Stanford Water Polo Club
2017 Boys Summer Session
May 15 - July 16 , 2017
(All Groups)

(updated 5/12/17, 8:30 pm)


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Registration for all groups is now closed. Please email Dawn (email) to be put on our wait list. Any athlete who registers after a group is posted as full, is not guaranteed a spot for the Summer Session, and will incur a 10% transaction fee. The remaining 90% of session costs will be refunded.

Below are the Summer Session details. Please read thoroughly. Updates will be made as information becomes available.

SESSION DATES
High School 1, 2 & 3: May 15 - July 16, 2017
Age Group 1, 2 & 3*: May 15 - July 16, 2017

*Athletes interested in our Age Group 3 program will have three different participation options:
Summer Session (May 15 - July 16)
Summer Prep (May 15 - June 4)
Summer Six (June 5-July 16)

For select athletes the session will go until July 25. This will be based on an athlete's selection to a Junior Olympic team and whether that team qualifies for the tournament.

Notable Dates
May 1-May 12: Online Team Shop opens
May 1: Summer Session Registration opens
May 12: Team Shop closes at 12:00 pm
May 12: Practice Groups posted
May 15: Summer Session practice begins
May 19: JO Declaration Forms Due
June 4: Club Day
June 5: Practice schedule changes
June 6: Strength & Conditioning Camp Begins
June 11: USA vs. Croatia (more game and clinic information below)
June 30-July 4: No practice for all groups
July 16: Summer Session Ends
July 22-25: 12U-18U Boys Junior Olympics
July 27-30: 10U Boys Junior Olympics

REGISTRATION
Registration for all groups is now closed. Please email Dawn (email) to be put on our wait list.

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 who registers after a group is posted as full, is not guaranteed a spot for the Summer Session, and will incur a 10% transaction fee. The remaining 90% of session costs will be refunded.

Be sure to mark your calendar for May 1, as no registration email reminders will be sent out.

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 2017 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.

*Gold membership is required for all athletes interested in participating at Junior Olympics.

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. USWP is very strict on this, and there is no grace period.

Age Verification
USWP 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 USWP 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 USWP 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 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).


SESSION COSTS
Group
Early Registration
(submitted by May 9)
Registration
(submitted May 10 or later)
High School 1A, 1B, & 2 Summer Session
$970
$985
Age Group 1 & 2 Summer Session
$970
$985


AGE GROUP 3 SESSION COST
Session Options
Dates
Cost
Includes
Option 1: Summer Session
(9 Weeks)
May 15 - July 16
$560
  • Club Shirt
  • Club Suit
  • Club Day (June 4)
  • USA vs. Croatia (June 11)
  • Option to request Club Trial (if new)
Option 2: Summer Prep
(3 Weeks)
May 15 - June 4
$210
  • Club Shirt
  • Club Day (June 4)
Option 3: Summer Six
(6 Weeks)
June 5 - July 16
$420
  • Club Shirt
  • USA vs. Croatia (June 11)

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 May 28, 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
May 15-28 for new athletes only.
Note: For Age Group 3, the Club Trial is only available for athletes who sign up for the full 9 Week Summer Session.

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 Summer Session. Registration will be available online May 1.
  • 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 May 15 – 28 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 5/28/17 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 CLUB DAY, JUNE 4
Mark your calendars for a fun-filled day of water polo for all Summer Session registered athletes and families!

Activities currently include:
- Senior Recognition
- Team Suits and T-Shirts distribution
- Club Premier League Games
- Parents vs Kids Game
- Catered BBQ (no cost for athletes; additional charge for parents/families that would like to join)
- Silent Auction
- Raffle

In addition to being a great chance for athletes, parents and coaches to get together, Club Day will also be an opportunity for families to provide much needed funding to Stanford WPC to support our coaches. Stanford WPC has grown and prospered because we have attracted the best coaches in the area. Our coaches have a deep passion for teaching and the sport of water polo, and as a result, spend countless hours working with our athletes on the pool deck. In order to continue supporting their coaching, and in turn help strengthen Stanford WPC, it is important to provide additional financial support. To that end, Stanford WPC families have a great opportunity to provide just that support with Club Day, by participating in the following:

Club Day Underwriting: Another way to help support Stanford WPC and its coaches is to underwrite a portion of the Club Day costs. If you are interested in providing underwriting funds, please click here to donate via Paypal.

Silent Auction: As with last year, Club families will have the opportunity to bid on terrific items. We welcome and appreciate any other items that families are willing to donate (e.g. Stanford, Giants, 49er or Warrior tickets, access to a vacation home, etc.). Please contact John Geschke (email) or Theresa Rowland (email).

Click here for more information on Club Day, including RSVP, timeline for the day, a list of silent auction and raffle items and payment information for parents/family members who would like to attend the BBQ.

USA vs. CROATIA, JUNE 11:  The Avery Aquatics Center will play host to two of the best teams in the world when Team USA takes on Croatia Sunday, June 11.  This is going to be an opportunity for all of our Club athletes to see some of the best players in the world competing in our home pool. 

All 2017 Summer Session registered athletes will receive a ticket to the game and a spot in the skills clinic that will be hosted by the players and coaches of the USA National Team.

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING PROGRAM
Stanford Sports Performance Camp is a comprehensive performance enhancement program open to any and all athletes of all skill levels and training experience, and this summer they will be offering a water polo specific Sports Performance Camp. Their experienced certified coaches are committed to providing a positive, confidence-building training environment where athletes are encouraged to work diligently, give their best effort, and enjoy the process of self-improvement. While athletes are challenged to push themselves, safety will always be our top priority. All athletes will receive detailed instruction on proper exercise technique, and technical mastery is required before progressing to heavier loads. 

