Stanford Water Polo Club
2019 Boys Spring Session
February 24 - April 18, 2019 (High School Groups and Age Group 1 & Age Group 2)
February 25 - April 17, 2019 (Age Group 3)
(updated 3/8/19)


CICK HERE for NorCal Spring League Information


Registration for our upcoming Spring Session is closed as we have reached capacity in all groups. If you would like to be added to our wait list please send an email by clicking here and providing your son's name and date of birth. We will contact individuals on the wait list should space open up in the appropriate practice group.


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TONY AZEVEDO CLINIC
Our 2019 Spring Session will kick off with a very special clinic held by 5X Olympian and former Team USA Captain, Tony Azevedo. The clinic, available to Stanford WPC Spring Session registered High School and Age Group 1 & 2 athletes only, will give our Club athletes the opportunity to learn some of the skills and techniques that helped Tony become one of the greatest players to ever play the game. In addition to the in-person demonstrations and hands-on practice of Tony’s trademarked A8 Shooting Skills, Tony will take athletes through his 6-8 Challenge, a data-driven app which helps maximize an athlete’s game both in and out of the pool.

As a Club, we are honored to welcome Tony and have our athletes learn first-hand from one of the world’s very best!

SESSION DATES
High School Groups and Age Group 1 & 2:
February 24 - April 18, 2019
Age Group 3: February 25 - April 17, 2019

REGISTRATION
Registration for our upcoming Spring Session is closed as we have reached capacity in all groups. If you would like to be added to our wait list please send an email by clicking here and providing your son's name and date of birth. We will contact individuals on the wait list should space open up in the appropriate practice group.

Registration for all groups is available on a first-come, first-served basis until we reach capacity in each practice group. A notice will be posted at the top of the home page once a practice group is full. Any athlete that registers after a group is posted as full, is not guaranteed a spot for the Spring Session, and will incur a 10% transaction fee. The remaining 90% of session costs will be refunded.

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 Coach Brandon Johnson (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.

Note to returning members: Please be sure to review and update your information before submitting your online registration form.

USA WATER POLO MEMBERSHIP
All athletes must have valid USA Water Polo (USWP) membership through the end of 2019 prior to submitting registration. Gold or Silver Membership is required for all Age Group 1, Age Group 2 and High School athletes. Age Group 3 athletes can participate with Bronze level membership. To register or renew with USWP click here.

If you are new to the sport of water polo, you may use the USWP Trial Membership (click here) for your first two weeks of the session. Be sure to use the date your son will participate in his first practice; Trial Memberships will need to be upgraded to Gold, Silver or Bronze USWP Memberships (as detailed above) prior to the expiration date of the Trial Membership.

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 Session 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 2/19)
Registration
(submitted after 2/19)
Age Group 3
$610
$625
Age Group 2
$1,100
$1,115
Age Group 1
$1,180
$1,195
High School 1 & 2
$720
$735

REFUND POLICY
25% of the Session Costs is non-refundable once any online registration is submitted. The balance is refundable at a pro-rate during the first two weeks of the session. After March 9, refunds will no longer be issued.

For a refund, please e-mail Dawn (email). Refunds are pro-rated from the date the e-mail is received.

SIBLING DISCOUNT
Additional siblings are $40 less than the regular fee. Be sure to register all brothers using the same family account in order to receive the discount. (Cannot be combined with the Girls' Club).

STANFORD WPC TEAM GEAR
All Team Shop orders must be placed online directly through our Kap7 online Team Shop. Practice Caps, Team Suits, T-shirts, and Backpacks are currently available for order and immediate shipment. All athletes (Age Group 3 excluded) are required to bring a black and white Stanford WPC Practice Cap to all practices, and 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 22.

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 participate.

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 Brandon Johnson (email).

2019 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
10U (age as of August 1, 2019)
Age Group 2
Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday*
6:15-8:15 pm (Tue/Thur),
11:00 am-1:00 pm (Sun)
Avery Aquatic Center,
Stanford
12U (age as of August 1, 2019)
Age Group 1
Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday*
6:15-8:15 pm (Tue/Thur),
11:00 am-1:30 pm (Sun)
Avery Aquatic Center,
Stanford
14U (age as of August 1, 2019)
High School 2
Monday & Sunday*
6:00-8:00 pm (Mon),
9:00 am-11:00 am (Sun)

Menlo Atherton HS (Mon)
Avery Aquatic Center,
Stanford (Sun)

16U (age as of August 1, 2019)
High School 1B
Monday & Sunday*
6:00-8:00 pm (Mon),
9:00 am-11:00 am (Sun)
Gunn HS (Mon)
Avery Aquatic Center,
Stanford (Sun)
16U (age as of August 1, 2019)
High School 1A
Wednesday & Sunday*
6:00-8:00 pm pm (Wed),
9:00 am-11:00 am (Sun)
Menlo Atherton HS (Wed)
Avery Aquatic Center,
Stanford (Sun)
18U (age as of August 1, 2019)

* 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.

2019 Spring Session Events Calendar
Dates
Event
Practice Groups/Age Groups
Location
Feb. 13
Spring Registration Opens
All Groups
click here
Feb. 24
Spring Session Starts
High School Groups, Age Group 1 & Age Group 2
Stanford
Feb. 25
Spring Session Starts
Age Group 3
Stanford
Mar. 10
NorCal Spring League
High School Groups, Age Group 1 & Age Group 2
TBA
Mar. 10
AG 3 Games
AG 3
Las Lomas HS
Mar. 16-17
Newport Invitational
Select 16U & 18U Athletes
Orange County, CA
Mar. 24
NorCal Spring League
High School Groups, Age Group 1 & Age Group 2
TBA
Mar. 24
AG 3 Games
AG 3
Las Lomas HS
April 14
NorCal Spring League
High School Groups, Age Group 1 & Age Group 2
TBA
April 14
USWP Spring Sunday
Select 10U Athletes
Las Lomas HS
May 3-5
County Cup
Select 12U and 14U Athletes
San Diego, CA
May 13-14
Summer Session Starts
All Groups
Stanford

SUMMER SESSION INFORMATION
Our 2019 Summer Session is currently scheduled to begin on Monday, May 13, with Junior Olympics being hosted in Orange County and the surrounding area July 20-23 (Boys Tournament) and July 25-28 (10U Division).

The JO Qualifying Tournaments, mandatory for all athletes selected for and wishing to attend JO's, are shown below for each age group.
10U athletes (see birthdates below): June 21-23
12U athletes (see birthdates below): June 21-23
14U athletes (see birthdates below): June 14-16 & June 21-23
16U athletes (see birthdates below): June 8-9 & June 14-16
18U athletes (see birthdates below): June 14-16 & June 21-23

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.