of the summer.

AG 2 Practice Update
Dates: 6/11-7/23
Days: Wednesdays
New Practice Time: 2:00-4:00 pm
New Location: Gunn High School
Note: The AG 2 practice change is for all Wednesdays throughout the summer.

High School 2 Practice Update: For the week of 6/9-6/13 all HS 2 practices will be held from 5:30-7:30 pm at Sacred Heart High School. Practices will resume as originally scheduled for HS 2 (3:30-5:30 pm) on Monday, 6/16.

HS 2 Practice Update
Dates: 6/9-6/13
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
New Time: 5:30-7:30 pm
Location: Sacred Heart Prep
Note: The HS 2 practice update is only for the week of 6/9-6/13.

Stanford WPC Club Day Recap: Thank you to all the athletes and parents that were a part of last Sunday’s Club Day. The event was a huge success and on behalf of the entire coaching staff we would like to thank all the parents that volunteered their time to help make the day so enjoyable.

 

West Valley Tournament
Saturday, June 7, 2014

Stanford 18 A Stanford 18 B Stanford 16 A Stanford 16 B Stanford 14 B Stanford 14 C Stanford 14 D

Game Times: 4:20 pm, 5:10 pm
Game Location: Mt. View HS
Map: click here

Game Times: 11:20 am, 2:40 pm
Game Location: Mt. View HS
Map: click here
Game Times: 8:00 am, 9:40 am
Game Location: Mt. View HS
Map: click here
Game Times: 8:50 am, 10:30 am, 11:20 am
Game Location: West Valley College
Map: click here
Game Times: 8:00 am, 9:40 am
Game Location:West Valley College
Map: click here
Game Times: 11:20 am, 1:50 pm
Game Location:West Valley College
Map: click here
Game Times: 4:20 pm, 5:10 pm
Game Location:West Valley College
Map: click here
Bisconti, Nick
Burke, Richard
Cho, Stephen
Conner, William
Enright, Harrison
Hegde, Rishabh
Knox, John
McClelland, Evan
Olson-Fabbro, Morgan
Perla-Ward, Nelson
Pickard, Jack
Preston, Riley
Raisch, Trevor
Somple, Max
Swart, Michael
Turner, Jack
Welch, Shawn
Wilson, John
Asplund, Kevin
Cooper, Justin
Duffy, Patrick
Elfrink, Max
Elmurib, Sean
Fitzgerald, Will
Gencarella, Jared
Harvey, P. Grant
Hosseinian, Kia
Koros, Peter
Lee, Eric
Marco, Philippe
miskic, ivan
Nibbi, Teagan
Sankarraman, Anup
Wayne, Ari
Witte, Spencer
Zunino, Anthony
Banks, Finn
Curry, Cade
Enright, Jackson
Goodenough, Andrew
Hamilton, Quinn
Hansen, Kevin
Jozefov, Andrew
Kirk, Patrick
Pagano, Luca
Reed, Thomas
Rosati, Winston
Shepherd, Ian
Viollier, Benoit
Xi, Christopher
Znidarsic, Christian
Crouch, Will
Govil, Eshan
Hilde-Jones, Calder
Kulick, Keith
Leung, Kyle
Lowdon, William
Mukaled, Ali
Peel, Grant
Rosen, Jed
Russell, Nicholas
Schaaf, Reed
Shmariahu, Yoav
Spence, Michael
Stratton, Alex
Thygesen, James
Wagner, Ben
Babian, Aaron
Ballack, Kyle
Caryotakis, Nikolas
Churukian, Andrew
Fatica, Giorgio
Lee, Young
Mallery, Jack
Maxwell, Andy
Nemeth, Alexander
Patterson, Maxwell
Puentes, Nathan
Riley, William
Rohlen, Luke
Rowland, Chris
Untrecht, Sam
Warmoth, Eric
Aliaga, Lucca
Andersen, John
Bates-Pezzani, Thomas
Clevenger, Jackson
DePuy, Finnegan
Enright, Connor
Freudenstein, Dakota
Kirk, Dominick
Komin, Grant
Marston, Gary
Pendolino, Zachary
Phillips, Thomas
Plaschke, James
Popescu, Luca
Rapperport, Benjamin
Afshari, Bobak
Alasti, Javid
Asing, Noah
Bais, Abhimanyu
Bingham, Aiden
Byun, Ian
Corrigan, Thomas
Denniston, John
Dzotsenidze, Ilia
Eichbaum, Joshua
Fitzgerald, Sean
Lee, Adrian
Liu, Philip
Marco, Xavier
Martin, Benjamin
Murff, Thomas
Srinath, Aditya
Strober, Jared
Tocchini, Steven

 


 

Our 2014 Summer Session is just around the corner, and with it comes several exciting events and opportunities for Stanford WPC.

