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2021 Summer/Junior Olympics | SOVA Water Polo

Announcements

December 1st, 2021

SOVA partners with Kings Elite - Greg & Ilektra Enloe

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.

November 30th, 2021

SOVA Scrimmages or Mix - Sat Dec 4th

SOVA scrimmages or mix next Saturday, December 4th:

vs Praetorian WPC & Clovis HS

Girls 14U/16U & 18U

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM @ Edison HS

Boys 14U/16U & 18U

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM @ Central HS

Boys & Girls 10U/12U

11:00 AM to 12:15 PM @ Reedley HS

November 29th, 2021

Holiday Session Tournament Status

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.

https://www.secure-sam.com/www.sovawaterpolo.com/sam/store/item.php?itemID=45664

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

November 26th, 2021

REGISTRATION DEADLINE - TOURNAMENT

Register for 2021 Winter Classic Water Polo Tournament
SOVA Player Registration Deadline Saturday, Nov 27th
Tournament Dates:
SOVA Teams
Boys 14U and COED 12U play Saturday, December 4th
Boys 16/18U play Sunday, December 5th
Cost: $70.00 per player
November 22nd, 2021

Winter Classic Tournament Registration

Register for 2021 Winter Classic Water Polo Tournament.
SOVA Player Registration Deadline Saturday, Nov 27th
Tournament Dates: Saturday & Sunday December 4th & 5th
Register here:https://www.secure-sam.com/www.sovawaterpolo.com/sam/store/item.php?itemID=45624
One-day event. 3 games
Cost: $70.00 per player
November 22nd, 2021

ODP Training & Nutrition Guide

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!

November 19th, 2021

SOVA Thanksgiving Week Practice

SOVA 2021 THANKSGIVING WEEK PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Monday, Nov. 22nd: COED 14U and below - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Tuesday, Nov. 23rd: Girls 16/18U - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Boys 16/18U - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Wednesday, Nov. 24th: COED 14U and below - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Thursday, Nov. 25th - Thanksgiving Day Practice (optional)

All age groups - 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Group dryland - Group Warm up - Radar Gun to clock shot speed

Vertical lunge test - Mixed group scrimmage

November 18th, 2021

SOVA Facebook Page & Group

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

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3317787145115473/

Search #sovawaterpolo

November 14th, 2021

Upcoming December 2021Tournaments

Register for December 2021 tournaments on the Tournaments page: www.sovawaterpolo.com

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

November 14th, 2021

Practice Schedule Week of Nov 15th

UPDATED 11/14/2021

SOVA 2021 HOLIDAY SESSION

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

2021 Holiday Session began Monday, November 1st

(1st 30 minutes is stretching & dryland)

Monday Nov. 15th thru Thursday Nov. 18th

COED 14U & Below: Monday & Wednesday 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Girls 16U & 18U: Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Boys 16U & 18U: Tuesday & Thursday 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

See website home page

November 7th, 2021

Practice Schedule Week of Nov 8th

Monday Nov. 8th thru Thursday Nov. 11th

Mt. Whitney High School Pool

Age Group Weekday Practice Times
Boys 16U/18U Tues. & Thurs 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Girls 16U/18U Tues. & Thurs 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Boys & Girls14U & Below Mon. & Wed 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
November 1st, 2021

Monday late practice.canceled - no lights

Monday night practice for girls from 7pm to 9 pm has been cancelled because the Visalia Unified School District has not turned on the timer for the pool lights. We hope they will resolve the issue in the next 24 hours.

November 1st, 2021

SOVA Practice Schedule Update

UPDATED 11/1/2021

SOVA 2021 HOLIDAY SESSION

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

2021 Holiday Session begins Monday, November 1st

(1st 30 minutes is stretching & dryland)

Monday Nov. 1st thru Thursday Nov. 4th

See home page

October 19th, 2021

SOVA Family Discount - Holiday Session Registration

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.

October 17th, 2021

SOVA Holiday Session - Nov 1st, 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.

August 9th, 2021

14U Practice Week of Aug. 9th

SOVA 14U Practice for Week of Aug. 9th

Includes 10U, 12U & 14U Boys and Girls

Monday and Wednesday 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM @ Mt. Whiteny High School pool.

July 31st, 2021

FALL 2021 Session - Practice Schedule Week of Aug, 2nd

SOVA Fall 2021 Session - Boys & Girls 14U, 12U and 10U

Online registration opens Sunday, August 1st

Practice Week of August 2nd:

Monday & Wednesday 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM @ Mt. Whitney High School

Fall Tournament Listings - Click here: www.sovawaterpolo.com/tournaments

Holiday 2021Session starts November 2nd:

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

July 25th, 2021

SOVA Practice Week of July 26th

SOVA Practice Week of July 26th:

Boys 14U Monday & Wednesday 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Boys 16U/18U Monday thru Friday 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Stand by for SOVA's Fall Practice Schedule for 14U, 12U and 10U starting in August.

Thanks!

SOVA Administration

Michael Yenigues

559-786-4453 (best text)

myenigues@gmail.com

July 21st, 2021

14U Scrimmage Tonight 6:00 PM - Hanford

SOVA 14U Scrimmage 6:00 PM tonight (Wednesday July 21st) at Sierra Pacific High School in Hanford. Playimg Sierra Pacific and Tulare Water Polo.

1259 13th Ave, Hanford, CA 93230

Thanks!

SOVA Administration

Michael Yenigues

559-786-4453 (best text)

myenigues@gmail.com

July 19th, 2021

Team.Dinner ar BJs in Laguna Hills

SOVA players and families - Team Dinner now 4:30 pm at BJs in Laguna Hills.

24032 El Toro Rd.

July 18th, 2021

JO Tournament - 1st Game Monday

1st Game Monday: 7:00 AM @ Laguna Hills High School.

25401 Paseo De Valencia, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Please arrive by 6:15 AM.

Thanks!

SOVA Administration

Michael Yenigues

559-786-4453 (best text)

myenigues@gmail.com

July 17th, 2021

1st Game Sunday - Pool location

Game time tomorrow @ 8:50 AM.

Please be at El Segundo Aquatic Complex at 8:00 AM.
July 16th, 2021

1st Game - Saturday, July 17th - 7:50 AM

Be at Laguna Hills High School @ 7:00 AM. Game at 7:50 AM

25401 Paseo De Valencia, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

SOVA vs. Stanford B

July 15th, 2021

ID Required for Junior Olympics Games

IMPORTANT - YOU MUST BRING THE FOLLOWING TYPE OF PHOTO ID:

Team Check In Procedures for each game during Junior Olympics

Prior to the start of each game, all athletes and coaches must show a photo ID

Acceptable forms of ID:

State or Government-Issued Identification Card

State-issued Drivers License

USA Water Polo Membership Identification Card

Permanent; Temporary; OR via smart phone access to membership account

School-Issued Identification Card or Passport or copy

July 15th, 2021

2021 Junior Olympics Mobile APP Link

Junior Olympics National Tournament - Mobile App

Click here to access mobile app download for your phone:

USA Water Polo Junior Olympics (socio.events)

JO Tournament website information page:

Junior Olympics - Home Page- FINAL - USA Water Polo

July 15th, 2021

SOVA Practice Schedule Week of July 19th

SOVA Practice Schedule July 19th thru July 23rd

Boys 14U: Monday & Wednesday 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Boys 16U/18U: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Thanks!

