Placement in Capital WAVEs competitive programs is determined by the Water Polo Head Coach in consultation with the Swimming Head Coach and Assistant Coaches.

There are minimum requirements to be considered for WAVE’s competition teams. Simply meeting these requirement does not secure a position on the team. Other factors such as coachability, attendance and team needs are a part of any decision.

The club conducts assessments in June of each year for placement purposes.

Selection for these teams is competitive.

BOYS COMPETITIVE TEAMS

The 12U and 14U teams train together as do the 16U and 18U teams.

All participants

  1. Attend four practices per week
  2. Participate in water polo tournaments and swim meets
  3. Learn plays and tactics as dictated by the coaching staff
  4. Must be on time
  5. Bring a positive attitude that values the team over the individual

Players

  1. Swim 50M meters from a dive start in less than 39 seconds. Coaches expect top line water polo players to be Regional qualifiers in 50M Free.
  2. Swim at least 1500 meters in 45 minutes
  3. Eggbeater kick with both arms out of water for at least 45 seconds
  4. Throw a Size 3 water polo ball from the base position for a distance of 10 meters

Goalies

  1. Swim 50M meters from a dive start in less than 41 seconds
  2. Swim at least 500 meters of intense leg driven exercize in a practice without rest
  3. Eggbeater kick with both arms out of water for at least 60 seconds
  4. Throw a Size 4 water polo ball from the base position for a distance of 12 meters

All participants

  1. Attend four practices per week
  2. Participate in water polo tournaments and swim meets
  3. Learn plays and tactics as dictated by the coaching staff
  4. Must be on time
  5. Bring a positive attitude that values the team over the individual

Players

  1. Swim 50M meters from a dive start in less than 35 seconds. Coaches expect top line water polo players to be Regional qualifiers in 50M Free.
  2. Swim at least 2000 meters in 45 minutes
  3. Eggbeater kick with both arms out of water for at least 45 seconds
  4. Throw a Size 4 water polo ball from the base position for a distance of 10 meters

Goalies

  1. Swim 50M meters from a dive start in less than 39 seconds
  2. Swim at least 500 meters of intense leg driven exercize in a practice without rest
  3. Eggbeater kick with both arms out of water for at least 80 seconds
  4. Throw a Size 4 water polo ball from the base position for a distance of 15 meters

All participants

  1. Attend four practices per week
  2. Participate in water polo tournaments as directed by coaching staff
  3. Learn plays and tactics as dictated by the coaching staff
  4. Must be on time
  5. Bring a positive attitude that values the team over the individual

Players

  1. Swim 50M meters from a dive start in less than 32 seconds. Coaches expect top line water polo players to be Regional qualifiers in 50M Free.
  2. Swim at least 2500 meters in 45 minutes
  3. Eggbeater kick with both arms out of water for at least 60 seconds
  4. Throw a Size 5 water polo ball from the base position for a distance of 15 meters

Goalies

  1. Swim 50M meters from a dive start in less than 35 seconds
  2. Swim at least 800 meters of intense leg driven exercize in a practice without rest
  3. Eggbeater kick with both arms out of water for at least 90 seconds
  4. Throw a Size 5 water polo ball from the base position for a distance of 20 meters

All participants

  1. Attend four practices per week
  2. Participate in water polo tournaments as directed by coaching staff
  3. Learn plays and tactics as dictated by the coaching staff
  4. Must be on time
  5. Bring a positive attitude that values the team over the individual

Players

  1. Swim 50M meters from a dive start in less than 29 seconds. Coaches expect top line water polo players to be Regional qualifiers in 50M Free.
  2. Swim at least 3000 meters in 45 minutes
  3. Eggbeater kick with both arms out of water for at least 80 seconds
  4. Throw a Size 5 water polo ball from the base position for a distance of 20 meters

Goalies

  1. Swim 50M meters from a dive start in less than 33 seconds
  2. Swim at least 800 meters of intense leg driven exercize in a practice without rest
  3. Eggbeater kick with both arms out of water for at least 120 seconds
  4. Throw a Size 5 water polo ball from the base position for a distance of 25 meters

GIRLS COMPETITIVE TEAMS

The 12U and 14U teams train together as do the 16U and 18U teams.

