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Water Polo


 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 2022 Season

Coaches     Parent Reps     Resources    Meetings  

 

 

 


Season Information

 

***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

      Northwest

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.  


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 2022 Water Polo Referee TRaining

What: Midlakes Water Polo referee training. Anyone that is interested in being a referee for this Midlakes Water Polo season is welcome to attend. 

Where: Woodridge Pool (12320 SE 14th St, Bellevue, WA 98005)

When: Saturday, July 2nd and Sunday, July 3rd

Please arrive at Woodridge Pool at 7:30am, we will have a 15-20 minute "classroom" session and then a hands-on ref training during 10u, 12u and 14u scrimmages. Scrimmages will probably go until about 11:30am. Okay to just do just one day or both days. 

Any questions please contact Ali Goldsmith 

[email protected] or 323-896-6345

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.

BEST PRACTICES GUIDELINES

Skills and Drills-  If you  have any drills you would like to share, please send them to Ali Goldsmith. 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.

REGISTRATION FORMS

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.


Additional  Resources

Water Polo Director: Ali Goladsmith and Janelle Honeycutt


Current Midlakes Clubs that offer Water Polo:

 

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Edgebrook Club "Orcas"

425-746-2786

13454 SE Newport Way, Bellevue, WA  98006

www.edgebrookclub.org

 

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     Kingsgate Water Polo @ KGR pool

     425-823-1520

     11711 NE 137th Street, Kirkland, WA  98034

          Kingsgate Water Polo

 

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Mercer Island Beach Club

206-232-3125

8326 Avalon Drive, Mercer Island, WA  98040

www.mibeachclub.com

 

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Mercer Island Country Club

206-232-5600

8700 SE 71st, Mercer Island, WA  98040

www.mercerislandcc.com

 

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Mercerwood Shore Club "Manta Rays"

206-232-1622 

4150 E. Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA  98040

www.mercerwood.com

 

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Newport Hill Swim & Tennis Club "Sharks"

425-746-9510

5464 119th Ave., SE., Bellevue, WA  98006

www.nhstc.com

 

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Overlake "Otters"

425-454-7971

8000 NE 16th St., Medina, WA  98039

http://www.overlakeotters.com

    

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      Samena "Thunderbirds"

425-746-1160 

15231 Lake Hills Blvd., Bellevue, WA  98007

www.samena.com

 

 

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Triangle "Tigersharks"

425-454-9975

1919 108th Ave., SE, Bellevue, WA  98004

www.trianglepool.org