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Youth Competitive

Youth Competitive Group

 


The Youth Competitive group is for athletes in grade 8 or lower, who have graduated from the Development group, or are joining the club with water polo experience.  The focus of this group is to create as competitive a team as possible, by emphasizing the group’s progression through the process of becoming athletes and positive team members.  Athletes in this group are eligible all competition opportunities.


 

Registration Options:

  • Annual membership, $2,150 total.  Broken into 9 payments Sept – May plus registration (for athletes committed to the entire year)

  • Monthly membership, $240 per month (due on the first of each month, prorated for a partial month), plus annual registration $50

* To suspend or cancel membership, email Kim Dang and Coach Julia two weeks prior to your intended date of discontinuation.

* Discounts are awarded to accounts with multiple athletes, or active members of Wave Swim Team.

 
  • USA Water Polo Membership required (price varies)

Group Expectations:

  • Athlete must register with USA Water Polo at the Gold Level, and must have their age verified.

  • Practice attendance of 85%, without unexcused absence.  Known scheduling conflicts should be brought to coach’s attention as soon as possible.

  • Team suit is required.

  • Participation in fundraising opportunities, or a monetary buy-out, is required.

  • Maintaining a positive, healthy team atmosphere!

 

Player Expectations:

  • Be early, be prepared

  • Be a positive team member

  • Learn as much as you can from whatever you do;

    • Learn from success

    • Learn from failure

    • Learn by making mistakes

    • Learn by participating

    • Learn by watching

  • Understand that you represent the team, not just yourself

 

Competition Opportunities:

Your athlete’s group is eligible for all sanctioned tournaments or competition opportunities.

All athletes are encouraged to participate in any informal scrimmages or joint-practices, with other local clubs.

 

Tournament Escrow:

This registration group does require a Tournament Escrow Account of $180 for families starting in September-December, $140 for families starting in January-March, or $100 for families starting in April-June.

 

Basic Information:

  • Each family with an eligible athlete is required to have a Tournament Escrow Account for the season.

  • The Tournament Escrow Account is an account for each family that holds a deposit used only to pay for tournament fees.

  • The Tournament Escrow Account requires an upfront family deposit based on their most advanced player’s group.

  • The money in the account will only be used to cover the costs of entering players into tournaments for the year.