Stanford Water Polo Club

2009/10 Winter Session

November 30, 2009 - February 7, 2010
(Age Groups & High School Groups)

November 30, 2009 - January 30, 2010
(Junior Polo Group)
(updated 2/5/2010)


Friday, February 5, 2010

2010 Spring Session Registration is now open! Information on our upcoming Spring Session and the link to the online Registration Form can be found by clicking on the Registration button to the left.

AG 2 Practice Update: There will be no practice at Sacred Heart Prep due to the start of their high school swim season. All AG 2 athletes will practice today (2/2) and Thursday (2/4) at Palo Alto High School from 6:15-8:15 pm.

Updated 2/4. Final Weekend of Winter League: Rosters are now posted below for this weekend’s Age Group and High School winter league games. Please note that we have not yet received game schedules from the zone, but as soon as we do, we will post them on the web site. Athletes should be at the pools no later than 45 minutes prior to the start of their first game for warm ups. In addition, we will need at least one parent per game to help with the running the game clocks/desk. If you are available to help out please notify one of the coaches upon your arrival. If you do not see your son’s name listed on one of the teams, if you know you will be unable to attend, or if you have any questions regarding the games, please email Coach Barnea at your convenience (email)

HS 1 Sunday Practice Update: HS 1 practice will be held this Sunday, 2/7, from 10:00 am - 11:30 am at the Avery Aquatics Center at Stanford University. Athletes should meet outside the pool near the west entrance to the facility.

Congratulations Stanford Water Polo Club 2009 Colligate All-Americans: We would like to congratulate the following Stanford Water Polo Club athletes for being selected to the 2009 ACWPC Men’s Varsity All-American Team.

Jimmie Sandman – Stanford/First Team (Menlo HS ’05)
Ben Hohl – UCLA/Second Team (Menlo HS ’07)
Brandon Johnson – UC Irvine/Second Team (Gunn HS ’06)
JP MacDonell – Pepperdine/Second Team (Bellarmine ’06)
Matt Hale – Princeton/Honorable Mention (Menlo ’07)
Kyle Gertridge – John Hopkins/First Team DIII (Gunn ’06)
Alex Whitam – Johns Hopkins/Second Team DIII (Sacred Heart ’09)
Matt Heagy – Cal Lutheran/Honorable Mention DIII (Serra ’06)

 

Pacific Zone AG Winter League
Saturday and Sunday 2/6 & 2/7

8th Grade Red
8th Grade White
8th Grade Black
6th Grade
Date: Saturday, 2/6
Game Times: 8:00 am, 9:40 am, 11:20 am
Game Location: Livermore Aquatic Center (map)
Date: Sunday, 2/7
Game Times: 9:45 am, 2nd & 3rd games TBD
Game Location: Saratoga HS (map)
Date: Sunday, 2/7
Game Times: 8:00 am, 10:15 am, 11:45 am
Game Location: Palo Alto HS (map)
Date: Sunday, 2/7
Game Times: 7:30 am, 10:30 am, 1:30 pm
Game Location: Dougherty Valley HS (map)
Abbott, Matthew
Archbold, George
Cho, Stephen
Conner, Will
Enright, Harrison
Hegde, Rishabh
Knox, John
Lisbonne, Sam
Perla-Ward, Nelson
Philipon, Gregoire
Preston, Riley
Swart, Michael
Viollier, Benoit
Wayne, Ari
Wayne, Coby

Alston, Seth
Anhorn, Nicholas
Archbold, George
Berquist, Peter
Lisbonne, Sam
McHugh, Kian
Philipon, Gregoire
Ramberg-Gomez, August
Schuur, Michael
Suever, Matthew
Witte, Spencer
Yoeli, Alon
Blazensky, Jace
Govani, Zach
Hagenau, Benjamin
Haley, Emmett
Kelley, Sam
Lu, Derrick
Mock, Troy
Prout, Riley
Rosati, Winston
Sebti, Elias
Vitakis, Quinn
Weinstein, Jake
Whalen, Logan
Zhao, Ray
Banks, Finn
Barman, Jack
Beck, Harrison
Cho, Andrew
Curry, Cade
Enright, Jackson
Goodenough, Andrew
Jozefov, Andrew
Kirk, Patrick
Little, Scott
Pagano, Luca
Puentes, Nathan
Rumptz, Kyle
Scheel, Dillon
Shepherd, Ian
Stanley, Jared
Viollier, Alan
Wagner, Ben
Westerman, Jackson
Xi, Christopher
Znidarsic, Christian

