Archived News
Spring 2006 Session


April 26, 2006

Pacific Zone Development Team Tryouts: Tryouts for the Pacific Zone Development Team will take place this Saturday, 4/29.  They will be held at Saratoga High School, and will run between the hours of 9:30am and 5:00 pm.  The tryout is for athletes born in 1993 and later.  We encourage all athletes who are interested to attend the tryouts as they can be used as a great way to gauge an individual’s personal development compared to other athletes in your age group throughout the zone.  For further information on Pacific Development Team Tryouts, including informational flier and registration forms click here.

Reminder - Pacific Zone Cadet Team Tryouts:  Tryouts for the Pacific Zone Cadet Team will take place Saturday, 4/29 and Sunday 4/30.  They will be held at the SODA Aquatics Center at Campolindo High School in Moraga, and will run between the hours of 1-5pm on Saturday and 9-4 pm on Sunday.  The tryout is for athletes born in 1991 and 1992, and is the first step in the National Cadet Team selection process.  We encourage all athletes who have a remote interest in making this team to attend the tryouts as they can be used as a great way to gauge an individual’s personal development compared to other athletes in your age group throughout the zone.  For further information on Pacific Cadet Team Tryouts, including informational flier and registration forms click here.

 Beginner Games Round II This Saturday:  The second round of games for our beginner athletes will take place this Saturday back at Freemont Hills Country Club between the hours of 9:00-11:00 am.  Please have athletes there 15 minutes prior to the start time to help with the set up. Directions to Fremont Hills can be found by clicking here.

 Summer Information:  We apologize for the delay in getting preliminary information on our 2006 summer session posted on our web site.  Information will be posted by this Friday, 4/28/2006.  Please check the web site for updates as they become available. 


April 19, 2006

Zone Age Group Games:  The final day of Pacific Zone Spring League will take place this Sunday, 4/23.  Team rosters, game times, and pool locations are now listed below for this Sunday’s games.  Each team will play 3 games during the day.  Please have athletes at the pool no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of your first game.  In addition, we will need to provide 1 parent for each game to work at the game desk. Please see any Stanford coach at the game and let them know if you can volunteer.  We hope that all age group athletes will have the opportunity to come out and enjoy their final weekend of Spring League play.

High School Intra-Squad Scrimmages:  Rosters and game times are posted below for this Sunday’s Intra-Squad scrimmages.  All High School athletes should be at the pool at 10:45 a.m. for warm up.

Beginner Games This Saturday:  Our first round of Beginner Games will be held this Saturday, 4/22.  Games will be held at Fremont Hills Country Club in Los Altos Hills from 9:30-11:30 a.m..  All beginners should be at the pool no by 9:00 a.m. for warm up and to help set up the playing course.  Directions to Fremont Hills can be found by clicking here.

Pacific Zone Development Team Tryouts:  Tryout information for the Pacific Zone Development Team (athletes born in 1993 or later) should be available by the end of the week.  We will post the information on our web site, and email it, as soon as it becomes available.  

Summer Session Information:  Some general information on our upcoming 2006 Summer Session will be posted on our web site by Monday, 4/24.  Please check the web site for updates as they become available. 


April 5, 2006

No Practice Reminder:  There will be no club workouts held during the week of April 10th-16th.  We hope everyone has an enjoyable break!

Team Roster: The 2006 Spring Session Team Roster was sent out via E-mail today. Please contact Dawn at stanfordwaterpoloclub@yahoo.com if you did not receive it. 

Turbo Suits Have Arrived!  If you ordered a Turbo suit, they will be available for pick-up on Thursday and Friday at practice and Sunday at the Club Premier League games.

Friday Night’s High School Practice:  All high school athletes must meet in front of the entrance to the pool complex that faces Arrillaga for Friday night’s practice.  There will be a Stanford Women’s water polo game taking place in the Avery pool, so please do not try to enter through the ticketing gate.  We will run our entire workout, 16’s & 18’s, in the Belardi pool.

