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Triton competition teams offer local athletes a unique place to train year-round with high-quality coaching and professional-level training. Players are expected to play with integrity and perform at standards set by our coaching staff. Holistic team workouts are designed to prepare athletes to compete in high school and college while instilling foundational values that will last a lifetime. Players are given the opportunity to participate in national-level tournaments and training trips. The idea of brotherhood is deeply embedded in our team philosophy which shapes our younger athletes to work with our older players set as role models to create a bond that promotes a team that plays with and for each other. 


Season Registration Open & Close Dates

Fall Winter Spring Summer
Open Close Open Close Open Close Open Close
Jul 10th Sept 15th Oct 10th Dec 15th Jan 10th Mar 15th Apr 10th June 15th
Current team members will be given early registration access to the following season.

Competition Teams | 2022 - 2023

Triton Competiton Teams are a 9 - 12 month program depending on age group with the ability to take a quarter off. The required season commitments to maintain your placement on the team are Winter & Summer. There are no guarantees your spot will still be available when you decide to return unless you make arrangements with our coaching staff.

12U Boys (12 Months) 14U Boys (12 Months) 16U Boys (9 Months) 18U Boys (9 Months)
Gold (12 Athlete Roster) Gold (15 Athlete Roster) Gold (15 Athlete Roster) Gold (15 Athlete Roster)
Blue (15 Athlete Roster) Blue (15 Athlete Roster) Blue (15 Athlete Roster) Blue (15 Athlete Roster)
*Team assignment is dependent on athletes' age as of August 1st*
Fall Quarter (No HS) Winter Quarter Spring Quarter Summer Quarter
Aug 22nd - Nov 10th Nov 14th - Feb 10th Feb 24th - May 12th May 22nd - Jul 29th

Coaching Staff

The Triton Water Polo coaching staff includes former USA National Team Members, NCAA National Champions, College and High School All-Americans, and current local Varsity High School Coaches. Each of our coaches works hard to ensure that their players develop the skills needed to be successful in water polo and, most importantly, as individuals. Our coaches take pride in building individual athletic skills and team concepts such as leadership and communication to ensure our athletes progress and participate in all age groups and skill levels. We believe in building a greater Tri-Valley Water Polo community and strive to connect our players, parents, and coaches for the betterment of our players' bright futures.


Training Structure

Athletes will participate in a total of 5 practices per week (10 Practice Hours). Practice weeks will combine Water Polo, Swimming, and Strength Training (Cardio & Weights) Workouts. Athletes can skip one practice per week, preferably swimming and weights. Practices will be structured with individual development in skills with station work or structured based team practices. During the Spring quarter, HS teams will have three days of Swimming and two days of Water Polo and Weights.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Water Polo Swimming & Strength Training Water Polo Swimming & Strength Training Water Polo

 

Specialty Workouts: Our Goalies, 2M, and 2MD players will have additional workouts throughout the month that will replace their swim conditioning for that day to work on their skills in a small 4 - 6 athlete setting. You will be informed of the days at the beginning of each month.


Winter Practice Schedules | Nov 14th - Feb 10th

Team Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Practice Site
12U Gold/Blue 7:00 - 9:00 PM 7:00 - 9:00 PM 7:00 - 9:00 PM 7:00 - 9:00 PM 7:00 - 9:00 PM TBA
14U Gold/Blue 7:00 - 9:00 PM 7:00 - 9:00 PM 7:00 - 9:00 PM 7:00 - 9:00 PM 7:00 - 9:00 PM TBA

16U Gold/Blue

7:00 - 9:00 PM 7:00 - 9:00 PM 7:00 - 9:00 PM 7:00 - 9:00 PM 7:00 - 9:00 PM TBA
18U Gold/Blue 7:00 - 9:00 PM 7:00 - 9:00 PM 7:00 - 9:00 PM 7:00 - 9:00 PM 7:00 - 9:00 PM TBA

 

Spring Quarter Schedule (12U - 18U): The Spring quarter schedule and registration will be released in late January.


Local & Travel Tournaments

Teams will participate in three local tournaments and one/two travel tournaments each quarter. Travel tournaments typically will not be back-to-back months. Participation will be required for all travel tournaments. These tournaments will be invoiced at the beginning of the month in which it is in. Tournaments will be planned for at the beginning of each quarter. A sample tournament schedule would look like this:

Quarter One (No HS) | Aug - Nov Quarter Two | Nov - Feb Quarter Three | Feb-May  Quarter Four | May - Aug
KAP7 Championship Cup KAP7 International San Diego Cup Junior Olympics
Atlanta Cup Miami Cup Welcome To Texas Hawaii Invitational

Triton Performance Camps X InstaCoach

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with InstaCoach. This locally based sports tech company connects youth athletes with access to training and instruction offered by current D1 athletes. 

Once a month, you will have all access to our Triton Performance Camps which is included in your monthly membership. This will be a 4-hour camp where you can work on specific aspects of your game in small groups with some of the best college athletes in the country under the guidance and familiarity of your coaching staff. 


