Introductory Youth Water Polo
Boys & Girls -- Ages 5-14

Our "Splashball" Youth Water Polo Program is our entry point into the sport of water polo. This program is a terrific way for kids to enhance their water safety skills while being introduced to the basics of water polo. Our program is a six-week clinic designed for kids ages 5-14. All levels of experience and ability are welcome (must be able to swim comfortably). Participants will learn the basic rules of the game, along with introductory movements and skills that will help them become more confident in the water. Participants will also have the opportunity for intrasquad scrimmages to get a feel for what it's like to play in a water polo game.

2023 Spring Splashball Information

**Registration is now open - space is limited**

February 17 - April 13
Saturdays ONLY
@ Granite Bay High School
Ages 8-14: 1-hour sessions - 10:30-11:30am
Ages 5-7: 30-min sessions - 10:30-11:00am
Eight total sessions

**Please note, no Splashball on Saturday, March 2nd. Complete schedule below**

During each practice session, participants will be split up into groups based on age and ability. Ages 5-7 will practice for 30 minutes and ages 8-14 will practice for one hour. Prior water polo experience is not necessary. Participants should be able to swim 25 yards comfortably and tread water for one minute. It's not a problem at all if you have to miss a practice.

Complete Spring Splashball Schedule

All sessions at Granite Bay High School (eight total sessions)

Sat, Feb 17: 10:30-11:00am (age 5-7) / 10:30-11:30am (age 8-14)
Sat, Feb 24: 10:30-11:00am (age 5-7) / 10:30-11:30am (age 8-14)
Sat, Mar 2: NO PRACTICE
Sat, Mar 9: 10:30-11:00am (age 5-7) / 10:30-11:30am (age 8-14)
Sat, Mar 16: 10:30-11:00am (age 5-7) / 10:30-11:30am (age 8-14)
Sat, Mar 23: 10:30-11:00amv (age 5-7) / 10:30-11:30am (age 8-14)
Sat, Mar 30: 10:30-11:00am (age 5-7) / 10:30-11:30am (age 8-14)
Sat, Apr 6: 10:30-11:00am (age 5-7) / 10:30-11:30am (age 8-14)
Sat, Apr 13: 10:30-11:00am (age 5-7) / 10:30-11:30am (age 8-14)

What to Bring/Wear to Splashball

All Splashball participants should come to each practice with a swim suit, a towel, and a latex swim cap (for those with long hair). For girls, a one-piece swim suit is recommended. For boys, a jammer (bike shorts style) or brief is recommended. Please apply sunscreen at least 10-min before entering the water. Participants will not need swim goggles.

Athlete's Age According to USA Water Polo

USA Water Polo uses an age-up date to determine the age of each athlete. According to USAWP, your athlete's is determined by what their age is on August 1st of each year.
     - if you were born on April 15, 2012, then your age is 12
     - if you were born on September 15, 2012, then your age is 11

USA Water Polo Membership Required

All athletes are required to have a current USA Water Polo membership in order to participate in our spring Splashball program. USAWP offers a $20 Splashball membership. The USAWP membership covers the necessary insurance to participate in practices, scrimmages, and games. To purchase a USAWP membership, visit www.usawaterpolo.org.

Program Cost & Billing

The program cost $100 for ages 8-14 (1-hour sessions) and $50 for ages 5-7 (30-min sessions). Participants are not billed upon registration. Sign-up and try the first week out for free! You can submit payment via credit/debit card, check, cash, or Venmo. The billing date for Spring Splashball is Monday, February 19th, so participants will have the opportunity to try the first week of practice free of charge.

How to Register

To register for our Spring Splashball program, please click on the "Registration" tab above, then click on "Event Registration." Select the appropriate event, "Spring Splashball Program." After filling out the registration form, you will be asked to select your payment option, but please note, you will not be billed upon registration.

Questions?

If you have any questions at all about the program, or if you are having trouble with the registration process, please email our Youth Water Polo Coordinator, Kira Gardin, at calrepyouthpolo@gmail.com.