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Triton competition teams provide local water polo athletes with a one-of-a-kind training experience that lasts all year round. Our high-quality coaching and professional-level training help players reach their full potential. Our coaching staff sets a high bar for integrity and performance; we expect our players to meet these standards.

Our holistic team workouts are designed to prepare athletes for high school and college competitions while instilling foundational values that last a lifetime. We also offer players the opportunity to participate in national-level tournaments and training trips, exposing them to top-level competition and training. At Triton, we believe in the power of sisterhood. Our team philosophy emphasizes the importance of working together and creating a strong bond between players of all ages. Our younger athletes look up to our older players as role models, building a team that plays with and for each other.


Girls Competition Teams | 2023-24

Triton Competition Teams offer a comprehensive 9 to 12-month program (depending on the age group) with the option to take a quarter off. To maintain your spot on the team, you must commit to the Winter and Summer seasons. Please note that if you decide to take a break without making arrangements with our coaching staff, we cannot guarantee your spot will still be available when you return.

Girls Teams:

Recognizing the importance of quality training and individual attention, the Girl’s program is capped at 30 athletes. This limit ensures that each participant receives the focused guidance and support needed to truly excel, maintaining the integrity and effectiveness of the Triton Development Program.

12/14U GIRLS 16U GIRLS 18U GIRLS (SUMMER2024)
15 Athletes 15  Athletes 12 Athletes

 


Season Dates | 2023-24

Fall  Quarter (No HS) Winter Quarter Spring Quarter Summer Quarter
Aug  - Nov Nov  - Feb Feb - May  May - July

Coaching Staff

Our seasoned coaching staff comprises former USA National Team Members, NCAA National Champions, College and High School All-Americans, and current local Varsity High School Coaches. Our coaches are dedicated to helping players develop their skills to succeed in water polo and life.

At Triton, we believe in pushing athletes to develop and showcase individual athleticism within the game and embrace team concepts such as leadership and communication. Our coaches take pride in ensuring athletes progress and participate in all age groups and skill levels. We are committed to building a greater Tri-Valley Water Polo community and strive to connect our players, parents, and coaches for the betterment of our athletes' bright futures.

Water Polo Coaching Staff
Derick Samonek (H)
Alex Lazzereschi (A)
Swimming Coaching Staff
Maureen “Moe” McCarthy

 


TRAINING STRUCTURE

Athletes will participate in 4 - 5 weekly practices throughout the year, depending on the season and the focus. Workout focuses will change throughout the year based on tournament load and season.

In Spring, we expect HS athletes to participate in their swim teams and adjust the practices that season to accommodate for this. In the Fall, HS athletes will play for their HS team and return in the Winter.


Triton Flex Practices

T/TH - Chalk Talk/Flim Review (Classroom) @ 7:00 PM -  In these sessions, we will review team strategy topics, check both our games, and watch high-level pro/college/Olympic games. This will be an excellent opportunity for classroom-structured learning and a way for our parents to get involved.

M/W - Dry-land conditioning /mobility Training @ 7:00 PM - We will run a dynamic dry-land warm-up to encourage bodyweight strength training, core work, and mobility improvement. This will safely help athletes to build up strength and prevent injury.


Winter Practice Times

Winter practices will run from November 27 - February 8th. Practice times are subject to change based on facility availability.

TEAM MONDAY (LPC) TUESDAY (LPC) WEDNESDAY (LPC) THURSDAY (LPC) SELECT FRIDAY'S (LPC)
12/14U Girls 7:00 - 9:15 PM 7:00 - 9:15 PM 7:00 - 9:15 PM 7:00 - 9:15 PM Scrimmage Night/ Performance Camps
16U Girls 7:00 - 9:15 PM 7:00 - 9:15 PM 7:00 - 9:15 PM 7:00 - 9:15 PM Scrimmage Night/ Performance Camps

Spring Practice Times

Spring practices will run from February 12th - May 10th. Practice times are subject to change based on facility availability.

TEAM

MONDAY

(SWIM)

TUESDAY

(WATER POLO)

WEDNESDAY

(SWIM)

THURSDAY

(WATER POLO)

FRIDAY (WATER POLO)

12/14U Girls 7:00-9:00 PM 7:00-9:15 PM 7:00-9:00 PM 7:00-9:15 PM Scrimmage Night
16U Girls 7:00-9:00 PM 7:00-9:15 PM 7:00-9:00 PM 7:00-9:15 PM Scrimmage Night

 

LOCATION

Las Positas College

 

Summer Practice Times

Summer practices will run from May 13th - July 25th. Practice times are subject to change based on facility availability.