 

Pacific Zone HS 2 Winter League
Saturday 2/6

HS 2 Red
HS 2 White
HS 2 Black
HS 2 Gold
HS 2 Silver
Date: Saturday, 2/6
Game Times: 9:40 am, 2nd & 3rd games TBD
Game Location:
Sacred Heart (map)
Date: Saturday, 2/6
Game Times: 12:50 pm, 3:20 pm, 5:50 pm
Game Location: Palo Alto HS (map)
Date: Saturday, 2/6
Game Times: 1:50 pm, 2:40 pm, 5:10 pm
Game Location: Livermore Aquatic Center (map)
Date: Saturday, 2/6
Game Times: 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 5:10 pm
Game Location: Livermore Aquatic Center (map)
Date: Saturday, 2/6
Game Times: 12:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:10 pm
Game Location:
Palo Alto HS (map)
Blank, Christopher
Carrino, Nicholas
Churukian, Zachary
Collins, Dylan
Corcoran, Patrick
Ferkol, Ben
Govani, Adam
Jollymour, Scott
Koenig, Kyle
Krautkramer, Devon
Lamb, Zack
Pugliese, Daniel
Runkel, Will
Soheili, Sepand
Wikle, Ian
Behar, Jacob
Bergevin, Paul
Crowe, Tyler
Duffy, Brendan
Hosono, Gregory
Jackson, Killian
Jackson, Lachlan
Leung, Lance
Petrushka, David
Putnam, Cameron
Putnam, Collin
Seltzer, Ryan
Stangl, Kevin
Stout, Jordan
Wiser, Evin
Atwater, Nicholas
Cope, Joey
Dougherty, Ryan
Gallagher, Sam
Lefferts, Jesse
Morgan, Arthur
Naruns, Nick
Olson, Jamie
Prout, Kevin
Rumptz, Jack
Shoemaker, George
Telfer, Holden
Tenorio, Darius
Welch, Shawn
Dunn, Geoffrey
Ehler, Spencer
Espinola, Michael
Harsh, James
Koltermann, Kenneth
Lantzsch, Christian
Marr, Ryan
McBride, Lee
McMurray, Blake
Meeken, Tyler
Plihal, Brandon
Stolle, Victor
Venkatesh, Varun
Viollier, Thomas
Barnes, Robert
DiGiovanni, Daniel
Miller, Emmanuel
Rubin, Rainier
Song, Yiwen
Steinback, Joshua
Thorson, Will
Tong, Adam
Valentine, Ryan
Walden, Kyle
Wan, Michael
Wang, Richard
Warner, Daniel
Wayne, Coby
Wilson, Tyler
Znidarsic, Michael


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Final Jr. Polo Games This Saturday: The Winter’s final round of Jr. Polo games will be held this Saturday, 1/30, from 9:00-11:00 am at the Roble pool on the campus of Stanford University.

AG 1 & AG 2 Winter League Posted: Rosters, game times, game locations, and maps to the facilities are now posted below for this weekend’s AG 1 and AG 2 winter league games. Please note that most teams will play on Sunday, 1/31, with one team playing their games on Saturday, 1/30. Athletes should be at the pools no later than 45 minutes prior to the start of their first game for warm ups. In addition, we will need at least one parent per game to help with the running the game clocks/desk. If you are available to help out please notify one of the coaches upon your arrival. If you do not see your son’s name listed on one of the teams, if you know you will be unable to attend, or if you have any questions regarding the games, please email Coach Barnea at your convenience (email)

HS 2 Winter League Games This Saturday: Rosters, game times, game locations, and maps to the facilities are now posted below for this Saturday’s HS 2 Winter League games. Please note that athletes were broken up into teams to try and allow for teammates from the same high school to compete together. Athletes should be at the pools no later than 45 minutes prior to the start of their first game for warm ups. In addition, we will need at least one parent per game to help with the running the game clocks/desk. If you are available to help out please notify one of the coaches upon your arrival. If you do not see your son’s name listed on one of the teams, if you know you will be unable to attend, or if you have any questions regarding the games, please email Coach Barnea at your convenience (email). Due to participation in Saturday’s Winter League, there will be no practice on Sunday for all HS 2 athletes.

