16U/18U Boys Winter Session

Our 16U/18U Boys Winter Water Polo Session is a 9-week program that will run November 28th through February 5th. 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 will compete in both regional and national-level tournaments. Our winter session is open to ALL high school athletes.

Practice Schedule - Nov 28th through February 5th:

  • All practices held at Granite Bay High School
  • Mondays & Wednesdays:
    • All 16U boys - 5:30-7:15pm
    • All 18U boys - 7:15-9:00pm
  • Friday evening and/or Saturday morning scrimmage days will be added to the January schedule

16U/18U Boys Parent Meeting (Save the Date):

  • Monday, November 28th on the pool deck:
    • 5:30pm - All 16U parents
    • 7:15pm - All 18U parents
  • We'll review the winter schedule, including tournaments. We'll discuss team suits and team gear. We'll answer any questions you may have.

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 winter session (including all local tournaments). If you wish to participate in the Kap7 Tournament in February, you will need a silver membership (more info below). 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. Athletes who do not possess a current USAWP membership will not be allowed to participate in practices, scrimmages, or tournaments. USAWP memberships expire at the end of each calendar year, so if you have a 2022 membership from last club season, you are covered until December 31, 2022. When we return from the holiday break in January 2023, all athletes will need to have a 2023 membership. USAWP will begin selling 2023 membership in November 2022. To purchase a USAWP membership, visit www.usawaterpolo.org.

    Winter Session Local Tournaments:

    • December 10th
    • January 7th
    • January 21st
    • February 4th

    Kap7 Tournament (Orange County):

    • February 4-5, 2023
    • This is a two-day tournament in Orange County, CA
    • This tournament is NOT included in the program cost
      • An additional fee will be required in order to participate
    • Athletes/families will be responsible for their own travel and lodging arrangements
      • A block of rooms at our a team hotel will be made available to all participants
    • Winter program participants are not required to participate in this event
      • Athletes will be able declare their intention to participate. The coaching staff will put together rosters based on the number of ahtletes who register.
    • USAWP "silver" level membership required

    Coaching Staff:

    Scott Bergemann
    Adam Donovan
    Mateja Maksimovic
    Branko Otashevich
    Reilley Waterman
    Jack Wildenradt

    Winter Session Fee:

    The session fee is $525. This fee is reflective of the costs associated with running a high-level competitive program along with the rising costs of pool rentals. The winter session fee will not be due upon registration. Athletes/families will be billed for the winter session fee on Friday, December 2nd. Payment plans will be made available upon request. Sibling discounts also available upon request. The session fee will include local tournament participation. 

    Register on or before Sunday, November 13th to lock in the current session fee. Beginning Monday, November 14th, the session fee will increase by $50.

    Registration:

    **Registration will open on Thursday, October 27th**

    NEW CLUB ATHLETES: Create a New Membership - since this is the first time using our new website for registration, all athletes/families must create a new membership profile. Select the "Registration" tab at the top of the page and click "New Member Registration." Please note, registrants will not be billed when creating a new member profile and will not be billed upon event regsitration. Billing will take place on Friday, December 2nd. Once you complete a new member profile, you will be emailed a confirmation with your login name. Use that to login as a member on our website (see "Member Login" tab). Once logged-in, you will be able to sign-up for any of our upcoming events.

    RETURNING CLUB ATHLETES: Login to your club account and select the "Events" tab. Please note, registrants will not be billed upon event regsitration. Billing will take place on Friday, December 2nd.

    Team Gear & Suits:

    If you're interested in purchasing Cal Republic Team Gear for you and your family, please visit our spirit store by clicking on the "Cal Rep Store" tab located at the top of the page. Then click "Team Apparel" to be directed to our store. Team suit information will be updated shortly and we'll send out an email with more info, including how to order.