SOVA Administration

Michael Yenigues

559-786-4453 (best text)

myenigues@gmail.com

July 13th, 2021

SOVA 14U Scrimmage Wednesday in Hanford

SOVA Boys 14U Scrimmage in Hanford - Wednesday 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Scrimmage at Sierra Pacific High School: 1259 13th Ave, Hanford, CA 93230

We will play both Sierra Pacific and Tulare. We can mix teams as needed if SOVA is short players.

Thanks!

If you have questions you can contact coaches: Bryan Muth and/or Sawyer Nordell

Or contact me.

SOVA Administration

Michael Yenigues

559-786-4453 (best text)

myenigues@gmail.com

July 11th, 2021

SOVA Practice Schedule Week of July 12th

SOVA PRACTICE SCHEDULE

*Boys 16U/18U practice remains early 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM to avoid excessive heat

July 12th thru July 16th @ Mt. Whitney Pool

Boys 16U/18U - Monday thru Thursday - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

COED 14U - Monday & Wednesday - 7:15 PM to 9:15 PM

July 9th, 2021

JO Tournament Game Schedule & Pool Locations

2021 JO Tournament Game Schedule and Pool Locations

This should help you choose your hotel locations and make reservations.

2021_NJO_Public_Sched_S1.xlsx - Microsoft Excel Online (live.com)

Boys 18U Clssic Division - SOVA Game Schedule Day 1:

7:50 AM Laguna High School vs. Stanford B

11:10 AM Laguna Hills vs. Westside

SOVA Boys 18U Pool Locations:

Saturday, July 17th: Laguna Hills High School

Sunday, July 18th: Trabuco HS - OR - El Segundo Aquatics Center

Monday, July 19th: Trabuco HS - OR - Laguna HS

Tuesday, July 20th: Servite HS - OR - Laguna HS

July 9th, 2021

JO Tournament General Schedule

2021 USAWP Junior Olympics National Tournament: July 17th thru July 20th

When they release the game schedule it will list games for the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th. The only reason for players/parents to arrive on Friday, July 16th is if we have a VERY early game on Saturday, July - OR - if you want to attend the JO Expo.

Junior Olympics - Home Page- FINAL - USA Water Polo

Coaches will arrive on Friday to attend the mandatory Coach's Meeting at 5:00 PM @ Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa, 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA, 92626

I will send out notification as soon as USAWP releases the tournament game schedule and pool locations.

Thanks!

SOVA Administration

Michael Yenigues

559-786-4453

myenigues@gmail.com

July 9th, 2021

Boys 18U JO Roster Confirmation

Please find the current SOVA Boys 18U Roster listed below. If you are on the roster and do NOT plan on attending please contact me ASAP. If you are NOT on the roster and you DO plan on attending, contact me BEFORE 7:00 PM THIS EVENING:

Cole Costa

Aidan Apgar

Travis Applegate

Aidan Champagne

Brett Hanke

Gabriel (Isaac) Maillard

Duncan Champagne

Oliver Hunt

Cyrus Hill

Cohen Cotten

Andres Ramos

Jared Ojeda

Zachariah Perine

Joseph Machado

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Thanks!

SOVA Administration

Michael Yenigues

559-786-4453 (best text)

myenigues@gmail.com

July 9th, 2021

Boys 14U JO Withdrawal

SOVA Boys 14U Team has withdrawn from the JO Tournament

After much effort getting an exception from USAWP to allow players from other clubs to join our team at the JO Tournament we have determined we cannot confirm enough players to submit a competitive Boys 14U roster before the lock down deadline at 9:00 PM tonight.

We have communicated with USAWP and they have allowed us to withdraw without game forfeiture penalties for each game in the tournament.

I want to congratulate the 14U Boys who qualified for the JO National Tournament at the Championship level. We are proud of you and you deserve recognition for the success you had at the JO Qualifying Tournament. I will begin workiing with our payment processing provider to get a refund out for all the Boys 14U JO Tournament Fees that have been paid.

I will also speak with coaches regarding the practice schedule for next week since 14U Boys won't be at the JO Tournament. We will work on scheduling other tournaments and/or scrimmages for the remainder of the Summer Session through July 30th.

Thanks!

SOVA Administration

Michael Yenigues

559-786-4453 (best text)

myenigues@gmail.com

July 7th, 2021

Excessive Heat - Practice Adjustment

Ongoing Excessive Heat - SOVA Practice Adjustments

Until the temperatures return to safe levels, practices will be held before Noon. The new practice schedule starting Thursday, July 8th:

Boys 18U & 16U Practice

Monday thru Friday 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

14U Practices

Will remain unchanged in the evening hours 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Thanks!

SOVA Administration

Michael Yenigues

559-786-4453 (best text)

myenigues@gmail.com

July 4th, 2021

SOVA Suits - Today Only

SOVA suits are available for those who have not ordered yet. TODAY ONLY until 7:00 PM. That will give them time to compete the suit order and bring them to the Coach's Meeting at the JO National Tournament.

Here is the link: https://sovasummer2021-2.itemorder.com/sale.

NOTE: I have 2 suits; boys sizes 22 and 34. I also have a girls size medium.

Thanks!

SOVA Administration

Michael Yenigues

559-786-4453 (best text)

myenigues@gmail.com

July 2nd, 2021

Fourth of July Weekend

Fourth of July Weekend

There is no practice this weekend nor on Monday, July 5th. SOVA practice resumes Tuesday, July 6th. Please check the practice schedule posted on the website home page: www.sovawaterpolo.com

Have a safe and fun holiday weekend with your family and friends and try to stay cool!

See you next week.

SOVA Administration

Michael Yenigues

559-786-4453 (best text)

myenigues@gmail.com

July 2nd, 2021

SOVA Boys 18U JO Roster

The following players are currently listed for the SOVA Boys 18U JO Roster. Please update me by 6:00 PM tonight if you need to be removed from the list - OR - you need to be added to the list.

Register here:

https://www.secure-sam.com/www.sovawaterpolo.com/sam/store/item.php?itemID=45584

Cole Costa
Aidan Apgar
Travis Applegate
Aidan Champagne
Brett Hanke
Gabriel Maillard
Anthony Yepez
Duncan Champagne
Oliver Hunt
Cyrus Hill
Cohen Cotten
Jared Ojeda
Zachariah Perine
Joseph Machado
Andres Ramos

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Thanks!

SOVA Administration

Michael Yenigues

559-786-4453

myenigues@gmail.com

July 1st, 2021

Welcome new Boys 14U Coach

Thank you to Coach Nick Johnston & Welcome to Coach Sawyer Nordell

SOVA wants to thank Coach Nick Johnston for his outsanding contribution to SOVA as the Boys 14U team head coach. Nick is leaving us to return to San Diego and spend time with his family. He will be joining a Water Polo Club in San Diego and we hope to scrimmage with them next year and see our old friend.

SOVA now welcomes Coach Sawyer Nordell to the Boys 14U team. Sawyer was a member of the the 2 Time Valley Champion Golden West team and played his college water polo years as Sierra College. Sawyer played on the SOVA 18U team before heading to college and since his return he has been a coach for the Boys 16U and 18U teams.

We are excited to have Sawyer join Bryan Muth as we prepare for the USAWP Junior Olympics National Tournament.

I understand we send out numerous emails each week updating parents and players on practice times, tournament registration, game schedules and rosters. Thank you for your understanding as good communication is a core support activity of our program.