Zone Age Group Games:  We are very proud of all the athletes that competed in this past weekend’s zone league games.  A BIG THANK YOU goes out to all the parents that sat through the cold and rain to cheer on our teams.  Team rosters, game times, and pool locations are now listed below for this Sunday’s (4/9) Age Group Spring League.  Each team will play at least 3 games during the day.  Please have athletes at the pool no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of your first game.  In addition, we will need to provide 1 parent for each game to work at the game desk. Please see any Stanford coach at the game and let them know if you can volunteer.

Stanford Club Premier League Weekend:  This weekend marks the final weekend of Premier League competition before teams head down to Los Alamitos to compete in the prestigious Premier League Finals.  This weekend’s games will feature some of the most talented athletes in the water, including past and present National Team members, as well as numerous collegiate and high school All-Americans.  All games will be held at the SODA Aquatic Center * at Campolindo High School in Moraga .  We have arranged for all currently registered Stanford Water Polo Club athletes and their parents to receive admission passes into the games on Saturday.  All you have to do is check in with the tickets desk and show any form of picture identification. Games will run continuously throughout the day between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:30 pm .  We encourage all our athletes to get to the East Bay and expose themselves to some great high level water polo.  Feel free to use the Team Roster to set up carpools!  A game schedule can be found on the USA Water polo Web site www.usawaterpolo.org/media/d1plrd4sched.pdf
*Please find directions on our website on the “Directions to Pools” link on the left.

Sunday’s Club Premier League Games:  The teams and schedule for this Sunday’s games (high school only) is posted below. All atheltes should arrive at the pool no later than 11:00 am for warm up and to help set up the playing courses.

Pacific Zone Cadet Team Tryouts:  Tryouts for the Pacific Zone Cadet Team will take place Saturday, 4/29 and Sunday 4/30.  They will be held at the SODA Aquatics Center at Campolindo High School in Moraga, and will run between the hours of 1-5pm on Saturday and 9am-4pm on Sunday.  The tryout is for athletes born in 1991 and 1992, and is the first step in the National Cadet Team selection process.  We encourage all athletes who have a remote interest in making this team to attend the tryouts as they can be used as a great way to gauge an individual’s personal development compared to other athletes in your age group throughout the zone.  Further information on Pacific Cadet Team Tryouts, including informational flier and registration forms, can be found by clicking on the following link. click here.

We will email and post information on Pacific Development (athletes born in 1993 and 1994) tryouts as soon as it becomes available.

Pacific Zone Age Group League. Team Rosters and Schedules for 4/9/2006.

Soda Aquatic Center   - Dive Pool -
Stanford Boys 'Red'
300 Moraga Road, Moraga
Abbott Robert
Agramonte Thomas
F
Bailey Alex
1. Stanford Red
Bamberg Philip
2. Lamorinda A
Cole Kevin
3. Diablo
Cowperthwaite Sutton
4. East Bay
Dearborn Benjamin
Dunlevie Robert
Fleming Casey
Game Time
Teams
Garner Mark
9:00 AM
F1-F4
Holland-McCowan John
9:50 AM
F2-F3
Hyrne Samuel
10:40 AM
F1-F3
Maier William
11:30 AM
F2-F4
Olson Peter
12:20 PM
F1-F2
Roller Will
1:10 PM
F3-F4
Simon Peter
Still Connor
Straube Zack

Menlo College
Stanford Boys 'White'
1000 El Camino Real, Atherton
Avery Wade
Broom Christian
 
D
E
Christiansen-Salameh James
1
Stanford Girls Red
Stanford White
Conrad Mark
2
Diablo
SoQuel
Constantz Andreas
3
Marin Girls
Marin Boys
Crossfield Nicholas
Culpan David
Game Time
Teams
Detro Tait
9:00 AM
D1-D2
Foley Jack
9:50 AM
E1-E2
Jollymour Peter
10:40 AM
D2-D3
Mix Jacob
11:30 AM
E2-E3
Schwanke Garrett
12:20 PM
D1-D3
Springer Jed
1:10 PM
E1-E3
Stephens Scott
2:00 PM
1st D- 1st E
Vitakis Justin
2:50 PM
2nd D - 2nd E
Warkov Jacob
3:40 PM
3rd D  - 3rd E
White Nathan
Wright Eric

Livermore Aquatic Center
Stanford Boys 'Black'
4444 East Ave., Livermore
Buncke Neal
Chizen Steven
 
