Fees & Information

Vancouver Vipers Water Polo Club Registration Information


Registration fees for the Spring 2021 (April – June) program are below. Registration form must be submitted and fees paid before the athlete starts practices. 

NOTE: all new players will have a $25 COVID fee added to their registration fee; all athletes will also receive a Vipers face mask.


Splashball Program (Minis)

Athletes aged 6-8 years of age. Athletes practice in the shallow end of the pool. The coach to player ratio is low so athletes will receive the attention needed to develop and prepare themselves to go into the main pool. An ability to swim across the shallow end of the pool is helpful.

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Practice Times

Spring:
Sat. 3.30 – 4.30 pm (Kerrisdale Pool)

Cost

Spring Registration Fee:
$100 (+$35.00 Water Polo Canada Insurance if you are new to the Club; insurance is paid directly to Water Polo West and is valid until August 31, 2021)


10U

Athletes aged 8-10 years of age who can swim 25 metres. They will learn ball handling, swimming with and without the ball, and the basics of the game.

(Players in this program will participate in League-organized scrimmages during the regular season, but not regular League games.)

Practice Times

Spring:
Sat. 4.45 – 5.45 pm (Kerrisdale Pool)

Cost

Winter Registration Fee:
$125 (+$35.00 Water Polo Canada Insurance if you are new to the Club; insurance is paid directly to Water Polo West and is valid until August 31, 2021)


12U

Athletes practice in both the shallow and the deep ends of the pool. The ability to swim a length of the pool comfortably is important. They will learn ball handling, eggbeater, shooting, swimming with and without the ball, and the basics of the game.

Practice Times

Spring:
Sat. 5.45 – 7.15 pm (Kerrisdale Pool)
Mon. 8.00 – 9.15 pm (Kerrisdale Pool) – optional additional swim-focused practice

Cost

Spring Registration Fee:
$175 (+$35.00 Water Polo Canada Insurance if you are new to the Club; insurance is paid directly to Water Polo West and is valid until August 31, 2021)


15U

Players will work primarily in the deep end of the pool. Ability to swim and tread water for extended lengths of time required. They will learn ball handling, eggbeater, shooting swimming with and without the ball, and advanced game strategy.

Practice Times

Spring:
Fri. 7.30 – 9.30 pm (Vancouver Aquatic Centre)

Cost

Spring Registration Fee:
$225 (+$35.00 Water Polo Canada Insurance if you are new to the Club; insurance is paid directly to Water Polo West and is valid until August 31, 2021)


17U

Athletes practice at the Vancouver Aquatic Centre pool working primarily in the deep end of the pool. Ability to swim and tread water for extended lengths of time required. They will learn ball handling, eggbeater, shooting swimming with and without the ball, and advanced game strategy.

Practice Times

Spring:
Wed. 8.00 – 10.00 pm (Vancouver Aquatic Centre)
Sun. 8.15 – 10.00 am (Vancouver Aquatic Centre)

Cost

Spring Registration Fee:
$325 (+$35.00 Water Polo Canada Insurance if you are new to the Club; insurance is paid directly to Water Polo West and is valid until August 31, 2021)


19U

Athletes practice at the Vancouver Aquatic Centre pool working primarily in the deep end of the pool. Ability to swim and tread water for extended lengths of time required. They will learn ball handling, eggbeater, shooting swimming with and without the ball and advanced game strategy.

Practice Times

Spring:
Wed. 7:00 – 9.00 pm (Vancouver Aquatic Centre)
Sun. 9.30 – 11.15 am (Vancouver Aquatic Centre)

Cost

Spring Registration Fee:
$325 (+$35.00 Water Polo Canada Insurance if you are new to the Club; insurance is paid directly to Water Polo West and is valid until August 31, 2021)


Registration and Insurance Fees

Insurance:  Each player is required to pay for insurance with Water Polo Canada (WPC). Payment for insurance is paid annually (in September or when an athlete joins); it is paid directly to the provincial governing body for water polo – Water Polo West

Registration Fees:

  • The preferred method of payment is by e-transfer
  • Please include your athlete’s full name in the message; the password is your athlete’s team (i.e., Splashball, 10U, 12U, 15U, 17U, or 19U).
  • Contact the Vipers’ Treasurer if you have questions.
  • For families with two or more athletes, Vipers offers a 10% discount on the higher registration fee. Please contact the Registrar for more information.

Late registration – if you register after the end of April, please email [email protected]

Vancouver Vipers Water Polo Club – Player Code of Conduct

  • I will play by the rules of water polo and respect my opponents.
  • I will do my best to be a true team player. I will fulfill commitments by participating in as many practices, games, tournaments, and club events as I can.
  • I will remember that winning isn’t everything – that having fun, improving skills, making friends, and doing my best are also important.
  • I will acknowledge all good plays and performances – those of my team and my opponents.
  • I will remember that coaches and officials are there to help me. I will accept their decisions and show them respect.
  • I will remember that this is a sport for all ages. I will use appropriate languages and behaviors in the dressing rooms and at all facilities during practices, games, and club events.

Vancouver Vipers Water Polo Club – Parents Code of Conduct

  • I/We will encourage my child and their teammates to abide by the rules and emphasize sportsmanship.
  • I/We will support my child and their teammates with positive encouragement.
  • I/We will show respect for all players, coaches, officials, and club volunteers, and family members.
  • I/We will refrain from public criticism of coaches, officials, opponents, and other club members. Feedbacks will be directed to the coaches and club executive in a private and constructive manner.
  • I/We will remember that this is a team sport and the attendance of my child has a direct effect on the team. I will ensure attendance at as many games and practices as possible. If absences are unavoidable, I/we will provide adequate notice to coaches and/or team manager.