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2019 PWP JO Qualification Tournament Dates
(Posted September 9, 2018, Updated January 26, March 7, & May 30 2019)

Entry Fee & Forfeit Information
Game Fees - $105 per game will be charged to each club. If a club forfeits a game, game fees will be charged and a $105 forfeit fee will be charged. The $105 forfeit fee will be credited towards the opposing team in the forfeit game. In addition, forfeiture of game(s) in 2019 will have ramifications towards your club participating in the 2020 JO Qualification Tournaments.

Seeding Meeting - Sunday June 2, 2019 - 6:00pm, Location Mountain View High School - Room 526 (walk between pool & tennis courts to access room)
Open to coaches and club administrators

18u Boys & Girls
Round I: June 14-16
Round II: June 21-23

Entry deadline through USA Water Polo - May 30, 2019

Top 4 placing teams from 2018 JO Qual's are exempt from playing in Round I of the 2019 JO Qual's. Boys - Contra Costa United, Lamorinda, Sleepy Hollow & Stanford. Girls - 680, Diablo, Lamorinda & Stanford.

16u Boys & Girls
Round I: June 8-9
Round II: June 14-16

Entry deadline through USA Water Polo - May 24, 2019

Top 4 placing teams from 2018 JO Qual's are exempt from playing in Round I of the 2019 JO Qual's. Boys - Contra Costa United, Lamorinda, San Jose Water Polo Foundation & Stanford. Girls - 680, Diablo, Lamorinda & Stanford.

Schedule posted on Event Schedule of website.

14u Boys
Round I: June 14-16
Round II: June 21-23

Entry deadline through USA Water Polo - May 30, 2019

Top 4 placing teams from 2018 JO Qual's are exempt from playing in Round I of the 2019 JO Qual's. Boys - 680, Contra Costa United, Lamorinda, & Stanford.

14u Girls
June 14-16

Entry deadline through USA Water Polo - May 30, 2019

12u Boys
June 21-23

Entry deadline through USA Water Polo - June 1, 2019

12u Girls & 12u Co-ed
June 14-16

Entry deadline through USA Water Polo - May 30, 2019

June 21-23

Entry deadline through USA Water Polo - June 1, 2019

JO Qual - Schedules/Results
(Pacific Zone - 2018 JO Qualifications)

Click on Specific Date Below

June 9-10 (Round I: 16u Boys & Girls)

June 15-17 (Round I: 18/14u Boys, Round II: 16u Boys & Girls, 14u Girls, 12u Girls

June 22-24 (Round II: 18/14u Boys, 18u Girls, 12u Boys, 10u

2018 JO Qualification Dates

2018 National Junior Olympic Qualification Tournament Dates

18u Boys & Girls
Round I: June 15-17
Round II: June 22-24

16u Boys & Girls
Round I: June 9-10
Round II: June 15-17

14u Boys
Round I: June 15-17
Round II: June 22-24

14u Girls
June 15-17

12u Boys
June 22-24

12u Girls
June 15-17

June 22-24

Goalie Clinics - East Bay

Specific Goalie Training

1. Teaching and fine tuning all aspects of the goalie position: fundamentals, technique, game situations, conditioning, mental/physical preparation, pre/post game review and having the right perspective

2. Top field players are used as shooters when needed to challenge experienced goalies and assist less experienced goalies

3. Seasoned coaching staff providing detailed feedback in every clinic- very favorable coach/goalie ratio

4. Location: Moraga, CA

5. Additional info:

6. All clinics are sanctioned by USA Water Polo

2017-2018 PWP League Dates Announced

The 2017-2018 Fall, Winter & Spring League dates are as follows:

September 17
October 1
October 15
October 29

Fall League Specifics (See Link)

December 9-10
January 6-7
January 20-21
February 3

March 11
March 25
April 8
April 22

Additional details will be posted on the 'Events Schedule' page of the website.

JO Qualification Tournament Standings

For 2017 Pacific Zone JO Qualification Tournament standings, please Click Here

JO Qualification Tournaments

See event dates below (News Story Below).

In the 18u B/G, 16u B/G, 14u B divisions (5 divisions), the top 4 seeded teams will not be playing the first weekend of competition.

June 10-11 - The 16u Boys games will be played in the Palo Alto area and the 16u Girls games will be played in the East Bay.

All clubs are required to enter both the NJO's and the JO Qualification Tournament through USA Water Polo. Entry deadlines are quickly approaching.