Private Lessons

We are dedicated to ensuring that our athletes have ample opportunities to improve their skills by offering private lessons at the availability of our coaching staff. The club will facilitate pool time and equipment and connect you with a coach to work with. This can include in and out-of-the-water instruction working on various topics from specialized 2M and 2MD work to outside shooting and goalie workouts. 


Team Training Trips

Once every six months, we will take our competition teams on a Co-Op training trip with another club. Teams will scrimmage and train with local clubs for 2 -  3 days and participate in team building and college visits. This is a great opportunity to meet new players and clubs across the state and check out colleges. Locations could be as close as Santa Cruz and Monterey to Santa Barbara and Carlsbad. The trip will be announced two months in advance and invoiced separately. The invoice will include all transportation, hotel, and dining. These trips are optional.


Italy Trip 2023

Every other year, competition team athletes will be given the oppurtunity to travel to Europe to train with some of the best clubs in the world and explore the local culture. These trips are typically 10 - 12 days after Junior Olympics before school starts. This trip would replace the Maui Invitational for that year. The next planned trip is July 2023. Athletes can make monthly contributions for the trip with monthly dues. In some cases, we will combine with another club with like-minded development programs to ensure a quality learning experience for our athletes. This trip is optional.


Team Gear

Through our new partnership with Ducko, As a Gold & Blue Competition Team member, you will be given the following team uniform. There will be seasonal stores where you can purchase more items. You will be asked to wear your game suit and polo on all game days and team travel.

Practice & Game Suit Team Robe/Parka
KAP7 Team Bag Game Day Polo

USA Water Polo Membership

Before registering for a Competition or Recreational membership, you must obtain a Gold USA Water Polo Membership. This membership is required to participate in any practices, games, camps, or training trips.

Birthday Verification: In your USAWP Portal, you must also complete the birthday verification. It takes a couple of days to process.


Try-Outs & Player Intake Process

Triton Competition teams are limited to 15 Gold and 18 Blue rostered athletes at a time. There will not be a third Competition Team to protect the quality of player instruction and training unless there are enough resources to support this, which is voted on at the beginning of each year.

Team rosters will be locked during the Winter and Summer quarters. Once rosters are unlocked, if a spot is open, you will be notified and asked to come to try out 2 - 3 practices before making a final decision. Team selection is 100% at the discretion of our coaching staff.

Factors THAT DO go into the decision process are as follows: 

  • Commitment to attend a minimum of 4 practices per week and the ability to attend a minimum of 5 travel tournaments per year.
  • Athletic experience demonstrated in practices and scrimmages.
  • Coachability and chemistry with the coaching staff and teammates.

Factors that DO NOT go into the decision process are as follows:

  • Prior/Current Club Affiliation
  • Relationships with coaches such as past coaches, relatives, family friends, etc.
  • Previous playing experience

Athletes who have played with the club from August 1st, 2021 - July 29th, 2022, will be prioritized for these roster spots. You do not need to try out. Once the Summer 2022 teams have been rostered, open registration will be made available. If you are interested in joining one of our competition teams, please fill out this form below, and a staff member will reach out.


Sibling Discount

Families with more than one athlete enrolled in either Competition, or Recreational teams will receive 15% off monthly enrollment for the second child and 25% off for the third. Please email membership@tritonaquatics with their information, and we will provide you with a discount code for registration. You will need to request a new code every quarter. Discounts will not be applied during the registration process automatically.


Triton Referral Program

The Triton Referral Program awards current members a saving when they refer new members and are assigned to a Recreational or Competition Team. After the current and new members are registered, both will receive a 10% credit for that quarter's dues. Please email membership@tritonaquatics.org with your Triton Referral's first and last name along with their email.


Membership Dues

Competition Member dues are processed at $585 per month. After the completion of the season, you will have to register for the next season.

The Triton Competition Membership Includes:

Water Polo (3 Days/Wk) Swimming (2 Days/Wk) Strength Training (2 Days/Wk)
Performance Camps ($145/Value Per Month) Local Tournaments (3/Qrt) Team Gear ($420 Value)
(Price per practice hour: $14.62)

 


Refund Policy

While we want everyone to commit to the season, we understand that things come up that are out of our control. We always recommend purchasing AIG Sports Insurance during the registration process.

Our refund policy is as follows:

1. Full Refund (Before Season Start Date): Must have a written request received before the registration date.

2. Following the start of practice, if you request a refund during the first month, you will receive the second and third installments back. If you request a refund during the second month of practice, you will receive the third installment back. Must have a written request received before the registration date.

3. Refunds will not be processed in each season's last month of practices.

Missed Practice Days: There are no make-up days or credits for missed practice days due to athlete schedule conflicts, sickness, or choosing not to come to practice. We will only issue credits/refunds for missed practices due to the facility shutdown due to weather, schedule overlap, or facility availability.

Travel Trip Refunds: If a travel tournament is canceled, you will receive a full refund. If you choose not to participate in a tournament after paying, you will forfeit 25% of the cost paid.

By registering for your season, you acknowledge and agree to the terms above.