Membership

PROGRAMS:

High School Program (16s and 18s): This program is our highest level of water polo. Club season is from mid-November to the beginning of February, during which practice is Monday to Thursday and Saturday. Then, February to the beginning of May is the High School Season (FHSAA). During that time, the club only practices on Saturdays. From May until end of July, we go back to Monday to Thursday and Saturday practices plus a California Training Trip for about 3 weeks in July (open to all ages and levels).  From mid-August until mid-November we practice on Saturdays while the kids participate in High School Swim Season (FHSAA). For the high school program, we also have optional Friday morning scrimmages with alumni players which are led and organized by Coach Brad and the juniors and seniors on the team. Please reference the calendar for those practices. This program competes in local and national tournaments year round, including the Junior Olympics in California.

Middle School Program (12s and 14s): This program practices alongside the high school program with an emphasize on perfecting the fundamentals and an introduction to strategy. Club season is from mid-November to the beginning of February, during which practice is Monday-Thursday and Saturday. Then, February to mid-April is Middle School Season. During that time, the club only practices on Saturdays. This program usually takes a break until mid-May, and at that time, practices resume Monday-Thursday and Saturday until the California Training Trip which is about 3 weeks in July. From mid-August until mid-November we practice on Saturdays while the kids participate in Middle School Swim Season. This program competes in local tournaments year round, and have the opportunity to compete in the Junior Olympics in California.

Splashball: The Splashball program is led by Coach Brad Gould and is intended for players in 5th grade or younger, or for older players who have never played before. This program focuses on introducing the sport to players at a young age and focuses on learning the fundamentals. Splashball practices on Saturdays throughout the year for one hour in the REACH pool. This program typically does not compete in tournaments, however, there are a few opportunities based on participation levels.


DUES:
As this club has no affiliation to Ransom Everglades School, our club charges annual dues to cover basic operation costs: pool rental fees, equipment, coaching fee, tournament fees, and all other club costs. In January, we send electronic invoices via Square so you can pay online with a credit or debit card, or you have the option to mail a check. Dues vary in amount based on the age of the player and prorated amounts are available.

FORMS + USA WATER POLO MEMBERSHIP:

All members are required to fill out the below membership forms and email them to raiderwaterpolo@gmail.com. Additionally, all players must sign up with USA Water Polo in order to practice or compete with the club. We recommend for players to choose either a Silver or Gold membership, based on the tournaments they plan on competing in. There is a 14-day trial membership for those who are still trying out the sport. https://webpoint.usawaterpolo.com/wp/memberships/join.wp

Please fill out the following forms and email them to Head Coach Eric Lefebvre at raiderwaterpolo@gmail.com along with a short introduction. If you are signing up for Splashball, please cc Brad Gould at bradleygould3@gmail.com.

Raider Forms


What to bring to practice: suit, towel, goggles, full workout attire, socks and sneakers.


Weather Policy: The lightning radar alerts us when lightning strikes within an 8 mile radius. At that time, everyone needs to exit the pool and clear the pool deck. If that happens, practice moves to the gym where we do a dry land workout until the all clear alert is given (30 minutes after the last lightning strike within 8 miles). If we do a full hour of dry land, and the lightning is still within 8 miles, we will let the kids leave at that time.