Stanford Water Polo Club
2018 Boys Summer Session
May 14 - July 15 , 2018
(updated 6/4/18)


Registration is now closed for all groups for the upcoming Summer Session. If you would like to be added to the wait list for any of these age groups please email Coach Barnea (email).

posted May 14, 12:30 pm

Registration is now closed for all 18U and 16U athletes as we have reached capacity in those groups for the upcoming Summer Session. If you would like to be added to the wait list for any of these age groups please email Coach Barnea (email).

As a reminder, our registration policy states: 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.

posted May 6, 10:45 pm

Thank you for your interest in Stanford Water Polo Club. Below are the Summer Session details. Please read thoroughly. Updates will be made as information becomes available.

High School 1A, 1B & 2: May 14 - July 15, 2018
Age Group 1 & 2: May 15 - July 15, 2018
Age Group 3: June 3-July 15, 2018

For select athletes, the session will go though 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 2-May 16: Online Team Shop open
May 2: Summer Session Registration opens
May 11: Practice Groups posted
May 14: Summer Session practice begins
May 16: Team Shop closes at 11:59 pm
May 18: JO Declaration Forms Due
June 3: Club Day
June 3: Age Group 3 Summer Session Begins
June 4: Practice schedule changes
July 2-3: No practice for all groups
July 15: Summer Session Ends
July 21-24: 12U-18U Boys Junior Olympics
July 26-29: 10U Boys Junior Olympics & 12U-18U Girls Junior Olympics

Registration is now closed for all groups for the upcoming Summer Session. If you would like to be added to the wait list for any of these age groups 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 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 2, as no registration email reminders will be sent out.

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.

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.

*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).

Stanford University Additional Registration Information
Stanford University requires parents of all minors participating in on-campus activities to read, fill out, sign, and return the "2018 Individual Waiver" and the “2017 Medical Information Form.” Both forms must be filled, signed, and returned once per year (Fall-Summer) prior to athletes being allowed to participate in any current session programming. Both forms must be submitted prior to the start of the Session by emailing them to

2018 Individual Waiver: click here
2018 Medical Information Form: click here

Early Registration
(submitted by May 8)
(submitted May 9 or later)
High School 1A, 1B, & 2
Age Group 1 & 2
Age Group 3

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 27, 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.

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).

May 14-27 for new athletes only.
Note: For Age Group 3, the Club Trial will run from June 3-June 16.

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* ( 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 April 30.
  • 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 14 – 27 to participate in practices before deciding whether to continue for the remainder of the Spring Summer.
  • If your son chooses NOT to continue after the Trial, you will need to email Dawn again on or before 5/27/18 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.

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, T-Shirts, and Practice Cap 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, hosts for sign-up parties, etc.). Please contact John Geschke (email) with any potential sponsorship opportunities.

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.

All 2018 registered Summer Session Age Group and High School athletes will receive a new Stanford Water Polo Club team suit, T-shirt, and black and white practice caps, which are included in registration costs.

Age Group 3 athletes will not receive practice caps as a part of their summer registration costs. Any Age Group 3 athletes who would like to get practice caps may purchase them directly from our online Team Shop. In addition, Age Group 3 athletes who request the club trial will not receive their suit or shirt until they commit to the remainder of the season.

Once distributed, we ask that athletes bring their practice caps to all workouts, and wear their Stanford Club suit and T-shirt to all games and scrimmages.

All Team Shop orders need to be placed online directly through Kap 7. Our online Team Shop will be open for orders May 2-May 16*. All orders will be shipped directly to your home beginning June 11.

*A limited number of items will be available following the order deadline, so be sure to place your order by May 16 at 11:59 pm.

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.

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 11. 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, 2002 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).

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, 6/4.

Practice Group
Practice Schedule: 5/14-6/3
Practice Schedule: 6/4-7/15
Group Description
High School 1A
Tuesday & Thursday: 6:30-8:30 pm
Sunday: 9:00am-11:00 am
at Stanford

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 6:00-8:00 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: 6:30-8:30 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am-11:00 am
at Stanford
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 2:30-4:30 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: 6:30-8:30 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am-11:00 am
at Stanford
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 2:00-4:00 pm at Menlo-Atheron 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: 12:00-2:00 pm at Palo Alto 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 3
Session Begins on Club Day, Sunday, 6/3 from 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 6:00-7:30 pm
at Sacred Heart Prep
For athletes born in 2008 and younger who have expereience in water polo and swimming.

*Age Group 3
Age Group 3 is mainly comprised of athletes born in 2008 or later. However, if your child was born in 2007 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.

10U athletes (born August 2, 2007 & after)
12U athletes (born August 2, 2005 - August 1, 2007)
14U athletes (born August 2, 2003 - August 1, 2005)
16U athletes (born August 2, 2001 - August 1, 2003)
18U athletes (born August 2, 1999 - August 1, 2001)

Below you will find a list of tournaments that are currently scheduled for the 2018 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 3: Stanford Club Day (Stanford, CA) for all Summer athletes and families
June 8-10: Junior Olympic Qualifier (Bay Area) for select 16U
June 15-16: Junior Olympic Qualifier (Bay Area) for select 14U, 16U*, 18U
June 22-24: Junior Olympic Qualifier (Bay Area) for select 10U, 12U, 14U, 18U
June 29-July 3: Aquatic Games (Long Beach, CA) for select 13U and 11U athletes (14U B/14U C and 11U B/11U C)
July 6-8: Futures Superfinals (Southern California) for select 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U
July 21-24: Boys Junior Olympics (Stanford, CA) for select 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U
July 26-29: 10U Boys and Girls Junior Olympics (Stanford, CA)

*16U families, please note the change in the second round of 16U JO Qualifying Dates.

The boys' Junior Olympic Tournament will take place July 21-July 24 (12U-18U) and July 26-29 (10U) and will be hosted in our backyard at Stanford. 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 18U, 16U and 14U teams should be prepared to participate in both weekends of JO Qualifying.

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, TBD, 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 18, which MUST include:
1)  JO Declaration of Commitment (signed and dated by both athlete and parent);
2)  $100 deposit (check payable to NCWPC —no cash. Deposit checks will be shredded once final JO payment is made.)

Responsibilities of each athlete selected to one of our JO Teams include:

  • Paying their “fair share” of tournament expenses;
  • Volunteering for at least one shift of desk work at the Avery Aquatics Center during the Girls’ JO’s, July 26–29, as the Girls Stanford WPC will working the desks during the Boys’ JO’s, July 21-24 (A volunteer sign-up form will be distributed once JO Teams have been selected and qualified for JO’s.).

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!