Stanford Water Polo Club
2018 Boys Spring Session
February 20 - April 22, 2018

(updated 4/19/18)


2017_JO_Champions


2018 Spring League Information Posted: CLICK HERE for rosters, game times, game locations and maps to pools for the 2018 Norcal Spring League. (updated 4/19/18)


2018 SPRING SESSION REGISTRATION UPDATE: We have closed registration for all practice groups. If you would like to be added to the wait list please email Coach Barnea (email).


SESSION DATES
All Groups:
February 20 - April 22, 2018

No Practice Dates: There will be no practice from March 30-April 8, 2018. Practices will resume Monday, April 9, 2018.

REGISTRATION
We have closed registration for all practice groups. If you would like to be added to the wait list please email Coach Barnea (email).

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 Barnea (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 2018 prior to submitting registration. Gold or Silver Membership is required for all Age Group 1, Age Group 2 and High School athletes. Only Age Group 3 athletes can participate with Bronze level membership. 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 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 2/11)
Registration
(submitted after 2/11)
Age Group 3
$455
$465
Age Group 1 & 2
$795
$815
High School 1 & 2
$455
$465

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 three weeks of the session. After March 11, 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).

CLUB TRIAL MEMBERSHIP
February 20-March 5 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 WPC 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 5.
  • 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 20 – March 5 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 3/5/18 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) while participating in our Club trial.  Please read the information and follow the instructions at the top of the form carefully.  Be sure to use the date your son will participate in his first practice so the membership covers the full two weeks of his Club trial.

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 16.

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 Barnea (email).

2018 Spring Session Practice Groups & Schedule
Practice Group
Practice Days
Practice Times
Practice Locations
Group Description
Age Group 3
Tuesday, Thursday
6:15 pm-7:45 pm
Avery Aquatic Center,
Stanford
Designed for boys ages 10 and younger with little to no previous water polo experience.
Age Group 2
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday*
6:30-8:00 pm (Tue/Thur),
6:15-8:15 pm (Fri),
11:00 am-1:00 pm (Sun)
Avery Aquatic Center,
Stanford
12U athletes, born August 2, 2005 - August 1, 2007.
Age Group 1B
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday*
6:30-8:00 pm (Tue/Thur),
6:15-8:15 pm (Fri),
11:00 am-1:00 pm (Sun)
Avery Aquatic Center,
Stanford
14U athletes, born August 2, 2003 - August 1, 2005.
Age Group 1 A
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday*
6:30-8:00 pm (Tue/Thur),
6:15-8:15 pm (Fri),
11:00 am-1:00 pm (Sun)
Avery Aquatic Center,
Stanford
Select 14U athletes, born August 2, 2003 - August 1, 2005.
High School 2
Wednesday & Sunday*
6:00-8:00 pm (Wed),
9:00 am-11:00 am (Sun)

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

16U athletes, born August 2, 2001 - August 1, 2003.
High School 1B
Monday & Sunday*
6:00-8:00 pm (Mon),
9:00 am-11:00 am (Sun)
Menlo Atherton HS (Mon)
Avery Aquatic Center,
Stanford (Sun)
Select 16U athletes, born August 2, 2001 - August 1, 2003.
High School 1A
Wednesday & Sunday*
6:30-8:30 pm pm (Wed),
9:00 am-11:00 am (Sun)
Avery Aquatic Center,
Stanford
18U athletes, born August 2, 1999 and earlier.

* 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.

2018 Spring Session Events Calendar
Dates
Event
Practice Groups/Age Groups
Location
Feb. 5
Spring Registration Opens
All Groups
click here
Feb. 20-21
Spring Session Starts
All Groups
Stanford
Mar. 11
NorCal Spring League
All Groups
TBA
Mar. 17-19
Newport Invitational
Select 18U Athletes
Orange County, CA
Mar. 25
NorCal Spring League
All Groups
TBA
Mar. 30-April 8
No Practice
All Groups
N/A
April 13-15
Del Mar Invitational
Select 16U Athletes
San Diego, CA
April 22
NorCal Spring League
14U and 12U
TBA
April 29
NorCal Spring League
16U and 18U
TBA
May 4-6
County Cup
Select 12U and 14U Athletes
San Diego, CA
May 14-15
Summer Session Starts
All Groups
Stanford

SUMMER SESSION INFORMATION
Our 2018 Summer Session is currently scheduled to begin on Monday, May 14, with Junior Olympics being hosted at Stanford and the surrounding area July 21-24 (Boys Tournament) and July 26-29 (Boys Volunteering During Girls Tournament).

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 22-24
12U athletes (see birthdates below): June 22-24
14U athletes (see birthdates below): June 15-17 & June 22-24
16U athletes (see birthdates below): June 8-10 & June 15-17
18U athletes (see birthdates below): June 15-17 & June 22-24

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 2017 Junior Olympics will be as follows:

10U: born August 1, 2007 and later
12U: born August 1, 2005 and later
14U: born August 1, 2003 and later
16U: born August 1, 2001 and later
18U: born August 1, 1999 and later