We have sent out all the JO information about deadlines, lodgings and rosters that has been provided by USA Water Polo. Updates on JO Tournament game schedules and pool locations should be made available by USA Water Polo between July 3rd and July 10th. We will update you as soon as we have that information. As always, please contact me directly if you have any questions.

SOVA Administration

Michael Yenigues

559-786-4453 (best text)

myenigues@gmail.com

July 1st, 2021

Boys 14U JO Roster

Current Boys 14U JO Roster

This is our SOVA roster NOT including players from other clubs. Please contact me ASAP to confirm you are attending or remove yourself from the roster. Please upodate me by Friday morning so I can replace SOVA players with players from other clubs if our roster is short. This is a unique opportunity for our SOVA 14U Boys to be inspired and motivated by seeing the best water polo players in the country compete at their age level. This is what Summer/JO Session is all about!

Parker Cotten

Cohen Swanson

Beau Swanson

Samuel Noricumbo

Evan Pugh

Caiden Wallace

Jake Muth

Tyson Phillips

Reece Phillips

Caleb Solis

Kelan Anderson

June 30th, 2021

JO Rosters Deadline

JO Roster Deadline - Boys 18U & 14U

Session 1 Roster Deadlines:
Deadline: July 2,
9:00 pm (PT)
Lockdown:
July 9, 9:00 pm (PT)

Changes made to your rosters between July 2nd and July 9th are subject to $100 roster change fee each time the roster is opened. No changes will be accepted after July 9th at 9:00 pm (PST). Sorry NO exceptions.

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SOVA will bring a Boys 14U and Boys 18U team to the JO Tournament. I have treached out to other water polo clubs to invite additional players to attend with us in the event we have low numbers.

The JO Tournament is the primary event of our Summer Session. It is an opportunity for our players to compete with and watch the most talented water polo players in the country in their same age groups. It took our players many difficult practices and performance in the JO Qualifier Tournament to earn this opportunity. For many young water polo players, attending JOs is a defining moment in their water polo careers.

Please use this link to register for the JO Tournament:

https://www.secure-sam.com/www.sovawaterpolo.com/sam/store/item.php?itemID=45584

June 28th, 2021

There is still a 16U Team

16U and 18U are combined for the USAWP Junior Olympics only. 16U will still compete as a team through the end of Summer Session.

Summer session runs through July 30th. We will still look to enter a SOVA 16U Team in at least two more tournaments this summer and as many scrimmages as possible.

Practice runs Monday through Friday at Mt. Whitney 3:00 PM tp 5:00 PM. As a convenience and to provide as much instruction and experience as possible, both 16U and 18U are welcome at every practice.

June 28th, 2021

REMINDER - SCRIMMAGES TODAY

Scrimmages Today - Monday, June 28th, 2021 @ Mt. Whitney

SOVA 14U scrimmages at 5:30 PM vs Greg Enloe's 14U team from Washington

SOVA 16Us & 18Us scrimmages at 4:30 PM vs. Greg Enloe's 16U team from Washington State. (Practice is still at 3:00 PM with scrimmage after)

June 25th, 2021

No Shooting & Goalie Clinic Tonight

There will be no shooting and goalie clinic tonight from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

We will see everyone at the SOVA Families BBQ on Sunday.

June 25th, 2021

SOVA BBQ REMINDER

REMINDER: PLEASE REMEMBER TO RSVP

SOVA Families BBQ: Sign-up & RSVP

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0E44A4AE29A2FB6-sova

Please use this link to sign up to bring side dishes, salads and desserts. Everyone please bring drinks. The Hankes will BBQ Burgers and provide the fixings.

Please RSVP by Friday evening so we can plan according to how many will be attending.

Please call the Hankes with any questions:

559-280-8296

June 24th, 2021

Parking at practice today

Thursday Practice.

There is a football passing league today. You may have to park on the access road and walk back to the pool

June 23rd, 2021

SOVA Families BBQ - Sign Up

SOVA Families BBQ: Sign-up & RSVP

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0E44A4AE29A2FB6-sova

Please use this link to sign up to bring side

dishes, salads and desserts. Everyone please bring drinks. The Hankes will BBQ Burgers and provide the fixings.

Please RSVP by Friday evening so we can plan according to how many will be attending.

Please call the Hankes with any questions:

559-280-8296

June 23rd, 2021

Sunday June 27th - SOVA Families BBQ

SOVA Families BBQ - Sunday, June 27th - 6:30 PM

Time for everyone to relax and enjoy good company.

The Hanke's have volunteered to host a SOVA Families BBQ at their home.

1874 E San Gregorio Ct., Tulare CA, 93274

Brandon will cook the burgers - families sign up to bring:

1. Sides

2. Salads

3. Deserts

Everyone brings drinks.

I will forward a sign-up form for what everyone is bringing.

SOVA Administration

Michael Yenigues

559-786-4453

myenigues@gmail.com

June 23rd, 2021

Scrimmages Monday June 28th

Boys 16/18U and Boys 14U: Both teams Scrimmage Monday, June 28th

Boys 16U/18U Scrimmage at 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM (Practice before)

Boys 14U Scrimmage 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

We will scrimmage teams from Washington State that Greg Enloe brings down every summer to help them get ready for JOs.

SOVA Administration

Michael Yenigues

559-786-4453 (best text)

myenigues@gmail.com

June 22nd, 2021

SOVA 16U & 18U Practice

Boys 18U and 16U Practice will be Monday throuh Thursday this week from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Friday Shooting and Goalie Clinic 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

June 21st, 2021

Normal 3 PM Practice Time

Monday, June 21st

Practice today 3 PM to 5 PM. 16U and 18U welcome.

June 18th, 2021

Excessive Heat Warning for JO Quals Tournament

SAFETY TIPS FOR EXCESSIVE HEAT DURING JO QUALS TOURNAMENT

SOVA wants all of our athletes and family members to have a safe, enjoyable, competitive experience at the JO Quals Tournament this weekend. Here are some things to consider:

1. If you can, bring an RV or rent a hotel room so you can get to a cool environment between games. Restaurants and the Mall can provide cool environments as well.

2. As a spectator, make sure you have sunscreen, plenty of fluids and a hat or umbrella if you can't find shaded seating.

3. Please consider bringing a cooler with ice and drinks. Even if you can't bring it in, have it in the car.

4. In addition to water, please be sure to bring Gatorade or any other sports drink that replaces electrolytes.

5. Keep an eye on one another and check for signs of dehydration and heat exhaustion: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/warning.html

https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=36.824&lon=-119.6943#.YM1OXGhKjIU

https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/93611

Let's be careful and mindful of the conditions.

Thanks!

SOVA Administration

Michael Yenigues

559-786-4453 (best text)

myenigues@gmail.com

June 18th, 2021

JO Quals - Saturday 1st Game Times & Locations

JO Quals Tournament - Saturday, June 18th - First Games

Boys 14U: Arrive by 8:05 AM

8:50 AM @ Clovis East High School vs. Royal Red (SOVA wears dark caps)

2940 Leonard Ave, Clovis, CA 93619

Boys 18U: (Arrive by 8:15 AM)

9:00 AM @ Buchanan High School vs. Bakersfield WPC (SOVA wears white caps)

1560 N Minnewawa Ave, Clovis, CA 93619

Game Schedule: 2021 Cen Cal JO Quals - Boys schedule and results - Google Sheets

June 17th, 2021

JO Quals Tournament - Game Schedules

Here is the link to the 2021 JO Quals Tournament Game Schedules:

Provides game times and pool locations.

