Santa Cruz Water Polo Club Programs
Santa Cruz Water Polo Club offers a program for all levels from beginner to masters level athletes.
Recreational Teams (Youth Polo)
Our Youth Polo program is for all beginner athletes ages 7 – 14. The program offers introductory level training specifically tailored for younger athletes. Athletes will be invited to move up and practice with the competition teams as they improve. We are not sure how the groups will shape up in each location until the first few weeks of the season. If you are unsure which group to start with, please review the guidelines below and check in with your coach.
Youth Polo Group Guidelines
- Beginner – Typically 5th to 7th grade
Intermediate – Typically 8th grade or more experienced younger athlete
– Always defer to coach for group placements – these are only guidelines. Your child is welcome to try out in any location to see the one he/she fits better and will have more fun. Practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays at Soquel, Aptos or Santa Cruz.
It is very important for your child to start in the appropriate group! If your child doesn’t swim proficiently we recommend starting on the Splashball groups. We lose
many potential future athletes because they start too early. They will like the sport and will have more fun if they are playing with others in the same skills and swim ability.
To register, please visit the Spring Registration page: Click Here for Registration
Competition Teams (Comp)
Our Comp program is for experienced athletes with a strong commitment to the sport of water polo. Comp team’s members are selected based on experience, ability, age, speed awareness, position & attitude. All athletes are constantly evaluated and rosters may fluctuate throughout the session. All athletes are given the same opportunity to show what they can do during practice and scrimmages. During competitions, there is NO guarantee of playing time for everyone. We strive to win every game and playing time will be decided solely by the coaching staff.
Our age group Comp teams include:
To register, please visit the Spring Registration page (coming soon).