March 15, 2016
Springfield Aquatics Club
Spartan Pride Water Polo 2016
Practices for the Spartan Pride Water Polo HS teams will begin the week of March 14th. The high school (male only) ,15 and under co-ed novice, and 12 and under co-ed novice teams will compete in the Main Line Spring League. This league is part of American Water Polo which is based out of Villanova University.
Bill Hence – Head Boys and Girls Water Polo Coach Springfield High School. 2013 PA Girls Coach of the Year
Matt DelRio – 2009 Pennsylvania All-State player, assistant coach LaSalle College High School
Ben Mancini – Captain of Washington and Jefferson Men’s team, assistant Springfield coach
Sean Mulligan - 2015 Pennsylvania All-State Player, captain LaSalle HS water polo team
John Thompson – 2015 All-Eastern Conference Team, captain LaSalle HS water polo team
Carly Munger – 2015 Pennsylvania All-State player
High School Level – The boys high school teams will practice Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-5:30pm at the Springfield High School Pool. The teams will compete in 8 games spread out from mid-March until mid-May. Typically two games are held on either a Saturday or Sunday in the two month season. Most, but not all games are held at Upper Dublin or Pennridge High Schools. This year SAC will not be sponsoring a HS Girls team, but HS girls may practice with the HS Boys for a reduced fee.
15 and under Co-ed Novice Level – All 13,14, and 15 year olds can compete on this co-ed team. These players will practice Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-7:30pm. The teams will compete in 6 games spread out from mid-March until mid-May. Typically two games are held on either a Saturday or Sunday in the two month season. All games are held at either Upper Dublin, Wissahickon, or Pennridge High Schools.
12 and under Co-ed Novice Level - This team will be comprised of any player 12,11,10,9 and 8 year olds. The only requirement is that we ask a prospective player be able to swim one length of the pool with ease. The goal of this program is to teach younger players the rules, strategies, and techniques of water polo. It’s a great way to keep kids active in the water and stay in shape going into the summer season. Practice will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7:30. This team will be paired with competition on their Novice level during game weekends. Typically, two games are held on either a Saturday or Sunday in the two month season. Most, games are held at North Penn or Wissahickon High Schools. Also, inter-squad scrimmages will be utilized during the week to advance players’ skills.