    High School Pre-Season Swim Clinic:

    Cal Republic WPC is excited to announce that we are running a high school pre-season swim clinic to prepare athletes for the upcoming 2023 swim season. If you're a high school athlete who is planning to swim this spring, this will be a great opportunity to get a head start on the season with some pre-season training. The 5-week clinic runs January 2nd through February 3rd. It's Monday through Friday, 3:45-5:15pm, at Granite Bay High School. To register, click the "Registration" tab at the top of the page, then click "Event Registration." The cost to participate is $175 per athlete (payment due upon registration). This clinic is open to members and non-members (must be currently in high school).

    Questions?

    If you have any questions about our 16U/18U Boys Winter Water Polo Session, please email Jessyka Chompff (head admin) at admin@calrepublicwpc.com.
     


     

    16U/18U Boys Summer Session

    Our 16U/18U Boys Summer Water Polo Session is a 10-week program that will run May 9th through July 19th. 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 will compete in both regional and national-level tournaments. Our summer session is open to ALL high school athletes.

    Please note, if you wish to participate in the National Junior Olympic tournament this summer, you must participate in our JO team tryouts during the first week of the session. We have already conducted tryouts for our Jr. Olympic "A" teams, so these tryouts will be for athletes who wish to participate on one of our "B" or "C" teams.

    **16U/18U BOYS PARENT MEETING**
    • We will hold two parent meetings, one for each practice group. Please note, if you can't make one of the parent meetings, you're still welcome to come to the other one. The same topics will be discussed in both meetings.
    • We'll review the summer schedule, including tournaments. We'll discuss team suits and team gear. We'll answer any questions you may have.
    • BLACK GROUP PARENTS - Thursday, May 12th - 7:15pm
      • Location: pool deck bleachers
      • Black group is 18U and 16U A
    • RED GROUP PARENTS - Friday, May 13th - 7:15pm
      • Location: pool deck bleachers
      • Red group is 16U

    Jr. Olympics Tryout Schedule for 16U & 18U "B" & "C" Teams
    • Tryouts will be held at Granite Bay High School
      • 16U Boys Tryouts:
        • Tuesday, May 10th - 7:00-9:00pm
        • Friday, May 13th - 7:00-9:00pm
        • Saturday, May 14th - 12:30-2:15pm
      • 18U Boys Tryouts:
        • Tuesday, May 10th - 7:00-9:00pm
        • Thursday, May 12th - 7:00-9:00pm
        • Saturday, May 14th - 12:30-2:15pm
      • Team rosters will include a maximum of 16 athletes
      • Team rosters will be announced on Friday, May 13th
      Practice Schedule - May 9th through June 3rd:
      • All practices held at Granite Bay High School
      • Athletes will be split into two practice groups:
        • BLACK GROUP - All 18U Boys + 16U "A" JO team:
          • Tuesdays - 7:30-9:15pm
          • Thursdays - 6:30-8:30pm
        • RED GROUP - 16U "B" & "C" JO teams + non-JO 16U boys:
          • Tuesdays - 6:00-7:45pm
          • Fridays - 6:30-8:30pm
      • NO PRACTICE on Friday, June 3rd (GBHS Graduation)
      Practice Schedule - June 6th through July 19th:

                updated: 4/29/22 (practice times updated for Red Group)
      • All practices held at Granite Bay High School
      • Athletes will be split into two practice groups:
        • BLACK GROUP - All 18U Boys + 16U "A" JO team:
          • Tuesdays - 7:15-9:00pm
          • Wednesdays - 7:15-9:00pm
          • Thursdays - 7:15-9:00pm
          • Saturday Scrimmages* - 9:45-11:30am
        • RED GROUP - 16U "B" & "C" JO teams + non-JO 16U boys:
          • Tuesdays - 5:30-7:15pm
          • Wednesdays - 5:30-7:15pm
          • Thursdays - 5:30-7:15pm
          • Saturday Scrimmages* - 11:30am-1:15pm
      *Saturday scrimmages will be held on any weekends that do not include a tournament for a majority of the boys. Saturday scrimmage days include May 28, June 4, and June 24. No practice or scrimmages will be held July 2-4.