A
B
C
Dickens William
1
Stanford Girls White
Pacific A
LARPD Boys
Drake Michael
2
East Bay
Stoneridge
Pacific B
Feliz Michael
3
LARPD Girls
Lamorinda B
Stanford Black
Fong Michael
Gerstenschlager Kyle
Game Time
Teams
Gertridge Jack
 
8:00 AM
B1-B2
Harris Matthew
8:45 AM
C1-C2
McClelland Graham
9:30 AM
B2-B3
Savage Andrew
10:15 AM
C2-C3
Simon Alex
11:00 AM
A1-A2
Valentine Colton
11:45 AM
B1-B3
Wattana Ken
12:30 PM
C1-C3
Whitney Eoin
1:15 PM
A1-A3
Wan Michael
2:00 PM
1st B - 1st C
2:45 PM
A2-A3
3:30 PM
3rd C - 3rd B
4:15 PM
1st A - 2nd B
5:00 PM
2nd A - 2nd C

Las Lomas H.S.
Stanford Boys 'Gold'
1460 South Main St., Walnut Creek
Abbott Matthew
Avery Gavin
1. East Bay Girls
Deal Zachary
2. East Bay Boys
Elson Carl
3. Diablo Girls
Ferkol Ben
4. Lamorinda Boys
Freudenstein David
5. Stanford Gold
Holland-McCowan Harrison
Iacob Roy
Game Time
Teams
Krautkramer Devon
9:00 AM
 1-3
Norris Wesley
9:45 AM
 2-4
Olson James
10:30 AM
 5-3
Robinson Nico
11:15 AM
 4-2
Thygesen Christoffer
12:00 PM
 1-5
Znidarsic Michael
12:45 PM
 4-5
1:30 PM
 1-3
2:15 PM
 2-5

Stanford High School Premier League Games. Schedules and Rosters for 4/9/2006.

Time
Belardi A
Belardi B
11:30
DI Red v DI White
DII Red v DII White
12:00
DI Red v DI Black
DII Red v DII Black
12:30
DI Black v DI White
DII Black v DII White

DI - Red
DI - White
DI - Black
DII - Red
DII - White
DII - Black
Agramonte Will Avery Tom Bausback Michael Bishop Scott Breier Corey Brown David
Arthur Ronan Bishop Brian Bickham Travis Blackmore Jonathan Butler John Cole Ryan
Avery Alex Bustamante Miguel Clark Gerrard Bunzel Lucas Dito Anthony Crow Kielan
Benedetti Brian Dagman Daniel Dellinger Evan Greene Alex Goodenough Matthew Hoberg Zachary
Cole Tom Espinosa Toby Heagy Matthew Martina Matthew Healy Zachary Katzenberg Benjamin
Hudnall Mark Fischer-Colbrie Tyler Hnojewyj Maxim Nguyen Bryan Kircher Ryan Mann Gregory
Johnson Aaron Fleming Shayne Hudnall Matthew Platshon Scott Maggi Stefano Shen Nick
Knochenhauer Jay Hale Matthew Kao Arthur Sample John Nee Kevin Wong Michael
Reamey Paul Hendrickson Tim Olson Michael Winterbotham Neal Wishart Michael
Reed Allen Pance Marko Rengifo Rodrigo
Simon Will Pessah Elliot Roach Brian
Vallone Eric Preston Christopher Rose Casey
Wilson Matt Winterbotham Paul Sorgenfrei Michael


March 28, 2006

Please Note that Sunday marks the start of Daylight Savings.  Don’t forget to turn your clocks forward 1 hour before you go to sleep on Saturday. 

Pacific Zone Youth Team Tryouts:  Tryouts for the Pacific Zone Youth Team will take place this Sunday, 4/2/2006, at Valley Christian High School, and will run between the hours of 11:30 am-6:00 pm.  The tryout is for athletes born in 1989 and 1990, and is the first step in the National Youth Team selection process.  Zone Youth Tryouts will also be held on Saturday April 29 from 11:00 am-5:00 pm.  Athletes are only required to attend one of the tryout sessions in order to be considered for the zone team, but it is strongly recommended that any athlete interested in making the team attend both tryouts.   We encourage all athletes who have a remote interest in making this team to attend the tryouts as they can be used as a great way to gauge an individual’s personal development compared to other athletes in your age group throughout the zone. 