2017 Junior Olympic Qualification Tournament Dates

June 23-25

June 23-25

12u BOYS
June 23-25

June 16-18

14u BOYS
Round I: June 16-18
Round II: June 23-25

June 16-18

Round I: June 10-11
Round II: June 23-25

Round I: June 16-18
Round II: June 23-25

Election Endorsement

Pacific Water Polo Inc., (PWP, Inc.) is an independent non-profit organization founded in 1981 whose focus is organizing and supporting water polo in the greater Bay Area. Here are a few events that PWP, Inc. has been involved with over the years.

Fall, Winter & Spring Leagues
High School Senior All-Star Game
USA Water Polo Golf Tournament
The Olympic Club SplashBall Grant Program

The Pacific Zone of USA Water Polo is a local group of USA Water Polo representatives charged with supporting USA Water Polo. Unfortunately, over the years, the responsibilities of USA Water Polo Zones have significantly diminished. The Zone leadership has very little input into the direction of USA Water Polo, which comes as one of the drawbacks when USA Water Polo was changed to a staff driven model.

For approximately the last 10 years, the PWP, Inc. Board has shared board members with that of USA Water Polo’s Pacific Zone Board. This has provided support for local water polo activities and helped drive membership to USA Water Polo.

USA Water Polo has implemented a "one size fits all" method for determining the local leadership (aka Zone Board). Electronic voting has begun for 6 Pacific Zone Board Members. Voting ends on Sunday December 11. Voting is open to current USA Water Polo members aged 18 and over.

The hope is to continue having PWP, Inc. Board members sitting on both the PWP, Inc. Board and the USA Water Polo Pacific Zone Board. In an effort to achieve this, PWP, Inc. is endorsing the following three candidates, who have been active and have worked hard to keep water polo alive and well within the Pacific Zone.

Andrew Morris
Susan Ortwein
Dan Siri

We hope that you will consider these individuals when voting for USA Water Polo Zone

USA Water Polo Zone Elections


Zone Board Voting Ends Sunday December 11 - 9:00pm PST

Directions to Vote
Log onto
Click on Member Login (Top Right)
Enter Member ID
Enter Password
On right side of new webpage under Quick Navigation, Click on Pacific Zone Elections
Follow Instructions to Cast Vote

Goalie Academy Clinics
(December 2016)
Goalie Academy Clinics

-The clinics are designed to teach and fine tune all aspects of the goalie position
-December dates: 12/3, 12/10, 12/19
-Location: Moraga, CA
-USA Water Polo Sanctioned

Additional Information

PWP Meeting Agenda
(November 8, 7:30-9:00pm)
Please click on More Info link below to view a copy of the meeting agenda.

More Info

USA Water Polo Womens Collegiate Cup
(November 5-6)

The 2016 Womens Collegiate Cup heads to Stanford University for this two-day event.

Competition will feature many of the top womens collegiate teams.

Mark your calendar and plan on attending. Check out the tournament schedule at the link provided for tournament specifics.

Tournament Central

(August 30, 2016)

By selecting the 'More Info' link at the bottom you can access the meeting minutes from the August 30, Pacific Water Polo meeting.

Please review in anticipation of our upcoming November 8 meeting as well as understanding how the NJO Qualification Tournament Seeding process is going to change.

More Info

2016 Zone Award Nominations
(Deadline for Submission - Monday October 31)

It is that time of year. Time to nominate your coach, referee or volunteer who is deserving recognition for their efforts.

Please see the attached document listing the various awards and their descriptions.

Questions and nominations should be sent to Bill Brown -

More Info

Meeting Agenda

Please select the More Info link below to view our meeting agenda for the February 10 meeting.

More Info

2016 NJO Qual's

2016 National Junior Olympic Qualification Tournament Dates

18u Boys & Girls
Round I: June 17-19
Round II: June 24-26

16u Boys & Girls
Round I: June 11-12
Round II: June 24-26

14u Boys
Round I: June 17-19
Round II: June 24-26

14u Girls
June 17-19

12u Boys & Girls
June 24-26

June 24-26


PWP Winter League

PWP Winter League Dates are as follows:

12 & Under (6th grade/u)
December 12
January 9
January 23
February 7

14 & Under (8th grade/u)
December 13
January 10
January 24
February 7

16 & Under (10th grade/u)
December 12 (boys only)
December 19 (girls only)
January 9
January 16
January 30

