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  • 30 Sep 2016 3:55 PM | Lindsay Warkentin (Administrator)

    2016 1st ANNUAL BOB NEALY MEMORIAL CUP

    ONLINE ENTRY FORM

    HOSTED BY LA ATHLETIC CLUB
    EVENT OPERATIONS BY IRVINE YOUTH WATER POLO (KAHUNA)
    EVENT CONTACT: WES KADING laacwaterpolo@gmail.com (949) 842-7878
    EVENT OPS: NICK BABA nick@irvinewaterpolo.org (949) 689-0500

    Details & Rules (please read carefully before entering):

    DATES: DECEMBER 10, 11, 2016

    LOCATION: Pools in Orange County. Capistrano Valley HS, San Juan Hills HS, San Clemente HS, Dana Hills HS

    DIVISIONS: We are using August 1st, 2017 for age determination 
    MENS OPEN
    WOMENS OPEN
    40+ CLASSIC

    GAMES: 7-minute quarters for OPEN, 6-minute for 40+ CLASSIC. 4-5 games per team; no Friday games.

    ENTRY FEE: $600 per team entered (Portion of net proceeds to go to Lymphoma Cancer Research)

    ABOUT BOB:
    1st Annual event honoring Bob Nealy, who passed away September 1, 2016 from a long and exhaustive battle with lymphoma. Bob would have been 71 on Halloween of 2016. In 1959, he began playing water polo at Newport Harbor High School, which eventually led him to a collegiate career at Orange Coast College and then UC Irvine. Blending his passion for the pool and the surf, Nealy started teaching at San Clemente High School in 1970 and later at Capo Valley. He taught American Cultures, US History, Contemporary World Problems, and Wilderness Living. He was also involved in the surf and ski clubs at SCHS and CVHS. Starting in 1998, he coached the Frosh-Soph and JV girls and boys water polo teams at SCHS. In 2003, he moved to Tesoro High school and after 34 years as an educator, he retired in 2005.
    Never giving up on his passion for water polo, Nealy would periodically drop by the high schools’ practices and get in the pool with the aspiring young athletes.
    After retiring from CUSD, Nealy kept surfing and got back into playing masters water polo.
    In 2011, Nealy received the Bryan Weaver Male Master of the Year Award from United States Water Polo (USAWP) for his involvement with masters water polo. He was also inducted into the UC Irvine Hall of Fame for swimming and water polo. “He cites water polo in giving him a psychological advantage in battling his illness, still being able to do what he loves—play water polo,” noted USWP when honoring Nealy. His grace and class will be greatly missed throughout the San Clemente community, where he spent most of his life. He leaves his wife, Sara, and son, Trevor, behind. Bob had found a way to turn his passions into a business. His company SURFMORE has been a leader in the development of surf leases and has become a worldwide giant in the surf accessory industry.

    USAWP/FINA Rules as stated and with exceptions:
    The first team listed shall wear white caps and sit to the left of the score table from the vantage point of someone sitting at the score table.

    Teams shall switch ends at halftime; the rules do not allow for switching ends each period.

    ALL BREAKS, INCLUDING HALF-TIME SHALL BE 2 MINUTES IN DURATION.

    Possession Clocks shall be set for 30 second possessions for OPEN and 35 seconds for 40+ CLASSIC 
    The women's size ball will be used for the WOMENS OPEN and 40+ CLASSIC; Men's size for MENS OPEN.

    All games must have a winner, going directly to shootout after regulation if necessary.
    Point System for bracket play:
    4 points: Regulation win
    3 points: Shootout win
    2 points: Shootout loss
    1 point : Regulation loss
    0 points: Forfeit 

    RED CARDS: Any COACH receiving a red card shall be required to sit out the next game for that team in that division, AND ALL GAMES IN BETWEEN IN THE EVENT THAT COACH IS COACHING ANOTHER TEAM IN ANOTHER DIVISION.

    RED CARDS: Any PLAYER receiving a red card shall be required to sit out the next game for that team in that division, AND ALL GAMES IN BETWEEN IN THE EVENT THAT PLAYER IS PLAYING IN ANOTHER DIVISION.

    BRUTALITIES: Any PLAYER receiving a brutality shall be required to sit out the next game for that team in that division, AND ALL GAMES IN BETWEEN IN THE EVENT THAT PLAYER IS PLAYING IN ANOTHER DIVISION.
     

    ENTRY FEES: $600 per team for all divisions

    ROSTERS: All rosters must be verified using the USA Water Polo roster verification online system. Log in to your USA Water Polo club admin account, then click on Rosters, then find the event in the non-national sanctioned events drop down.

    You must also hand in a score sheet along with your verified roster prior to each of your games. You are able to print a score sheet from the USAWP roster verification system.

    DEADLINES: Please read carefully.
    DEADLINE TO DECLARE INTENT TO ENTER: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016
    DEADLINE TO PAY ENTRY FEES (Credit Cards Only): THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016
    SCHEDULES RELEASED TO TEAMS FOR PROOFING: BY SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4th, 2016
    FINAL SCHEDULES RELEASE AND POSTED ON WEB AT www.irvinewaterpolo.org: BY MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 5th, 2016 (evening)

    Please enter below, then click continue. On the next page you will be asked to verify and enter or come back to this page to change anything before going back to verify once again and continue on with the entry process.

