Tryouts and Membership Information

Pegasus Water Polo Academy (ages 5-18)

Tryout Information and Dates | How to Join 14-Day Trial | Membership Dues Info


Water Polo Tryout Information for ages 5-18

All interested athletes need to register for a try out before signing up for the two-week trial membership. You cannot show up to a practice asking to tryout and you cannot sign up for a two week trial without attending a tryout.  


Ages 5-12: Our primary goal for this age range is to introduce water polo to kids and expose them to a positive team environment.
Beginner level water polo practices include a lot of swimming because you have to be a strong swimmer to be able to perform water polo fundamentals. 

Ages 13-18: Previous summer swim league or club swimming experience recommended for this age group, but not required. 


What To Wear: Your child should arrive in their swimsuit. Bring a towel and goggles.

What To Expect:
- The coach will evaluate your child's swimming skills and let you know which training group would be best suited to start out.
- Your child must be able to swim 25 yards unassisted. 
- If your child joins our club after tryouts, there is a set time frame your two week trial will begin and end.
- These dates will be listed in your Pegasus Tryout Info email and on the tryout registration form.
- Location tryout has no bearing on which pool you want to attend practices.
- Once you join as a member you can go to any location for your assigned practice group. 
- Transfers from other water polo clubs are not eligible for the two-week trial, but can attend the tryout for practice group placement. Athlete must have permission from former coach to switch over to Pegasus. 


Pool Facility Addresses and Guidelines (click link to view)


2022 UPCOMING TRYOUT DATES

7/25/22 Important Update: August tryout registrations are posted below.
- We close down for two weeks to prepare for the new season that starts on Monday, August 22, 2022.
- No Pegasus practices offered from August 5-21.
- All registration steps below must be completed before child can come to practices.

Please register for the Pegasus trial no later than 48 hours after your tryout date
 

GARLAND 
DATE TIME AGE GROUP TRIAL START DATE
Saturday, August 20    9:00-10:00 AM  Ages 5-12  Monday, August 22
Saturday, August 20  10:30-11:30 AM  Ages 13-18  Monday, August 22
 
HIGHLAND PARK
No tryouts at HP      
 
SMU
Saturday, August 20  1:30-2:30 PM  Ages 5-12  Monday, August 22
Saturday, August 20  3:00-4:00 PM  Ages 13-18  Monday, August 22
OAK POINT
Sunday, August 21  3:30-4:30 PM  Ages 5-18  Monday, August 22
       
REGISTER HERE FOR AUGUST TRYOUTS



Pool Facility Addresses and Guidelines 

Read more about the different levels of practice groups.
 



The Next Step: Register for a 14-Day Trial (Ages 5-18) 

Follow these steps to join after your tryout evaluation or email approval from our administrative director.


Please note: follow steps 1 and 2. Your Pegasus trial period will not be approved without completion of step 2, parts A and B. 

Step 1: Register here online for the Pegasus 14-day trial membership after your tryout.

We have to capture your information for liability insurance reasons. The 14-day trial fee is $1.00. The parent is the account holder and the child is the member for registration purposes. Select the trial membership when asked to select a group.
The trial program is intended for those new to the sport. Those who have played with other teams previously need contact us first before joining.  
 

Step 2: Register online at USA Water Polo for the two week trial membership. 

A. Why do I need to join USA Water Polo? We are a USA Water Polo Club and annual USAWP membership is required for all those participating in our program for. USA Water Polo offers a two-week free trial. After the two weeks are up and if the child would like to continue in our program then upgrading to the bronze level annual membership ($45 fee) will be necessary. The memberships are by individual will be in the athlete's name and are based on the calendar year and will expire 12/31. 

B. Please add the COVID waiver by adding document in the Verification Documentation section of the USAWP member profile.

C. Click here for video tutorial help with USAWP registration and more

Step 3: Let us know if you plan to join at the end of the trial period.

At the end of your trial period, please email Laurie Dunlap, the team Administrative Director, to let her know if you wish to continue in the program. 

 


Membership Dues for Youth Ages 5-18 (updated 10/21/2021)

Two Payment Plans:

1. Monthly - monthly dues are automatically billed on the 1st day of each month.

2. Annually - Our annual registration season is from September 1st through August 31st each year. If you join anytime after September 1st and would like to pay annually, we can prorate your dues to the appropriate amount.

Membership Type Description Monthly Rate Annual Rate
Regular Membership Regular membership $200.00* $2100.00*
Trial Membership 14-day Trial Membership $1.00**  

* Pegasus does not offer sibling discounts. If financial assistance is needed please see the scholarship infomation below. 

** The trial membership with Pegasus aligns with the USA Water Polo 14 day trial program. To participate in our trial program, the athlete is required to register for the USA Water Polo trial in addtion to the Pegasus membership trial because we are a USA Water Polo club. 
 

 Membership Add-On Option   Description           Quarterly  Rate   Sessions 
Strength and Conditioning*** Offered 2 days a week on non water polo days.   $300.00

Session I: Aug 22 - Nov 30, 2022
Session II: Dec 1, 2022 - Feb 28, 2023 
Session III: Mar 1 - May 31, 2023
Session IV: June 1 - July 31, 2023


***Strength and Conditioning is a year round program and will be offered twice weekly for 1.5-2 hours each and on different days than water polo. Sign-ups will be offered several times a year and billed on quarterly basis - Sept/Oct/Nov, Dec/Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr/May and June/July. This allows flexibility to students to pay for the sessions they want to participate. No prorated rates are offered. This program is an add-on to the water polo membership and is not available as a stand alone membership option. 

It is organized by our head coach and run by our swim coaches. The program includes dryland strength training, aerobic swim conditioning and swim stroke instruction. 

Register here online for the Pegasus regular membership


Financial Assistance Through Scholarship

We do offer a financial assistance program to those families unable to meet the monthly requirements.
Please see our financial aid page for more information and to apply.

 

Membership Suspension/Cancellation Policy

There is a $200 reinstatement fee if a player temporarily suspends his/her membership.
This rule does not apply to the Intro or Swim2Score level. 
To cancel your membership, please fill out the membership cancellation/suspension request form.

Fall 2022 Suspension Policy for Aug 1 - Oct 31, 2022: Pegasus supports all of our athletes that have the opportunity to play water polo this fall for their respective schools and will thus not charge the $200 reinstatement fee if an athlete choses to suspend their account from Aug 1- Oct 31 and the athlete's account will be automatically reactivated on Nov 1. If you chose to suspend the account for any different period but Aug 1 - Oct 31, as your child might be participating in other sports at his or her school, including swimming, the $200 reinstatement fee will apply. 

 

For any question on membership, please contact Laurie Dunlap.