We will email and post information on Pacific Cadet (athletes born in 1991 and 1992) and Pacific Development (athletes born in 1993 and 1994) tryouts as soon as it becomes available.

Further information on Pacific Youth Team Tryouts, including informational flier and registration forms click here (pdf).


March 23, 2006

Friday’s High School Practice 3/24:  All High School athletes should meet at Kissick Auditorium at 6:15 for this Friday’s practice.  Kissick is located inside the Arrillaga Family Sports Center.  Please enter through the doors facing Maples Pavillion.

Intra-Squad Scrimmages This Sunday:  Our second round of intra-squad scrimmages will take place this Sunday at Stanford.  Please note that athletes will be conditioning/shooting when their team is not playing in a scrimmage.  All athletes should be at the pool no later than 30 minutes prior to their first scrimmage or conditioning/shooting session.  Team rosters, scrimmage times, and conditioning/shooting schedules are listed below.

Age Groupers To Play In Spring Zone League:  All Age Group athletes will participate in the Pacific Zone Spring League.  Games will be played on April 2, April 9, and April 23 and will be located throughout the Bay Area.  All teams will have the opportunity to play 2-3 games a day against other club teams in our zone.  We anticipate having rosters and schedules posted on our web site by early next week.

Final Beginner Clinic This Sunday:  The last of our March Beginner Clinics will take place this Sunday, March 26th, at Freemont Hills Country Club in Los Altos.  The clinic will run from 2:00-4:00 pm.  In addition, we are continuing to accept registration for our upcoming Spring Beginners League.  We encourage all our club families to spread the word and help us get new athletes out to our last clinic as well as the upcoming Beginner session. 

Team Shop Orders:  Team Shop orders are ready for pick-up!  The only items that have not arrived yet are the Turbo Suits.  If you ordered other items, please ask Coach Barnea for your order either before or after practice.  The Turbo suits should be here the first week of April.  We will let you know when they arrive.


March 14, 2006

Beginner Clinic Added:  We have added one more Beginner Clinic, which is scheduled for this Saturday, March 18, 2006.  The clinic will be held at Los Altos High School from 3-5 pm.  The complete list of clinics can be found on our web site by scroll down on this web page.   Over 30 athletes under the age of 12 have made it out for our first 3 clinics!  We thank all Club families for spreading the word about our remaining Beginner Clinic dates.   

Intra-Squad Games Recap:  The entire coaching staff would like to congratulate all those who participated in this past Sunday’s intra-squad games.  We were very pleased with the enthusiasm and competitive spirit that was displayed on all levels.  We encourage all of our athletes to come prepared to compete at their best and to make the most of their time in the water during these game days.  We are looking forward to our next weekend of games, Sunday, March 26, 2006. 

Premier League Tournament A Great Success:  The second weekend of Division I Premier League competition wrapped up this weekend in Moraga, CA.  This was the first of two weekends that the very best water polo players in the country will compete in Northern California for a chance to play in the prestigious Premier League Championships that will take place later this spring.  We would like to congratulate our Club athletes, namely Tim Norton, Miguel Martin de Bustamante, and Marko Pance for making the Pacific Zone National Teams and playing in this weekend’s tournament!  Stay tuned for upcoming information on our Premier League Weekend when the competition returns to Moraga April 7-9, 2006. 

Team Shop Orders:  If you placed an order through our online Team Shop and have not sent in the confirmation page and payment, please mail it  as soon as possible to the address shown on the confirmation page.  This way we can process and confirm all orders and have your orders ready for you in a timely manner.  Thank you.  If you have a question about your order, please contact Dawn at www.stanfordwaterpoloclub@yahoo.com


March 8, 2006

Intra-Squad Scrimmages This Sunday: Below you will find rosters and game times for this weekends Intra-Squad Scrimmages. Due to limited pool space at Stanford, we will not be able to start the competitions until 1 pm. Athletes, please be at the pool no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of your game for warm up. If you do not see your name listed please email Coach Barnea at jbarnea@gmail.com.