      Summer Session Tournaments:
      • Sunday, May 15 - Futures Water Polo League Game Day
        • For 18U & 16U "A" teams only
        • Likely in the Bay Area
      • Sunday, May 15 - Local Water Polo Tournament
        • For all 18U & 16U boys
        • Held at Sierra College or Whitney High School 
      • Sat-Sun, May 21-22 - Marin County Cup
        • For all 18U & 16U boys
        • Full two-day tournament in the greater Marin, CA area
        • Block of hotel rooms will be made available for reservation
      • Saturday, June 11 - Cal Republic Tournament
        • For all 18U boys
        • Hosted Granite Bay HS
      • Sunday, June 12 - Cal Republic Tournament
        • For all 16U boys
        • Hosted at Union Mine HS
      • Fri-Sun, June 17-19 - Junior Olympic Qualifying Tournament
        • For all 18U & 16U JO teams
        • Full three-day tournament (prepare to arrive by Thursday evening)
        • Hosted in Clovis, CA
        • Block of hotel rooms will be made available for reservation
      • Fri-Sun, June 24-26 - Futures WPL Super Final
        • For 18U & 16U "A" teams only
        • Full three-day tournament (arrive by Thursday evening)
        • Hosted in Orange County
        • Block of hotel rooms will be made available for reservation 
      • Saturday, July 9 - Santa Cruz Classic
        • For all 18U boys
        • One-day tournament (three games)
        • Hosted in the greater Santa Cruz, CA area
      • Sunday, July 10 - Santa Cruz Classic
        • For all 16U boys
        • One-day tournament (three games)
        • Hosted in the greater Santa Cruz, CA area
      • Sat-Tue, July 16-19 - National Junior Olympics
        • For all qualified 18U & 16U JO teams
        • Full four-day tournament (arrive by Friday evening)
        • Hosted in the greater San Jose, CA area
      Coaching Staff
      Scott Bergemann - 18U
      Jacob Rolih - 18U
      Mateja Maksimovic - 16U
      Adam Donovan - 16U
      Reilley Waterman - 16U

      Summer Session Fee & Tournament Fees
      The session fee is $500. This fee is reflective of the costs associated with running a high-level competitive program along with the rising costs of pool rentals. The Summer Session fee will not be due upon registration. Athletes/families will be billed for the Summer Session fee on Sunday, May 15th. Payment plans will be made available upon request. This fee will not include tournament participation. Athletes will wish to participate in tournaments during the Summer Session will be required to pay an additional fee per tournament, usually $30 on average for one-day tournaments. Athletes will have the opportunity to register for tournaments after the Summer Session begins. Tournament info will be emailed to all participants.

      USA Water Polo Membership
      All athletes are required to have a current USA Water Polo membership. A "bronze" level membership will be required for all local tournaments. A "silver" level membership will be required to participate in the Futures Water Polo League. A "gold" level membership will be required for all athletes who wish to compete in National Jr. Olympics. To purchase a USAWP membership or upgrade your current membership, please visit www.usawaterpolo.org.

      Registration
      NEW CLUB ATHLETES: Create a New Membership - since this is the first time using our new website for registration, all athletes/families must create a new membership profile. Select the "Registration" tab at the top of the page and click "New Member Registration." Please note, registrants will not be billed when creating a new member profile and will not be billed upon event regsitration. Billing will take place on Sunday, May 15th. Once you complete a new member profile, you will be emailed a confirmation with your login name. Use that to login as a member on our website (see "Member Login" tab). Once logged-in, you will be able to sign-up for any of our upcoming events.

      RETURNING CLUB ATHLETES: Login to your club account and select the "Events" tab. Please note, registrants will not be billed upon event regsitration. Billing will take place on Sunday, May 15th.

      Questions?
      If you have any questions about our 16U/18U Boys Summer Water Polo Session, please email us at admin@calrepublicwpc.com.
       
