December 17, 2021
First and foremost, thank you to the PAC Board for working with Ridge Raptors and helping by getting this information out to you. The purpose of this e-mail is to talk about the club water polo program run out of Pennridge High School, Ridge Raptors. This is our third season and we are looking to build on the momentum and successes of last season.
Last year the club operated 5 different teams across 4 age groups and we are hoping to expand on that this year! We currently offer 18 and under teams for both boys and girls. This is typically made up of our high school athletes and a few guest players from other high schools in the area. Our next age group is 14 and under coed. This group is typically our 7th and 8th grade athletes with an occasional 6th grader who has turned 13 already. Our last group is 12 and under. Most of these kids are 5th and 6th graders who are either 11 or 12 years old.
These age group teams will compete in the Main Line League for American Water Polo. 18u teams will each play 8 games. 14u and 12u teams will each play 6 games. Games take place on Saturdays and Sundays and are semi local. We can play at several different schools around here such as North Penn, Pennridge, Upper Dublin, and Perk Valley. We have also traveled out to Wilson High School and Central York on occasion as well. The younger age groups tend to be more local with the high school age groups being the ones that travel far.
This year we are also adding a 10 and under splashball group. Splashball is a non competitive introduction to the sport. This age group will learn the very basics of water polo with an emphasis on keeping kids in the water and making it a fun experience for all! Treading, catching and throwing a ball, shooting, and general game knowledge will be the focus of this age group.
Attached is a flyer that has our practice schedule and times. These are all tentative as the weeks we are looking to operate are dependent on our registration numbers and what we can afford. Please take a look at the flyer and complete the Google Form if you would like to register your athletes.
We are aiming for a price of $350 for age groups 12u-18u. Our 10u splashball is looking to be $100 for the clinics. These prices again are dependent on registration numbers and the board will be meeting once we hear back from all of you! As of right now we have 45 returning athletes. Our 18u age groups are quickly filling up. Our 14u and 12u age groups are in big need of more athletes. If you have any questions you can e-mail [email protected] for more information.
Here is the link to the google form to sign up!
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Hoping to hear from you all soon!
Coach Grant and Coach Whalen