2014 Spring Session
February 24-April, 27 2014
(Age Groups, High School & Junior Polo Groups)
Welcome to the Stanford Water Polo Club. Details for the upcoming 2014 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.
High School, Age Group and Junior Polo Groups: February 24 - April 27, 2014
No Practice Dates: There will be no practice from April 14 - 20, 2014. Practices will resume Monday, April 21, 2014.
Returning Club Members click here to register.
Members who have participated since the 2013 Spring Session should have received an email with a link to registration by Friday, February 7th. 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 should space open up in the appropriate practice 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 USWP click here.
Spring Session Costs Practice Group
(see table below for description)
(submitted by 2/19)
(submitted after 2/19)
Junior Polo $310+$25 Equipment Fee $325+$25 Equipment Fee Age Group 1 & 2 $590+$25 Equipment Fee $610+$25 Equipment Fee High School 1& 2 $350+$25 Equipment Fee $365+$25 Equipment Fee
$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.
Additional siblings are $30 less than the regular fee. Sibling discount may not be combined with Stanford Girls Club.
February 24-March 9 for new athletes only.
Please email Dawn (email) to request the Trial. Athletes must complete the normal registration process, including USWP 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).
The $25 Equipment Fee and $100.00 of the Session Dues are non-refundable. The balance is refundable at a pro-rate during the first three weeks of the program, after which refunds are no longer available. For a refund, please e-mail Dawn (email). Refunds are pro-rated from the day the e-mail is received.
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 21st.
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).
Practice Group Practice Days/Times Practice Location Practice Group Description Junior Polo* Tue/Thrs:
Avery Aquatics Center,
Designed for boys ages 11 (born in 2003) and younger with little to no previous water polo experience. Age Group 2
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. (Includes athletes 12 and older who are new to water polo.) Age Group 1 Tues, Thurs:
Avery Aquatic Center, Stanford Designed for athletes 8th grade and younger who have displayed the ability to play at a higher level and have developed a solid base of water polo fundamentals. High School Wednesday:
9:00 am-11:00 am
Avery Aquatic Center, Stanford Designed for athletes currently in high school who have competed at the Varsity/18&U and JV/16&U level, who want/need to further their development of water polo fundamentals, and who have displayed the ability to play at a high level.
Note: There will be no practice on Sundays/weekends of scheduled competitions.
CLOTHING & TEAM GEAR
We will have two order cycles during the 2014 Spring Session, shown in the table below. None of our clothing/gear is mandatory, however all athletes are encouraged to wear Stanford Team Suits during all competitions. Quantities of some items are limited, so shop early! Please mail orders to the address on the order form. Do not hand them to coaches.
CLICK HERE to download 2014 Spring Session Clothing Order Form.
2014 Spring Session Clothing Order Cycles Orders Postmarked:
Pick Up* Date/Time/Location
by March 5
March 11 & March 12
6:00 - 6:30pm @ Avery Aquatic Center
March 6 - March 13
March 18 & 19
6:00 - 6:30pm @ Avery Aquatic Center
Pacific Zone Spring League: All Age Group 1 and 2 athletes will participate in the Pacific Zone Spring League. The league provides athletes with great competition against other clubs in the Pacific Zone.
Competition dates: March 9, March 23, April 13, April 27.
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 dates TBD.
Junior Olympics Selection: During the Spring Session, the coaching staff will be evaluating athletes for the summer Junior Olympic teams. Our 2014 Summer Session is currently scheduled to begin on Monday, May 19th, with Junior Olympics being held July 26th-29th at Stanford University and throught the peninsula.
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 28-29
12&U athletes (see birthdates below): June 28-29
14&U athletes (see birthdates below): June 20-22
16&U athletes (see birthdates below): June 13-15 & June 27-29
18&U athletes (see birthdates below): June 20-22 & June 27-29
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 2013 Junior Olympics will be as follows:
10&U: born August 1, 2003 and later
12&U: born August 1, 2001 and later
14&U: born August 1, 1999 and later
16&U: born August 1, 1997 and later
18&U: born August 1, 1995 and later
More information about Junior Olympics will be discussed at the Summer Session orientation meeting. (TBA)
Below you will find information on the 2014 Spring Session and upcoming events. Please also see the Calendar (button on left) for practice days and times, competition dates, and special events.
2014 Spring Session Events Calendar Date Event Practice Group/Age Location February 24 Spring Session Start All Groups March 16 Pacific Zone Spring League AG 1 and AG 2 athletes TBD March 16 Ironman @ SHAQ
12&U, 14&U, 16&U and 18&U Red Teams Only
Sir Francis Drake HS March 22-23 United Invitational select 18&U Orange County, Ca. March 23 Pacific Zone Spring League all AG 1 and AG 2 athletes TBD March 30 Ironman vs. SHAQ & 680 12&U, 14&U, 16&U and 18&U Red Teams Only Palo Alto HS April 4-6 Newport Invitational select 14&U Athletes Newport Beach, Ca. April 6 Pacific Zone Spring League all AG 1 and AG 2 athletes TBD April 11-13 Del Mar Invitational select 16&U Athletes San Diego, Ca. April 14-20 No Practice All Groups April 27 Pacific Zone Spring League all AG 1 and AG 2 athletes TBD May 2-4 County Cup select 12&U and 14&U athletes San Diego, Ca. May 3-4 Stanford Spring College Tournament Avery Aquatcis Center May 10 Ironman @ 680 12&U, 14&U, 16&U and 18&U Red Teams Only San Ramon Valley HS May 18 Ironman vs. Lamorinda 12&U, 14&U, 16&U and 18&U Red Teams Only Palo Alto HS May 19 2014 Summer Session Starts All Groups May 31 Ironman @ Lamorinda & 680 12&U, 14&U, 16&U and 18&U Red Teams Only TBD