I know it has been a process for us all to try to cope with the loss of high school season and the annual California summer training trip (in addition to the many celebrations for the 8th graders moving up to High School and for the graduating Class of 2020). And as you all know, May was supposed to be the transition from school season to club practices. While we are getting a late and unconventional start, we hope we have everyone’s support in trying to pick up where we left off, water polo wise. Please bear with us as we navigate through this process, as there may be small adjustments along the way.
Here is the current plan:
Tuesday, May 19: 4pm Raider WP Club Virtual Meeting (players and parents). Here is the link: https://meet.google.com/icm-vowo-eap. We will also send out a virtual meeting e-vite.
From Tuesday, May 19 until Friday, May 29 (last day of classes for at RE), we will have virtual practice from 4-5pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. During this period, we will focus on assigned physical workouts for kids to do at home with little to no equipment (body weight exercises, ball handling – this can be done with any kind of large ball, cardio, etc.)
From Monday, June 1 until Friday, July 3 (originally the last scheduled practice before the California Trip), we will have virtual practices from 4-5pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. During that time we will continue assigned workouts and add chalk talk sessions, game film (watch and analyze together), and set up guest lectures (from outside coaches and former collegiate players). It will be an incredible opportunity to teach and review the mental and strategical aspects of the sport with players in a classroom-like setting, as well as offer a variety of perspectives through the guest lectures.
As guidelines and safety protocols continue to change, we will continue to send updates and adjustments as needed. Once RE reopens the pool, we will share information on how we will move forward. Please expect for there to be social distancing measures in place (new normal). Know that we will do everything we can to make this experience meaningful and fun for the athletes.
If you have questions from now, please feel free to email us. We will also save time during the virtual meeting on Tuesday to answer questions.
We hope you all are staying healthy during this time and are focused on finishing the school year strong!
Eric, Jaime and Petar