The goal of the program is to develop the complete athlete – explosive, strong, fit, and durable. Each intensive workout will address several components of athletic performance enhancement and injury prevention, including speed, power, agility, strength, mobility, core stability as well as energy system development. Additionally, athletes will have the unique and memorable experience of training in the same state-of-the-art weight room facility as Stanford’s numerous National Championship Teams and Olympic Athletes.

For detailed information on workout schedules and registration CLICK HERE. If you have any questions please contact Hans Straub (email).

TEAM GEAR
All 2017 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 registration costs. We ask that athletes wear their Stanford Club suit and T-shirt to all games.

All Team Shop orders need to be placed online directly through Kap 7. Our online Team Shop will be open for orders May 1-May 12*. All orders will be shipped directly to your home beginning June 5.

*A limited number of items will be available following the order deadline, so be sure to place your order by May 12 at 12:00 pm.

Note: 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 12. Each athlete's group placement is based on, but not limited to, age, position, ability/skill level, experience, eligibility to participate on a JO team, and longevity with Stanford WPC.

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 2, 2001 and later will be assigned to one of the Age Groups: AG 1 AG 2, or AG 3, while athletes born August 1, 2001 and earlier will be assigned to one of the three High School groups: HS 1A, HS 1B, or HS 2.

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, 6/5, except for Age Group 3.

Practice Group
Practice Schedule: 5/15-6/4
Practice Schedule: 6/5-7/16
Group Description
High School 1A
Tuesday & Thursday: 6:15-8:15 pm
Sunday: 9:00am-11:00 am
at Stanford

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 2:00-4:00 pm at Menlo-Atherton High School (18U Teams)

For athletes who have competed at the Varsity High School and 18U Club levels.
High School 1B
Tuesday & Thursday: 6:15-8:15 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am-11:00 am
at Stanford
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 2:00-4:00 pm
at Sacred Heart Prep (16U A & 16U B Teams)
For athletes who have competed at the Varsity High School and 16U Club levels.
High School 2
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 (16U C & 16U D Teams)
For athletes currently in high school who have competed at the Varsity High School, JV High School and 18U/16U 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 (14U Teams)

For Pre-High School athletes who have displayed a solid base of water polo fundamentals.
Age Group 2
Monday & Wednesday: 6:00-7:30 pm
at Saint Francis High School
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 Saint Francis High School (12U Teams)

For Pre-High School athletes, with varying experience, who are looking to develop a better understanding of water polo fundamentals.
Age Group 3A*
Tuesday & Thursday: 6:00-7:30 pm
at Stanford
Tuesday & Thursday: 6:00-7:30 pm
at Stanford
For athletes born in 2007 and younger who have expereience in water polo and swimming.
Age Group 3B*
Tuesday & Thursday: 6:00-7:30 pm
at Sacred Heart Prep
Tuesday & Thursday: 6:00-7:30 pm
at Sacred Heart Prep
For athletes born in 2007 and younger who are just getting started in the sport of water polo.

*Age Group 3
Age Group 3 is mainly comprised of athletes born in 2007 or later. However, if your child was born in 2006 and has little to no water polo experience, he may sign up for this group.

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 DIVISIONS
10U athletes (born August 2, 2006 & after)
12U athletes (born August 2, 2004 - August 1, 2006)
14U athletes (born August 2, 2002 - August 1, 2004)
16U athletes (born August 2, 2000 - August 1, 2002)
18U athletes (born August 2, 1998 - August 1, 2000)

SUMMER TOURNAMENTS
Below you will find a list of tournaments that are currently scheduled for the 2017 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 4: Stanford Club Day (Stanford, CA) for all Summer athletes and families
June 9-11: Junior Olympic Qualifier (Bay Area) for select 16U
June 16-18: Junior Olympic Qualifier (Bay Area) for select 14U, 18U
June 23-25: Junior Olympic Qualifier (Bay Area) for select 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U
July 7-9: Futures Superfinals (Stanford/East Bay, CA) for select 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U
July 22-25: Boys Junior Olympics (Orange County, CA) for select 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U
July 27-30: 10U Boys Junior Olympics (Orange County, CA)

JUNIOR OLYMPICS
The boys' Junior Olympic Tournament will take place July 22-July 25 (12U-18U) and July 27-30 (10U) and will be hosted in Orange County, CA. Our aim is to qualify as many 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.

Note: All teams are required to participate at the second weekend of qualifying, June 25-28.

Selection to a JO team is based on, but not limited to, the following criteria: position, ability/skill level, experience, and attitude, and availability for the Qualifying Tournaments. Rosters for athletes selected to Junior Olympic teams will be posted on our web site no later than 7 days prior to the start of each athlete's respective Junior Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Teams seeded top 4 in the 14U, 16U and 18U Divisions may receive a bye during the preliminary weekend of their age group's first weekend of zone qualifications.

Athletes wishing to be considered for a JO Team must commit and declare themselves eligible by filling out the JO Confirmation Questionnaire (CLICK HERE) and by submitting their Junior Olympic Commitment Packet postmarked no later than Friday, May 19, which MUST include:
1)  JO Declaration of Commitment (signed and dated by both athlete and parent);
2)  $200 deposit (check payable to NCWPC —no cash. Deposit checks will be shredded once final JO payment is made.)

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

Please Note: Athletes who would like to be considered for 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 downloaded by clicking here.

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 on August 1.

We are looking forward to a great Summer Session!