    All entries are subject to availability.

    If you need additional information or have a question that is not answered above please contact nick@irvinewaterpolo.org.


  • 12 Sep 2016 11:46 AM | Lindsay Warkentin (Administrator)

    November 11-13, 2016 Honolulu, HI.  

    Please visit CHAMPIONS CUP information page regarding the upcoming 14 & Under Champions Cup.  Tournament take place on the campuses of The Punahou School and The ‘Iolani School.  

    Entry Deadline is September 30, 2016.  

    Roster deadline is October 28th. 

    Gold Membership, birthdate verification and club affiliation is required for this tournament.  


  • 12 Sep 2016 11:45 AM | Lindsay Warkentin (Administrator)

    October 21-23, 2016 Mesa, AZ.  

    Please visit ROCK-TOBER information page regarding the upcoming PCA Rock-tober Classic.  

    This event is a 12 & Under Mixed tournament with a Positive Coaching Alliance emphasis.  It is designed to give our younger athletes an introduction to a national championship tournament, while providing a safe environment in which to learn. 

    Entry deadline is September 30, 20156.  

    Roster Deadline is October 7, 2016.  

    There is no affiliation requirement for Rock-tober PCA Classic, Gold membership and birthdate verification are required.  


  • 12 Sep 2016 11:41 AM | Lindsay Warkentin (Administrator)

    The Zone will be nominating Coaching, Referee, Volunteer among other award winners who will receive a certificate from USAWP recognizing their work. National award winners will be invited to the USAWP HOF Awards Dinner. 

  • 07 Sep 2016 10:09 AM | Lindsay Warkentin (Administrator)

    USA Water Polo’s is proud to announce the ODP Holiday Camp 2016

     

    Dates:

    Girls Holiday Camp - December 1-5, 2016

    Boys Holiday Camp - December 8-12, 2016

     

    Eligibility:

    This camp is grade based - all campers must be in the 8th grade or under and must be at least 12 years of age.

     

    Costs:

    Athlete - $500

    Includes campers’ housing, food, ground transportation and all camp materials.
    Airfare in NOT included.

      

    Camp Nominations will be accepted: 8/31/2016 through 10/15/2016

    Camp size is limited to 120 athletes allocated by ODP Zone

     

    All nominations will be done through online nomination form

     

    Click here to access 2016 Holiday Camp Nomination Form

     

    The USA Water Polo Holiday Camp was started in 1985 and remains one of the USAWP’s greatest annual events. Each year athletes and coaches from across the country have convened at the USA Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado to learn from the top coaches in the country. In 2009, the Holiday Camp was moved under the auspices of the Olympic Development Program (ODP) with the intent of continuing the tradition of conducting the Holiday Camp with an emphasis on the long-term development of athletes and coaches. In 2009, referees were added to the Holiday Camp. 


    In 2010 the Holiday Camp was divided into a Boy’s and Girl’s Camp in order to increase the number of athletes, coaches and referees participating in this special environment conducted by the best in our sport at an Olympic Training Center.

      

     Thanks,

    USA Water Polo


  • 22 Aug 2016 3:31 PM | Lindsay Warkentin (Administrator)

    Congratulations SOPAC Olympians!

    2016 US Olympic Men's Team

    Luca Cupido

    Josh Samuels

    Bret Bonanni

    John Mann

    McQuin Baron

    2016 US Olympic Women's Team

    Maddie Musselman

    Rachel Fattal

    Courtney Mathewson

    Aria Fischer

    Kaleigh Gilchrist

    Mackenzie Fischer


  • 03 Aug 2016 6:09 PM | Lindsay Warkentin (Administrator)

    SOPAC Zone teams made a great showing at the 2016 Junior Olympics. Here are our local teams that medaled this year! Great job and congrats to all of our MVPs!


    10U Mixed goes 1-2-3!

    1st - Newport Beach WP with MVP Benjamin Liechty
    2nd - Vanguard
    3rd - SOCAL

    12U Girls goes 1-2-3!

    1st - Huntington Beach with MVP Shanna Davidson!
    2nd - SOCAL Water Polo Foundation
    3rd - Laguna Beach

    14U Girls 

    Laguna Beach in 3rd place 

    16U Girls

    SET in 3rd place 

    18U Girls 

    1st SOCAL Water Polo Foundation with MVP Heidi Ritner!
    2nd - SET

    10U Girls

    Laguna Beach in 1st with MVP Clair Turner!

    12U Boys

    Vanguard in 1st with MVP James Rozolis-Hill!

    14U Boys

    SOCAL Black in 2nd
    Vanguard in 3rd

    18U Boys

    Regency in 1st with MVP Sean Duncan!

  • 02 Aug 2016 7:00 PM | Lindsay Warkentin (Administrator)

    The Zone is still looking for host for the Fall League and Champions Cup Quals! If you're interested please let us know!

  • 02 Aug 2016 6:52 PM | Lindsay Warkentin (Administrator)

    Please turn in your Fall and upcoming year sanction requests as soon as possible. 

  • 02 Aug 2016 6:48 PM | Lindsay Warkentin (Administrator)

    Here are the tentative dates for the Fall SPA League: 

    9/25

    10/2

    10/9

    10/23

    10/30


    More Information to follow. 

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