2021 Cen Cal JO Quals - Boys schedule and results - Google Sheets

June 17th, 2021

Excessive Heat Forecast Friday - Practice Adjustment

108 degree forecast for tomorrow afternoon. It will be another blazing hot day tomorrow. We will follow the same schedule as today- just 30 minutes shorter. Practice will be 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM. Practice will be light and we will "walk through" defense and offense for the tournament this weekend.

https://www.localconditions.com/weather-visalia-california/93277/alerts.php

https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Visalia&state=CA&site=HNX&textField1=36.3303&textField2=-119.291&e=0#.YMwXQmhKjIU

Tomorrow's schedule:

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM light practice/walk through in pool @ MWHS

June 16th, 2021

Excessive Heat Forecast Thursday - Practice Adjustment

108 degrees forecasted for Thursday afternoon and early evening. We cannot practice in the MWHS pool when the temperature exceeds 105 degrees.

We will hold a practice at MWHS Pool Thursday morning from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM before the heat becomes excessive. Boys 16U & 18U are welcome. We understand schedules and logistics may not be favorable to everyone but we wanted to offer an option other than just cancellation.

We will send another email regarding planning for the heat at this weekend's JO Tournament.

June 16th, 2021

Boys 18U Roster for JO Quals Tournament

Roster for JO Qualification Tournament this Weekend. These players are are roster eligible through USA Water Polo and have registered

@ https://www.secure-sam.com/www.sovawaterpolo.com/sam/store/item.php?itemID=40552

Cole Costa

Aidan Apgar

Travis Applegate

Aidan Champagne

Brett Hanke

Duncan Champagne

Braden Rohman

Oliver Hunt

Cyrus Hill

Cohen Cotten

Wyatt Daniels

Jared Ojeda

If your name is not on the list and you plan on attending, please register here before 8:00 PM:

https://www.secure-sam.com/www.sovawaterpolo.com/sam/store/item.php?itemID=40552

June 15th, 2021

SOVA Suits have arrived

SOVA Suits have arrived in time for the JO Qualifier Tournament

The SOVA suits arrived today. I will have them at practice and I will make sure the 14U Coaches have them at tomorrow's practice.

Thanks!

SOVA Administration

Michael Yenigues

559-786-4453 (best text)

myenigues@gmail.com

June 15th, 2021

Scrimmage Wednesday at El Diamante High School

4:30 PM Wednesday, June 16th: Boys 16U & 18U Scrimmage at El Diamante

We have scheduled a scrimmage with El Diamante High School on Wednesday to help us prepare for the Quals Tournament this weekend. There is no practice at MWHS Wednesday. Both 16U and 18U will meet at El Diamante High School at 4:30 PM. Scrimmage is scheduled for two hours: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

June 15th, 2021

Jo Quals Game Schedule 14U & 18U

JO Qualifier Tournament - Saturday Game Schedule

Boys 14U:

Saturday - Clovis East High School

8:50 AM v Royal Red

11:20 AM v Ripon

1:50 PM v ARWPC A

6:00 PM v Sacramento

Boys 18U

Buchannon High School

9:00 AM v Bakersfield WPC

1:00 PM v TBD

Remaining Saturday games depend on win/loss record

June 14th, 2021

JO Qualifier Rosters

16U Team has been divided between 18U and 14U for JO Qualifier Tournament

Boys 16U did not have enough eligible players to submit a roster for the JO Qualifier Tournament. All eligible players have been moved to the 14U and 18U teams. If those still awaiting age verification clear with 48 Hours I can add them to the roster. If you applied for age verification in the last two days, please make sure you selected the "expedited" option so it clears ASAP.

18U Roster: (Waiting for Jared Ojeda & Andres Ramos to clear age verification)

Cole Costa

Aidan Apgar

Travis Applegate

Aidan Champagne

Brett Hanke

Gabriel Maillard

Anthony Yepez

Duncan Champagne

Braden Rohman

Oliver Hunt

Cyrus Hill

Cohen Cotten

Wyatt Daniels

Boys 14U Roster: (Waiting for Kelan Anderson, Cohen Swanson, Zion Sears, Beau Swanson, Azad Toor & Reece Phillips to clear Age Verification)

David Ross* (Not sure he will be attending)

Samuel Feierbach

Samuel Noricumbo

Caiden Wallace

Jake Muth

Tyson Phillips

Caleb Solis

Parker Cotten

June 14th, 2021

Boys 14U JO Roster Requirements

12 Players listed for Boys 14U JO Team. If you are not on the list and plan on going to JOs with Boys 14U contact me ASAP (559-786-4453 *** myenigues@gmail.com). Roster submission deadline is tonight at 9:00 PM.

If your name is listed below and you are not "Cleared", please resolve the issue ASAP. It must be resolved tonight by 8:00 PM. My submission deadline is 9:00 PM and I need an hour to resolve any submission issues should they arise.

Cleared:

David Ross

Samuel Feierbach

Samuel Noricumbo

Caiden Wallace

Tyson Phillips

Caleb Solis

These individuals have a Bronze Athlete membership and are not eligible to compete in this National Tournament. Please upgrade to Gold.

Kelan Anderson

Cohen Swanson

Zion Sears

Beau Swanson

Azad Toor

Age Verify:

Kelan Anderson

Jake Muth

Zion Sears

Beau Swanson

COVID-19 Return to Play Waiver

Azad Toor

June 14th, 2021

Boys 16U JO Roster Requirements

10 Players listed below for Boys 16U JO Team. If you are not on the list and plan on going to JOs with Boys 16U contact me ASAP (559-786-4453 *** myenigues@gmail.com). Roster submission deadline is tonight at 9:00 PM.

If your name is listed below and you are not "Cleared", please resolve the issue ASAP. It must be resolved tonight by 8:00 PM. My submission deadline is 9:00 PM and I need an hour to resolve any submission issues should they arise.

Cleared:

Wyatt Daniels

Cyrus Hill

Joseph Ross

These individuals have a Bronze Athlete membership and are not eligible to compete in this National Tournament. Please upgrade to Gold.

Parker Cotton

Kelan Anderson

Adam Hohne

Zachary Chapman

Jared Ojeda

These individuals need to have their birth date verified through USAWP.

Jared Ojeda

Cohen Cotten

June 14th, 2021

Club Affiliation must be SOVA for JOs

PLAYER CLUB AFFILIATION MUST BE SOVA FOR JO ROSTER

Some of our players are associated with other water polo clubs in their USA Water Polo accounts. That is fine for the tournaments we have attended. To be on the roster for JO Qualifier Tournament and the JO National Tournament - YOU MUST BE AFFILIATED WITH SOVA. For the JO Qualifier and National Tournaments, USAWP does not allow anyone on the rosters unless they are affiliated with the registered club.

Also, please make sure you are AGE VERIFIED. That is mandatory for JO Qualifier and JO National Tournaments.

TONIGHT IS THE ROSTER DEADLINE FOR THE JO QUALIFIER TOURNAMENT.

Please check your USAWP account and make sure you are completely current and meet all eligibility requirements. I must submit the rosters BEFORE 9:00 PM TONIGHT.

Thanks!

