Tryouts and Membership Information

Pegasus Water Polo Academy (ages 5-18)

(scroll down for how to join after your try out) 


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 levels of water polo 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.
- You can tryout at any location and once you join as a member you can go to any practice group location. 
- 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)


2021 UPCOMING TRYOUT DATES

The two week trial membership start date is one week after your tryout date.
Please register for the Pegasus trial no later than 48 hours after your tryout date

GARLAND   
DATE TIME AGE GROUP TRIAL START DATE
Monday, October 11  5:45pm  Ages 5-18 Monday, October 18
Monday, October 25  5:45pm  Ages 5-18 Monday, November 1
Click Here to Register for Tryout  
   
HIGHLAND PARK  
Wednesday, October 13, 2021  6:30pm Ages 5-18 Wednesday, October 20 
Wednesday, October 27, 2021  5:45pm Ages 5-18 Wednesday, November 3 
Click Here to Register for Tryout  
SMU  
Nothing scheduled for October      
   
OAK POINT  
Nothing scheduled for October      
   



Pool Facility Addresses and Guidelines 

Read more about the different levels of practice groups.
 

 



The Next Step: How to Join the Pegasus Water Polo Academy (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 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. Log back into the USAWP account and sign the COVID waiver.

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 8/2/2021)

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.

Cost

Membership Type Description Monthly Rate Annual Rate Quarterly Rate
Regular Membership Regular membership $200.00* $2100.00*  
Trial Membership 14-day Trial Membership $1.00**    
Strength and Conditioning For Swim2Score, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum     $300***

* 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. 
 
*** Strength and Conditioning is a new year round program for 2021-22. It 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. 

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. 
 


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 email Laurie Dunlap.
 

For any question on membership, please contact Laurie Dunlap.