Stanford Club Day, June 1st
Mark your calendars for a fun-filled day of water polo for all Club athletes and families. The day will include a mixed-aged tournament, food, prizes, and optional 5 lives competition and parent vs. son game.

USA vs. Serbia, June 8th
The Avery Aquatics Center will host the best game played this year when Team USA takes on Serbia.  This is an opportunity for all of our Club athletes and families to see top international players competing right here in our home pool.

National Team Clinic, June 8th 
The morning of the game, USA and Serbian National Teams will put on a clinic providing in-the-water instruction. As part of 2014 Summer Session Registration, athletes will be pre-registered for this unique opportunity, which will also include a ticket to the game and a commemorative game T-shirt.

Stanford WPC to host 2014 Junior Olympics
Stanford Water Polo’s history of hosting some of the greatest water polo events in the country will continue this summer as our Club host the 2014 National Junior Olympics (JOs).  The planning for this year’s tournament is well underway, and more information will be distributed soon, but we are looking forward to putting on a very memorable Junior Olympics. 

New Water Polo Team Notebook
Coach John Vargas teamed up with Dr. Rich Kent of the University of Maine to write a one-of-a-kind book for water polo teams, players, and coaches. The Water Polo Team Notebook is based on the training logs, notebooks, and journals of Olympians and other world-class athletes. The book provides a wide variety of reflective writing activities that can optimize a team’s performance by helping each player become a "student of the game, and will be given to all 2014 Summer Session registered athletes. Details on the book, including some reading and worksheet samples, can be found by clicking here.



SUMMER SESSION DETAILS

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

SESSION DATES
High School 1, 2 & 3: May 19 - July 20, 2014
Age Group 1, 2 & 3*: May 19 - July 20, 2014

*Athletes interested in our new Age Group 3 program will have three different participation options:
Summer Session (May 19 - July 20)
Summer Prep (May 19 - June 8)
Summer Six (June 9-July 20)

For select High School and Age Group athletes, the session will go as long as July 29. This will be based on an athlete's selection to and participation on a Junior Olympic team, and whether that team qualifies for the Junior Olympics, being hosted by Stanford, July 26 - July 29. Athletes who participate on a J.O. team will be charged an additional fee to cover the cost of the extra week of practice, which will be collected with J.O. costs. (More information on J.O.'s, the qualifying tournaments, and the logistics to come.)

REGISTRATION
New Member Registration will be available on the Registration Page of our web site on Friday, April 25, 2014.

Members who have participated since the 2014 Spring Session should recieve an email with a link to registration by Wednesday, April 23. If you are a returning member and do not receive this email, please email Dawn (email).

Note to returning members: Please 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 our wait list. Individuals on the waiting 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 (either Silver or Gold Athlete Membership; Splashball membership is not applicable).  To register or renew with USA WP, please visit www.usawaterpolo.org
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 13)
Registration
(submitted May 14 or later)
High School 1, 2, & 3 Summer Session
$850 (+$25 equipment fee)
$870 (+$25 equipment fee)
Age Group 1 & 2 Summer Session
$850 (+$25 equipment fee)
$870 (+$25 equipment fee)


AGE GROUP 3 SESSION COST
Session Options
Dates
Cost
Option 1: Summer Session
May 19 - July 20 (9 weeks)
$490 (+$25 equipment fee)
Option 2: Summer Prep
May 19 - June 8 (3 weeks)
$180 (+$10 equipment fee)
Option 3: Summer Six
June 9 - July 20 (6 weeks)
$360 (+$20 equipment fee)

REFUND POLICY
The $25 Equipment Fee and 25% of the Session Dues Payment 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.

CLUB TRIAL MEMBERSHIP (May 19 - June 1 for all groups).
If you are new to the Club and interested in our Two-Week Trial, please email Dawn (email).

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 USWP. 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 Summer Session.

