BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- The American Water Polo (AWP) National State Challenge comes East for 2012 as the event will be held on July 20-22 at Villanova University and the Haverford School.
Established in 2008, this event brings together the top men's and women's teams from various states to compete for the National Championship and $1,000 prize money in each gender. Its purpose is to develop league competition while providing a high caliber tournament for the membership.
Each competing team is guaranteed five games with competition broken down in 18 and under boys and girls divisions.
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rules will be utilized with one timeout awarded to each squad per half.
The girls schedule is available by CLICKING HERE, while the boys slate of games is available by CLICKING HERE.
Fans unable to make the trip to Villanova will be able to catch all of the action from the event as American Water Polo is planning to stream the competition live from the aquatics facility for home-viewing.
Additional information about the National State Challenge is available by contacting the American Water Polo office at 610-277-6787 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: July 20-22, 2012
Location: Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Ave, Villanova, PA and The Haverford School, 450 Lancaster Ave Haverford, PA
Prize Money: $1000 for each winning team by gender
Hotel: $99, Best Western King of Prussia (breakfast included). Send an email to hleckemby@bookmygroup or call (402) 452-3088 to confirm reservations
Format: Teams receive five games
Divisions: 18 & U Boys and Girls (18 as of August 31st)
Rules: NCAA with 1 timeout per half
Admission: $10/weekend, $5/day
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Lamorinda wasted little time in making its mark on the 2012 Pacific Coast League race as the squad knocked off Long Beach (14-5 W), Sharks (10-4 W) and host Loyola Marymount (15-5 W) to outscore its opponents by a 39-14 total and take a one game lead in the league standings through two weekends of competition.
Following the weekend, Lamorinda now holds a one game lead over Newport (4-1), Sharks (3-1), Santa Barbara (2-1) and Long Beach (2-1), with Sunset (2-2), Xtreme (1-5) and Lions (1-5) trailing to round out the results to date. The Bruins, Davis, Pacific and Stanford squads have yet to contest Pacific Coast league competition this season as the quartet will dive into action over the next two weeks and provide a clearer picture of which is the dominant program of 2012.
Newport notched a 4-1 mark over the two-day event at Loyola Marymount University on Saturday-Sunday, June 23-24 with victories over Santa Clara (17-9 W), Lions (15-7 W), Santa Barbara (10-7 W) and Sunset (12-6 W), along with a loss to Sharks (11-9), to move into second place. Sharks, which would hold a tiebreaker over Newport courtesy a head-to-head win if the clubs finish the regular season tied, currently stands in third place on the heels of its games against Newport (11-9 W), Lions (14-9 W) and Lamorinda (10-4 L).
Santa Barbara (13-7 W vs. Santa Clara, 10-7 L vs. Newport, 15-8 W vs. Extreme) and Long Beach (14-5 L vs. Lamorinda) are tied for fourth in the current standings with 2-1 marks, while Sunset (15-5 L vs. Lamorinda, 12-6 L vs. Newport) slides into the sixth position after an 0-2 weekend.
Xtreme (16-9 L vs. Santa Clara, 15-8 L vs. Santa Barbara) and Lions (14-9 L vs. Sharks, 15-7 L vs. Newport, 10-9 W vs. Santa Clara) fell to 1-5 on the season as the squads wrapped up action at LMU with 0-2 and 1-2 marks, respectively.
In exhibition competition, the USC (Southern California) was the sole squad to down Lamorinda as the Trojans escaped with a 15-13 victory in shootout. In earlier competition over during the weekend, USC managed to top Long Beach via an 18-8 final score.
Competition continued this past weekend in the Pacific Coast
Water Polo League as the Hometown club Xtreme opened with an 11-10 victory over
the Lions. Unfortunately they did not carry the momentum into their second game
as the Sharks handily beat Xtreme 12-5.
Next league competition takes place at Loyola Marymount
University on June 23-24, with six teams competing, including northern region
members Santa Clara and Lamorinda. Games begin at 9 AM and continue through 7
PM each day.
The first summer tournament got off to a great start with a fantastic
turnout and lots of games. The 14 & Under competition is the result of
planning and effort by Kyle Perry, Dough Eichstaedt, and Beto Garcia, all of
whom were interested in seeing greater opportunities for age group athletes to
The opening competition took place at Lyons Township High School with twelve
teams participating. Chicago Parks District 14U White team boasted an
undefeated record with wins over North Beach, Lyons Blue, Lyons Gold, LAW, and
Windy City Saxons to take an early first place lead in the standings. Lyons
Blue and Lyons Gold teams also fared well going 4-1 respectively, with their
only loss to Chicago Parks White.
