SJA Fall Season Opens August 26th! Register Now!
Practices start the week of Monday, August 26th!
We had a very successful Summer Season, highlighted by record finishes in the USA Water Polo National Junior Olympics. Our 14U Boys, 12U Boys and 10U CoEd teams competed in the top Championship Bracket, finishing 33rd, 41st and 26th (Silver Medal in Gold Division!) in the nation. Our 14U Girls competed in the Championship bracket, finishing 33rd in the nation. This was truly a banner year for our age groupers, and we are very proud!
Led by Eric Rise (Leland High School Varsity Girls Coach, 4-time CIF-CCS Champion coach) and Cyrus Kahangi (Leland High School Varsity Coach, USA Water Polo Olympic Development Program Coach and CIF-CCS Champion coach) our club offers programs for all levels of play, from beginner to top-level competitive teams. SJA’s Fall Season is for our age groupers, as the high school players are participating in their school seasons (good luck to all!).
Announcing SJA Water Polo Clinics!
We are excited to announce two Fall Water Polo Clinics with Coach Cyrus! The first, on September 8 from 9:30 – 3:30 pm @ Leland HS, will focus on Set Offense/Defense Play. The clinic will include chalk talk, technique work, in-water drills and “beach water polo” play. The second, on October 27 from 9:30 – 3:30 pm @ Leland HS, will focus on passing/shooting/ball handling, with a similar format. You can register for these Clinics on the SJA registration form. Space will be limited, so sign up early!
For Fall season, practice will start the week of August 26, and conclude the week of Nov 11. We will be offering the following programs this Fall.
10U Novice/Splashball: For boys and girls ages 5-10. One session per week on Sundays at Leland High School. Seven total sessions and two games, Starting Sept 8 and ending November 3. (Season fee: $100)
Age Group Beginner+Intermediate Coed: This is for kids ages 10-14, ideally with swimming ability and limited water polo experience. Also a good group for stronger swimmers who want to try water polo for the first time. Two practices a week, starting the week of August 26 and if certain players are ready, opportunities to play in two tournaments on weekends. (Season fee: $375)
14U+12U Girls Competitive: For advanced players who have competed in higher level tournaments, including Junior Olympics and regional tournaments. This group will practice twice per week and participate in three weekend tournaments. We are also looking at one travel tournament later in the Fall for 12Us (age as of 8/1/2019) in October (Season fee: $400)
14U+12U Boys Competitive: For advanced players who have competed in higher level tournaments, including Junior Olympics and regional tournaments. This group will practice four times per week and participate in three weekend tournaments. We are also looking at one travel tournament later in the Fall for 12Us (age as of 8/1/2019) in October (Season fee: $650)
Fall Practice and Tournament Schedules can be found HERE:
Our practices will be held at four locations: Leland High School (LHS), Gunderson High School (GHS), Bret Harte Middle School and Almaden Dolphins Cabana Club. Practice locations and times are subject to change. We will do our best to communicate any changes as quickly and proactively as possible via TeamSnap, our system of record once the season begins.
As a reminder, everyone is welcome, from beginner through advanced!
Registration is now open! Please visit our page “How to Register” to get started! Please do so ASAP and no later than August 26!
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