Season Info

San Jose Almaden Water Polo

Summer 2022 Season: May 9th – Junior Olympics!

Welcome to SJA’s Summer 2022 Season!  The summer season is all about continuing to build on the skills and experience we have gained all year while also competing to do our best at Junior Olympics at the end of the summer! We will start our Summer season for all age groups Monday, May 9th, and conclude at the end of Junior Olympics. For boys Junior Olympics will be July 16th-19th, girls and all 10u Junior Olympics will be July 21st-24th.

We will also be looking to do a few local and travel tournaments for all of our age groups during the summer

 We will be continuing our Fundamentals class for those brand new to water polo (5 years old +) that would like to learn basic swimming and egg beater skills. Our coaches are excited to see the kids, and welcome new members!

Lastly, I would like to Introduce Mason Smith, Hamish Bonnar, and Alyssa Ross! Mason and Hamish will both be working with our High School Boys and Alyssa will be coaching our 10u’s. All three of these coaches bring many years of club and college playing experience. We are very excited to be adding these coaches to our team and looking forward to a great summer!

Registration

Online registration HERE.  Please register by Monday, May 2nd.  Note: when you register, please ensure you also sign up for a (or renew if needed) USA Water Polo Membership.  www.usawaterpolo.org

Cost:

  • Fundamentals: $165
  • 10U Mixed: $275
  • 12/14/16/18U Boys and Girls: $750

 Groups:

  • 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U boys and girls
  • 10U mixed
  • Fundamentals

Practice Schedule:   

Due to pool availability and the end of school, some groups will have a couple of different practice schedules.

Fundamentals: 

  • May 9th- June 12th- Saturday and Sunday; 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm  @ Gunderson HS
  • June 13th- July 20th- Monday Wednesday Friday 2:30- 3:30 pm @ Gunderson HS

10U Mixed: 

  • May 9th- June 12th- Saturday and Sunday 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm @ Gunderson HS;
  • June 13th- July 20th- Monday Wednesday Friday 1:30- 3 pm @ Gunderson HS

12U Girls: 

  • May 9th- July 20th- Monday thru Thursday 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm @ Leland HS; (Starting the week of June 13, Wednesday practices will be 1-3 @ Leland)

14U Girls: 

  • May 9th- June 5th-  Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday 7:15 pm- 9:15 pm @ Gunderson HS
  • June 6th-12th- Monday thru Thursday 6:30-8:15 pm @ Leland HS
  • June 13th- July 20th- Monday thru Thursday 3-5 pm @ Branham HS

16U/18U Girls: 

  • May 9th- June 5th-  Monday thru Thursday 5:30-7:30 @ Branham HS
  • June 6th-12th- Monday thru Thursday 7-9 @ Branham HS
  • June 13th-July 20th- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 5-7 pm @ Branham HS, Wednesday 11 am to 1 pm @ Branham HS

12U Boys: 

  • May 9th- June 5th-  Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday 7:15 pm- 9:15 pm @ Gunderson HS
  • June 6th-12th- Monday thru Thursday 7-9 pm @ Branham HS
  • June 13th- July 15th- Monday thru Thursday 3-5 pm @ Branham HS

14U Boys: 

  • May 9th- July 15th- Monday thru Thursday 5-7 pm @ Leland HS
  • June 6-9 – 7-9 @ Branham HS

16U/18U Boys: 

  • May 9th-June 12th- Monday thru Thursday 7:15-9:15 pm@ Gunderson HS
  • June 13th-July 15th- Monday Tuesday Friday 7:15-9:15 pm @Gunderson HS Wednesday 5-7 pm @ Branham HS

*Practice Schedule is tentative; All updates to the schedule will be via TeamSnap!

Practice Sites 

  • Gunderson High School, 622 Gaundabert Ln, San Jose, CA 95136
  •  Leland High School, 6677 Camden Avenue, San Jose, CA 95120
  •  Branham High School, 1570 Branham Ln, San Jose, CA 95118

Team Gear: 

We have a team store set up with KAP7 for team suits and Bags. The team store will be up all year long. We will keep the same suit design throughout the year. We would love to have all of our athletes wearing the same suit to games and tournaments so we can rep SJA and look like one unified team!  Please follow the link below to order your Team Suit

We also have a store set up for SJA apparel. This store will be up all year long as well. You may follow the link below for the team apparel store.

SJA Apparel

Please contact Tony Samson at sjawaterpolo@gmail.com with any questions. Thanks! See you on the pool deck!