Next competition takes place at Portage Park in Chicago on July 7th and 8th.
For a complete schedule check the website or click
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- American Water Polo is proud to announce the 2012 Greater San Diego Premier League on June 15-to-July 25 under the auspices of the Greater San Diego Water Polo Foundation.
The GSDWPF was established in 2003 by Coach Robin Bregman to promote and develop youth water polo in San Diego County. An attempt to grow the sport at a grassroots level and to provide structured, highly-competitive sports leagues in local, regionalized venues, the organization has shown continuous growth since its formation.
In September 2003, Bregman created the San Diego Grommet League for 14/u Boys and Girls. He served as the League Commissioner from 2003-2009 and contributed to its growth from eight to 34 teams by 2009. GSD Premier Leagues were introduced for both 18 and Under and 16 and Under Boys and Girls in the Summer of 2009.
Entering its fourth season of competition with over 90 Teams participating in five different gender-specific and age-specific divisions, GSDWPF emphasizes the highest principles of sportsmanship, ethics and fair competition while fostering a positive environment that allows every student-athlete an opportunity to fulfill their potential.
All games will be contested under FINA with one time-out per half (one minute). Overtime will be sudden victory and the Mercy Rule will be in effect using a running clock for games with a 10 goal or larger margin.
2012 Greater San Diego Schedule (PDF)
Pa. - American Water Polo announces the schedule of games for the
2012 Boys' and Girls' Illinois Summer High School League.
Run on Wednesday and Thursday nights at 6:00 p.m. from June
14 to July 5, the league offers an opportunity for players to gain continued practical
game experience during the summer months. Host sites may charge admission to
the games, but only a maximum fee of $5 per family.
The cost of participation is established based on the number
of teams a club sponsors in the league:
team - Boys or Girls = $425 Boy and Girl team = $725
Boys and 1 Girls team from the same club = $1100
Boys and 2 Girls teams from the same club = $1450
Boys teams from the same club = $800
competing in the league must be members of American Water Polo.
Each team in the league is
guaranteed a minimum of eight games leading up to the championship tournaments
at the conclusion of the season. Championship
competition will be held on July 14 for Boys and July 15 for Girls with a
format of five teams at a site in round robin play.
School Association rules will be used in the league with all games having
six-minute quarters, one-minute breaks between quarters and three minutes at
halftime. Overtime will consist of two,
three-minute periods followed by three-minute sudden death periods.
team in regular season competition must report the final game score to the
American Water Polo office at email@example.com
schedule of games is available online at: http://americanwaterpolo.org/regions/central-region/leagues/2012-il-summer-high-school-league/ages/2012-summer-high-school-schedule/games
information on the league, contact Robert Lindgren at firstname.lastname@example.org
Greenwich Water Polo (GWP) and
Chelsea Piers Connecticut (CPCT) are seeking a full time head
coach, club administrator, and program coordinator.
Significant prior coaching experience at age group, scholastic or
collegiate level is required. The ideal candidate will be a
self-starter who is well connected in the water polo
community. The job will require work on behalf of both
GWP and CPCT.
Greenwich Water Polo is an
established age group program founded in 1996 in Greenwich, CT. GWP
runs House Leagues as well as boys and girls travel teams in all
age groups. After 16 successful seasons without a home pool,
GWP is moving its entire program to the new Chelsea Piers in
Stamford, CT (CPCT), opening July 2012. The 400,000 Sq Ft
Chelsea Piers complex includes a state-of-the-art 50 meter, all
deep pool and extensive training facilities.
This new facility will allow for
further growth and development of the existing program. See
the Chelsea Piers (http://www.chelseapiersct.com) and the
GWP (http://www.greenwichwaterpolo.com/) websites
for more information.
Responsibilities in addition to
coaching will include:
- Directing all aspects of the GWP club programs including
scheduling practices, coaches, and competition
- Developing CPCT camps, clinics and CPCT entry level
- Hiring and supervising assistant coaches
- Developing strategic plan for continued growth and
opportunities for competition
- Developing a consistent training regimen for beginning age
group players through masters.
- Coordinating entry level programming with GWP Club
- Coordinating adult pick-up games, determining interest in
possible league play
- Managing internal and external communication with players,
parents, board members and CPCT staff.
- Participating in the USAWP Northeast Zone organization and the
Olympic Development Program (ODP).
The ideal candidate will have:
- Proven on-deck coaching ability
- Excellent communication skills
- Superior organizational skills
This position offers competitive
compensation and an excellent benefits package.
Interested candidates should submit
resume to Terry Lowe, GWP Club President, at email@example.com.