SJA Registration Packet

SJA Spring 2017 Season!  

Registration Now Open!

 

SJA Water Polo is excited to announce our Spring 2017 Season!  Practices start Monday, February 13!  We just concluded a very successful Winter Season.  Our teams had very successful campaigns, gaining valuable game experience and challenging themselves against some great competition.  Most importantly, we were excited to see how much the players and teams improved during the course of the season.   Congratulations, and onward!

Spring Season is about improving individual skills and continuing to build team chemistry, with an eye on Summer 2017 Season, where our coaches believe we have several teams across all age groups that have a great shot at qualifying and excelling at the USA Water Polo Junior Olympics.   The practice and tournament schedule is lighter, particularly for our high school groups since most players participate in their High School swim teams (our coaches highly recommend it!).   

It’s important to note that our club always welcomes new players.  This includes beginners!   One of the most gratifying developments we’ve seen in the past few seasons is seeing players just starting with the sport rapidly becoming strong players.  Water Polo is one of the fastest growing sports in our area, and we’re thrilled to continue bringing together players across Almaden Valley and nearby communities.  Our excellent coaching staff focuses on teaching the game, helping our players improve, building strong team chemistry/camaraderie and most importantly, having fun!

An important note: Last season we saw record registrations and turnout.  We can reach a point where we need to close registrations due to space.  Since Spring Season practices start on Monday, February 13, we are asking everyone to get their registrations in by Friday, February 10.  Sign up now!

Registration is now open!  All can be done from this form with links.  See you at the pool!

 

Ben Gibson

President

SJA Water Polo

SEASON:  Spring Season runs from the week of Feb 13 to the weekend of April 24. We do not hold evaluation sessions for Spring.  Please sign up with the same age group you were in for Winter Season.  If you are new, please sign up in the age group that matches your child’s “USA Water Polo age”: your age as of August 1, 2017.

TEAM STRUCTURE: For Spring, we will offer one high school boys practice group and one high girls practice group.  For HS Boys, we are offering a one practice per week option (held Saturdays) or a two practices per week option.  We will also field a 14U Boys team, a 14U Girls team, a 12U Boys team, a 12U Girls team.   Finally, we are thrilled to continue our 10U Splashball program.  This group has been an outstanding addition to our program!  We have kids in this group as young as 7 years old.  They are learning the game, playing hard, and even notching some impressive results against area programs!  

HOW TO REGISTER:  2 Easy Steps – all online!

  1.     Registration Form:  Click here to start the registration process.
  • You need to fill out a separate form for each player if you want to register.  
  • Please have the following information handy to move quickly through the registration:
    • Player’s USA Water Polo Membership #. If you are new to SJA, go here to to sign up for 2016 annual membership (USA Water Polo Gold membership recommended and preferred).  Important!  If you are new to water polo, you can now register for a free, 14-day trial membership!  This allows your new player to give our sport a try without committing up front to an annual membership.  USA Water Polo registration is required to participate in SJA practices and our tournament play.
    • Medical Insurance Info, Dental and Doctor Contact information, allergy or medical condition information for player

 

  • Family contact information

 

  1.     Payment: We now take credit card and paypal via a secure link on our current website.  Please go here.  
    • Winter fees:  HS Girls: $275.  HS Boys: $200 (one Sat practice/week) or $275 (two practices/week)  14U and 12Us: $225.   10Us: $200
    • Paying for more than one player?   You can submit the full fee price or separate payment for each athlete.  Key instruction: Enter in the amount, and make sure you click “update” below that field.  This will populate the actual amount for charge.

 

  • YOUR ATHLETE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PRACTICE UNTIL REGISTERED, WITH MEDICAL FORM AND PAYMENT IN FULL.  
  • IMPORTANT NOTE!  We expect strong turnout for Spring.  Please register by February 10!

 

PRACTICE AND TOURNAMENT SCHEDULES:

 

First practice will kick off the week of February 13. We will conclude the weekend of April 22-23.  All practices will be held at Leland High School pool unless otherwise notified or posted on the web site.   All practices will be held at Leland High School pool unless otherwise notified or posted on the web site.  

NO PRACTICE DURING WINTER BREAK: FEB 20 – FEB 25.  PRACTICE RESUMES ON MON, FEB 27.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
10U Coed

Coach Eric

  6:45 – 7:45 1:00 – 2:00
12U Girls

Coach Sam

6:45 – 8:15 2:00 – 3:30
12U Boys

Coach Cyrus and Nick

6:45 – 8:15 11:30 – 1:00
14U Girls

Coach Sam

6:45 – 8:15 2:00 – 3:30
14U Boys

Coach Cyrus and Nick

6:45 – 8:15 11:30 – 1:00
Girls HS

Coach Eric and Tony

6:45 – 8:15 8:00 – 9:30
Boys HS

Coach Cyrus

6:45 – 8:15

(for 2X practice signups)

9:30 – 11:30
  • Please note: Practice schedules may be subject to change.  We will post changes to this website, and communicate via email.

 

Tournaments:

 

All HS teams will compete in 2 or 3 tournaments, including a Seattle tournament (HS Girls and Boys, by invitation with extra cost) and Cap Cup (HS Girls, by invitation).   Our 14Us and 12Us will compete in three tournaments.  Our 10Us will participate in two beginner tournaments.   Tournament details will be announced shortly!

 

Please email us at sjawaterpolo@gmail.com with specific questions.  And again, PLEASE sign up by Friday, February 10!

See you on the pool deck!  

 

Go SJA!

 

 

3 thoughts on “SJA Registration Packet

  1. I’d like to register my daughter (12 yrs old) and would like to know:
    1. My daughter has not played water polo before
    2. If possible to be on 5.30-7pm slot for Wednesday.
    3. We don’t have cabana club membership
    Thank you
    Jyotsna

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