HS BOYS

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ABOUT: Rain City Water Polo’s high school boys program is for boys in grades 9-12, ranging from those wanting to improve their fundamentals to those hoping to compete in college and beyond. Fundamentals, ball skills, conditioning, tactics and fun are the foundation of the program.

SESSIONS: Training is offered in the winter, spring and summer. There is no fall session due to the high school boys water polo season. Registration is on a session-by-session basis.

18u 1st placeCOACHING: Rain City’s high school boys program is coached by Charlie Neiman and Kyle Sterling, with Thomas Howes leading strength and conditioning.

PARENT REP: The 18U parent rep Thomas Howes (425- 681-4331). The 16U parent rep is Eric Schoening (206-669-1493).

PRACTICES: All athletes, regardless of experience and skill level, train together at each practice. Coaches may occasionally separate athletes by age or ability to create the best possible learning environment for all.

LOCAL TOURNAMENTS: Tournaments in the Pacific Northwest and Canada are open to anyone currently enrolled in the session. Participation in local tournaments is not required, but highly encouraged. Please note that tournament costs are not included in session fees.

SELECT TOURNAMENTS: Rain City has historically attended a handful of premier California tournaments featuring the best water polo clubs in the country: Regency Cup, Kap7 Invite and US Club Championships. Rain City is the only Washington club invited to these tournaments. In order to play in these tournaments, athletes must (a) enroll in the current session (4x per week in the spring and summer), (b) attend every practice, and (c) be selected by the coaches. Selection is based on a combination of skill, talent, commitment, coachability and desire to improve. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for athletes that compete in other winter or spring sports. Please note that tournament costs are not included in session fees.

JUNIOR OLYMPICS: Junior Olympics is the largest annual youth water polo tournament in the country. The high school boys program strives to consistently place its 16U and 18U teams in the Top 20 at JO’s. In order to be play at JO’s, athletes must (a) enroll in the summer session and at least one of the winter or spring sessions, (b) attend every practice, and (c) be selected by the coaches. Selection will be based on a combination of skill, talent, commitment, coachability and desire to improve. If athlete interest exceeds available roster spots, Rain City will attempt to enter multiple teams for April’s JO Qualifiers.

WINTER 2017-18

Dates:
November 29–February 18

Practices:
Wed: 7:30 – 9:30 @ Mercer Island Country Club
Sun: 7:00 – 8:30 pm @ Medgar Evers (no practice February 11)
(No practices December 24–31)

Scrimmages:
TBD

Cost:
$410

Tournaments:
T-Hills New Years Tournament @ Beaverton, OR (January 5–7, 2018)
Valentines International Classic @ Victoria, BC (February 15–18, 2018)

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