SOVA Administration

Michael Yenigues

559-786-4453 (best text)

myenigues@gmail.com

June 13th, 2021

Hotel Block Reservations for JO Tournament

SOVA Hotel Block Reservations for JO Tournament in Irvine, CA

Starting this evening I will begin verifying team rosters for both the JO Qualifier Tournament next weekend and the JO National Tournament June 16th thru 20th in Irvine, CA.

JO Qualifier Registration:

https://www.secure-sam.com/www.sovawaterpolo.com/sam/store/item.php?itemID=40552

JO National Tournament Registration:

https://www.secure-sam.com/www.sovawaterpolo.com/sam/store/item.php?itemID=45584

We will want to get the JO National Tournament Roster verified ASAP so our SOVA families can reserve a block of hotel rooms with the USAWP discount in Irvine.

USA Water Polo Hotels (reservetravel.com)

We will start planning and organizing now to help make JOs a blast for everyone.

Thanks!

SOVA Administration

Michael Yenigues

559-786-4453 (best text)

myenigues@gmail.com

June 13th, 2021

SOVA Families BBQ Planning

Planning SOVA Families BBQ for Saturday, June 26th

Our Summer JO Session has taken off with three tournaments in a row and barely time to breath after a year of COVID induced inactivity. After the JO Qualifier Tournament next weekend in Clovis (June 19th & 20th), we finally have a free weekend (June 26th and 27th) before July 4th and then one more tournament weekend before the USAWP Boys Junior Olympics National Tournament in Irvine, July 16th through July 20th.

Let's start planning a team event for our families to meet, have some fun and relax before the push toward JOs. We can plan an event for all three teams, 14U, 16U and 18U or each team can plan team events. If I could get at least one parent from each team to contact me as a volunteer organizer, I will work with you to faciliate communications and make sure everyone can connnect.

Thanks!

SOVA Administration

Michael Yenigues

559-786-4453 (best text)

myenigues@gmail.com

June 13th, 2021

Lodgings for Junior Olympics - July 16th thru 20th

USA Water Polo Discounted Hotel Rooms for 2021 Junior Olympics

Irvine, California - June 16th thru June 20th

USA Water Polo Hotels (reservetravel.com)

June 11th, 2021

No Shooting & Goalie Clinic Tonight

No Shooting & Goalie Clinic Tonight

I should have updated the schedule on the website that there would be no shooting and goalie clinic tonight given the early game schedules for the Hardcore Cup Tournament tomorrow. My apologies for any inconvenience.

SOVA Administration

Michael Yenigues

559-786-4453 (best text)

myenigues@gmail.com

June 11th, 2021

Hardcore Tournament -- First Games

Saturday June 12th - Hardcore Tournament - First Games tomorrow:

Here is the game schedule:
18U @ Reedley HS - First game @ 9:30 AM v BWPC (Arrive @ pool by 8:45 AM)
16U @ Sanger HS - First game @ 8:40 AM v Clovis Gold (Arrive @ pool by 8:00 AM)
14U @ Kingsburg HS - First game @ 11:10 Am v Clark 14s (Arrive @ pool by 10:30 AM)
June 11th, 2021

CURRENT HARDCORE ROSTERS

CURRENT HARDCORE ROSTERS AS OF 5:30 PM - JUNE 11, 2021

(9) Boys 14U

Samuel Feierbach

Samuel Noricumbo

David Ross

Cohen Swanson

Jake Muth

Tyson Phillips

Caleb Solis

Reece Phillips

Beau Swanson

(9) Boys 16U

Wyatt Daniels

Cohen Cotten

Cyrus Hill

Jared Ojeda

Joseph Ross

Zachary Chapman

Lance Nourian

James Ramey

Ely Bass

(10) Boys 18U

Cole Costa

Brett Hanke

Aidan Apgar

Travis Applegate

Aidan Champagne

Duncan Champagne

Anthony Yepez

Gabriel Maillard

Austin Hodge

Oliver Hunt

June 10th, 2021

UPDATED HARDCORE TOURNAMENT ROSTERS

UPDATED - THURSDAY, June 10 - 10:25 PM

This Saturday & Sunday: Current Hardcore Tournament Rosters

Boys 14U:

8 - Samuel Feierbach, Tyson Phillips, Sam Noricumbo, David Ross, Caleb Solis, Reece Phillips, Cohen Swanson, Beau Swanson

Boys 16U:

5 - Wyatt Daniels, Cohen Cotten, Parker Cotten, Cyrus Hill, Jared Ojeda,

Boys 18U:

7 - Cole Costa, Aiden Apgar, Aiden Champagne, Duncan Champagne, Brett Hanke, Travis Applegate, Ollie Hunt

If you have already registered for the Hardcore Tournament and your name is not listed, please email me @ myenigues@gmail.com

If you are planning on attending and have not registered yet, please use this link to register:

https://www.secure-sam.com/www.sovawaterpolo.com/sam/store/item.php?itemID=43312

Boys 14U and 18U curently have eligible USA Water Polo Rosters with a minimum of 7 players, Boys 16U requires at least 2 more players. We have already paid entyry fees and will attend regardless. If we are short players we will forfeit and the compete with players from the other team added to our team. Not the best option. Please register for the tournament ASAP.

Thanks!

SOVA Administration

Michael Yenigues

559-786-4453 (best text)

myenigues@gmail.com

June 9th, 2021

Current Rosters for Hardcore Cup Tournament

This Saturday & Sunday: Current Hardcore Tournament Rosters

Boys 14U:

Samuel Feierbach, Tyson Phillips, Sam Noricumbo, David Ross, Caleb Solis

Boys 16U:

Wyatt Daniels, Cohen Cotten, Parker Cotten, Zach Chapman, Cyrus Hill

Boys 18U:

Cole Costa, Aiden Apgar, Aiden Champagne, Duncan Champagne, Brett Hanke

If you have already registered for the Hardcore Tournament and your name is not listed, please email me @ myenigues@gmail.com

If you are planning on attending and have not registered yet, please use this link to register:

https://www.secure-sam.com/www.sovawaterpolo.com/sam/store/item.php?itemID=43312

I will be entering the USA Water Polo Rosters tomorrow, Thursday, so please register ASAP.

Thanks!

SOVA Administration

Michael Yenigues

559-786-4453 (best text)

myenigues@gmail.com

June 1st, 2021

Order SOVA Polo Suits

SOVA Polo suits are available for order now. 28 hours only!

The KAP7 - SOVA Online store is open now unti 11:59 PM tomorrow, June 2nd.