       

      16U/18U Boys Spring Session

      Our 16U/18U Boys Spring Water Polo Session is an 11-week program that will run February 21st through May 7th. 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 will compete in both regional and national-level tournaments. Our spring session is open to ALL high school athletes.

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

      National Jr. Olympics Tryout Schedule for 16U & 18U "A" Teams:
      • PLEASE NOTE: Must attend two out of the three tryout dates for "A" team consideration
        • Athelete are allowed to attend all three dates if they choose
      • 16U Boys Tryouts:
        • Tuesday, February 15 - 7:30-9:00pm @ GBHS
        • Thursday, February 17 - 7:00-9:00pm @ GBHS
        • Saturday, February 19 - 1:30-3:00pm @ GBHS
      • 18U Boys Tryouts:
        • Tuesday, February 15 - 6:00-7:30pm @ GBHS
        • Thursday, February 17 - 7:00-9:00pm @ GBHS
        • Saturday, February 19 - 1:30-3:00pm @ GBHS
      • Jr. Olympic "A" team rosters will be announced Sunday, February 20
      Practice Schedule - Feb 21 through May 8 (all 16U/18U boys):
      • All practices at Granite Bay High School
      • Tuesdays - 7:00-9:00pm
      • Thursdays - 7:00-9:00pm
      • Saturdays:
        • Feb 26 - 2:00-4:00pm
        • Mar 12 through May 7 - 12:00-2:00pm
        • No Saturday practice on Mar 5, Mar 26, Apr 23 (swim meets)
      Spring Session Tournaments:
      • All participants will compete in three local tournaments throughout the Spring Session. These tournaments typically take place at Sierra College, Whitney HS, Granite Bay HS, and/or other local pools.
        • March 6
        • March 20
        • April 3
      • All "A" team athletes will compete in the Futures Water Polo League. This league will take place all throughout Northern California.
        • February 26 @ GBHS
        • March 13
        • March 27
        • April 16
        • Other tournaments and/or scrimmage days will be added to the schedule.
      Coaching Staff
      Scott Bergemann - 18U
      Jacob Rolih - 18U
      Mateja Maksimovic - 16U
      Adam Donovan - 16U
      Reilley Waterman - 16U
      Tyson Frenn - 16U

      Spring Session Fee & Tournament Fees
      The session fee will be $500 per athlete. This fee is reflective of the costs associated with running a high-level competitive program along with the rising costs of pool rentals. The Spring Session fee will not be due upon registration. Athletes/families will be billed for the Spring Session fee on Tuesday, March 1st. Payment plans will be made available upon request. This fee will not include tournament participation. Athletes will wish to participate in tournaments during the Spring Session will be required to pay an additional fee per tournament, usually $30 on average for one-day tournaments. Athletes will have the opportunity to register for tournaments after the Spring Session begins. Tournament info will be emailed to all participants.

      USA Water Polo Membership
      All athletes are required to have a current USA Water Polo membership. A "bronze" level membership will be required for all local tournaments. A "silver" level membership will be requried to participate in the Futures Water Polo League. A "gold" level membership will be required for all athletes who wish to compete in National Jr. Olympics. To purchase a USAWP membership, please visit www.usawaterpolo.org.

      Registration
      Create a New Membership - since this is the first time using our new website for registration, all athletes/families must create a new membership profile. Select the "Registration" tab at the top of the page and click "New Member Registration." Please note, registrants will not be billed when creating a new member profile and will not be billed upon event regsitration. Billing will take place on Tuesday, March 1st. 

      Once you complete a new member profile, you will be emailed a confirmation with your login name. Use that to login as a member on our website (see "Member Login" tab). Once logged-in, you will be able to sign-up for any of our upcoming events.

      Questions?
      If you have any questions about our 16U/18U Boys Spring Water Polo Session, please email us at admin@calrepublicwpc.com.