March 7, 2006

18&U and 16&U Athletes Return from Florida with Bronze:  February 17-19, 2006.  Two select groups of athletes were chosen to represent Stanford Water Polo Club at the 4th Annual South Florida International Tournament held in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  The tournament provided our athletes with a great opportunity to compete against some high level international competition, as well as some very talented teams from across the United States.  Both of our teams, 18&U and 16&U, competed in the tournament’s 19&U division where they got to square off against teams from Puerto Rico, Israel, and Hungary.  Both teams competed at a very high level, with the 18&U team bringing home the third place trophy by soundly defeating a Florida Coast team in the 3rd place game. “We were able to play some great games and build some good team chemistry,” said Coach Barnea.   “I was very proud of the way that both teams competed at this tournament.”

14&U Athletes Return from Los Alamitos Winterfest:  February 10-12, 2006.  A select group of 14&U athletes returned from the Los Alamitos Winterfest Tournament, having gained some great playing experience against some of the top 14&U teams in the country.  Coming home with a 6th place finish, the Stanford athletes were able to get a good taste of what their competition will shape up like as they prepare to head down to San Diego for the County Cup at the end of our Spring Session.  Coach Schubert stated, "All these guys played their hearts out in every game.  Not a moment went by where we did not continue to improve and grow stronger as a team."  We are very proud of our athletes that competed at this tournament.  They did a great job of representing themselves and the Stanford Water Polo Club.

Spring Session Off To A Great Start:  Our Spring Session began last week and is off to a great start.  The entire staff is very pleased with the amount of enthusiasm that our athletes have brought to the pool deck.  We have had a great turnout at our Beginners Clinics and are looking forward to the remainder of these March Micro Clinics.  If you know anyone who may have young athletes interested in our clinics, information on remaining dates and locations can be found below.

Intra-squad Scrimmages Get Underway This Sunday:  Our intra-squad scrimmages will be getting underway this Sunday, 3/12.  Rosters and game times will be posted by Wednesday, 3/8.

Division I Premiere League Comes To The East Bay This Weekend: The top male water polo athletes in the country will continue for a second weekend of intense competition in Round II of the 7th Annual Premier League (Division I) on March 10-12 in Moraga, Calif.  The Premier League tournament series features teams made up of the top high school, collegiate, post-collegiate, National Team and former National Team players competing in a three-month tournament series.  We encourage all athletes to try to get over to Campolindo High School to watch some of these great games.  Schedules can be found on the USA Water Polo website www.usawaterpolo.com


February 27, 2006

Spring Session Practice Groups are posted! Please Click on the "Practice Groups and Schedule" link to the left.

Beginner Clinics get underway this Saturday!

These clinics are designed to introduce the sport of water polo to boys and girls ages 6 and up.  We ask all of our club families to help spread the word about our Beginner Clinics! Registration for these clinics will take place at the venue on the day of each clinic.  (There will be no pre-registration.) 

Micro Clinics Flier: Stanford Club Members - click on the link, print out some fliers, and pass them along to your friends!

Click here to download the registration form.

Beginner Clinics

Date

Time

Location

Saturday, March 4th

2: 15 - 4: 15* pm

Stanford University

Sunday, March 5th*

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Fremont Hills Country Club

Saturday, Mar 11th*

12:00 noon - 2:00* pm

Sacred Heart Prep

Saturday, Mar 18th* 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Los Altos High School

Sunday, March 26th

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Fremont Hills Country Club

(*Please note the change in schedule.)


Beginners' Micro Spring League Game Schedule
All League Games will be played at Fremont Hills Country Club.