All participants

  1. Attend four practices per week
  2. Participate in water polo tournaments and swim meets
  3. Learn plays and tactics as dictated by the coaching staff
  4. Must be on time
  5. Bring a positive attitude that values the team over the individual

Players

  1. Swim 50M meters from a dive start in less than 39 seconds. Coaches expect top line water polo players to be Regional qualifiers in 50M Free.
  2. Swim at least 1500 meters in 45 minutes
  3. Eggbeater kick with both arms out of water for at least 45 seconds
  4. Throw a Size 3 water polo ball from the base position for a distance of 10 meters

Goalies

  1. Swim 50M meters from a dive start in less than 41 seconds
  2. Swim at least 500 meters of intense leg driven exercize in a practice without rest
  3. Eggbeater kick with both arms out of water for at least 60 seconds
  4. Throw a Size 4 water polo ball from the base position for a distance of 12 meters

All participants

  1. Attend four practices per week
  2. Participate in water polo tournaments and swim meets
  3. Learn plays and tactics as dictated by the coaching staff
  4. Must be on time
  5. Bring a positive attitude that values the team over the individual

Players

  1. Swim 50M meters from a dive start in less than 37 seconds. Coaches expect top line water polo players to be Regional qualifiers in 50M Free.
  2. Swim at least 2000 meters in 45 minutes
  3. Eggbeater kick with both arms out of water for at least 45 seconds
  4. Throw a Size 4 water polo ball from the base position for a distance of 10 meters

Goalies

  1. Swim 50M meters from a wall start in less than 39 seconds
  2. Swim at least 500 meters of intense leg driven exercize in a practice without rest
  3. Eggbeater kick with both arms out of water for at least 80 seconds
  4. Throw a Size 4 water polo ball from the base position for a distance of 15 meters

All participants

  1. Attend four practices per week
  2. Participate in water polo tournaments as directed by coaching staff
  3. Learn plays and tactics as dictated by the coaching staff
  4. Must be on time
  5. Bring a positive attitude that values the team over the individual

Players

  1. Swim 50M meters from a dive start in less than 34 seconds. Coaches expect top line water polo players to be Regional qualifiers in 50M Free.
  2. Swim at least 2500 meters in 45 minutes
  3. Eggbeater kick with both arms out of water for at least 60 seconds
  4. Throw a Size 4 water polo ball from the base position for a distance of 15 meters

Goalies

  1. Swim 50M meters from a wall start in less than 36 seconds
  2. Swim at least 800 meters of intense leg driven exercize in a practice without rest
  3. Eggbeater kick with both arms out of water for at least 90 seconds
  4. Throw a Size 4 water polo ball from the base position for a distance of 20 meters

All participants

  1. Attend four practices per week
  2. Participate in water polo tournaments as directed by coaching staff
  3. Learn plays and tactics as dictated by the coaching staff
  4. Must be on time
  5. Bring a positive attitude that values the team over the individual

Players

  1. Swim 50M meters from a dive start in less than 33 seconds. Coaches expect top line water polo players to be Regional qualifiers in 50M Free.
  2. Swim at least 3000 meters in 45 minutes
  3. Eggbeater kick with both arms out of water for at least 80 seconds
  4. Throw a Size 4 water polo ball from the base position for a distance of 20 meters

Goalies

  1. Swim 50M meters from a wall start in less than 34 seconds
  2. Swim at least 800 meters of intense leg driven exercize in a practice without rest
  3. Eggbeater kick with both arms out of water for at least 120 seconds
  4. Throw a Size 4 water polo ball from the base position for a distance of 25 meters

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