HS 1 Sunday Practice Update: HS 1 practice will be held this Sunday, 1/31from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Avery Aquatics Center at Stanford University.

Spring Information Coming Soon: Information on our upcoming 2010 Spring Session will be posted on our web site by the end of this week.

Congratulations Stanford Water Polo Club 2009 All-Americans: We would like to congratulate the following Stanford Water Polo Club athletes for being selected to the 2009 California-Hawaii All American Team for their accomplishments during the past fall season.

David Culpan (Sacred Heart Prep) – 1st Team
Colin Mulcahy (Los Altos) – 2nd Team
Philip Bamberg (Sacred Heart Prep) – 3rd Team
Ben Dearborn (Sacred Heart Prep) – 3rd Team
Thomas Agramonte (St. Francis) – 4th Team
AJ MacDonnell (Bellarmine) – 4th Team
Jed Springer (Menlo-Atherton) – 7th Team
Conner Still (Sacred Heart Prep) – 7th Team
Mark Garner (St. Francis) – 9th Team
John Holland-McCowan (Menlo) – 10th Team

 

Pacific Zone AG Winter League
Saturday and Sunday 1/30 & 1/31

8th Grade Red
8th Grade White
8th Grade Black
6th Grade
Date: Saturday, 1/30
Game Times: 8:50 am, 9:40 am, 12:10 pm
Game Location:Palo Alto HS (map)
Date: Sunday, 1/31
Game Times: 1:15 pm, 2:45 pm, 3:30 pm
Game Location: Saratoga HS (map)
Date: Sunday, 1/31
Game Times: 1:45 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:45 pm
Game Location:Palo Alto HS (map)
Date: Sunday, 1/31
Game Times: 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 3rd game TBD
Game Location: Dougherty Valley HS (map)
Abbott, Matthew
Archbold, George
Cho, Stephen
Conner, Will
Enright, Harrison
Hegde, Rishabh
Knox, John
Lisbonne, Sam
Perla-Ward, Nelson
Philipon, Gregoire
Preston, Riley
Swart, Michael
Viollier, Benoit
Wayne, Ari
Alston, Seth
Anhorn, Nicholas
Archbold, George
Berquist, Peter
Lisbonne, Sam
McHugh, Kian
Philipon, Gregoire
Ramberg-Gomez, August
Schuur, Michael
Suever, Matthew
Witte, Spencer
Yoeli, Alon
Blazensky, Jace
Govani, Zach
Hagenau, Benjamin
Haley, Emmett
Kelley, Sam
Lu, Derrick
Mock, Troy
Prout, Riley
Rosati, Winston
Sebti, Elias
Vitakis, Quinn
Weinstein, Jake
Whalen, Logan
Zhao, Ray
Banks, Finn
Barman, Jack
Beck, Harrison
Cho, Andrew
Curry, Cade
Enright, Jackson
Goodenough, Andrew
Jozefov, Andrew
Kirk, Patrick
Little, Scott
Pagano, Luca
Puentes, Nathan
Rumptz, Kyle
Scheel, Dillon
Shepherd, Ian
Stanley, Jared
Viollier, Alan
Wagner, Ben
Westerman, Jackson
Xi, Christopher
Znidarsic, Christian

 

