SOVA Water Polo

2021 SOVA Holiday Session Announcements
  • SOVA partners with Kings Elite - Greg & Ilektra Enloe

    Posted December 1, 2021
    SOVA partners with Kings Elite - Greg & Ilektra Enloe

    SOVA announces partnership with Greg and Ilektra Enloe at Kings Elite Water Polo.

    Improving the pathway for SOVA players to progress from developmental level water polo to college level water polo. Please see attached announcement.

  • Holiday Session Tournament Status

    Posted November 29, 2021

    SOVA Holiday Session Tournament Status

    1. Winter Classic in Irvine, CA - Dec. 4th & 5th: We did not get enough registrations to enter any age groups in the Winter Classic Tournament in Irvine (Payments can be credited to the next tournament or refunded)

    2. K7 Holiday Cup in Irvine, CA - Dec. 11th & 12th: Full and no longer accepting registrations

    3. Ventura County Cup in Venture - Dec. 11th & 12th:  Registration is open but closes early this week - use link below.

    Notify us if you want your Winter Classic fees credited to the Ventura County Cup

  • ODP Training & Nutrition Guide

    Posted November 22, 2021
    ODP Training & Nutrition Guide

    USAWP - ODP Training & Nutrition Guide

    Success comes from planning your work and working your plan.  Start planning your yearly training cycle to acheive your water polo goals. Our job as your mentors here at South Valley Water Polo Club is to provide you with resources, training and guidance.  Your job is to set your goals and pursue them with intensity and commitment.

    Attached. find the ODP Training and Nutrition resource.  As always, more to come.

    Do something to build your future today!

  • SOVA Facebook Page & Group

    Posted November 18, 2021

    South Valley Water Polo - Facebook Page & Group

    Please use these links to get SOVA updates on practice schedules, tournaments, clinics and club news:

    South Valley Water Polo Club | Facebook

    Search #sovawaterpolo

  • Upcoming December 2021Tournaments

    Posted November 14, 2021

    Register for December 2021 tournaments on the Tournaments page:

    SOVA will enter the following tournaments if we get a minimum of 10 players to register:

    December 4th & 5th OR 11th & 12th* Arroyo Grande Girls Tournament - either 12/4 & 5 or 12/11 & 12.  We will make the link to register live as soon as the tournament director confirms the dates. Girls 14U, 16U & 18U

    Saturday, December 4th:  Winter Classic -  Boys 10U, 12U & 14U

    Sunday, December 5th: Winter Classic - Boys 16U & 18U

    Saturday & Sunday December 11th & 12th: K7 Holiday Cup - 18U Boys, 16U Boys, 14U Boys, 12U COED



SOVA Pool Locations

  • Golden West (GWHS) 1717 McAuliff Road Visalia, CA 93292

  • El.-Diamante (EDHS) 5100 W. Whitendale Visalia, CA 93277

  • Mt.-Whitney (MWHS) 900 South Conyer Visalia, CA 93277

  • Redwood (RHS) 1001 W. Main Street Visalia , CA 93291

  • Exeter (EUHS) 505 Rocky Hill Dr Exeter, CA 93221

  • Lindsay (LWCP) 860 North Sequoia Lindsay , CA 93247

  • Lemoore (LHS) 101 E Bush St. Lemoore, CA 93245

Updated Practice Schedule for Nov 1st thru Nov 4th

UPDATED 12/01/2021- Check for changes


2021 Holiday Session began Monday, November 1st

(1st 30 minutes is stretching & dryland)

Practice Canceled Wednesday Dec. 1 & Thursday Dec. 2nd

Mt. Whitney Pool Under Repair

Mt. Whitney High School Pool

Age Group Weekday Practice Times
Boys 16U/18U Tues. & Thur 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Girls 16U/18U Tues. & Thur. 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Boys & Girls14/8U M & W 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Online Registration for HOLIDAY 2021 SESSION open now!