DATE
TIME
Saturday, April 22
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, April 29
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, May 6
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, May13
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, May 20
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

2006 Spring Session Practice Groups

Please find the Practice Groups listed below. If you have completed the online registration, submitted your paperwork, and you do not see your name, then your registration could not be processed. You should have received an email stating the reason for your incomplete registration. For questions, please contact Dawn at stanfordwaterpoloclub@yahoo.com

(updated 4/3/06)

Beginner Age Group Intermediate Age Group Advanced Age Group
Andreev, Daniil
Avery, Weston
Jollymour, Scott
Knox, John
Ramfelt, Oscar
Swart, Alexander
Tyler, Max
Vitakis, Quinn
Yock, Gregor
Abbott, Matthew
Avery, Gavin
Buncke, Neal
Chizen, Steven
Conrad, Mark
Deal, Zachary
Detro, Tait
Dickens, William
Drake, Michael
Elson, Carl
Feliz, Michael
Ferkol, Ben
Freudenstein, David
Gertridge, Jack
Harris, Matthew
Holland-McCowan, Harrison
Iacob, Roy
Krautkramer, Devon
MacDonell, Connor
McClelland, Graham
Norris, Wesley
Olson, James
Robinson, Nico
Thygesen, Christoffer
Valentine, Colton
Wattana, Ken
Znidarsic, Michael
Abbott, Robert
Agramonte, Thomas
Avery, Wade
Bailey, Alex
Bamberg, Philip
Broom, Christian
Christiansen-Salameh, James
Cole, Kevin
Constantz, Andreas
Cowperthwaite, Sutton
Crossfield, Nicholas
Culpan, David
Dearborn, Benjamin
Dunlevie, Robert
Fleming, Casey
Foley, Jack
Fong, Michael
Garner, Mark
Gerstenschlager, Kyle
Guslani, Greg
Holland-McCowan, John
Hyrne, Samuel
Jollymour, Peter
Maier, William
Mix, Jacob
Navarro, Evan
Olson, Peter
Roller, Will
Rollinson, Kevin
Savage, Andrew
Schwanke, Garrett
Simon, Alex
Simon, Peter
Springer, Jed
Stephens, Scott
Still, Connor
Straube, Zack
Vitakis, Justin
Wan, Michael
Warkov, Jacob
White, Nathan
Whitney, Eoin
Wright, Eric
High School 16&Under High School 18&Under
Avery, Alex
Bausback, Michael
Bishop, Scott
Blackmore, Jonathan
Breier, Corey
Brown, David
Buchman, Michael
Bunzel, Lucas
Butler, John
Clark, Gerrard
Cole, Ryan
Cole, Tom
Crow, Kielan
Dellinger, Evan
Dito, Anthony
Espinosa, Toby
Fleming, Shayne
Goodenough, Matthew
Greene, Alex
Healy, Zachary
Hoberg, Zachary
Hudnall, Mark
Katzenberg, Benjamin
Kircher, Ryan
Maggi, Stefano
Mann, Gregory
Martin de Bustamante, Miguel
Martina, Matthew
Nee, Kevin
Nguyen, Bryan
Platshon, Scott
Sample, John
Shen, Nick
Valencia, David
Winterbotham, Neal
Wishart, Michael
Wong, Michael
Yuschak, David
Agramonte, Will
Arthur, Ronan
Avery, Tom
Benedetti, Brian
Bickham, Travis
Bishop, Brian
Dagman, Daniel
Fischer-Colbrie, Tyler
Gertridge, Kyle
Hale, Matthew
Heagy, Matthew
Hendrickson, Tim
Hnojewyj, Maxim
Hudnall, Matthew
Kao, Arthur
Knochenhauer, Jay
Olson, Michael
Pance, Marko
Pessah, Elliot
Preston, Christopher
Reamey, Paul
Reed, Allen
Rengifo, Rodrigo
Roach, Brian
Rose, Casey
Simon, Will
Sorgenfrei, Michael
Vallone, Eric
Wilson, Matt
Winterbotham, Paul

2006 SPRING SESSION PRACTICE SCHEDULE

(All practices will be at Stanford unless otherwise noted.)
Please see our Calendar for specifics and exceptions.

High School (18&U and 16&U)
(March 3rd - May 7th)

Day

Time

Friday

6:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Sunday

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Age Group (Advanced and Intermediate)
(March 2nd - May 7th)

Day

Time

Monday

6:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Select Tuedays* (conditioning)

6:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Thursday

6:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Sunday

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

*Age Group athletes will condition the following Tuesdays: March 7 & 21; April 4 & 18; and May 2. (Please also see Calendar.)

Beginner (April 4th – May 20th)

Beginner Practices will be at Menlo College ; Games are TBA.

