Winter Polo

Last update: November 3, 2019


2019-20 WINTER PROGRAMS

  • Pre-High School:  Mixed at Turlock High Pool
  • High School:  Boys & Girls at Pitman Pool
  • Registration closes on November 30th

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PRE-HIGH SCHOOL MIXED

  • Grades 6-8 (14U) & 3-5 (11U) coed at Turlock High Pool
  • Cost: $200 for full Winter Program including December, January & early-February.
    • If necessary, players can play December only ($50) or January only ($150).
  • Program requires players to have an active 2020 USWP membership.
    • For returning players (Skills Clinic), 2020 USWP renewal opens on November 1st and will secure 2019 pricing thru December 31st. 2020 pricing may increase after December 31.
    • For new players (Intro Clinics), USWP offers a free 2-week “trial” membership for first-time players only which can be used for the December clinics.

 

DECEMBER INTRO CLINIC

  • To introduce new players to the game. Players who enjoy polo are invited to continue with the January comp program. Athletes must be able to swim two (2) pool lengths without wall, lane-line, or other assistance.
  • Tuesday & Thursday – December 3, 5 | 10, 12
  • Turlock High Pool, 6 – 7:15PM
  • Possible Saturday scrimmage – December 14
  • Cost $50

 

DECEMBER SKILLS CLINIC

  • For returning players who want to work on their individual skills prior to January’s Comp Program.
  • Tuesday & Thursday – December 3, 5 | 10, 12
  • Turlock High Pool, 6 – 7:15PM
  • Possible Saturday scrimmage – December 14
  • Cost $50

 

JANUARY COMPETITIVE PROGRAM

  • For players committed to playing competitive water polo at weekend tournaments
  • Tuesday & Thursday – Jan 7, 9 | 14, 16 | 21, 23 | 28, 30 | Feb 4, 6
  • Turlock High Pool, 6 – 7:15PM
  • Weekend scrimmages or tournaments
  • Cost $150 (does not include Kap7 fees)
    • Includes practices & two local tournament/scrimmages
    • Kap 7 Invite in Orange County will require additional fees.

 

TENTATIVE WINTER COMPETITION: 14U, 12U & 10U
As of late-October, the competition dates and locations for Central Zone and Pacific Zone events have not been fully published. All events listed below are taken from 2019 schedule so dates and locations are subject to change.

  • Jan 11-12: TBA?
  • Jan 18-20: No polo, MLK Jr Weekend
  • Jan 25-26: Clovis Winter Rumble (or) Frozen Cup, East Bay
  • Feb 1-2:  Possible Sac/Rocklin tournament (or local scrimmage)
  • Feb 8-9:  Kap7 Invite, Irvine/Orange County (extra fees will apply)

 


HIGH SCHOOL BOYS & GIRLS

  • All practices at Pitman Pool
    • Practices groups divided as equivalent to Varsity & JV
    • Competition groups divided as 18U & 16U
    • No practice during Finals Week or the two-week Winter Break
  • Due to coach schedule demands, each group will go an alternating Mon/Wed or Tue/Thu.
  • Active 2020 USWP Bronze membership or higher required
  • Cost $200 (includes practices & two local tournaments)

BOYS WINTER PROGRAM

  • 18U/Varsity Head Coach: Colin Wenstrand
  • 16U/JV Head Coach: Zach Glidden
  • 3:30 – 5:15PM at Pitman Pool
  • The Mon/Wed & Tue/Thu rotation is due to coaches university class schedules.
  • Updated practice dates:
    • Dec 2, 4 (M/W)
    • Dec 9, 11 (M/W)
    • –> No polo during TUSD Finals Week & Winter Break
    • Jan 7, 9 (Tu/Th)
    • Jan 14, 16 (Tu/Th)
    • Jan 20, 22 (Wed only, no practice Mon 20th, MLK Jr holiday)
    • Jan 27, 29 (M/W)
    • Feb 3, 5 (M/W)

GIRLS WINTER PROGRAM

  • 18U/Varsity Head Coach: Justin Souza
  • 16U/JV Head Coach: Colin Wenstrand
  • 3:30 – 5:15PM at Pitman Pool
  • The Mon/Wed & Tue/Thu rotation is due to coaches university class schedules.
  • Updated practice dates:
    • Dec 3, 5 (Tu/Th)
    • Dec 10, 12 (Tu/Th)
    • –> No polo during TUSD Finals Week & Winter Break
    • Jan 6, 8 (Wed only, no practice Mon 6th, TUSD holiday)
    • Jan 13, 15 (M/W)
    • Jan 21, 23 (Tu/Th)
    • Jan 28, 30 (Tu/Th)
    • Feb 4, 6 (Tu/Th)

 

TENTATIVE WINTER COMPETITION: 18U & 16U
As of late-October, the competition dates and locations for Central Zone and Pacific Zone events have not been fully published. All events listed below are taken from 2019 schedule so dates and locations are subject to change.

  • Jan 11-12: TBA ?
  • Jan 18-20: No polo, MLK Jr Weekend
  • Jan 25-26: Clovis Winter Rumble
  • Feb 1-2: Possible Sac/Rocklin tournament (or local scrimmage)
  • Feb 8-9: 

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WinterRumble

Turlock United 12U-Mixed at the 2019 Winter Rumble in Clovis.