STANFORD WATER POLO CLUB

2021 Boys Pre-Summer Session
April 25-June 6, 2021
(updated 4/16/21)



Thank you for your interest in Stanford Water Polo Club. Below are the Pre-Summer Session details.  Please read thoroughly. Updates will be made as information becomes available. Registration will open this Sunday, April 18th at 5:00pm. You will be able to access registration by clicking the link (here).

Weekly COVID testing is required. Please be prepared to show negative results prior to Sunday contests. 

Summer session information and sign ups will be separate from our Pre-Summer session due to the slow reopening of facilities in our area. Our Summer Session will immediately follow our Pre-Summer and begin on Monday, June 7th. Information and registration will be available Sunday, May 16th for the Summer Session. 

PRE-SUMMER SESSION DATES
All Groups: Sunday, April 25 - Sunday, June 6, 2021.

No practice Dates: 
Sunday May 30
Monday May 31

REGISTRATION
Registration for all groups will be available online beginning Sunday, April 18th at 5pm.

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 Pre-Summer Session, and will incur a 10% transaction fee. The remaining 90% of session costs will be refunded.

Once registration is closed, please email Coach Johnson (email) to be put on our wait list. Individuals on the waitlist 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 2021 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) on or before Thursday, May 27th. 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 Johnson (email). To find more information, please click (here).

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 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 Johnson (email).

Summer Session Costs
Practice Group
Registration
High School 1 & 2
$450
Age Group 1
$650
Age Group 2
$575
Age Group 3
$335

REFUND POLICY
25% of the Session Costs is non-refundable once ANY online registration is submitted, so check calendars and commitments PRIOR to submitting registration. The balance is refundable at a pro-rate during the first two weeks of the session. After May 9, refunds will no longer be issued.

For a refund, please email Dawn (email). Refunds are prorated 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).

STANFORD WPC TEAM SHOP
Our team shop is new and revamped! There are many new items to choose from, including team socks, tank tops, sweat pants, and custom parent gear.  Everything is available for order. Check it out!