Click here to order your SOVA suit:

https://sovasummer2021.itemorder.com/

Or click on the SOVA Suit link in the top navigation bar on the SOVA website: www.sovawaterpolo.com

June 1st, 2021

IMPORTANT - Game & Testing Schedule Update

UPDATED: Arroyo Grande Summer Kick-Off Tournament Game & Testing Schedule

Boys 18U - Games played at Arroyo grande High School - 495 Valley Rd. Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 - COVID testing for 18U Boys: Saturday 6:35 AM @ Arroyo Grande High School

#1 Saturday 7:55 AM - SOVA vs Arroyo Grande (COVID-19 Testing @ 6:35 AM)

#2 Saturday 1:10 PM - SOVA vs SFV

#3 Saturday @ 3:00 PM or 5:00 PM or 5:55PM depending on win/loss record

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Boys 16U - Games played at Nipomo High School - 535 N. Thompson Ave, Nipomo CA 934444 COVID testing for 16U Boys: Saturday 10:15 AM @ Arroyo Grande High School

#1 Saturday 11:40 AM - SOVA vs Royal Gold (COVID Testing 10:15 AM @ AG High School)

#2 Saturday 2:25 PM - SOVA vs Paso Robles

#3 Saturday @ 5:10 PM depending on win/loss record

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Boys 14U - Games played at Nipomo High School - 535 N. Thompson Ave, Nipomo CA 934444 COVID testing for 14U Boys: Saturday 8:25 AM @ Arroyo Grande High School

#1 Saturday 9:50 AM - SOVA vs Santa Barbara 805 (COVID Testing 8:25 AM @ AG High School)

#2 Saturday 12:35 PM - SOVA vs MVPolo

#3 Saturday @ 4:15 PM or 5:10 PM or 6:05 PM depending on win/loss record

June 1st, 2021

AG Tournament COVID-19 Testing

AG Summer Kick Off Tournament COVID 19 Testing Notice

* Team testing times will be provided

** SOVA will pay the testing fee for 15 athletes/coaches on each team to receive the Rapid Test if they do not have a vaccination card or Doctor's note.

Covid Testing Plan - All athletes, coaches, and Officials will be tested to participate. With exception of Fully Vaccinated "2 Weeks after last shot" or 90 Day Covid with a release. You and your team will arrive at the testing station together at the time-slotted. The testing will be done behind the pool at AGHS on the left side do not go on deck. To check-in, you will hand the Tester your USWP roster and picture page or ID. This is where you will show proof of vaccination or doctor's note for the applicable athletes and coaches. For the testing crew, they will test (15min Rapid) and get results. Athletes and will go to the parking lot and wait for results. The coach will wait with the tests/tester for the results.

Positive Test - Per the county, if we have an athlete or coach who is positive or inconclusive we will use a rapid CUE (PCR) test. This is a 30 Min rapid test, done on-site. If the athlete is still positive they will be out of the tournament. If the PCR is positive, then a contact tracing investigation would have to be performed to figure out if anyone has been within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more looking back over the prior 2 days. So plan accordingly at practice before the event.
Spectators - We are welcoming 2 spectators for each athlete. We will be charging admission for the event at $7.00 for a single day or 12.00 for both days. Spectators will be expected to have a mask on and follow social distancing guidelines. There is no bleachers at either facility for social distancing purposes so let your parents know accordingly to bring a chair.
May 31st, 2021

AG Summer Kick-Off Game Schedule

Arroyo Grande Summer Kick-Off Tournament Game Schedule

Boys 18U - Games played at Arroyo grande High School - 495 Valley Rd. Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

#1 Saturday 8:15 AM - SOVA vs Arroyo Grande

#2 Saturday 1:10 PM - SOVA vs SFV

#3 Saturday @ 5:00 PM or 5:50 PM or 6:50 PM denpending on win/loss record

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Boys 16U - Games played at Nipomo High School - 535 N. Thompson Ave, Nipomo CA 934444

#1 Saturday 11:45 AM - SOVA vs Royal Gold

#2 Saturday 1:35 PM - SOVA vs Paso Robles

#3 Saturday @ 4:20 PM or 5:15 PM depending on win/loss record

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Boys 14U - Games played at Nipomo High School - 535 N. Thompson Ave, Nipomo CA 934444

#1 Saturday 7:05 PM - SOVA vs MVPolo

#2 Saturday 8:55 PM - SOVA vs Santa Barbara 805

May 30th, 2021

Team Rosters - JO Update

SOVA Team Rosters - Tournaments - Junior Olympics

Congratulations to our SOVA players who just competed in the D1 & D2 CIF Central Section Dive & Swim Championships. Email your accomplishments and I will post them to the website. (myenigues@gmail.com)

SOVA has entered and paid registration fees for Boys 18U, 16U and 14U JO Qualifier and National Tournaments. All three SOVA teams have 2 tournaments before the JO Qualifier the weekend of June 18th. The AG Summer Kick Off is this Saturday, June 5th and the Hardcore Cup is the following weekend, June 12th and 13th.

You can check the current SOVA Team Rosters here:

Boys 18U (9 as of today): www.sovawaterpolo.com/sam/teams/index.php?team=15345196

Boys 16U (7 as of today): www.sovawaterpolo.com/sam/teams/index.php?team=15345216

Boys/COED 14U (14 as of today): www.sovawaterpolo.com/sam/teams/index.php?team=15345236

Some unregistered players have been practicing (which is fine during the transition from Winter/Spring Session to Summer/JO Session) and some have been completing their high school swim seasons. In order to put you on the roster for tournaments you must:

1. Register ASAP for the SOVA Summer JO Session @ www.sovawaterpolo.com

2. Register for the tournaments @ www.sovawaterpolo.com/tournaments

3. Update your (if neccessary) USA Water Polo membership to gold (if you are going to JO Qualifier and National Tournaments) @ www.usawaterpolo.org

Check this week's practice schedule on the homepage of the website: www.sovawaterpolo.com

Thanks!

SOVA Administration

Michael Yenigues

559-786-4453 (best text)

myenigues@gmail.com

May 28th, 2021

New Practice Schedule Week of 5/31

Updated Practice Schedule for May 3st through June 4th

We were able to make adjustments and move practice time back to 5:00 PM for our players in Visalia, Porterville and Tulare who still have school commitments. We have maximized practice time for all age groups to prepare for the AG Summer Kick Off Tournament on Saturday, June 5th. The new practice schedule has been posted on the home page of the website: www.sovawaterpolo.com

Boys 18U & 16U will combine practice: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Monday thru Friday

(These will be competetive practices - pool will be divided as neceessary)

COED 14U & Below will practice: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - MON, TUE, WED, FRI

ALL THREE TEAMS ARE REGISTERED TO COMPETE IN 3 GAMES ON JUNE 5TH

Please take these steps ASAP so players can be placed on the tournament rosters:

1. Register for the SOVA Summer/JO Session @ www.sovawaterpolo.com

2. Update your USA Water Polo Membership with age verifiction, COVID-19 Waiver and Gold Level (if you are going to the Qualifier and National Tournament) @ www.usawaterpolo.org

3. Register for the AG Summer Kick-Off Tournament: https://www.secure-sam.com/www.sovawaterpolo.com/sam/store/item.php?itemID=40532

May 27th, 2021

18U Boys Practice next week

Many of our 18U Boys in Porterville, Tulare and in Visalia are still in school next week and/or have finals. I am working on setting at least two (2) weekday practices to a later time that 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM so they can attend. We need to get some team practice in before our tournament on June 5th. I will send an update on the schedule change.