Day

Time

Tuesday

5:30 pm – 6:45 pm*

Friday

5:30 pm – 6:45 pm*

Saturday Games

TBA

*Please note the change in practice times.


February 9, 2006

Spring Session registration is now open!
Please see details below. Click here for Registration Form. (Registration is only available online.)

To all returning Club members: You should have received your short-cut registration emails. Thank you for your patience.


January 30, 2006

2006 BOYS’ SPRING SESSION

Dear Athletes and Parents:

Our 2006 Spring Session will begin Wednesday, March 1st and end Sunday, May 7th.  To ensure the highest quality of our program, we will be limiting the number of participants in each practice group.  They will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  The enrollment period will open on Thursday, February 9th and close on Wednesday, February 22nd (unless we reach capacity at an earlier date), so please complete the application at your earliest convenience to secure a place on the team.  If you are a returning member of our club, you will receive an email notification on February 9th with a link to your “short-cut” registration.  Workout groups will be posted on the website on Monday, February 27th.

Please scroll down to find the following information:

  • Spring Session Special Events
    • Premier League Weekend
    • Invitational Games
    • Intra-Squad Games
    • San Diego County Cup
    • Junior Olympics Teams Selection
  • Registration Details
    • Team Roster consent
    • Cost
    • Beginner Clinics
    • Beginner Session
    • Trial Membership
    • Refund Policy
  • Practice Schedule
  • Team Gear
  • Athletic Scholarship Fund

This session will feature the following Special Events:

Premier League Weekend (April 8th& 9th):  This weekend, the nation’s top male water polo players will compete in the second of four tournaments of the 2006 Division I Premier League.  The league, now in its seventh season, is comprised of the top high school, college, post-college, National and ex-National Team players.  Premier League brings elite domestic water polo to various venues throughout the country each year and features four of the nation’s top club teams and four U.S. National Zone Teams.  On Saturday, April 8th, we will attend as a club to watch some of the games (played locally), and on Sunday, April 9th we will hold our very own Club Premier League for spring session athletes.  The Club Premier League teams will combine athletes from our 18&U/16&U/14&U/12&U age divisions.  More details to come as they become available.

Invitational Games:  We will be inviting a club team (or multiple teams) from our area to set up some games.  Games will take place at Stanford University .  More details to come as they become available.    

Intra-squad Games:  Stanford Water Polo Club will once again be setting up intra-squad competition on select Sundays (see Club Calendar).  All games will be held at Stanford University .

San Diego County Cup (May 5-7, 2006):  For the third straight year, Stanford Water Polo Club will be sending teams to compete at the San Diego County Cup.  This tournament is for Age Group athletes only and is known as one of the most competitive tournaments in the country.  Selection of athletes for these teams will take place during the spring session and will be based on practice attendance, attitude, ability level and availability.

Junior Olympics Selection:  During the spring session, the coaching staff will be evaluating athletes for the summer Junior Olympic teams.  Our 2006 Summer Session begins Tuesday, May 30th, 2006.  This year, the 2006 National Junior Olympics will be held in Southern California .  The JO Qualifying Tournament (mandatory for all athletes selected for JO’s) will be held June 23rd - 25th.  The boys’ JO competition will be July 28th - August 1st.  For more information, please click on www.usawaterpolo.com

Special Events*

Date

Event

March 12

Intra-squad  Games

March 26

Intra-squad Games

April 8 & 9

Premier League Weekend

April 9

Premier League Day

April 10-16**

Spring Break—no practice

April 23

Intra-squad Games

May 7

Intra-squad Games

TBA

Invitational Games

May 5-7

San Diego County Cup (Age Group)

*All events and practices can be found on our Calendar.  Please click on the “Calendar” link to the left.
**Practice will resume Monday, April 17th

Registration:  Registration must be completed online at www.stanfordwaterpoloclub.com. If you need assistance, please email stanfordwaterpoloclub@yahoo.com.  Upon submitting your online registration, you will need to print out two pages.  Please read both pages carefully.  The signature page must be submitted with your payment. 

Team Roster:  We have added an area on the registration form where you may give your consent for your contact information (name and primary phone number and/or email address) to be distributed on a team roster.  This information will only go to Stanford Water Polo Club members for the current session. We are hoping that this will help with carpooling and add to team camaraderie.

