SOVA Water Polo

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


South Valley Water Polo Club - Announcements
  • SOVA Family Discount - Holiday Session Registration

    Posted October 19, 2021

    Family Discounts

    The online registration system for the Holiday Session is programmed to provide discounts to families with multiple players:

    2nd Player per family: $50.00 off registration fee

    3rd Player per family: $50.00 off registration fee

    * if more than three players per family we will customize the fees.

  • SOVA Holiday Session - Nov 1st, 2021

    Posted October 17, 2021

    Online Registration is open now - Club Water Polo is Back!

    South Valley Water Polo (SOVA) starts the Holiday Session Monday November 1st through Thursday, January 13th.

    Practice 2 nights per week at Mt. Whitney High School. Practices are 2 hours long with the first 30 minutes dedicated to dryland training and stretching.

    Tournaments and Scrimmages as available.

    Practice Schedule:

    Boys and Girls 8 years old to 14 years old practice Monday and Wednesday 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (Split pool)

    Girls 16U and 18U practice Monday and Wednesday 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Boys 16U practice Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

    Boys 18U practice Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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    Cost: $250.00 entire session

    One time online payment - OR:

    $100.00 online payment at registration and two monthly online payments of $75.00 ea. in November & December.

 
Practice Schedule

SOVA 2021 HOLIDAY SESSION PRACTICE SCHEDULE

2021 HolidaySession begins Monday, November 1st

(1st 30 minutes is stretching & dryland)

November 1st thru January 14th

Mt. Whitney High School Pool

Age Group Weekday Practice Times
Boys 18U Tues. & Thurs 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Boys 16U Tues. & Thurs 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Girls 16U/18U Mon. & Wed 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Boys & Girls14U & Below Mon. & Wed 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Online Registration for HOLIDAY 2021 SESSION open now!

$250.00 Per/Player (November 1st through January 14th)

Make a single one time payment - OR - a $100.00 down payment at registration then a 50% balance payment on November 2nd and a 50% final balance payment on December 2nd.

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

 
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.

SOVA BOYS 18U TRAVELS TO SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

SOVA GOES 4-1 AT SALTY SPLASH CLASSIC - OCT. 5th thru 7th

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!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SOVA PLAYERS

FOR THEIR 2019 HIGH SCHOOL SEASON HONORS

These SOVA players had a great high school season:

(Please contact us if we have missed a SOVA player so we can update - director@sovawaterpolo.com)

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

 
SOVA BOYS 12U, 14U & 16U TEAMS EARN JO CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET

SOVA BOYS 16U & 14U & 12U FINISH JO QUALS TOP SIX FOR USA WATER POLO: CALIFORNIA - CENTRAL ZONE

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!

SOVA BOYS 12U TEAM

Coaches: Breanne Phillips, Jason Feierbach, Matt Hopper

SOVA BOYS 16U TEAM

Coaches: Rick & Sawyer Nordell

SOVA BOYS 14U TEAM

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

VTEC

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

Sundale

Royal Oaks

Hurley

Waukena

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