SOVA Administration

Michael Yenigues

559-786-4453

myenigues@gmail.com

May 27th, 2021

AG Summer Kick Off Tournament - COVID-19 Policy

AG Summer Kick Off Tournament - COVID-19 Policy
Covid Testing and Regulations -
All athletes and Coaches will need to be tested unless fully vaccinated (2 weeks have passed), or had Covid test within 90 days of the event! We will conduct testing on the morning of the games. We will have you meet 2 hrs before your first game, with the USWP roster and athletes for testing. If you/athletes are fully vaccinated you will need to provide documentation of vaccination or doctors release to the testers. The County of San Luis Obispo will be providing the test for us. Testing will be done using a 15min rapid test. We are having to train and get outside people to run the testing. I will be asking for each team testing to pay $50.00 per team to help supplement the testers and other fees to get this portion of the tournament squared away.
May 27th, 2021

AG Summer Kick-Off Tournament Spectator Policy

AG Summer Kick-Off Tournament Spectator Policy
Spectators - We will be allowing spectators at the facilities but space is limited. Spectators will need to wear their masks and stay socially distanced. Currently, there are no bleachers on either of AG and Nipomo pool decks, so make sure parents know to bring chairs. We will be charging admission for the event also. Athletes and Spectators will be expected to leave the pool deck's between games.
May 27th, 2021

AG Summer Kick Off Tournament

We have 3 water polo games to play just 9 days from now!

AG Summer Kick-off Tournament is confirmed. We have entered a Boys 18U team, a Boys 16U team and a Boys/COED 14U team. Small change - ALL boys games (18U, 16U & 14U) will be played on Saturday.

Practice time next week will remain the same for 16U boys and 14U Coed. 18U Boys will have practice Monday through Friday from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM. The practice schedule will be posted to the website.

Please do these three things ASAP:

1. Register for the Summer/JO Session if you haven't done so yet: www.sovawaterpolo.com

2. Register for the AG Summer Kick Off Tournament: https://www.secure-sam.com/www.sovawaterpolo.com/sam/store/item.php?itemID=40532

3. Update your USA Water Polo Membership and make sure you are age verified, signed COVID waiver and Gold Membership if you are going to the JO Qualifier and National Tournaments with the team. www.usawaterpolo.org

Stand by for COVID 19 testing and Spectator protocols.

SOVA Administration

Michael Yenigues

559-786-4453 (best text)

myenigues@gmail.com

May 25th, 2021

Welcome to site.name!

Thanks for joining your team on Team Connect! Here's a list of the top 5 cool things to do now that you're here:

1) Set up your roster profile. Just go to the Roster, click your name on the list, and then click "edit" at the top right corner. Now you can add your own photo and tell everyone on your team about yourself. If you are a parent, you can edit your child's profile too.

2) If you want to receive text messages on your phone from Team Connect, click on your name at the top right corner of the screen and choose My Settings, then click on Profile. Scroll down to the Contact Information area to add your phone number.

3) Start a conversation! Head to Announcements and then click "Add new announcement". Post a hello announcement to your team - they can respond back in the comments.

4) Check out your team's schedule. You can see all the dates and times, view a map of the game location, and lots more.

5) Got great photos of your team in action? Go to Photo Albums, where you can upload pics from your last game, practice, or team get-together. You can add photos to existing albums or create your own.

There's a lot more to explore in Team Connect, so we encourage you to click around and check it all out! Don't forget, if you need any help, just click on the Help menu at the top right corner of the screen to chat or email support.

Have fun!
May 24th, 2021

AG Summer Kick-Off Tournament

The Arroyo Grande Summer Kick-Off Tournament has been approved by the County of San Luis Obispo

SOVA has entered these teams:

Boys/COED 14U & Boys 18U for three (3) games on Saturday, June 5th. Boys 16U for three (3) games on Sunday the 6th.

1. Please register for the SOVA Summer/JO Session @ www.sovawaterpolo.com

2. Please be sure to update your USA Water Polo membership.

3. Please register for the tournament so we can add you to the tournament roster:

https://www.secure-sam.com/www.sovawaterpolo.com/sam/store/item.php?itemID=40532

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IMPORTANT: There will be onsite COVID-19 Testing.... But, if you have your vaccination card you are NOT required to test.

May 24th, 2021

Practice Schedule May 17th thru May 29th

Practice Schedule:

Monday, May 17th, through Saturday, May 29th

Mt. Whitney High School Pool

Age Group Week Day Practice Times Sat. Practice Times
Boys 16U Tues & Thurs 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Boys 18U Tues & Thurs 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Girls 18U16U Mon & Wed 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
COED 14U & Below Mon & Wed 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Friday Shooting & Goalie Clinics
COED 14U + Girls 16U/18U 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Boys 16U & 18U 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
May 24th, 2021

SOVA Boys 18U JO Team

SOVA BOYS 18U USAWP JO TEAM

Some of our younger coaches will be leaving us as they move away and pursue careers. We are very thankful they were able to step in for us during the COVID-19 restrictions on coaching multiple teams. Veteran JO Session Coaches Michael Yenigues, Michael Chapman and Rory Collinwood will be coaching the Boys 18U team this summer with a number of assistants. We are looking to create a team that works hard, displays sound fundamental techniques and is aggressive in pursuit of success.

SOVA has invested in digital video technology and will be using video analysis for practice and game evaluation, correction and improvement.

The Boys 18U JO Session starts May 18th at MWHS Pool. Online registration is open now. We have a tournament scheduled for Saturday, May 5th in Arroyo Grande and Saturday/Sunday May 12th and 13th at the Hardcore Cup. I am watching USA Water Polo daily for competitive tournaments where we can get some challenging high level competition.

Tuesday and Thursday practice @ 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (plus scrimmage with Masters at 7:30 PM on Thursdays).

Friday nights 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM Shooting & Goalie Clinic only.

Saturday practice 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM unless we are at a scrimmage or tournament.

Expect practice to be challenging and competitiv. Our purpose is to get our players conditioned and trained to impress college coaches and programs. Success at the USAWP Junior Olympic National Tournament is the best way to get that recognition this summer.

Let's get ready to play!

May 24th, 2021

CONGRATULATIONS TO GRANT SNYDER

SOVA ALUMI NAMED COLLEGE WATER POLO ALL AMERICAN

Grant Snyder, playing for the US Air Force Academy, has earned 2nd Team All American by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC).

Read the story here:

https://goairforcefalcons.com/news/2021/4/22/grant-snyder-earns-all-america-honors.aspx

A note to SOVA from Grant's father:

Coach Mike

Thanks for the email. Wanted to share that one of your ex South Valley Water polo players received All American status for water polo at the Air Force Academy. Thank you for providing the opportunity for Grant to play water polo for your program. South Valley water polo opened many doors for Grant and planted the seed for his success with Air Force Waterpolo and his All-American status.

Sincere thanks

Gregg Snyder

May 24th, 2021

SOVA JO Session Tournament Schedule

2021 SOVA Tournament Schedule

Boys 18U, 16U, 14U - Girls 18U/16U

1st Tournament in just 3 weeks!

Check list for tournaments:

1. Current USA Water Polo, age verifed membership. (www.usawaterpolo.org)

2. Gold Membership for JO Qualifier Tournament and JO National Tournament

3. Summer Session Registration on www.sovawaterpolo.com

Tournament

Locations

Start Date

End Date

Player Fee

Arroyo Grande Summer K- Off

Arroyo Grande

Sat. June 5th

Sun. June 6th

$50.00

Boys Hardcore Cup

Fresno Area

Sat.June 12th

Sun. June 13th

$70.00

Girls Hardcore Cup

Fresno Area

Sat.June 19th

Sun.June 20th

$70.00

USAWP Boys JO Qualifier

Clovis West

Fri. June 18th

Sun June 20th

$70.00

There are four weeks between the JO Qualifier Tournament and the JO National Championship Tournament. We will attend the HALE SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIP July 9th, 10th & 11th in the Inland Empire, or we will attend the CENTRAL COAST SUMMER CLASSIC, July 9th, 10th & 11th in San Luis Obispo. We will either find additional tournaments or schedule scrimmages with other clubs between the Qualifier Tournament and the National Tournament.