IMPORTANT:  Because this is the start of a new calendar year, all athletes must submit the following documents.  Your registration application will not be valid without these items submitted by February 22nd, 2005.  (Any registration materials postmarked after Wednesday, February 22nd will incur a $30 late fee which must be added to your payment.)
1.  Signature Page
2.  Payment
3.  Copy of current USWP Membership Card.  Your affiliation must be with Stanford Water Polo Foundation, Club #570, Pacific Zone (#6).   
4.  Copy of your Medical Coverage Card.

Cost:  The cost of the spring session for High School is $280; Age Group (including all 8th graders) is $360.  If you are unsure of which group your son will be placed, please contact jonbarnea@stanfordwaterpolo.com.   We expect all High School athletes to be participating in either their high school or club swim teams.  Age Group athletes will be conditioning most Tuesdays, in addition to their three practice days per week.  (Please see “Practice Group Schedule” and/or “Calendar” links to the left.)  Additional siblings are $30 less than the regular fee.

The Beginner Group will run differently than in previous sessions.  During March, we will be running four one-day clinics for our Beginners.  These clinics are designed to introduce water polo and get kids excited about the sport.  We encourage all of our club families to help spread the word about our Beginner Clinics! Registration for these clinics will take place at the venue on the day of each clinic.  (There will be no pre-registration.) 

Beginner Clinics

Date

Time

Location

Saturday, March 4th

2: 15 - 4: 15 pm*

Stanford University

Sunday, March 5th*

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Fremont Hills Country Club

Saturday, Mar 11th*

12:00 noon - 2:00 pm*

Sacred Heart Prep

Sunday, March 26th

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Fremont Hills Country Club

*Please note the change in schedule.

Beginner Spring Session:  The Beginners’ (born in 1995 and later) Spring Session will begin April 4th and end May 20th, during which time they will be participating in a Spring League with Games on select Saturdays.  Please see Practice Schedule below. The cost for this session is $240.  You may register online any time between now and Wednesday, March 29th for the Beginner Spring Session at www.stanfordwaterpoloclub.com

Trial Membership:  If you are new to water polo or our club and interested in a two-week trial period, your payment and all registration materials (including USWP membership) must be completed in order to participate.  Your check will not be cashed unless you decide to continue with the program.  Please note on your signature page that you are requesting a trial membership.

Refund Policy:  $50 of the registration fee is non-refundable.  The balance is refundable at a pro-rate during the first three weeks of the program.

Practice Schedule*: (All practices will be at Stanford unless otherwise noted.)

High School (18&U and 16&U)

Day

Time

Friday

6:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Sunday

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Age Group (Advanced and Intermediate)

Day

Time

Monday

6:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Select Tuedays* (conditioning)

6:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Thursday

6:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Sunday

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

*Age Group athletes will condition the following Tuesdays: March 7 & 21; April 4 & 18; and May 2.

Beginner (April 4th – May 20th)

Beginner Practices will be at Menlo College ; Games are TBA.

Day

Time

Tuesday

5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Friday

5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Saturday Games

TBA

* All practices are also shown on the Practice Groups and Schedule and Calendar links to the left.

Team Gear:  Our club clothing line and other team gear is available through our online Team Shop at www.stanfordwaterpoloclub.com.  Please click on the “Team Shop” navigation bar.  The Team Shop will be open from Thursday, February 9th through Monday, March 5th.  The Team Shop will not open again until the summer session, so please be sure to order your club clothing before March 5th. All clothing is optional.  If you are interested in ordering a team parka, please email Dawn at stanfordwaterpoloclub@yahoo.com.

Athletic Scholarship Fund:  We have an area on the registration form for those of you who would like to contribute to our Stanford Water Polo Foundation Athletic Scholarship Fund which helps athletes participate in our program that otherwise would not be able to due to financial hardship.  Donations are tax-deductible.  Please make these checks payable to “SWPF”.  Thank you.

We are looking forward to a great spring session!

John Vargas                                                              Jon Barnea
Head Coach                                                             Coach
Stanford Men’s Water Polo                              Stanford Water Polo Club