Pacific Zone HS 2 Winter League
Saturday 1/30

HS 2 Red
HS 2 White
HS 2 Black
HS 2 Gold
HS 2 Silver
Date: Saturday, 1/30
Game Times: 8:30 am, 11:50 am, 3rd game TBD
Game Location: Sacred Heart (map)
Date: Saturday, 1/30
Game Times: 8:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:10 pm
Game Location: Palo Alto HS (map)
Date: Saturday, 1/30
Game Times: 9:20 am, 12:40 pm, 3rd game TBD
Game Location:Sacred Heart (map)
Date: Saturday, 1/30
Game Times: 1:50 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:20 pm
Game Location:Palo Alto HS (map)
Date: Saturday, 1/30
Game Times: 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 5:10 pm
Game Location:Palo Alto HS (map)
Blank, Christopher
Carrino, Nicholas
Churukian, Zachary
Collins, Dylan
Corcoran, Patrick
Ferkol, Ben
Govani, Adam
Jollymour, Scott
Koenig, Kyle
Krautkramer, Devon
Lamb, Zack
Pugliese, Daniel
Soheili, Sepand
Wikle, Ian
Behar, Jacob
Bergevin, Paul
Crowe, Tyler
Duffy, Brendan
Hosono, Gregory
Jackson, Killian
Jackson, Lachlan
Leung, Lance
Petrushka, David
Putnam, Cameron
Putnam, Collin
Seltzer, Ryan
Stangl, Kevin
Stout, Jordan
Wiser, Evin
Atwater, Nicholas
Cope, Joey
Dougherty, Ryan
Gallagher, Sam
Lefferts, Jesse
Morgan, Arthur
Naruns, Nick
Olson, Jamie
Prout, Kevin
Rumptz, Jack
Shoemaker, George
Telfer, Holden
Tenorio, Darius
Welch, Shawn
Dunn, Geoffrey
Ehler, Spencer
Espinola, Michael
Harsh, James
Koltermann, Kenneth
Lantzsch, Christian
Marr, Ryan
McBride, Lee
McMurray, Blake
Meeken, Tyler
Plihal, Brandon
Stolle, Victor
Venkatesh, Varun
Viollier, Thomas
Barnes, Robert
DiGiovanni, Daniel
Miller, Emmanuel
Rubin, Rainier
Song, Yiwen
Steinback, Joshua
Thorson, Will
Tong, Adam
Valentine, Ryan
Walden, Kyle
Wan, Michael
Wang, Richard
Warner, Daniel
Wayne, Coby
Wilson, Tyler
Znidarsic, Michael

 


 

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Jr. Polo Scrimmage Saturday: The second of four Jr. Polo scrimmages will be held this Saturday, 1/9, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at the Roble pool on the campus of Stanford University.

AG 1 & AG 2 Winter League Posted: Rosters, game times, game locations, and maps to the facilities are now posted on the home page of our web site for this weekend’s AG 1 and AG 2 winter league games. Please note that most teams will play on Sunday, 1/10, with one team playing their games on Saturday, 1/9. Athletes should be at the pools no later than 45 minutes prior to the start of their first game for warm ups. In addition, we will need at least one parent per game to help with the running the game clocks/desk. If you are available to help out please notify one of the coaches upon your arrival. If you do not see your son’s name listed on one of the teams, if you know you will be unable to attend, or if you have any questions regarding the games, please email Coach Barnea at your convenience (email)

HS 1 Practice For Sunday, 1/10: All HS 1 athletes will have workout this Sunday from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at Stanford’s Avery Aquatics Center.

HS 2 Practice For Sunday, 1/10: All HS 2 athletes will have workout this Sunday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Stanford’s Avery Aquatic Center.

 

Pacific Zone Winter League
Saturday and Sunday 1/9 & 1/10

Stanford 8th Grade Red
Stanford 8th Grade White
Stanford 6th Grade
Date: Saturday, 1/9
Game Times: 8:00 am, 9:40 am, 3rd game TBD
Game Location: Palo Alto HS (map)
Date: Sunday, 1/10
Game Times: 10:15 am, 11:45 am, 3rd game TBD
Game Location: Palo Alto HS (map)
Date: Sunday, 1/10
Game Times: 8:45 am, 11:00 am, 12:30 pm
Game Location:Dougherty Valley (map)
Abbott, Matthew
Berquist, Peter
Cho, Stephen
Conner, Will
Enright, Harrison
Hegde, Rishabh
Knox, John
Lisbonne, Sam
McHugh, Kian
Perla-Ward, Nelson
Philipon, Gregoire
Preston, Riley
Ramberg-Gomez, August
Swart, Michael
Viollier, Benoit
Wayne, Ari

