Southern Pacific Zone
   of USA Water Polo 

NEWS

  • 04 Jun 2017 10:10 PM | Anonymous

    See attached PDF file showing final placing for 10U Coed, 12U and 14U Boys and Girls.

    We need to wait for USAWP to advise us with final allocations.


    CLICK HERE FOR PDF OF FINAL RESULTS

  • 25 May 2017 9:54 PM | Anonymous

    HOT! RESULTS DIRECT LINK FOR SOPAC YOUNGER QUALS

    LIVE STREAMING LINK FOR BECKMAN HS MEDAL GAMES

    FINAL SCHEDULES WITH MASTERS BY LOCATION, TIME, DIVISION V4 Still (CLICK) 

    VENUE ADDRESSES! (CLICK)

    ALL TEAMS MUST BRING VERIFIED ROSTER TO SHOW AT ROSTER ID CHECK PLUS HAND IN SCORESHEET (you can type into the linked PDF) WITH NAMES FILLED IN TO SCORE TABLE PRIOR TO EACH GAME!!!

    Version History:

    1) slight changes made to timing and locations of 12U girls and 10 coed from draft V2 to draft V2

    2) pool locations showed in Chiclets but missing from schedule for 14G for Friday, fixed from draft V2 to draft V3

    3) 11th and 13th place games for 12U boys game advancements "from" games corrected from draft V3 to Final Schedules V1

    4) corrected 12U boys game 23 to be winners, W#8 and W#11, previously showing losers from final V1 to final V2

    5) correct advancement bracket references for 12U girls from final V2 to final V3

    6) adjusted games on Sunday for 14U Boys to reduce travel and clean up schedule template extra game error from final V3 to final V4

    Please review and advise to Nick Baba, nick@irvinewaterpolo.org.

  • 23 May 2017 11:25 PM | Anonymous

    Many, Many thanks to those who participated in the seeding conference!

    ORIGINAL SEEDED BRACKETS AFTER WEBEX CONFERENCE

    Please disregard "corrected" bracket previously posted; as looking at wrong version of 14U girls schedule template. Three bracket version had teams playing 4 games on a day, so not using. Original OK!

    Hoping to have schedules done Wednesday or Thursday of this week!


    Thank You! 

    Hosts: Irvine Youth water Polo (Kahuna) and SET

  • 23 May 2017 3:44 PM | Anonymous

    For club aminds and team coaches, to be on the WebEx conference for only your involved teams.

    No participation with loud background noise, such as on pool deck or noisy household or restaurant. Loud background connections may be muted which means you may not have input.

    2017 SOPAC Younger Quals Seeding Call Schedule

    9:00 PM            10U COED       
    9:15 PM            12U GIRLS       
    9:30 PM            14U GIRLS       
    9:45 PM            12U BOYS       
    10:00 PM          14U BOYS       

    Just click on the link below to enter the webex Meeting at your preferred time….

    If you are a club admin you are responsible to getting this information to your coach(es)
     
     
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    Join WebEx meeting  
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    If you are the host, you can also enter your host PIN in your video conferencing system or application to start the meeting.  
     
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    When

    Tue May 23, 2017 9pm – 11pm Pacific Time


  • 20 May 2017 9:58 PM | Anonymous

    As USAWP handled all of the entries we need to wait for them for confirm the entries, as in looking at www.usawaterpolo.org there are dependencies in the total number of teams entered into quals and NJO's. 

    Therefore we are not able to hold of seeding conference call as scheduled on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

    We are moving the seeding call date and time to Tuesday, May 23 at 9pm. This will be a Webex conference and connection information will be sent out to the teams once USAWP has advised and confirmed entries, hopefully on Monday, May 22.

    We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • 12 May 2017 10:29 AM | Anonymous

    Scott Hinman's Celebration of Life

    May 21, 2017 9:00AM (to 12 noon)

    OC FAIR & EVENT CENTER in the LOS ALAMITOS EXHIBIT HALL

    MAP & DIRECTIONS

    SITE MAP!!!