18 & Under (12th grade/u)
December 20
January 10
January 17
January 31

Open - WOMEN
December 12
January 9
January 16
January 30

2015 NJO Qualification Tournament Schedules

June 13-14

16u GIRLS 16u BOYS

June 19-21

18u BOYS 18u GIRLS 14u BOYS 14u GIRLS 12u GIRLS

June 26-28

10u MIXED 12u BOYS 14u BOYS 16u BOYS 16u GIRLS 18u BOYS 18u GIRLS

Winter League Deadlines
Entry & Schedule Publishing Dates are as follows

December 13-14, Entry Deadline December 5, Schedule Publishing Date December 8

January 10-11, Entry Deadline January 1, Schedule Publishing Date January 5

January 17-18, Entry Deadline January 8, Schedule Publishing Date January 12

January 24-25, Entry Deadline January 15, Schedule Publishing Date January 19

January 31-February 1, Entry Deadline January 22, Schedule Publishing Date January 26

February 7-8, Entry Deadline January 29, Schedule Publishing Date February 2

Winter League Dates

Zone Summit Meeting Notes
(January 19, 2014)
Below you will find some quick notes with highlights from the 2014 Zone Summit Meetings this weekend in LA.

Roster Verification
Beginning with the Spring 2014 season, for all USA Water Polo sanctioned events, the local referees will be performing an ID check against the USA Water Polo verified roster per game.

18u Boys NJO's
Beginning in 2014, the course length for the 18u boys at the National Junior Olympic's and National Junior Olympic Qualification Tournament will be 25 meters.

NJO Qualification Entry Deadline
14 days prior to the event is the new entry deadline for 2014. This deadline has been moved from 7 days prior to 14 days prior.

NJO Club Affiliation Deadline
7 days prior to qualification tournament.

Roster Changes - NJO Qual's to NJO's
USA Water Polo is moving towards allowing two player changes per roster in situations with clubs with multiple rosters in the same age group. These changes will be allowed between the NJO Qualification Tournament and the NJO's.

New Rule Summary & Interpretations
Beginning in spring of 2014 we will be following the new rules and their interpretations. Please familiarize yourself with this information in anticipation of the spring season.

Specifics of the above may be adjusted slightly as the official wording is produced by USA Water Polo. Please stay in touch with the news section of the Pacific Water Polo website for further updates as they become available.

Pacific WP Spring League Dates
First Round
March 9 - Girls
March 16 - Boys

Second Round
March 23 - Girls & Boys

Third Round
April 6 - Girls & Boys

Final Round
April 27 - Girls & Boys

To register, please look on the EVENT SCHEDULE page of the website for entry information.

NJO Qualifying Dates
Fridays will only be used if necessary.

18 & UNDER
June 20-22 (Friday through Sunday) &
June 27-29 (Friday through Sunday)

16 & UNDER
June 13-15 (Friday through Sunday) &
June 27-29 (Friday through Sunday)

14 & UNDER
June 20-22 (Friday through Sunday)

June 20-22 (Friday through Sunday)

June 27-29 (Friday through Sunday)

10 & UNDER
June 27-29 (Saturday &/or Sunday)

Winter League Dates
**USA Water Polo Sanctioned**

Pacific Water Polo Winter League competition dates are as follows:

December 7, 14, January 18 & February 9

December 8, 15, January 19 & February 9

December 14, January 11, 25 & February 1

December 15, January 12, 26, & February 1

December 14, January 11, 25 & February 1

Registration information will be available beginning November 1.

NJO Qual's Schedules & Results

For the most up to date schedules and results please log onto:

Qualification Tournament Results

Please click on link below for a listing of Pacific Zone club/team rankings for the various USA Water Polo National Tournaments.

More Info

Pacific Zone Senior High School All Star Game
(December 11, 2011)

The 6th Annual Pacific Zone Senior High School All Star game will be played on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at the Soda Aquatic Center in Moraga. This annual event pits the top seniors from the southern section of the Pacific Zone against those from the northern section.

Game times will be 12 Noon for the Girls game and 1:30pm for the Boys game.

Team selections for the Northern Section are listed below.

Please plan on coming out on December 11th to watch our seniors play one last time representing their schools in an always competitive game against regional rivals.

