Summer Polo

Based off of 2019, 2020 Summer Program looks to begin on Monday, June 1 and runs thru July 12, and later for any teams going to Junior Olympics. Assuming TUSD uses the same pool maintenance schedule, Summer Polo will be running at both high school pools… Phase 1 at Turlock High only, Phase 2 at both Turlock High and Pitman depending on placement.


2020 SUMMER PROGRAM

*all information below remains tentative*


High School Boys  – 17U, 15U

Phase 1 Evaluation: Mondays & Wednesdays, *Turlock High Pool

  • June 1, 3, 8, 10 | 6:30-8:30PM
  • *Pitman’s pool is closed during this phase so training will be at THS.
  • Phase 1 will be used by coaches to evaluate players for maximum development during Phase 2.

Phase 2: Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays, Pitman Pool

  • June 15 – July 9 | 6:30-8:30PM
  • No practice on Wednesdays
  • Similar to high school varsity & JV, players will be divided into groups by skill/ability as well as commitment to the JO Program.
  • Experienced 14s going into 9th grade may be invited to play up with here for Phase 2.

18U/16U Junior Olympics Week, July 13 – 21

  • This week is only for players and teams traveling to Junior Olympics
  • Practice: July 13 – 16, 6:30-8:30PM
  • Travel: July 17
  • 16U Boys JO Championships: July 18 – 21, Bay Area

Pre-High School Mixed – 14U, 12U, 10U

Phase 1 Evaluation: Tuesdays & Thursdays, Turlock High Pool

  • June 2, 4, 9, 12 | 6:30-8PM
  • Phase 1 will be used by coaches to evaluate players for maximum development during Phase 2.

Phase 2: Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays, Turlock High Pool

  • June 15 – July 9 | 6:30-8PM
  • No practice on Wednesdays
  • Players will be grouped for training during Phase 2 (Weeks 3-7) based on skill/ability as well as commitment to the JO Program.
  • Experienced 14s going into 9th grade may be invited to play up with the 16s for Phase 2.

14U/12U Junior Olympics Weeks, July 13 – 26

  • This week is only for players and teams traveling to Junior Olympics
  • Practice: July 13 – 16, 20 & 21, 6:30-8:30PM
  • Travel: July 22
  • 12U Mixed JO Championships: July 23 – 26, Bay Area

TOURNAMENTS


Turlock United will look to participate in as many tournaments as possible during the summer. Listed below are the events TU participated in 2019.

For 2020, TU is looking to participate in the US National Junior Olympics which will be hosted in the Bay Area. JOs is the premier summer event for youth age-group water polo. As a national event, participation requires early commitment to extra time and money. 

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Late-May – Sac Polo Tournament, Sac & Rocklin (local sanction)

June

  • Santa Cruz Tournament #1 (local sanction)
  • Golden Eagle Summer Bash, Clovis West HS (local sanction)
  • Hardcore Cup, Fresno area (local sanction)
  • 6/19-21: 16/14/12U Junior Olympics Qualifier, CenCal Zone (national sanction)
  • Clovis Summer Showdown, Clovis North HS (local sanction)

July

  • Santa Cruz Tournament #2 (local sanction)
  • 7/10-12: Golden State Invitational, Stockton & Lodi (regional sanction)
  • 7/18-21: *16U/14U Boys* Junior Olympics, Bay Area (pending qualification)
  • 7/23-26: *12U Mixed* Junior Olympics, Bay Area (pending qualification)

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COST


2020 SUMMER PROGRAM FEES – includes practices only

  • $250 – High School Program
  • $200 – Pre-High School Program

TOURNAMENT FEES

  • New for 2020, TU will charge athletes for each tournament attended. Tournament entry fee will be divided among players participating. Each tournament has a different fee with the regional (Golden State) and national events (Junior Olymipcs) having significantly higher fees than local events.
  • Anticipate $15-30 per tournament for local events, higher for regional and national events.

Please mail checks payable to: Turlock United Water Polo Club | 2713 Lester Road | Denair CA | 95316   On the memo line, please write player(s) name(s) & playing age(s).

 


ADDITIONAL 2020 DETAILS


  • Based on previous years, we anticipate that Pitman Pool will be closed June 1 – 12, so all practices are likely to be at THS during these first two weeks.
  • USWP membership required. See Registration page for more information.
  • First-time players can take advantage of USWP’s new free 2-week “Trial Membership.” This is only for first-time players and can only be used once in a lifetime. Trial Membership good for Phase 1 (Weeks 1 & 2) only.
  • Group placement for Phase 2 is determined by coaches and may change during the season.
  • Athletes must be able to swim four (4) pool lengths without wall, lane-line, or other assistance.