Weinstein, Jake
Alston, Seth
Anhorn, Nicholas
Archbold, George
Blazensky, Jace
Govani, Zach
Hagenau, Benjamin
Haley, Emmett
Kelley, Sam
Lu, Derrick
Mock, Troy
Prout, Riley
Rosati, Winston
Seltzer, Ryan
Schuur, Michael
Sebti, Elias
Vitakis, Quinn
Whalen, Logan
Witte, Spencer
Yoeli, Alon
Zhao, Ray
Banks, Finn
Barman, Jack
Beck, Harrison
Cho, Andrew
Curry, Cade
Enright, Jackson
Jozefov, Andrew
Kirk, Patrick
Little, Scott
Pagano, Luca
Puentes, Nathan
Rumptz, Kyle
Scheel, Dillon
Shepherd, Ian
Stanley, Jared
Viollier, Alan
Wagner, Ben
Westerman, Jackson
Xi, Christopher
Znidarsic, Christian

 


 

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

AG 1 & AG 2 Winter League Posted: Rosters, game times, game locations, and maps to the facilities are now posted below for this weekend’s AG 1 and AG 2 winter league games. Please note that most teams will play on Sunday, 12/20, with one team playing their games on Saturday, 12/19. Athletes should be at the pools no later than 45 minutes prior to the start of their first game for warm ups. In addition, we will need at least one parent per game to help with the running the game clocks/desk. If you are available to help out please notify one of the coaches upon your arrival. If you do not see your son’s name listed on one of the teams, if you know you will be unable to attend, or if you have any questions regarding the games, please email Coach Barnea at your convenience (email)

HS 2 Practice Time Change For Sunday, 12/20: All HS 2 athletes will have workout this Sunday, 12/20, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at Stanford’s Avery Aquatic Center.

HS 1 Normal Practice For Sunday, 12/20: All HS 1 athletes will have workout this Sunday, 12/20, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Stanford’s Avery Aquatics Center.

Break Reminder: There will be no practice from Monday, 12/21 thru Sunday, 1/3. Practices will resume on Monday, 1/4/2010. We want to wish all our club families happy holidays and we look forward to seeing everyone back on the pool deck in 2010!

 

Pacific Zone Winter League
Saturday and Sunday 12/19 & 12/20

Stanford 8th Grade Red
Stanford 8th Grade White
Stanford 8th Grade Black
Stanford 6th Grade
Date: Saturday, 12/19
Game Times: 11:30 am, 1:50 pm
Game Location: Sacred Heart (map)
Date: Sunday, 12/20
Game Times: 8:00 am, 11:00 am , 3rd game TBD
Game Location: Livermore (map)
Date: Sunday, 12/20
Game Times: 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm , 5:00 pm
Game Location: Dougherty Valley (map)
Date: Sunday, 12/20
Game Times: 12:10 pm, 2:40 pm , 4:20 pm
Game Location: SODA (map)
Abbott, Matthew
Cho, Stephen
Conner, Will
Enright, Harrison
Hegde, Rishabh
Knox, John
Lisbonne, Sam
Perla-Ward, Nelson
Preston, Riley
Ramberg-Gomez, August
Swart, Michael
Viollier, Benoit
Wayne, Ari
Alston, Seth
Anhorn, Nicholas
Berquist, Peter
Blazensky, Jace
Haley, Emmett
McHugh, Kian
Myers, Johnny
Philipon, Gregoire
Schuur, Michael
Weinstein, Jake
Witte, Spencer
Yoeli, Alon
Archbold, George
Govani, Zach
Hagenau, Benjamin
Kelley, Sam
Lu, Derrick
Mock, Troy
Prout, Riley
Rosati, Winston
Sebti, Elias
Vitakis, Quinn
Whalen, Logan
Zhao, Ray
Banks, Finn
Barman, Jack
Beck, Harrison
Cho, Andrew
Curry, Cade
Enright, Jackson
Jozefov, Andrew
Kirk, Patrick
Little, Scott
Pagano, Luca
Puentes, Nathan
Rumptz, Kyle
Scheel, Dillon
Shepherd, Ian
Stanley, Jared
Viollier, Alan
Wagner, Ben
Westerman, Jackson
Xi, Christopher
Znidarsic, Christian

 


 

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

AG 2 Practice Update: Due to an unexpected and temporary pool closure at Sacred Heart Prep, all AG 2 athletes will practice at Paly from 6:15-8:15 pm both Today, 12/1 and Thursday, 12/3. Sunday's practice will remain at Stanford's Avery Aquatic Center from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Practice will resume as regularly scheduled at Sacred Heart on Tuesday, 12/8.


