USA WATER POLO CLUB
The Miami Country Day Aquatics Water Polo Team is a USA Water Polo club team located in beautiful Miami, FL. We provide athletes with the opportunity to continue their water polo development all year long. We compete at the highest level, while focusing on water polo as a chance to learn important life lessons. Athletes are expected to commit themselves to their team and the sport, while upholding high academic and personal standards. We practice at the Miami Country Day School Aquatic Center. The address is: 601 NE 107th Street, Miami, FL. 33161.
The Miami Country Day Water Polo program is open to all boys and girls who are at least 13 years old. Our coaching staff works with each athlete to develop skills and the fundamentals necessary to help them reach their maximum potential. In addition to water polo skills and other physical activities, we offer a series of water polo related discussions and other water related exercises that promote creativity, character development, critical thinking, leadership, and encourage personal responsibility. All athletes, when ready, compete in tournaments locally and nationally.
At MCDA Water Polo we have two training levels: Developmental (12's - 15's) & Elite (15's - 18's).
Developmental Program (12's - 15's): At this level there is an emphasis on improving the fundamentals and an introduction to game strategy. Our staff expects a strong level of commitment which includes regular practice attendance and participation in scrimmages and tournaments.
Elite Program (15's - 18's): At this level, our coaches expect the highest level of commitment and dedication to the team. This includes regular practice attendance year round in addition to participation in tournaments year round.
The "Club Season" will start April 19th and we will practice Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings, until the end of July. From mid-August until mid-November we practice once a week, on Saturdays, while the kids participate in High School Swim Season (FHSAA). From mid-October to the beginning of January, practice is Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Then, January to the beginning of April is the High School Water Polo Season (FHSAA). During that time, the club practices will be suspended.
- Head Coach David Breitenbach - [email protected]
- Assistant Coach - Charles Pilamunga
- Club Administrator & Aquatic Director Eric Scheingoltz - [email protected]
- Aquatic Office Phone number - (305) 779-6778
Training Dues & Annual Fees
Annual registration fee and training dues are required prior to your athletes starting. Non-attendance will not be refunded (except for serious injuries; broken bones, etc.). Tournaments are not included and are billed separately. All billing is done online through your team account. On the 1st of each month, the team management system, Team Unify, will automatically generate an invoice and charge your account for the current month. The invoice will detail recurring fees e.g., coaching fees as well as non-recurring fees (e.g., team apparel/equipment, tournament entry fees, etc.). We require a current major credit card (Master Card, Visa or Discover) to be placed on file, but if you would like to pre-pay with cash, check or American Express you may do so prior to the beginning of the new month.
- Water Polo Training Dues are $125 per month
- Non-Refundable MCDA Annual Registration Fee of $25
Payments on the current month's invoice are due by the 5th of the month. A late fee of $25 will be added to all outstanding balances. If accounts are 25 days delinquent the member will no longer be permitted to participate in any aspect of the program, including practices, tournaments or other club functions. No member will be entered in a tournament if the family’s account is not current.
USA Water Polo Membership
All members must be register with USA Water Polo in order to participate with our club at practices, games and tournaments. You can register by going to the USA Water Polo website. There are 3 levels to select when registering with USAWP. Bronze - $64 / Silver - $122 / Gold - $135. Each level has their benefits, but all memberships are set up on an annual basis and expire on December 31st of that year. So please look into which level is right for you. Our club is the "Miami Country Day Aquatics (22290)". Please click the link below for further information regarding the USA Water Polo membership types.
USA Water Polo
Suspension or Cancelation of Team Membership
If for any reason you would like to suspend or cancel your team membership, please do so in writing or via email to [email protected] . If a water polo player opts not to participate in the next month's training, we must receive notification in writing/email 5 days prior to the beginning of the upcoming month to terminate reoccurring charges. There will not be any credits or refunds given.