Athletes practice in groups primarily by skill level and secondarily by age and are placed accordingly by the coaching staff.

ATHLETES ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY PRACTICE THAT IS OFFERED AT ANY LOCATION MATCHING THEIR COLOR GROUP

Bronze: This beginner-level group is a fun clinic designed to introduce the sport of water polo to children 7-10 years old. The intent is to provide basic skills and understanding of the sport in a social and recreational format.

We encourage athletes to attend a minimum of 2 weekly practices and take advantage of intra-mural game days and local tournaments.

Silver: This intermediate-level group is designed for athletes ages 9-13 with competent swimming abilities who are interested in growing their water polo knowledge and skills. 

We suggest athletes in this group attend a minimum of 3 weekly practices and compete in regional competitions

Gold: This advanced-level group is designed for athletes ages 14 and under with strong swimming abilities who are interested in furthering their moderate water polo knowledge and skills.

Platinum:
 This advanced-level group is designed for athletes ages 15-18 with strong swimming abilities who are interested in furthering their moderate water polo knowledge and skills. All High School athletes automatically join the Platinum Group.

We suggest athletes in this group attend a minimum of 4 weekly practices and compete in regional, state and national competitions.

Girls Only: Girls from the Silver and Gold group level are invited to these practices exclusively for girls. They are encouraged to join their group level for the other practices during the week

Goalie: Athletes that have been identified or want to try out to become a goalie are encouraged to attend this practice session in addition to their color group practices.

Intro-Swim2Score:  Exclusively to elementary-age boys and girls ages 7-10 introduce them to the sport of water polo. Sixth grade and up need to be at the bronze level.  The focus will be on swimming skills, fundamentals of water polo movements and ball-handling skills. Kids will have fun and become stronger in the water. The term is limited to a 12-months. 

 

The coaching staff will evaluate all athletes on an ongoing basis to determine group placement.  For questions please contact Coach Spencer - sdornin@pegasuswaterpolo.org