Age Group 3 Special Notes
The Trial Membership for Age Group 3 is only available for athletes that sign up for the Summer Session (9 weeks).
Only Age Group 3 athletes who sign up for the Summer Session (9 weeks) will receive a Team Suit and the USA v. Serbia Game Package (including ticket to the game, participation in clinic and commemorative T-shirt) as a part of their registration dues.

SUMMER SESSION INFORMATIONAL MEETING

Who: All Summer Session Athletes and Parents
When: Tuesday, May 13, 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.

TEAM GEAR
GEAR ORDER FORM - CLICK HERE

To order gear, print out the order form, complete it, and mail it to the address on the form.

All 2014 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.

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 16. 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 the Club.

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 1, 1999 and later will be assigned to one of the Age Groups: AG 1 AG 2, or Age Group 3, while athletes born July 31, 1999 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, 6/9, except for Age Group 3. Any Notable Practice Changes will be listed below and on the Calendar.

Practice Group
Practice Schedule: 5/19-6/8
Practice Schedule: 6/9-7/20
Group Description
High School 1
Tuesday & Thursday: 6:15-8:15 pm
Sunday: 9:00am-11:00 am
at Stanford
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 4:00-6:00 pm
at Gunn
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: 3:30-5:30 pm
at Sacred Heart Prep
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: 2:00-4:00 pm
at Gunn High School
For athletes currently in high school who have competed at theVarsity 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: 6:00-8:00 pm
at Stanford

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 6:00-8:00 pm
at Palo Alto High School (Groups 3 & 4)

For Pre-High School athletes who have displayed a solid base of water polo fundamentals. (Mainly athletes born August 1, 1999 - July 31, 2001)
Age Group 2
Monday & Wednesday: 6:00-7:30 pm
at St. Francis High School;
Friday 6:15-8:15 pm &
Sunday: 11:00 am-1:00 pm
at Stanford

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 5:00-7:00 pm
at St. Francis 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. (Mainly athletes born August 1, 2001 - July 31, 2003)
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 2004 or later. However, if your child was born in 2003 and has little to no water polo experience, he may sign up for this group.

AGE GROUP DIVISIONS
10&U athletes (born August 1, 2003 & after)
12&U athletes (born August 1, 2001 - July 31, 2003)
14&U athletes (born August 1, 1999 - July 31, 2001)
16&U athletes (born August 1, 1997 - July 31, 1999)
18&U athletes (born August 1, 1995 - July 31, 1997)

SUMMER TOURNAMENTS
Below you will find a list of tournaments that are currently scheduled for the 2014 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.

June 1: Stanford Club Day (Stanford, CA) for all Summer athletes and families
June 7: West Valley Tournament (Saratoga, CA) for select 12&U, 14&U, 16&U and 18&U
June 7-8: Ironman Superfinals (Orange County, CA) for select 12&U and 14&U
June 8: USA vs. Serbia. Stanford University
June 14: West Valley Tournament (Saratoga, CA) for select 12&U and 18&U
June 15: West Valley Tournament (Saratoga, CA) for select 10&U and 14&U
June 14-15: Junior Olympic Qualifier (Bay Area) for select 16&U
June 20-22: Ironman Superfinals (Orange County, CA) for select 16&U
June 21-22: Junior Olympic Qualifier (Bay Area) for select 14&U, 18&U
June 28-29: Junior Olympic Qualifier (Bay Area) for select 10&U, 12&U, 16&U, 18&U
July 11-13: Ironman Superfinals (Orange County, CA) for select 18&U
July 11-13: US Club Championships (Ontario, CA) for select 12&U & 14&U
July 19: West Valley Tournament (Saratoga, CA) for select 12&U and 14&U, 18&U
July 20: West Valley Tournament (Saratoga, CA) for select 16&U
July 26-29: Boys Junior Olympics (Stanford, CA) for select 12&U, 14&U, 16&U, and 18&U
July 31-August 3: Select 10&U and volunteers for Girls Junior Olympics (Stanford, CA)

Junior Olympics
The boys' Junior Olympic Tournament will take place July 26th-July 29th and will be hosted by Stanford WPC. Our aim is to qualify as many Stanford Club 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.)

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 23rd, 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 13th.

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. Thus, the age cut-offs per group for the 2014 Junior Olympics will be as follows:

10&U: August 1, 2003 and later
12&U: August 1, 2001 and later
14&U: August 1, 1999 and later
16&U: August 1, 1997 and later
18&U: August 1, 1995 and later

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 8.
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.