 

We would like to welcome all of you who may be new to our program. For those of you who are returning, welcome back. We hope all of our high school athletes enjoyed their school season.

Details for the upcoming Winter Session can be found below. Information will be updated as needed, so please be sure to check our web site weekly.

Registration for the 2009/10 Winter Session is now open. Click here for the Registration Form.*

Be sure to read about the session below for important information. For questions regarding registration, please email Dawn at stanfordwaterpoloclub@yahoo.com

*All returning Club members who have participated since the 2008/09 Winter Session will receive an email with their short-cut registration renewal link by Monday, November 9th . Be sure to review and update the information before submitting your registration.

The Winter Session marks the return of our High School athletes from the fall high school season along with the continued play of our Age Group and Junior Polo athletes. The level of play continues to rise in all age group levels in our area, and we are looking forward to continuing the overall development of our teams and athletes.

SESSION DATES
High School Groups*: November 30, 2009 - February 7, 2010
Age Groups*: November 30, 2009 - February 7, 2010
Junior Polo Group: November 30, 2009 - January 30, 2010

*Note: For select High School and Age Group athletes, the session may go as long as February 14th. This will be based on an athlete's selection and participation to a select travel team, and whether that team qualifies for specific tournaments. Athletes who participate on these teams will be charged a small additional fee to cover the cost of the extra week of practice. (Cost will be collected with travel expenses.)

HOLIDAY BREAK: There will be no practice from December 21st - January 3rd. Practices will resume Monday, January 4th, 2010.

REGISTRATION*: Early Registration for the Winter Session is now open. Click here for Registration Form. If you have any questions regarding registration, please email Dawn (email). Early Registration will end Friday, November 20, 2009 .
Note: All registration materials, including a hard copy of valid 2010 USWP Membership (Registration Confirmation is sufficient), must be postmarked by 11/20 to qualify for Early Registration.
*All returning Club members who have participated since the 2008/09 Winter Session will receive an email with their short-cut registration renewal by Monday, November 9th. Please review and update the information before submitting your registration.

USA WATER POLO MEMBERSHIP: Please visit www.usawaterpolo.org to renew/register for 2010 and print out a copy of your USA WP Membership/Confirmation to submit as part of your registration paperwork. (Registration cannot be processed without a hard copy of your 2010 membership.)

TWO-WEEK TRIAL: (November 30th - December 13th)
1) If you are new to the Club and interested in a two-week trial, payment and all registration materials (including USA Water Polo membership) must be completed in order to participate. (Your check will not be cashed unless you decide to continue with the program.)
2) If you are new to the sport of water polo, you may use the USA Water Polo Trial Membership*. (click here). However, it is only good for one week of practices (no competitions). After the first week of practice you must register for the annual (2010) membership if you want to continue the Two-Week Trial and/or the remainder of the Winter Session.
*Please date the Trial Membership application with 11/30/2009, make a copy for yourself, fax it to USA WP, and mail the original with the rest of your registration paperwork.
Note: The Two-Week Trial is not available to returning Club members.

COST: The cost for the 2009/10 Winter Session is shown by group in the table below.

Practice Group
(see table below for group descriptions)

Early Registration
(Must be postmarked by 11/20.)

Cost
(if postmarked after 11/20)

Junior Polo

$310

$330

Age Group II

$420

$450

Age Group I

$420

$450

High School II

$420

$450

High School I

$420

$450

SIBLING DISCOUNT: Additional siblings may deduct $30 from their regular fee.

REFUND POLICY: $100.00 of the registration fee is non-refundable. The balance is refundable at a pro-rate during the first three weeks of the program.