Mid-Session Pro-Rated Session Fee

$150.00 Per/Player (December 1st through January 13th)

Make a single one time payment - OR - a $100.00 down payment at registration then a 50% balance payment on December 10th and a 50% final balance payment on January 10th.

HOLIDAY 2021/2022 SESSION: November 1st thru January 14th

10U, 12U, 14U, 16U & 18U Boys and Girls

WINTER/SPRING 2022 SESSION: January 17th through May 14th

10U, 12U, 14U, 16U & 18U Boys and Girls

SOVA 14U Players Earn Arroyo Grande Youth League Championship

November 13th, 2021: Nice Job! Thank you to Coaches Sawyer Nordell and Micha Pavlovic for guiding our COED 14U players.

Three consecutive victories to claim the Arroyo Grande Youth Water Polo League Championship!

FALL SESSION 2021 - Boys & Girls Developmental & Competitive Water Polo
SOVA ALUMNI: All American Grant Snyder

Welcome to South Valley Water Polo Club!

SOVA is committed to helping our players learn the game and then prepare to play the game at the college level. We have partnered with Olympian Tony Azevedo and 6/8 Sports to support our SOVA College Ready Program with his Player Showcase Event. This year's event is especially important because high school players missed a year of competition and have had limited to no visibility to potential college programs and coaches. This player showcase event (6-8 Series) is an invitation event to 16U & 18U players in the South Valley. It is currently scheduled for Saturday, May 1st, 2021.

It will include the skills challenge with 7 core water polo skills tests with the results recorded to the player profile and added to the mobile application and national database. There will also be drills sessions and/or 3-man/women team tournament that is video taped and a formal evaluation drafted for the players and provided to college coaches. We will update the site often with additional details and registration links. MARK MAY 1ST ON YOUR CALENDAR.

No Tournaments currently cleared in California

College Ready College Showcase coming May 1st @ Lindsay Community Pool

Great information here for parents and new players.



Nice work gentlemen! See game videos below.

Salty Splash Classic Tournament - B18U SOVA v. ZILLA
Salty Splash Classic Tournament - B18U SOVA v. VAWP
Salty Splash Classic Tournament - B18U SOVA v. Olympus
USA vs Serbia - December 18th 2019 @ Cathedral Catholic HS - San Diego
USA Women's Team sinks Spain for three-peat at World Championships
SOVA Players Earn High School Honors!



These SOVA players had a great high school season:

(Please contact us if we have missed a SOVA player so we can update -

Kingsburg High School - Undefeated in Central Sequoia League play. CIF Central Section D2 Semi-Finalists

Seiji Shinkawa - Kingsburg: CSL Defensive Player of the Year, 1st Team All CSL

Shoji Shinkawa - Kingsburg: CSL Offensive Player of the Year, 1st Team All CSL

Jace Peterson - Kingsburg: 2nd Team All CSL

El Diamante Coach David Mitchell will coach the SOVA Boys 18U Team in 2020 (El D won the D2 Central Section Championship and advanced to the D3 State Semi Finals)

Thomas Contreras - El Diamante: D2 Central Section Championship, 2nd Team All WYL

Collin Chase - El Diamante: D2 Central Section Championship, 1st Team All WYL, 1st Team D2 All CIF

Robert Perez - El Diamante: D2 Central Section Championship, 1st Team All WYL, 1st Team D2 All CIF, East-West Senior All Star Game

Aidan Mills - El Diamante: D2 Central Section , East-West Senior All Star Game

Redwood High School - WYL League Champions & Advanced to 2nd Round D1 Playoffs

Logan Parsley - Redwood: WYL League Champions, 1st Team All WYL

Mt. Whitney High School Coach Michael Yenigues will coach SOVA Boys 18U team in 2020 (MW advanced to the D3 Central Section Finals)

Johnny Northcutt - Mt. Whitney: D3 Central Section Runner up, 1st Team D3 All CIF, WYL MVP, 1st Team WYL, State Scoring Leader, East-West Senior All Star Game

