Stanford Water Polo Club
2017 Boys Spring Session
February 20 - April, 23 2017
(All Groups)

(updated 2/17/17)


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Registration Update: February 13, 2017

Registration is now closed for all groups for the upcoming 2017 Spring Session. If you would like to be added to our wait list please email Coach Barnea (email).


SESSION DATES
All Groups:
February 20 - April 23, 2017

No Practice Dates: There will be no practice from April 10-16, 2017. Practices will resume Monday, April 17, 2017.

REGISTRATION
Registration is now closed for all groups for the upcoming 2017 Spring Session. If you would like to be added to our 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 athletes that register 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.

No registration email reminders will be sent out, so be sure to mark your calendar for February 6.

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.

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 2/15)
Registration
(submitted after 2/15)
Age Group 3
$425
$440
Age Group 1 & 2
$725
$745
High School 1& 2
$425
$440

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 February 12, 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 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 Spring Session. Registration will be available online February 6.
  • 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 3/5/17 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 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 17th.

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).

2017 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
10U athletes, born August 2, 2006 & after. Novice athletes with little to no water polo experience who are born prior to August 2, 2006 are allowed to participate in AG 3.
Age Group 2
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday*
6:15-7:45 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, 2004 - August 1, 2006.
Age Group 1B
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday*
6:15-7:45 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, 2002 - August 1, 2004.
Age Group 1 A
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday*
6:15-7:45 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, 2002 - August 1, 2004.
High School 2
Monday & Sunday*
6:15-8:15 pm (Mon),
9:00 am-11:00 am (Sun)

Avery Aquatic Center,
Stanford

16U athletes, born August 2, 2000 - August 1, 2002.
High School 1B
Wednesday & Sunday*
6:15-8:15 pm (Wed),
9:00 am-11:00 am (Sun)
Avery Aquatic Center,
Stanford
Select 16U athletes, born August 2, 2000 - August 1, 2002.
High School 1A
Wednesday & Sunday*
6:15-8:15 pm (Wed),
9:00 am-11:00 am (Sun)
Avery Aquatic Center,
Stanford
18U athletes, born August 2, 1998 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.

2017 Spring Session Events Calendar
Dates
Event
Practice Groups/Age Groups
Location
Feb. 6
Spring Registration Opens
All Groups
click here
Feb. 20-21
Spring Session Starts
All Groups
Stanford
Mar. 12
NorCal Spring League
All Groups
TBA
Mar. 17-19
Regency Invitational
Select 18U Team
Orange County, CA
Mar. 24-26
Del Mar Invitational
Select 16U Team
San Diego, CA
Mar. 26
NorCal Spring League
All Groups
TBA
April 10-16
No Practice
All Groups
N/A
April 23
NorCal Spring League
All Groups
TBA
May 5-7
County Cup
Select 12U and 14U Teams
San Diego, CA
May 9
Pre-Summer Meeting
All Groups
Stanford
May 15-16
Summer Session Starts
All Groups
Stanford

Junior Olympics Selection: During the Spring Session, the coaching staff will be evaluating athletes for the summer Junior Olympic teams. Our 2017 Summer Session is currently scheduled to begin on Monday, May 15th, with Junior Olympics being held July 22nd-25th and will be hosted in Orange County, CA.

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 23-25
12U athletes (see birthdates below): June 23-25
14U athletes (see birthdates below): June 16-18 & June 23-25
16U athletes (see birthdates below): June 9-11 & June 23-25
18U athletes (see birthdates below): June 16-18 & June 23-25

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, 2006 and later
12U: born August 1, 2004 and later
14U: born August 1, 2002 and later
16U: born August 1, 2000 and later
18U: born August 1, 1998 and later

More information about Junior Olympics will be discussed at the Summer Session Meeting on May 9.