PRACTICE GROUPS*: The table below contains general information on practice days, times, and locations, as well as a brief description of each group. (Please see the Calendar for individual practices and exceptions.) Criteria for each athlete's placement into a group is based on, but not limited to, his age, ability level, experience, and longevity with the Club. Practice groups will be posted on the Practice Groups and Schedule page by November 25, 2009. *Note: Coaches will make changes in practice group assignments in the first couple of weeks as they assess individual athlete's abilities.

Practice Group

Practice Days

Practice
Times

Practice Locations

Group Description

Junior Polo

Mon/Wed

5:30-6:45 pm

Roble Pool,
Stanford

Designed for athletes ages 5th grade and younger with little to no previous water polo experience.

AG II

Tue/Thur/Sun

5:30-7:30 pm (Tue/Thur)

9:00-11:00 am (Sun) *

Sacred Heart Prep (Tue/Thur)

Avery Aquatic Center,
Stanford (Sun)

Designed for athletes 8th grade and younger with varying experience, who are looking to develop a better understanding of water polo fundamentals.

AG I

Tue/Thur/Sun

6:15-8:15 pm (Tue/Thur)

9:00-11:00 am (Sun) *

Palo Alto High School (Tue/Thur)

Avery Aquatic Center,
Stanford (Sun)

Designed for athletes 8th grade and younger who have displayed the ability to play at a high level and have developed a solid base of water polo fundamentals.

HS II

Mon/Fri/Sun

6:15-8:15 pm (Mon/Fri)

11:00 am-1:00 pm (Sun) *

Avery Aquatic Center,
Stanford
(all practice days)

Designed for athletes currently in high school that have competed at the JV/16&U level and wish to further their development of water polo fundamentals.

HS I

Wed/Fri/Sun

6:15-8:15 pm (Wed/Fri)

11:00 am-1:00 pm (Sun) *

Avery Aquatic Center,
Stanford
(all practice days)

Designed for athletes currently in high school who have competed at the Varsity/18&U level and have displayed the ability to play at a high level.

*Note: There will be no practice on the weekends of Pacific Zone League Competitions for athletes that are selected to participate.

CLUB CALENDAR: All practices, competitions, and special events, can be found on the Calendar (button to the left). We will update the Calendar with scrimmages, games and other special events as they become available. Please check the Calendar on a weekly basis for updates.

2009-2010 Winter Session Events Calendar

Dates

Event

Practice Group(s)

Location

Dec. 12
Junior Polo Games
Junior Polo
Roble Pool, Stanford
Dec. 19/20
Pacific Zone Winter League Games
All AG Athletes
TBD

Dec. 22

Stanford Club Alumni Game

N/A

Avery Aquatic Center, Stanford

Jan. 9
Junior Polo Games
Junior Polo
Roble Pool, Stanford

Jan. 9/10

Pacific Zone Winter League Games

All AG Athletes

TBD

Dec. 21-Jan 3

Winter Break - No Practice

All Groups

Happy Holidays!

Jan. 23

Junior Polo Games

Junior Polo

Roble Pool, Stanford

Jan. 30
Junior Polo Games
Junior Polo
Roble Pool, Stanford
Jan. 30/31
Pacific Zone Winter League Games
All AG Athletes
TBD
Feb. 6/7
Pacific Zone Winter League Games
All AG Athletes
TBD
Feb. 12-14
Los Alamitos WinterFest
Select 12&U and 14&U Athletes
Los Alamitos, CA

CLOTHING AND TEAM GEAR: Our online team shop will be open from Saturday, November 7, 2009 - January 10, 2010. Our team fleeces, sweatshirts, beanies and towels make great Holiday gifts. To check out the gear, click on the Team Shop button to the left.
Note: Orders received (including confirmation sheets and payment sent to our p.o. box) byFriday, December 4th will be filled and ready for pick-up by December 20th. Orders received after December 4th will be filled after the Holiday Break.

ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND: The Stanford Water Polo Foundation Athletic Scholarship Fund helps athletes participate in our program that otherwise would not be able to due to financial hardship*. For those who would like to contribute to this fund in support of our athletes, please fill in the designated area on the registration form. Donations are tax-deductible. Please make these checks payable to 'SWPF', or 'Stanford Water Polo Foundation'. Thank you for your generosity.
*If you feel that you may qualify for an athletic scholarship and would like an application, please email Dawn ( email ).