Travis Applegate - Mt. Whitney: D3 Central Section Runner up, 1st Team D3 All CIF, WYL Honorable Mention

Ethan Bennett - Mt. Whitney: D3 Central Section Runner up, WYL Honorable Mention, D3 2nd Team All CIF

Jack Hohne - Mt. Whitney: D3 Central Section Runner Up, WYL Honorable Mention, D3 All CIF Honorable Mention, East-West Senior All Star Game

Connor Bruton - Mt. Whitney: D3 Central Section Runner Up, WYL Honorable Mention, D3 All CIF Honorable Mention

Sam Dean - Mt. Whitney: D3 Central Section Runner Up

Hanford High School - Advanced to D3 CIF Playoffs

Camden Hampshire - Hanford: 1st Team WYL

Tulare Western High School - D3 CIF Central Section Champions (Advanced to State playoffs)

Zach Schoneau - Tulare Western: D3 Central Section Champions, 1st Team All CIF, 1st Team All EYL

Joseph Machado - Tulare Western: D3 Central Section Champions, 1st Team All CIF, 1st Team All EYL



The South Valley Water Polo Club (SOVA) entered boys teams in three divisions at the 2019 USA Water Polo Central Zone Junior Olympic National Championship Qualifier Tournament held in Clovis, CA June 21st thru 23rd. The 2019 SOVA teams made club history as SOVA has qualified all three age group teams for the Championship bracket of the Junior Olympic National Tournament July 20th to July 24th in Orange County.

We are so proud of the effort, commitment and sportsmanship of our SOVA players. Parents and coaches are thrilled to have these deserving players not only represent SOVA but also their families and the entire South San Joaquin Valley water polo community. The core value of SOVA is the knowledge, dedication and commitment that our coaches invest in the success of our players.

Congratulations to all the players, their parents and our coaches. Well done!


Coaches: Breanne Phillips, Jason Feierbach, Matt Hopper


Coaches: Rick & Sawyer Nordell


Coaches: Matthew Hatcher & Joey Gendron

Boys 16U Red & White Team - 2019 Golden Eagle Summer Bash
16U Boys - K7 Tournament - Irvine Ca.
Posted Apr 18, 2019

SOVA 16U Boys team at the K7 Tournament in Irvine, Ca.

Great job boys!


Calendar of Events

South Valley Water Polo Club - Visalia

SOVA is South Valley Water Polo Club. SOVA offers teams for boys and girls from ages 8 to 18. We are a registered USA Water Polo club and we attend water polo tournaments throughout the state. Our focus is on the development of basic and then advanced water polo skills and techniques for the individual and the team. Our SOVA players come from Visalia, Three Rivers, Exeter, Strathmore, Tulare, Hanford, Lemoore and Kingsburg. SOVA boys and girls players represent 30 different South Valley schools. Players are welcome from any city and school in the South Valley.

Current South Valley Water Polo (SOVA) players attend the following High Schools, Middle Schools and Elementary Schools:

17 High Schools 12 Middle Schools 5 Elementary Schools

El Diamante HS

Redwood HS

Mt. Whitney HS

Golden West HS

Lemoore HS

Hanford HS

Hanford West HS


Mission Oak HS

Tulare Western HS

Tulare Union HS

Sierra Pacific HS

Kingsburg HS

Strathmore HS

Exeter HS

Monache HS

Porterville HS

Green Acres

Sycamore Valley Academy

Valley Oak

Live Oak

Three Rivers Union

La Joya

St. Paul

Valley Life Charter

Central Valley Christian

Alpine Vista (TCSD)

George McCann


Royal Oaks



Shannon Ranch

Oak Grove

SOVA Holiday Session

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Board of Directors

  • Jeff Hohne Director

  • Michael Yenigues Director

  • Molly Niederreiter Director

  • Rick Nordell Director

  • Rory Collinwood Director