Midlakes Water Polo is a recreational league that emphasizes sportsmanship, education, skill development, and participation through friendly competition. Participants must be active, dues-paying members of current Midlakes Clubs in good standing. Water Polo is open to any member of the 27 Midlakes Teams.
Welcome to the 2018 Season
Coaches Parent Reps Resources Archives
Water Polo Google Drive
Water Polo Google Calendar
Thursday July 5th, 2018
Water Polo Clinic
Sunday July 15th, 2018
Mercer Island Beach Club
hosted by Northwest Water Polo Club
Champs week Game Location
For All games- first team listed wears white caps.
Wednesday 8/16- 10 & under- @ Phantom Lake
Thursday 8/17- 12 & under- NHSTC
Friday 8/18- 14 & under EB
Saturday 8/19- 15 & over- MSC
2017 League Results
Coach Of The Year 2017 - Eric Kress (FW)
*Coach of Year goes to the Coach that demonstrated leadership in program development, skills training and sportsmanship
The 2017 Gary Haslam Award- Ellie Adams (SAM)
*The Gary Haslam award goes to a coach or assistant coach that is a graduating senior and who best represents what the Midlakes Waterpolo League hope to accomplish: growing the sport of water polo to include new recreation players at all levels, coaching with kindness, patience and excellence, and being an overall team player with peers and players.
Sunday 8/20- Championship Games Results
10 & under Champs - MSC
12 & under Champs - MSC
14 & under Champs - SAM
15 & over Champs - MSC
Special thanks to:
Leslie Adams, SAM, Season and Tournament Scheduling
Annie Price, KG, Lead Parent Rep
Colleen Pana, EB, Finance
Bob Bakh, PL, Rosters
Melissa Lloyd OL/TRI Awards
Farrah Kunkel, Referee Scheduling
Jonathan Alford, Board President, League Oversight
***Athletes must be a current or past member of a Midlakes facility***
We will put together two teams with the athletes that come.
Tentative Men's open Schedule!
Monday- 8/8 @ MIBC- PL vs MI @ 8pm
Tuesday- 8/9 @ MSC- MI vs EB @ 8pm
Wed- 8/10 @ EB - PL vs EB 8pm
***Athletes must be a current or past member of the club they are playing for***
***Swim suit and Apparel clarification***
Suits that are NOT Allowed Suits that are allowed
Any Club swim suit Any other suits, including high school
EX- Rain City
If an athlete is wearing a year round club team suit, the referee will give them a chance to change their suit, If this does not happen, then that one athlete will be asked to exit the pool and will not longer be eligible to play until they change their suit.
Pool deck apparel-
Coaches and referees are restricted from wearing any year round club apparel.
Athletes should not wear year round apparel or suits in field of play.
Spectators have no restrictions.
Ref Schedule Week 2
Saturday August 5th: Jeannie & Tory
Sunday August 6th: Andrew & Jeannie
Ref Schedule Week 3
Thursday August 10th: Jake & Tory
Friday August 11th: Kevin & Jake
Saturday August 12th: Jeannie & Jake
Sunday August 13th: Andrew & Blake
Regular Season Game locations for 2017 season
Thursdays for 12U
Fridays for 10U
Saturdays for 14U
Sundays for 15O
Regular Season practice will start Monday July 24th!
Information for Coaches
A reminder that every member of the coaching staff must be certified in Lifeguard Training or Coaches Safety Training before the season begins. Head coaches must also attend a mandatory rules clinic and pass a rules test before the first game of the second week of the season. Finally, coaches must maintain official regular season and tournament rosters that accurately reflect members participating on their teams.
Dates & Locations for 2017 Rules Clinic
July 20- coaches meeting and rules clinic. 6pm @ NHSTC. Please have all your coaches attend. We will cover rules of the game as well as referee interaction.
A comprehensive document that helps organize due dates, game schedules, committee meetings, and more!
Coaches must submit one roster form for each team, and they must keep these forms updated throughout the regular season by submitting any additions or subtractions. Initial rosters are due before the second week of games. Please feel free to download the document and submit digital copies of your rosters.
Regular Season Roster Form
10U Roster Form
12U Roster Form
14u Roster Form
15O Roster Form
Coaches must submit a tournament roster form that includes any athlete participating in the tournament. Rosters are due at the Tournament Coaches Meeting. Please remember that Midlakes recommends athletes play up no more than one age group.
Tournament Roster Form
BEST PRACTICES GUIDELINES
Skills and Drills- If you have any drills you would like to share, please send them to Farrah Kunkel- Newporknightswaterpolo@gmail.com. Also, if you are looking for more drills to do with your teams, you may also email the address above for some ideas.
Information for Parent Representatives
Every club that participates in Midlakes Water Polo must have one parent representative to sit on the Midlakes Water Polo Committee. Parent Representatives should also plan to attend all meetings of the Committee, and will also act as the primary liaison between their Club and the League.
PARENT REP CHECKLIST
A comprehensive document that helps organize due dates, committee meetings, and more!
Please remember that, as of the 2017 season, all water polo players must adhere to the same registration requirements as Midlakes swimmers. This means clubs are responsible for ensuring that athletes and parents have completed BOTH the Midlakes Hold Harmless Form AND Lystedt Act Concussion Information Sheet.
For a sample of a combined registration form (Swimming & Water Polo) CLICK HERE. For standalone and editable versions: HOLD HARMLESS FORM / LYSTEDT ACT CONCUSSION INFORMATION SHEET
2016 WATER POLO OPERATING PLAN -
2017 WATER POLO OPERATING PLAN - updated 4/4/17
The governing document for the league.
Additional Documentation and Resources
Water Polo Director: Farrah Kunkel (Newport Hills)
COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDAS & MINUTES
Water Polo 101
History of Women's Water Polo
Clock Transfer Schedule: Click Here
Game Stat Sheet: Click Here
Current Midlakes Clubs that offer Water Polo:
Edgebrook Club "Orcas"
13454 SE Newport Way, Bellevue, WA 98006
KG (combining KGR - KGM - KGG - HW)
Kingsgate Water Polo @ KGR pool
11711 NE 137th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034
Mercer Island Beach Club
8326 Avalon Drive, Mercer Island, WA 98040
Mercer Island Country Club
8700 SE 71st, Mercer Island, WA 98040
Mercerwood Shore Club "Manta Rays"
4150 E. Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040
Newport Hill Swim & Tennis Club "Sharks"
5464 119th Ave., SE., Bellevue, WA 98006
2340 123rd Pl., SE, Bellevue, WA 98005
8000 NE 16th St., Medina, WA 98039
Phantom Lake "Phantoms"
15810 SE 24th St., Bellevue, WA 98008
15231 Lake Hills Blvd., Bellevue, WA 98007
Somerset Rec Club
4445 Somerset Blvd. SE, Bellevue, WA 98066
P.O. Box 5615
Tam O-Shanter "Water Rats"
1313 183rd Ave., NE, Bellevue,WA 98008
1919 108th Ave., SE, Bellevue, WA 98004
Woodridge Swim Club "Warriers"
12320 SE 14th St., Bellevue, WA 98005