HS GIRLS

 

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

SESSIONS: Training is offered in the fall, winter, spring and summer. The fall session is limited to weekend scrimmages due to high school swimming and the spring session is limited due to high school water polo. Registration is on a session-by-session basis.

COACHING: Rain City’s High School Girls program is coached by Farrah Kunkel, with Thomas Howes leading strength and conditioning.

PARENT REP: Craig Larson is the HS Girls parent rep.

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 attends a handful of premier California tournaments featuring the best water polo clubs in the country. In order to play in these tournaments, athletes must (a) enroll in the current session, (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 at the coaches sole discretion. 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. In order to be play at JO’s, athletes must (a) enroll in the summer session and at least one of the fall or winter 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.

SUMMER 2017

Dates:
May 30 – July 25

Practices:
May 30 – June 18
Mon: 7:30 – 9:30 pm @ Mercer Island Country Club (dryland 7:30-8:00)
Tue: 7:30 – 9:30 pm @ Mercer Island Country Club
Wed: 7:30 – 9:30 pm @ Mercer Island Country Club (dryland 7:30-8:00)
Thu: 7:30 – 9:30 pm @ King County Aquatics Center

June 19 – July 25
Mon: 7:30 – 9:30 pm @ King County Aquatics Center
Tue: 7:30 – 9:30 pm @ King County Aquatics Center [no practice 7/4]
Wed: 7:30 – 9:30 pm @ King County Aquatics Center
Thu: 7:30 – 9:30 pm @ King County Aquatics Center

Cost:
$495

Tournaments:
JO Qualifiers @ Tacoma, WA (June 23 – 25)
PSP Invite @ Curtis HS (mid July)
Junior Olympics @ Orange County, CA (July 27 – 30)

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FALL 2017

Dates:
September 19 – November 16

Practices:
Tue: 7:00 – 8:30 pm @ Sand Point Country Club
Thurs: 7:00 – 8:30 pm @ Sand Point Country Club

Games:
Saturday mornings @ Edgebrook Club

Cost:
TBD

Registration:
Available late July

WINTER 2017-18

Dates:
November 20 – February 18

Practices:
Mon: 7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Mercer Island Country Club (dryland 7:00-7:30)
Tue: 7:30 – 9:30 pm @ Mercer Island Country Club
Wed: 7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Mercer Island Country Club (dryland 7:00-7:30)
Thu: 7:30 – 9:30 pm @ Mercer Island Country Club

Note: no practice during Thanksgiving & Winter Breaks

Cost:
2x: TBD
3x: TBD
4x: TBD

Scrimmages:
TBD: 7:30 – 9:30 pm @ Mercer Island Country Club
TBD: 7:30 – 9:30 pm @ Mercer Island Country Club
TBD: 7:30 – 9:30 pm @ Mercer Island Country Club

Tournaments:
THills New Years Tournament @ Beaverton, OR (early Jan)
Winter Ball @ Tacoma, WA (late Jan)
Valentines International Tournament @ Victoria, BC (mid Feb)

Registration:
Available late November