Frequently Asked Questions
My child is ___ years old, do you have a program for that age?
Our program's only age limitation is 5 years old. At this age, they can begin playing Splashball, which is offered in San Jose, Fremont, and Hayward. For athletes ranging from 8-12 years old, depending on swimming ability, we do have a program called Nebula in both San Jose and Hayward. For players ranging from 10-14 years old, we offer a 14 & Under program in Fremont. Both our High School Age Group program and Masters program are run out of Independence High School in San Jose.
When and where are the tournaments?
Tournaments are normally on Saturdays or Sundays dependent on the age of the athlete. They are located anywhere between Aptos, Moraga, and Marin. To see which weekends your athlete has a tournament, please see our Tournaments tab or Calendar tab. Tournament schedules (times and locations) are normally sent out two days before the day of the tournament, so we ask that players reserve the whole day for Water Polo.
Which USA Water Polo membership do I need?
Players need a USA Water Polo membership to play with WEST Polo. Splashball players need a Splashball membership to play, while mostly everyone else can get by with a Silver membership. If you are planning to play in any national level tournaments (i.e. Junior Olympics, Junior Olympic Qualifications) you will need to have not only a Gold membership, but you will also need to be age-verified.
I am a new player and would like to try WEST Polo. Where do I start?
WEST Polo has a wonderful 7-day Trial Athlete program. As a new player, you will still need to register online, do not worry, registration is free. Go to the Trial Athlete Page and follow the instructions. You will need to complete the New Player Registration and Fax in a 7-day membership form to USA Water Polo.
I registered my son/daughter online, but I received and error message saying my account is not active when I try to login.
Our system requires that all new member accounts be approved before being active. This requires an administrator to go into the system to, after registration, and activate the account. Please allow 24 - 48 hours after registration before contacting an administrator.