    MEMORIAL WEB SITE

    MEMORIAL PHOTO CIRCLE
    https://www.photocircleapp.com/
     

    Search for:
    "Its A Beautiful Day"- Hinman

  • 12 May 2017 10:25 AM | Anonymous

    SOPAC will not have quals for 10U Girls during the younger quals weekend, just 10 Coed and 12’s and 14’s.

    BUT as there is presently no way to enter the nationals without entering quals for the 10 girls (verified by USAWP and their entry system).

    The procedure for 10 girls is for them to enter the SOPAC quals (as if they were going to play that weekend, following all deadlines) pay for the quals and pay 50% for nationals at least, as with all other younger teams, as if they will be playing in the quals. But then at some point USAWP will refund them the quals or refund net to cover full NJO amount.

    Then a some point the involved clubs will play games on their own to determine 10 girls zonal seeding, again, leaving it up to them to advise the zone with their ranking, after which the zone can advise USAWP to properly seed the nationals.

    This way 10 girls can play coed if they wish for quals and nationals plus play nationals, without having to double up on quals weekend when nationals are on separate weekends.

    So USAWP will not be sending funds to SOPAC younger quals hosts for 10U girls teams, just 10 Coed, 12 B&G, 14B&G for that younger quals weekend. 10U Girls Quals entry fee funds will be applied respectively to nationals for the teams and net refunded to clubs for the 10 girls teams.

    Any questions please contact Nick Baba (949) 689-0500 Thanks!


  • 25 Apr 2017 11:00 AM | Lindsay Warkentin (Administrator)

    Please note the following dates, deadlines and important information as changes have been made since last year’s qualifier and National Junior Olympics.


    Younger JO Quals Hosted by Kahuna/SET
    June 1-4
    Entry Fee - $750

    Qualifier AND National Junior Olympics Entry Deadline: Thursday, May 18, 2017 @ 9:00PM
    *Your club/team must register for both events – JO Qualifier and NJO Championships – by the deadline listed as this tournament has two registrations. An incomplete registration, i.e. missing an entry from either event, will disqualify your club/team from participating this year.   

    Qualifier Roster Deadline: Thursday May 18, 2017 @ 9:00PM

    Seeding Conference Call: Sunday, May 21, 2017

    Schedules Released: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    Qualifier Roster LOCKDOWN Deadline: Monday May 29, 2017 @ 9:00PM
    *Any roster changes made between May 18th and May 29th will incur a $100 later roster fee. No roster changes will be made after May 29th, no exceptions. 

    All athletes competing in the Southern Pacific Zone Youngers (10U, 12U &14U) qualifier must have the following requirements completed by May 29th at 9:00 PM (PT) – the roster lockdown deadline.
    -Affiliated with the club she/he is participating with in JOs
    -Birth date verified
    -Current gold member


    Older JO Quals Hosted by CHAWP
    June 23-25
    Entry Fee - $700

    Qualifier AND National Junior Olympics Entry Deadline: Thursday, June 1, 2017 @ 9:00 PM 
    *Your club/team must register for both events – JO Qualifier and NJO Championships – by the deadline listed as this tournament has two registrations. An incomplete registration, i.e. missing an entry from either event, will disqualify your club/team from participating this year.

    Qualifier Roster Deadline: Thursday, June 8, 2017 @ 9:00 PM 

    Seeding Conference Call: Sunday, June 11, 2017

    Schedules Released: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    Qualifier Roster LOCKDOWN Deadline: Monday, June 19, 2017 @ 9:00 PM 
    *Any roster changes made between June 8th and June 19th will incur a $100 late roster fee. No roster changes will be made after June 19th, no exceptions.

