Youth Comp Spring Session

Our Youth Competitive Spring Water Polo Session is a 9-week program that will run February 12th through April 14th. This session is open to all boys and girls, ages 8-14. One session of water polo is recommended, but not required. All participants must be comfortable in the water (swim 50 yards unassisted and tread water for one minute).

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.

Updated: 2/8/24, 11:00am

Practice Schedule

Please note: this practice schedule is subject to change

10U Boys & Girls:
   - Tuesdays: 5:45-7:15pm @ Granite Bay HS
         - 5:45-6:15pm dryland/chalk talk + 6:15-7:15pm pool
   - Fridays: 6:15-8:00pm @ Granite Bay HS

12U Boys & Girls:
   - Tuesdays: 5:45-7:15pm @ Granite Bay HS
         - 5:45-6:15pm dryland/chalk talk + 6:15-7:15pm pool
   - Fridays: 6:15-8:00pm @ Granite Bay HS

14U Girls:
   - Tuesdays: 7:00-8:45pm @ Granite Bay HS
   - Fridays: 6:15-8:00pm @ Granite Bay HS

14U Boys:
    - Wednesdays: 6:00-7:45pm @ Antelope Aquatics Complex
    - Fridays: 6:15-8:00pm @ Granite Bay HS

**MANDATORY PARENT MEETING -- SAVE THE DATE**
   - Friday, February 16th at 6:15pm on the GBHS pool deck

Coaching Staff

Kira Gardin - Youth Water Polo Coordinator - CalRepYouthPolo@gmail.com


Alex Wild - 14U Boys
Damien Lawrence - 14U Boys
Heidi Sherman - 14U Boys
Abbey Barnes - 14U Girls
Adam Donovan - 12U Coed
Kira Gardin - 12U Coed / 10U Coed

Tournament Schedule

March 17 - Marin Spring Fling (Marin County)

Spring Scrimmage Days to be announced shortly...


Future Important Dates:
June 8-9 - Youth Jr. Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Roseville/Sacramento)
July 20-23 - Boys National Jr. Olympics (Bay Area)
July 25-28 - Girls & 12U/10U Coed National Jr. Olympics (Bay Area)

Team Suits

All athletes will be required to purchase a team suit. The team suit must be worn to all scrimmages, games, and tournaments. Athletes who do not arrive with a team suit to any scrimmage, game, or tournament will not be allowed to participate.

All registered athletes will receive more information on how to purchase a team suit.

USA Water Polo Membership

All athletes are required to have a current USA Water Polo membership in order to participate in our spring water polo session. USAWP offers three levels of membership: bronze, silver, and gold. A bronze membership is all that is necessary for our spring water polo session. The USAWP membership covers the necessary insurance to participate in practices, scrimmages, and games. To purchase a USAWP membership, visit www.usawaterpolo.org.

USA Water Polo Age-Up Date

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

Fees & Registration

Registration for our Spring Water Polo Session will open shortly. 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 $495 (sibling discounts available). The registration fee will include all practices, scrimmages, and local tournaments.

Athletes will not be billed upon registration. The billing date for our spring session is Tuesday, February 20th. No refunds issued after February 29th. There will be an additional fee to participate in the K7 Cup in Orange County on April 13-14, 2024.

Questions?

If you have any questions about our Spring Water Polo Session, please email our Youth Water Polo Coordinator, Kira Gardin, at CalRepYouthPolo@gmail.com.

 



Youth Comp Winter Session

Our Youth Competitive Winter Water Polo Session is a 12-week program that will run November 7th through February 4th. This session is open to all boys and girls, ages 8-14. One session of water polo is recommended, but not required. All participants must be comfortable in the water (swim 50 yards unassisted and tread water for one minute).

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.

**MANDATORY PARENT MEETING -- SAVE THE DATE**
   - Thursday, November 9th at 5:30pm on the GBHS pool deck

Practice Schedule

**Tuesday, 11/7 PRACTICE TIME 6:30-8:15**

All 14U / 12U / 10U Boys & Girls:
   - November 7th through February 4th
   - Tuesdays & Thursdays
   - 5:30-7:15pm
   - Granite Bay High School
   - NO Practice Thanksgiving Day (11/23/2023)

(all practices are subject to change)

Coaching Staff

Kira Gardin - Youth Water Polo Coordinator - CalRepYouthPolo@gmail.com
Mateja Maksimovic
Damien Lawrence
Abbey Barnes
Alex Wild

Tournament Schedule

Dec 3-Davis Tournament (14u/12u/10u) 
Jan 7- Scrimmages @GBHS (14u/12u/10u)
Jan 13-14 Dare to Dream (10u)
Jan 27-28 Frozen Cup (14u/12u)^*
Feb 3-4 Kap7 (14u)^*

More To be announced...

* we will organize a block of rooms at a team hotel
^ additional fee will be required to participate

Future Important Dates:
June 8-9 - Jr. Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Roseville/Sacramento)
July 20-23 - Boys National Jr. Olympics (Bay Area)
July 25-28 - Girls & 12U/10U Coed National Jr. Olympics (Bay Area)

Team Suits

All athletes will be required to purchase a team suit. The team suit must be worn to all scrimmages, games, and tournaments. Athletes who do not arrive with a team suit to any scrimmage, game, or tournament will not be allowed to participate.

Our team suit store is currently open. Click the "Cal Rep Store" tab, then "Team Suits" to find the link for the team suit store.

USA Water Polo Membership

All athletes are required to have a current USA Water Polo membership in order to participate in our summer water polo session. USAWP offers three levels of membership: bronze, silver, and gold. A bronze membership is all that is necessary for our winter water polo session. The USAWP membership covers the necessary insurance to participate in practices, scrimmages, and games. To purchase a USAWP membership, visit www.usawaterpolo.org.

Fees & Registration

Registration for our Winter Water Polo Session will open shortly. 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 $575 (sibling discounts available). The registration fee will include all practices, scrimmages, and local tournaments. There will be an additional fee to participate in the Frozen Cup Tournament on January 27-28, 2024.

Questions?

If you have any questions about our Winter Water Polo Session, please email our Youth Water Polo Coordinator, Kira Gardin, at CalRepYouthPolo@gmail.com.