AGE GROUP WATER POLO
West Valley Water Polo Club is proud to offer the best water polo experience in the Bay Area for young aquatics athletes. Below you will find basic information about our various programs. For more specific information about each session, please click on the corresponding blog post at the bottom of this page, or click the Register Now button at any time to sign up right away.
10 & Under | 12 & Under | 14 & Under
We are proud to offer year-round water polo for athletes who are 14 years of age and younger. This program focuses on the basic skill sets, drills and fundamentals of water polo to build a strong foundation for high school and upper age group play. It is perfect for beginners and highly experienced athletes alike. The only requirement is the ability to swim unaided across the pool. We also enjoy several tournaments throughout the year and other local scrimmages. In the summer we always try to send as many teams as possible to the Junior Olympics. Please check out our Coaches page to check out our amazing coaching staff! Need to tune up your swimming before coming out for water polo? Check out our swim school.
16 & Under | 18 & Under
Once athletes reach high school, they generally move up to our upper age groups (16 & 18U). These teams train year-round, with the exception of the Fall High School Season. We employ several NCAA-level coaches and train our athletes rigorously. Our end goal is to help young athletes pursue their dreams of competing collegiately. Our travel teams for our upper age groups are extremely competitive. We host and attend numerous tournaments through they year, culminating with a trip to the Junior Olympics and either Hawaii or an international destination for additional training. In past years we have visited Spain, Italy, Croatia, Hungary and other incredible water polo destinations. However, we also offer less-intense training sessions for those who are new, inexperienced, or just trying to stay active. For more information or to set up a visit to check out a practice, please Contact Us. Also, feel free to check out our Alumni page and see where some of our past athletes ended up!
Dear Parents & Athletes,
Our summer schedule will start June 1 through July 31. We reserved the Los Gatos High School pool from June 15 through the end of the summer. Pool workouts will be determined as soon as shelter in place is lifted and we know the restrictions imposed by the County and School District.
In order to participate this summer you need to do the two following things:
1) Be a registered member of USA Water Polo at a silver or gold membership and sign the COVID 19 affidavit to be able to practice.
2) Register on our website at www.westvalleywaterpolo.com. Full payment of $300 must be received at registration via Venmo (@westvalleywaterpolo) or via PayPal. Please be aware that an added cost of $95 will be requested once the pool is opened to offset the cost of pool rentals.
Only fully paid athletes will receive the emails to continue our virtual workouts and receive updates of pool training.
So what is the plan:
1) We will be continuing with our current practice plan with dry land and video review. Age group coaches will manage their particular schedule as follows:
|18U Boys||Coach Gabor||Tue, Thur and Fri||4pm-5:20pm|
|16U Boys||Coach Raffi||Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu||4pm-5pm|
|High School Girls||Coach Don & Coach Aaron||Tue, Wed, Thu||4pm-5:30pm|
|14U/12U/10U Boys and Girls||Coach Raffi||Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu||5pm-6pm|
2) Once the pool is open, you will receive an email with your practice group. Target date is the week of June 15.
Now everyone needs to remember that the specifics of the practices are evolving to reflect the current Covid-19 situation. Player and family safety is paramount, our program will adapt as needed to achieve our goals in a safe environment.
West Valley Water Polo Staff