May 24th, 2021

Junior Olympics Qualifier Tournament

SOVA has entered three teams into three upcoming tournaments including the USA Water Polo Central Zone Qualifer Tournament for the JO National Tournament. This is going to take off fast starting next week. We only have three weeks of practice from May17th to June 5th for our first tournament at the Arroyo Grande Kick Off. The following week we play in the Hardcore Cup Tournament in the Fresno Area June 12th and 13th. Then we have the Central Zone Qualifier Tournament at Clovis West on June 17th thru 20th.

The tournament registration fee payment links have been posted to the website.

http://www.sovawaterpolo.com/tournaments

Teams we have entered: Boys 18U, Boys 16U, Boys 14U. Girls 18U is pending.

If we get more than 15 players per any team for the first two tournaments we will create two teams of 8 and take them both for maximum playing time.

Make sure you are arranging your schedule to make it to practice. For each age group there are two weekday practices, plus a weekday shooting clinic (Fridays) plus a Saturday practice. If need be, you can practice with other age groups until school is out if that helps with your scheduling.

Get ready for summer Polo!

SOVA Administration

Michael Yenigues

559-786-4453 (best text)

myenigues@gmail.com

May 24th, 2021

Correction - Tournament dates in June

Correction to the prior message:

The upcoming tournament dates are in June, not May.

Arroyo Grande Summer Kick Off is June 5th and 6th. The Hardcore tournament is June 12th & 13th. Sorry for any confusion caused by the error.

May 24th, 2021

Summer Tournaments

SOVA SUMMER SESSION & WATER POLO TOURNAMENTS

Summer Session Online Registration will open online Monday, May 3rd.

UPCOMING SUMMER SESSION TOURNAMENTS:

Arroyo Grande Summer Kick Off

JUNE 5th & 6th (Saturday & Sunday)

Saturday, June 5th - 3 Games

Boys 18-Under @ Arroyo Grande HS
Girls 16-Under @ Nipomo HS
Boys 14-Under @ Arroyo Grande HS

Sunday June 6th - 3 Games

Boys 16-Under @ Arroyo Grande HS
Girls 14-Under @ Nipomo HS

2021 Hardcore Cup

@ REEDLEY HIGH SCHOOL, SANGER HIGH SCHOOL, KINGSBURG HIGH SCHOOL, CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL

Saturday & Sunday June 12th & 13th

Boys 18-Under
Boys 16-Under
Boys 14-Under

Saturday & Sunday June 19th & 20th

Girls 16-Under
Girls 14-Under
COED12-Under

May 24th, 2021

Error Correction - COED 14U Saturday Practice

COED 14U Saturday Practice Time May 22nd & May 29th

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM*

* Not 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM as listed in the previous update

Schedule

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Mon May 31 5:00PM Boys 18U Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
Practice
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Tue Jun 1 5:00PM Boys 18U Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
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Wed Jun 2 5:00PM Boys 18U Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
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Thu Jun 3 5:00PM Boys 18U Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
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Fri Jun 4 5:00PM Boys 18U Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
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Sat Jun 5 6:35AM Boys 18U COVID-19 Testing for AG Summer Kick Off Tournament Arroyo Grande High School Arroyo Grande,CA
 
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Sat Jun 5 7:45AM Boys 18U Arroyo Grande High School Arroyo Grande,CA
Arroyo Grande
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Sat Jun 5 1:10PM Boys 18U Arroyo Grande High School Arroyo Grande,CA
SFV - San Fernando Valley
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Mon Nov 1 5:30PM COED 14U & Below - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Tue Nov 2 5:30PM Girls 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Tue Nov 2 7:00PM Boys 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Wed Nov 3 5:30PM COED 14U & Below - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Thu Nov 4 5:30PM Girls 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Thu Nov 4 7:00PM Boys 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Mon Nov 8 5:30PM COED 14U & Below - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Tue Nov 9 5:30PM Girls 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Tue Nov 9 7:00PM Boys 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Wed Nov 10 5:30PM COED 14U & Below - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Thu Nov 11 5:30PM Girls 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Thu Nov 11 7:00PM Boys 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Mon Nov 15 5:30PM COED 14U & Below - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Tue Nov 16 5:30PM Girls 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Tue Nov 16 7:00PM Boys 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Wed Nov 17 5:30PM COED 14U & Below - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Thu Nov 18 5:30PM Girls 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Thu Nov 18 7:00PM Boys 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Mon Nov 22 5:30PM COED 14U & Below - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Tue Nov 23 5:30PM Girls 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Tue Nov 23 7:00PM Boys 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Wed Nov 24 5:30PM COED 14U & Below - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Thu Nov 25 5:30PM Girls 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Thu Nov 25 7:00PM Boys 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Mon Nov 29 5:30PM COED 14U & Below - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Tue Nov 30 5:30PM Girls 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Tue Nov 30 7:00PM Boys 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Wed Dec 1 5:30PM COED 14U & Below - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Thu Dec 2 5:30PM Girls 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Thu Dec 2 7:00PM Boys 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Mon Dec 6 5:30PM COED 14U & Below - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Tue Dec 7 5:30PM Girls 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Tue Dec 7 7:00PM Boys 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Wed Dec 8 5:30PM COED 14U & Below - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Thu Dec 9 5:30PM Girls 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Thu Dec 9 7:00PM Boys 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Mon Dec 13 5:30PM COED 14U & Below - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Tue Dec 14 5:30PM Girls 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Tue Dec 14 7:00PM Boys 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Wed Dec 15 5:30PM COED 14U & Below - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Thu Dec 16 5:30PM Girls 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Thu Dec 16 7:00PM Boys 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Mon Dec 20 5:30PM COED 14U & Below - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Tue Dec 21 5:30PM Girls 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Tue Dec 21 7:00PM Boys 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Wed Dec 22 5:30PM COED 14U & Below - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Thu Dec 23 5:30PM Girls 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Thu Dec 23 7:00PM Boys 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Mon Dec 27 5:30PM COED 14U & Below - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Tue Dec 28 5:30PM Girls 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Tue Dec 28 7:00PM Boys 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Wed Dec 29 5:30PM COED 14U & Below - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Thu Dec 30 5:30PM Girls 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Thu Dec 30 7:00PM Boys 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Mon Jan 3 5:30PM COED 14U & Below - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Tue Jan 4 5:30PM Girls 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Tue Jan 4 7:00PM Boys 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Wed Jan 5 5:30PM COED 14U & Below - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Thu Jan 6 5:30PM Girls 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Thu Jan 6 7:00PM Boys 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Mon Jan 10 5:30PM COED 14U & Below - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Tue Jan 11 5:30PM Girls 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Tue Jan 11 7:00PM Boys 16U & 18U - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 
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Wed Jan 12 5:30PM COED 14U & Below - Practice Mt. Whitney High School Visalia,CA
 

Coaches & Staff

NamePosition
Michael Chapman Assistant Coach
Michael Yenigues Head Coach

Roster

# Name Position
Aidan Apgar
Travis Applegate
Aidan Champagne
Duncan Champagne
Cole Costa
Brett Hanke
Oli Hunt
Gabriel Maillard
Jordan Northcutt
Braden Rohman