STANFORD WATER POLO CLUB
2021-2022 Boys Winter Session
November 29, 2021-February 6, 2022
(updated 11/13/21)


Winter Session Registration Update: Registration for all AG 1/14U and HS2/16U is now closed as we have reached capacity for those groups. To be added to our waitlist please email Coach Johnson (email). updated 11/13/21 @ 9:30 am


SESSION DATES
All Groups: November 29, 2021 - February 6, 2022.

HOLIDAY BREAK
All Groups: No practices December 20, 2021 - January 4, 2022. Practices will resume Wednesday, January 5th.
Additional No Practice Dates: 1/17 (MLK)

REGISTRATION
Registration for all groups will open online on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 5pm.
The link to our registration page can be found (HERE)

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 Winter 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. Individuals on the waitlist 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 2022 prior to submitting registration. Renewal of USA WP membership opened on Nov, 1. Please use the link below to renew for 2022 or to register. 

Gold Level Membership is required for all athletes. 

To register or renew with USWP click here.

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. We will not be able to verify and submit rosters until all athletes' birth dates have been successfully verified in the USWP system.  To find more information, please click (here).

Important Note: Athletes must be affiliated with our Club, Stanford Water Polo Foundation, club #570, Pacific Zone (#6) 

U.S. Center for Safe Sport Requirements- For Athletes 18u+
USA Water Polo’s Safe Sport program requires training for all Adult Participants (18+) who: 
(1) have regular contact with minor athletes; 
(2) have authority over minor athletes;
(3) employees or board members of USA Water Polo (NGB) and USAWP affiliated clubs (LAO)

This training requirement includes athletes who have turned 18 years of age that play on a team or in an age category that also includes minor-age athletes. Players who are 18 years of age and participating in an 18&U division will not be eligible to be rostered until Safe Sport requirements have been met. Athletes turning 18 years old will receive an email with the requirements of the training.

1. Log in to your USAWP profile 
2. Go to the left side menu and click on "Safe Sport Training":
3. Click on "Register for Safe Sport Trained"


MEMBERSHIP PHOTO
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 winter 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 (HERE)


SESSION COSTS

Group
(see table below for description)

Early Registration
(submitted by 11/19)

Registration
(submitted 11/19 or later)

Age Group 3 (10U)

$950

$975

Age Group 2 (12U)

$1,370

$1,395

Age Group 1A (14U)

$1,370

$1,395

Age Group 1B (14U)

$1,370

$1,395

High School 2 (16U)

$1,370

$1,395

High School 1 (18U)

$1,370

$1,395


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 two weeks of the session. After December 12th, refunds will no longer be issued.

For a refund, please email Dawn (email). Refunds are pro-rated from the date the email 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).

PRACTICE GROUP ASSIGNMENTS
The table below contains general information on practice days, times, and locations, as well as a brief description of each group. 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 Wednesday, November 24th.
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.

Practice Group
Practice Days & Times
Practice Location
Group Description
High School 1A

Monday & Wednesday: 6:00-8:00 pm

Sunday: 9:00-11:00 am

St. Francis High School (M/W)

Gunn HS (Sun)

Select 18U (age as of August 1, 2022)
High School 1B

Monday & Wednesday: 7:30-9:00 pm

Sunday: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Foothill College

18U (age as of August 1, 2022)
High School 2A

Monday & Wednesday: 6:00-8:00 pm

Sunday: 9:00-11:00 am

St. Francis High School (M/W)

Gunn HS (Sun)

Select 16U (age as of August 1, 2022)
High School 2B

Monday & Wednesday: 7:30-9:00 pm

Sunday: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Foothill College

16U (age as of August 1, 2022)
Age Group 1A

Tuesday & Friday 6:30-8:30 pm

Sunday 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Gunn High School

Select 14U (age as of August 1, 2022)
Age Group 1B

Tuesday & Wednesday 6:30-8:30 pm

Sunday 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Gunn High School
14U (age as of August 1, 2022)
Age Group 2

Monday & Wednesday: 6:15-8:15 pm

Sunday 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Palo Alto High School (M/W)

Gunn High School (Sun)

12U (age as of August 1, 2022)
Age Group 3

Monday & Wednesday: 6:15-7:15 pm

Sunday 11:00 am-12:30 pm

Palo Alto High School (M/W)

Gunn High School (Sun)

10U (age as of August 1, 2022)

*Note: There will be no practice on Sundays/weekends when competitions are held.

SUNDAY SCHEDULE
Please find the Sunday practice and competition schedule for all teams (here). Please note some Sunday practice times may vary based on competition schedules of other teams. 
Sunday Practice/Competition Schedule (HERE)

2021-2022 Winter Session Events Calendar
Dates
Event
Practice Groups/Age Groups
Location
Dec 5

Bay Challenge League

10U, 12B, 14B, 14C

TBD
Dec 12

10U Games

10U

East Bay - TBD
Dec 12

Bay Challenge League

16B, 16C, 18B

TBD
Dec 19

Local Games

18UA, 16UA, 14UA, 12UA

TBD
Dec 19-Jan 4

Winter Break - No Practice

All Groups

Happy Holidays!
Jan 8

Bay Challenge League

16B, 16C, 18B

TBD
Jan 9

10U Games

10U

East Bay - TBD
Jan 9

Bay Challenge League

10U, 12B, 14B, 14C
TBD
Jan 15-16

Dare To Dream

10U

East Bay - TBD
Jan 16

Bay Challenge League

16B, 16C, 18B

TBD
Jan 23

Bay Challenge League

10U, 12B, 14B, 14C

TBD
Jan 30

NorCal Futures League Games

18UA, 16UA, 14UA, 12UA

TBD
Jan 30

Bay Challenge League

16B, 16C, 18B

TBD
Feb 4-6

Kap7 International Tournament

Select 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U

Orange County, CA

Please note: Athletes selected to participate at the Kap7 International Tournament will be notified via email.  Upon notification of these teams, participation confirmation, including additional fees, must be submitted as detailed in the email.

STANFORD WPC PRACTICE CAPS

Every athlete is required to bring their own set of practice caps (1 black cap, 1 white cap)  to practice. Practice caps can be ordered through our team shop, or by clicking here: (black) (white)

STANFORD WPC TEAM GEAR
All Team Shop orders must be placed online directly through Kap 7. Team Suits, T-shirts, and Backpacks are currently available for order and immediate shipment through our online Team Shop