    All athletes competing in the Southern Pacific Zone Olders - (16U and 18U) qualifier must have the following requirements completed by June 19th at 9:00 PM (PT) – the roster lockdown deadline.
    -Affiliated with club
    -Birth date verified
    -Current gold member


    SPA Hosted by Kahuna/SET/CHAWP

    Entry Fee - $595




  • 30 Mar 2017 9:23 AM | Lindsay Warkentin (Administrator)

    OC REGISTER ARTICLE

    The following is written by Nicole Huszcz who played at Irvine HS for Scott Hinman.

    "Yesterday we lost one of the all-time greats. If you knew him, you knew he was SO much more than a coach. He taught us the fineness of the sport, taught us to be students of the game, taught us to appreciate athletics in a way most of us had never been exposed to, but above it all, he taught us to be the best version of ourselves. He was an incredible coach with the accolades and championship wins to prove it, but it was his unique and unparalleled ability to connect with each of us on such a personal and individual level that made his impact so meaningful and long lasting. Whether you were the star athlete, the troubled teen or just the average kid, he not only took the time and made the effort, but had the incomparable ability to connect with every single one of us and make us believe that what we did mattered.

    He changed my life. He played an enormous role in shaping my character and developing me into the person I am today, and I know that I’m only one of thousands who he influenced in such a positive and meaningful way. If you’ve bothered to take the time to read this far it’s probably because Scott Hinman meant that much to you too. I’m hoping to put together a small token to offer his family to show them that while we will forever miss his charisma, crass jokes and heartfelt wisdom, his spirit and legacy will live on because of the profound influence that his character had on all of us.

    I’d like to compile a book of memories, anecdotes, photos, and snippets of love and appreciation to share with Barbie, Cory, Crystal and Chase so that they know just how far his reach extended. Whether it’s a sentence, paragraph or page, please email me any moments or words of kindness that you remember him by along with your name, class year or how you knew our beloved Hinman so that his memory will be forever preserved. Please share the idea of this compilation to anyone who knew him so that we can involve as many as possible.

    Please send pics and memories to Nicole.nnh@gmail.com

    Rest in Peace Hinman, your work here is done, and done so incredibly well. We love you so very much."


  • 28 Mar 2017 12:24 PM | Lindsay Warkentin (Administrator)

    USA Water Polo Referee Certification School

    Hosted by the Southern Pacific Zone

    Earn Extra $$ Working in the Sport You Love!!

    WHAT:  USAWP Referee Certification School

    WHEN:  10 AM – 6 PM PDT, Saturday, May 27, 2017

    WHERE:   Irvine High School Room HLG

    4321 Walnut Ave, Irvine, CA 92604

    COST:  $10 USAWP Members / $20 Non-Members

     

    The School will highlight Current USA Water Polo Rules and Interpretations, including Modifications for Younger Age Divisions, "You Make The Call" Exercises, and Presentations by your Local Referee Leadership in regard to Training and Evaluation opportunities in your Zone.  We will also discuss the responsibility and accountability associated with being a Certified USA Water Polo Referee.

    ATTENDANCE MEETS INSTRUCTIONAL CERTIFICTION CRITERIA FOR NEW AND RETURNING REFEREES.

    • Registration: Click Here
    • Coaches and Brand New Referees Welcome!
    • High School and College aged athletes interested in becoming referee members are encouraged to attend!
    • No experience necessary!

    How do I become a USA Water Polo Referee?

    1.     Register with USA Water Polo as a "Referee" or "Referee/Coach" Member:  www.usawaterpolo.org

    2.     Register with USA Water USA Water Polo Referee Association:  FREE and required to be considered for assignment to USA Water Polo Sanctioned Events

    3.     Attend a Certification School and complete any associated testing.

    4.     Contact your ZONE HEAD REFEREE for details on completing your PRACTICAL TRAINING.

    5.     Once you successfully complete your "on deck" observation you are certified as a "Rookie-Level 1" Referee and are subject to assignment criteria and limits set forth by your Zone.


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