16U/18U Boys Jr. Olympic Tryouts

If you wish to participate on our 16U or 18U "A" team for National Jr. Olympics this summer, you must participate in our Spring Water Polo Session and you must attend our "A" team tryouts in February. If you do not wish to participate on an "A" team this summer, you can still participate in our Spring Water Polo Session. Any athlete who does not attend the tryout AND participate in our Spring Water Polo Session will not be eligible to compete on an "A" team this summer.

HOW DO TRYOUTS WORK?
Tryouts will be conducted on five dates throughout the first two weeks of spring water polo. We will select athletes for our 18U "A" team and 16U "A" team only. Each team will be comprised of 15-18 total athletes (including two goalkeepers). Any athlete who is not selected for one of our "A" teams is highly encouraged to participate in our Spring Water Polo Session in order to continuing developing their skills AND encouraged to tryout again in May for our remaining Jr. Olympic teams.

**Registration is required for the spring tryout -- please login to your account to register today**

2ND ROUND OF TRYOUTS IN MAY:
We will hold another round of Jr. Olympic tryouts in May to select athletes for our remaining 18U and 16U JO teams. More information (dates/times) will be made available in the near future.

VERY IMPORTANT: All Junior Olympic athletes (all teams) must be available to play in the JO Qualifying Tournament AND the National Junior Olympic Tournament. Any athlete who cannont make both tournaments will not be eligible for selection on any of our JO teams.
  - JO Qualifying Tournament - June 16-18 in Clovis, CA
  - National Junior Olympics - July 15-18 in Orange County, CA

Spring Tryout Schedule:

  • Wednesday, February 15th:
    • all 16U boys - 6:15-7:45pm
    • all 18U boys - 7:30-9:15pm
  • **CANCELLED DATE** Thursday, February 16th:
    • all 16U boys - 6:45-8:30pm
    • all 18U boys - 8:15-9:30pm
  • Saturday, February 18th:
    • all 16U boys - 10:30am-12:15pm
    • all 18U boys - 12:00-1:45pm
  • Thursday, February 23rd:
    • all 16U boys - 6:15-7:45pm
    • all 18U boys - 7:30-9:15pm
  • Saturday, February 25th:
    • all 18U boys - 10:30am-12:15pm
    • all 16U boys - 12:00-1:45pm
All tryout dates will be held at Granite Bay High School. Teams will be announced the evening of Saturday, February 25th via email.

WHAT IS MY AGE FOR JR. OLYMPICS?
The age cut-off date is on August 1st every year. So your age on August 1st, 2023 will determine you Jr. Olympic age.


16U/18U Boys Spring Session 2023

Our 16U/18U Boys Spring Water Polo Session is a 9-week program that will run the week of February 15th through April 15th. This competitive program is designed to teach all athletes the technical and tactical water polo skills needed to compete at the highest level of play. Athletes in this program may compete in both regional and national-level tournaments. Our spring session is open to ALL high school athletes.

Spring Water Polo Practice Schedule

February 14th - February 25th:
Spring water polo participants will practice during tryout dates/times, even if you are not participating in tryouts. During this 2-week period, practices are strictly divided by age group, 16U or 18U.
  • Wednesday, February 15th:
    • all 16U boys - 6:15-7:45pm
    • all 18U boys - 7:30-9:15pm
  • **CANCELLED DATE** Thursday, February 16th:
    • all 16U boys - 6:45-8:30pm
    • all 18U boys - 8:15-9:30pm
  • Saturday, February 18th:
    • all 16U boys - 10:30am-12:15pm
    • all 18U boys - 12:00-1:45pm
  • Thursday, February 23rd:
    • all 16U boys - 6:15-7:45pm
    • all 18U boys - 7:30-9:15pm
  • Saturday, February 25th:
    • all 18U boys - 10:30am-12:15pm
    • all 16U boys - 12:00-1:45pm
March 2nd - April 15th:
Practices will be held Thursdays & Saturdays/Sundays. All Thursday and Saturday practices will be held at Granite Bay High School (GBHS). Any Sunday practices will be held at the Folsom Aquatics Center (FAC). During this 7-week period, practices are divided by "RED" and "BLACK" groups. The "BLACK" group is all 18U boys + 16U "A" team. The "RED" group is all remaining 16U athletes. Here is the complete practice schedule...

Thu, Mar 2 @ GBHS - RED: 6:15-7:45pm / BLACK: 7:30-9:15pm
Sun, Mar 5 @ FAC - RED: 10:15am-12:15pm
Thu, Mar 9 @ GBHS - RED: 6:15-7:45pm / BLACK: 7:30-9:15pm
Sun, Mar 12 @ FAC - RED: 10:15am-12:15pm / BLACK: 12:00-1:45pm
Thu, Mar 16 @ GBHS - RED: 6:15-7:45pm / BLACK: 7:30-9:15pm
Sat, Mar 18 @ GBHS - RED: 10:15am-12:15pm / BLACK: 12:00-1:45pm
Thu, Mar 23 @ GBHS - RED: 6:15-7:45pm / BLACK: 7:30-9:15pm
Sun, Mar 26 @ FAC - RED: 10:15am-12:15pm
Thu, Mar 30 @ GBHS - RED: 6:15-7:45pm / BLACK: 7:30-9:15pm
Sat, Apr 1 @ GBHS - RED: 10:15am-12:15pm / BLACK: 12:00-1:45pm
Thu, Apr 6 @ GBHS - RED: 6:15-7:45pm / BLACK: 7:30-9:15pm
Sat, Apr 8 @ GBHS - RED: 10:15am-12:15pm / BLACK: 12:00-1:45pm
Thu, Apr 13 @ GBHS - RED: 6:15-7:45pm / BLACK: 7:30-9:15pm
Sun, Apr 16 @ FAC - RED: 10:15am-12:15pm

(all practice dates/times are subject to change)
 

Spring Water Polo Tournaments

RED Group Tournaments:
  • Tournament dates are TBA (Sundays)
BLACK Group Tournaments:
  • Sunday, February 26th (Bay Area)
  • Sunday, March 5th (Bay Area)
  • Sunday, March 26th (Bay Area)
  • Sunday, April 16th (Bay Area)
 

Spring Water Polo Fee & Registration

Registration for the Jr. Olympic Tryout is open now. It is free to register. Login to your club account to register. If you are new to Cal Republic, you must first create a club membership by clicking the "Registration" tab at the top of the page, then click "New Member Registration."

Registration for our Spring Water Polo Session will open on Thursday, January 26th. Login to your club account to register. If you are new to Cal Republic, you must first create a club membership by clicking the "Registration" tab at the top of the page, then click "New Member Registration." The registration fee is $525 per participant (sibling discounts available). The registration fee will include all practices, scrimmages, and local tournaments.
 

USA Water Polo Membership:

All athletes are required to have a current USA Water Polo membership in order to participate in our winter water polo session. USAWP offers three levels of membership: bronze, silver, and gold. A bronze membership is all that's necessary for our spring session (including all tournaments). If you intend to participate in Jr. Olympics and/or the Jr. Olympic Qualifier in summer 2023, you will ultimately need a gold membership. You can always upgrade your membership level at anytime throughout the year. So you can purchase a bronze level membership now and upgrade to gold later in the year. The USAWP membership covers the necessary insurance to participate in practices, scrimmages, and games. To purchase a USAWP membership, visit www.usawaterpolo.org.