Stanford Water Polo Club
2018 Boys Fall Session
September 11 - November 4, 2018
(updated 9/5/18)


Registration for our upcoming Fall Session is now closed as we have reached capacity in all practice groups. Please email Coach Barnea if you would like to be added to our wait list (email). Athletes on the wait list will not be allowed to register or practice until space opens up in their requested group and their registration has been fully processed.


SESSION DATES
Age Groups 1, 2 & 3: Tuesday, September 11 - Sunday, November 4, 2018.

REGISTRATION
Registration for our upcoming Fall Session is now closed as we have reached capacity in all practice groups. Please email Coach Barnea if you would like to be added to our wait list (email). Athletes on the wait list will not be allowed to register or practice until space opens up in their requested group and their registration has been fully processed.

Note to returning members: Please set a reminder for yourself, as we will not be sending out returning member registration emails. Be sure to review and update your information before submitting your online registration form.

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 the wait list. Individuals on the wait list will be added on a first-come first-served basis, based on availability in the appropriate group.

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. 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 the USWP National Championships and their respective qualifying tournaments, including this Fall's Champions Cup.

Important Note: Athletes wishing to be selected to Champions Cup 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.

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 USA Water Polo Membership IDs and provide them directly to the coaches prior to competition and ask that all summer athletes double check their USWP Membership account to ensure there is a current headshot uploaded for very 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 DUES
Group
Early Registration
(submitted by 8/31)
Registration
(submitted after 8/31)
Age Group 1
$1,100
$1,115
Age Group 2
$1,100
$1,115
Age Group 3
$580
$595

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 October 1, 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
September 11 – 20 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 Fall Session. Registration will be available online August 21.
  • 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 September 11 – September 20 to participate in practices before deciding whether to continue for the remainder of the Fall Session.
  • If your son chooses NOT to continue after the Trial, you will need to email Dawn again on or before 9/20/18 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.

GROUP ASSIGNMENTS
Practice groups are primarily divided by age, however, we do sometimes move athletes both up and down a level based on exerience and abilit. Please refer to the table below to determine which group your child will most likely be assigned.

Practice groups will be posted on the Practice Groups & Schedule page of our web site by Tuesday, September 4.

PRACTICE GROUP INFORMATION 

Group
Practice Days
Practice Times
Practice Location
Athlete Age
Age Group 3

Tuesday & Thursday

6:15-7:45 pm
Avery Aquatics Center,
Stanford University
10U (age as of August 1, 2019)
Age Group 2*
Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

Tues, Thrs: 6:15-8:15 pm
Sunday: 9:00-11:30 am

Avery Aquatics Center,
Stanford University
12U (age as of August 1, 2019)
Age Group 1*
Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

Tues, Thrs: 6:15-8:15 pm
Sunday: 9:00-11:30 am

Avery Aquatics Center,
Stanford University
14U (age as of August 1, 2019)
Select Age Group 1 & Age Group 2**
Friday

6:15-8:15 pm

Avery Aquatics Center,
Stanford University
select 12U & 14U (age as of August 1, 2019)

* For all AG 2 and AG 1 athletes, there will be no Sunday practices on weekends of NorCal Fall League (9/23, 10/7, 10/28, 11/4).

** We will hold practice on Fridays for select 12U and 14U athletes. Athletes selected to join the Friday practice group will be notified via email once practice groups are posted on Friday, August 31. An additional fee will be invoiced via Paypal for those that are selected to participate in this practice group.

AGE GROUP 1 & AGE GROUP 2 COMPETITION SCHEDULE
Pacfic Zone Fall League: Sept. 23, Oct. 7, Oct. 28, Nov. 4 (for all Fall registered Age Group 1 & Age Group 2 athletes)
Game times and locations are yet to be determined and will be posted to our web site and emailed out as soon as the schedules are published. Games will take place in the greater Bay Area.

Turbo Champions Cup Qualifying Tournament: Game times and location TBD (for a select Age Group 1 Team).
Oct. 7

Cousineau Cup in Orange County, California (for select Age Group 1 and Age Group 2 Teams). October 13-14.

Turbo Champions Cup in Bloomington, IN (for select athletes only/based on qualification). November 2-4.

Please note:
Athletes selected to participate on the Turbo Champions Cup Team or on a Cousineau Cup Team will be notified via email.  Upon notification of these teams, participation confirmation, including additional fees, must be submitted as detailed in the email.

CALENDAR
Our Club Calendar shows all practices, competitions, and other Club events. Please check the Calendar on a weekly basis.  We will update the Calendar as soon as information becomes available. 

CLUB GEAR
All Team Shop orders will be placed online directly through Kap 7. Our online Team Shop will be open for orders August 20-September 14. All orders will be shipped directly to your home beginning September 21.