TEAM MONDAY (SWIM) TUESDAY (WATER POLO) WEDNESDAY (SWIM) THURSDAY (WATER POLO) FRIDAY (WATER POLO) SELECT SUNDAY'S (SCRIMMAGE/PERFORMANCE CAMP)
12/14U Girls 7:00-9 PM 7:00-9 PM 7:00-9 PM 7:00-9 PM 7:30-9 PM 11-12:30 PM
16U Girls 7:00-9 PM 7:00-9 PM 7:00-9 PM 7:00-9 PM 7:30-9 PM 11-12:30 PM

 

LOCATION
Ohlone College

 


LOCAL & TRAVEL TOURNAMENTS

Teams will participate in 10 - 12 local and 3 - 4 travel tournaments. Travel tournaments will typically not be scheduled back-to-back months. Participation in select travel tournaments is required and will be invoiced at the beginning of the month in which it occurs. Tournament schedules will be planned out at the beginning of each quarter. If a player cannot participate in a tournament, we will bring up an athlete from the Blue team to fill the spot on the Gold team. Below is an example of an annual travel tournament schedule:

Fall Local Tournaments:

  • Kick Off The Fall Marin Cup - September 16 - 17
  • 680 Fall League - Dates TBA
  • Pacific Zone Age Group Championships - November 12th

Travel Tournaments (Select Teams)

Commitment Level Quarter One (No HS) | Aug - Nov Quarter Two | Nov - Feb Quarter Three | Feb-May  Quarter Four | May - Aug
Required:  KAP7 Championship Cup (12U - 14U) Frozen Cup (12U - 18U) San Diego Cup (12U - 14U) Junior Olympics (12U - 18U)
Extra Opportunities:

Atlanta Cup (12U - 14U)

Ventura Cup (12U - 18U)

Welcome To Texas (12U - 14U)

Hawaii Invitational (12U - 18U)


6-8 SPORTS | ASSESSMENT & DEVELOPMENT TRACKING

We have partnered with 6-8 Sports; this allows us to track our athlete's development as they play throughout the year. Along with keeping the team and individual stats, athletes will run through the 6-8 challenge 2X per season to track personal development and give our coaches insight into individual and group training throughout the year. You will need to obtain a 6-8 Number before registration.


Club Scrimmage Nights

Selected evenings during the season, our teams will engage in local scrimmages with 680, CCU, Lamorinda, SOAC, and our Triton Masters Team. You will receive notice about the scrimmage at the start of the week.


Team Gear

You must purchase the following gear as a Gold or Blue Competition Team member. You will be prompted to do so at the time of enrollment. You will be asked to wear your game suit and polo on game days and team travel.

Practice & Game Suit Team Towel
Team Bag Game Day Shorts

 


USAWP Membership

Before registering for a Competition or Recreational membership, you must obtain a Gold USA Water Polo Membership and upload a photo of your athlete. This membership is required to participate in any practices, games, camps, or training trips. The club affiliation number is USAWP ID: 34352 Tri-Valley Triton Aquatics.

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


Try Outs & Minimum Requirements

If you want to try out a practice before registering, please reach out to membership@tritonaquatics.org. You will need to obtain a free USAWP 14-Day Trial Membership before arriving.

Our minimum requirements to participate on our recreational teams are as follows:

  • Must be water safe
  • Be able to swim a 200 Yard (8 Laps) freestyle, and 100 Yard (4 Laps) breast stroke without stopping
  • Must be able to tread water off the wall for a minimum of 10 minutes

Not Ready To Jump In?

If you are not yet ready to jump onto a Recreational Team, we offer Intro To Water Polo Camps as an avenue to prepare and build the fundamentals needed to play on a team. These programs are low-key and fun to ensure a positive experience.

Triton Aquatics will also offer private and small group swim lessons.


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

Triton Competition Teams, our membership, set at $995 per season or $331 per month on a no-interest payment plan, is designed for athletes aspiring. This program provides 5 days of specialized training weekly over a 12-week period. With our early enrollment discount, each practice is effectively priced at just $15.75, underscoring our commitment to high-level training in a competitive environment.

We also offer a 5% Early Enrollment Discount as an incentive for athletes who are committed to enhancing their skills and competitive edge in these demanding sports. Our philosophy is centered on providing a rigorous training framework that supports and propels athletes towards achieving their highest potential in both swimming and water polo.


Refund Policy

Commitment to the Season:

We encourage all members to commit to the season, recognizing that unforeseen circumstances may arise. For added protection, we recommend purchasing AIG Sports Insurance during the registration process.

Refund and Credit Policy:

1. No Cash Refunds: We do not provide cash refunds under normal circumstances. Credits will be considered in specific situations.

2. Credits for Medical or Family Emergencies (Before Season Start Date):  A written credit request (via email) must be submitted before the official start of the season and will be considered for documented medical or family emergencies.

3. Refunds After Second Week of Practice:  After the second week of practice, we may offer credits for missed practices due to conflicts, provided notice is given.

Travel Trip Refunds:

1. Full Refund for Tournament Cancellation: In the event of a canceled travel tournament, you will receive a full refund.

2. Forfeiture of 25% Cost for Non-Participation: If you choose not to participate in a tournament after payment, you will forfeit 25% of the cost paid.

By registering for the season, you acknowledge and agree to these terms. No cash refunds will be provided, only club credit in cases of documented medical or family emergencies before the season start date. After the second week, credits may be offered for conflicts, but no cash refunds will be provided.