Northern Boys
  • Tanner Cullen Acalanes
  • Andrew Schnugg Acalanes
  • Dominic Lucido Alhambra
  • Eric Hildreth California
  • Tor Jensen Campolindo
  • John Keane De Le Salle
  • William Sale Drake
  • Daniel Usedom Foothill
  • Mitch Pilgram Las Lomas
  • J.T. Sarmento Liberty
  • Nick Patino Marin Catholic
  • Robbie Fluegge Miramonte
  • Jack Ryner Miramonte
  • Kyle Weikert Miramonte
  • Nick Candau San Ramon Valley
  • Justin Roberto San Ramon Valley
  • Jonny Speros San Ramon Valley
  • Brock Leibhardt Washington
  • Alternates
  • Michael Hawkins Livermore
  • Brandon Simons Alhambra
  • Goalies
  • Tim Sweeney De Le Salle
  • Ty Elder Heritage
  • Zach Paxton Miramonte
  • Northern Girls
  • Barbara Lanier Acalanes
  • Molly Quinn Acalanes
  • Emily Surber Amador Valley
  • Kimi Klein Campolindo
  • Alison Quincy Dougherty Valley
  • Nina Wheeler Drake
  • Deanna Farley Irvington
  • Caroline Sandri James Logan
  • Shannon Baer Las Lomas
  • Erin Donahugh Las Lomas
  • Danielle Johnson Las Lomas
  • Ali Thomason Marin Catholic
  • Erin Byrne Miramonte
  • Laura Conn Mission San Jose
  • Meghan Harder Monte Vista
  • Malia Malin Monte Vista
  • Megan Rodriguez San Ramon Valley
  • Megan Ottoboni Washington
  • Goalies
  • Gracie Fowler Campolindo
  • Mackenzie Brokaw Las Lomas
  • Rachel Mitchell Monte Vista
  • Alternates
  • Kate Avery Acalanes
  • Lizzie Newman Acalanes
  • Lindsay Raftis Campolindo
  • Southern Boys
  • Aaron Lim Mountain View
  • Chase Schaaf Bellermine
  • Peter Simon St. Francis
  • Patrick Goodenough St. Francis
  • Mitch Hamilton Bellermine
  • Matt Godar Bellermine
  • Nick Hale Menlo School
  • Adam Warmouth Los Altos
  • Matt Orton Los Altos
  • Jacob Ley Leland
  • Kyle Koenig Sacred Heart Prep
  • Zach Westervelt Soquel
  • Aaron Zellinger Palo Alto
  • Max Wilder Menlo Atherton
  • Nick Hale Menlo School
  • Cullen Raisch Soquel
  • Ben Pickard Aptos
  • Max Schell Soquel
  • Goalies
  • Connor Dillion Menlo School
  • Alex Gow Menlo Atherton
  • David Petroni Bellermine
  • Southern Girls
  • Elizabeth Anderson Gunn
  • Missy Barr Gunn
  • Skylar Dorosin Palo Alto
  • Michelle Dunn Pioneer
  • Nikole Ferrari St. Francis
  • Emily Gran Menlo-Atherton
  • Kingsley Hill Pioneer
  • Brittany Krappe Menlo-Atherton
  • Samantha Murphy Leland
  • Halle Nestler Los Gatos
  • Mackenzie O’Holleran Sacred Heart Prep
  • Marie Popp Menlo-Atherton
  • Charlotte Pratt Burlingame
  • Olivia Santiago Los Altos
  • Katy Schaefer Los Altos
  • Erin Sheridan Sacred Heart Prep
  • Kate Staskus Valley Christian
  • Pippa Temple Sacred Heart Prep
  • Goalies
  • Ashley Arras Leland
  • Nicole Larsen Los Altos
  • Kristen Hench Presentation

  • Boys and Girls 2011-2012 ODP Program
    (Pacific Zone)

    To All Male Athletes in the 12th Grade and Younger

    ODP Starts November 20, 2011 in the Pacific Zone

    To All Female Athletes in the 12 Grade and Younger

    ODP Starts December 4, 2011 in the Pacific Zone

    Program Facts

    • Olympic Games participated in by ODP Staff and Coaches – 25

    • Collegiate Coaches coaching in ODP – 12

    • There are over 200 coaches involved in ODP

    • In 2010-11, 1400 athletes participated in ODP

    • 19 National Team pipeline coaches are involved in ODP

    Benefits of ODP

    • Raise your College Profile

    • Learn fundamental water polo skills from highly qualified coaches

    • Challenge yourself by training and playing water polo with the top athletes in the Nation

    • Earn the opportunity to play on a USA Water Polo National Team

    • Make life-long water polo friends

    All Male Athletes new to ODP and interested in participating in ODP can attend the first training weekend and be considered for the 2011-12 ODP Training Teams

    Registration is currently open online for all age groups

    For complete information on dates, sites and times click on the ODP website link below

    ODP Website including registration link

    Roster Verification

    Attached you will find directions on how to navigate the roster verification program on USA Water Polo's website. If you encounter problems please contact USA Water Polo directly.

    More Info

    Attention Club Administrators

    How to sanction an event? Learn what your club administrators can do on line at See the attached document for more information.

    More Info

    Support Pacific Water Polo

    Support Pacific Water Polo by signing up for escrip. Pacific Water Polo is group #500004463; Register your credit cards on the escrip website and all your purchases at qualifying merchants will support Pacific Water Polo. (note the Safeway and Vons donate only to K-12 school programs and not to PWP).

    More Info

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