Notes from Raider WP Meeting (5/19/20)

In case you were not able to attend the meeting, here are some of the key takeaways:

  1. It is time to get moving again. The first 2 weeks of virtual workouts is meant to get everyone back in shape and on the same page mentally and physically. We know many of you have finals and end of the year projects, so we are not trying to overwhelm you or add too much screen time. Schoolwork is still the priority. We will meet at 4pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and we will assign homework workouts for you to do on your own time.
  2. Once classes are over, we will start incorporating classroom sessions to review team plays, watch game film together with coach commentary, have guest coach lectures (first up: Michael Rosenthal) with Q&A opportunities and continue individual workouts. This will continue throughout the month of June. Once RE reopens the pool, we will announce the next phase of social distancing practices.
  3. Players should keep a notebook, either digital or physical notebook, throughout the period of virtual practices.
    1. Workout #1: (all the workouts and video demonstrations will be posted here)
    2. Get your teammates to the 4pm meetings!

Plan Moving Forward

Hi Everyone! 

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: 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

International Tournament Schedule (Feb 14-16)

Pool Location: Coral Springs Aquatic Complex, 12441 Royal Palm Blvd, Coral Springs, FL 33065

High School Girls – Friday
5pm vs Ontario WP (white caps in 25m)
7:30pm vs SOCAL (white caps in 25m)

High School Girls – Saturday
12:50pm vs Marlins (white caps in dive well)
7:30pm vs Eastside B (white caps in dive well)

High School Girls – Sunday
If 5th: 8:40am (white caps in 25m)
If 4th: 9:30am (white caps in 25m)
If 3rd: 10:20am (white caps in 25m)
If 2nd: 12:50pm (white caps in 25m)
If 1st: 1:40pm (white caps in 25m)

High School Boys – Friday
12pm vs Encantada (white caps in 25m)
6:40pm vs Zilla (white caps in 25m)

High School Boys – Saturday
10:20am vs Navy Blue (white caps in 25m)
If 4th: 1:40pm (dark caps in 25m)
If 3rd: 3:20pm (dark caps in 25m)
If 2nd: 5pm (dark caps in 25m)
If 1st: 6:40pm (dark caps in 25m)

High School Boys – Sunday