Programs & Fees

Before your player attends their first practice, you will need to register, pay all fees, sign the Water Polo Canada waiver, and read through the Player and Parent Codes of Conduct (at the bottom of this page).

Our club is a parent-run organization: all families must volunteer for a minimum of 5 hours each season. Click here (external link to spreadsheet) for more information, to review options, and to sign-up. – DETAILS COMING SOON

Vipers operates from September to August, divided into 3 seasons:

      • Fall: September to December
      • Winter: January to April
      • Spring/Summer: May to July

Club registration fees are paid per season and are outlined below. Contact the Vipers’ Treasurer if you have questions.

  • Payment is by e-transfer to treasurer@vancouverwaterpolo.com
  • Please include the player’s full name and program/team in the message (i.e., Splashball, 11U, 13U, 15U, or 17U/19U).

Registration options:

  • Register for both the Fall and Winter seasons: a 5% discount is applied.
  • Register two or more athletes: a 10% discount on the higher registration fee. Please contact the Registrar for more information.
  • Late registration: fees are pro-rated if registering after the season begins; email for more information.

Water Polo West /Water Polo Canada membership fees and insurance:
Each player is required to pay a membership fee (which includes insurance) to Water Polo West (WPW) – the provincial governing body (PSO) – and to Water Polo Canada (WPC), the national governing body (NSO). Payment is made in September or when a player joins. Membership fees are not pro-rated.

Refund Policy: Fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and credit is not applied for missed practices or games.


Splashball Program (2013 & younger)

Players practice in the shallow end of the pool. The coach to player ratio is low so athletes will receive the attention needed to develop. Players will learn ball handling, swimming with and without the ball, and the basics of the game.

An ability to swim across the shallow end of the pool is helpful.

Practice Times

Fall/Winter:
Sat. 5.15-6.15 pm (Kerrisdale Pool)

Club registration fee:
Single season registration fee: $150.00
Two seasons (Fall and Winter): $237.50

Water Polo West /Water Polo Canada membership fees:
Single season: $15.00 (Category: Introduction)
Annual: $26.00 (Category: Introduction) Valid until August 31, 2022

Instructions for paying the membership fees are provided upon registration.


11U (2011-2012)

Athletes will learn ball handling, swimming with and without the ball, and the basics of the game. The focus will be on developing basic water polo skills and building swimming endurance. The program prepares athletes for the next level, including participation in informal srimmages and games.

Practice Times

Fall:
Sat. 5.15 – 6.30 pm (Kerrisdale Pool)

Club registration fee:
Single season (Fall or Winter): $175.00
Two seasons (Fall and Winter): $332.50

Water Polo West /Water Polo Canada membership fees:
Single season: $35.00 (Category: Community – sessional)
Annual: $51.54 (Category: Community) Valid until August 31, 2022

Instructions for paying the membership fees are provided upon registration.


13U (2009-2010)

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.

Players will have an opportunity to participate in formal Metro League-organized scrimmages and games during the fall and spring.

Practice Times

Fall:
Sat. 6.15 – 8.15 pm (Kerrisdale Pool)
Mon. 8.30 – 9.30 pm (Kerrisdale Pool)

Club registration fee:
Single season (Fall or Winter): $275.00
Two seasons (Fall and Winter): $552.50

Water Polo West /Water Polo Canada Membership Fees:
Single season: $35.00 (Category: Community – sessional)
Annual: $51.54 (Category: Community) Valid until August 31, 2022

Instructions for paying the membership fees are provided upon registration.


15U (2007-2008)

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.

Players  will have an opportunity to participate in Metro League-organized co-ed and gender-specific games during the fall and spring.

Practice Times

Fall/Winter:
Wed.  8.30 – 9.45 pm (Kerrisdale Pool)
Fri. 7.30 – 9.30 pm (Vancouver Aquatic Centre)

Club registration fee:
Single season (Fall or Winter): $360.00
Two seasons (Fall and Winter): $684.00

Water Polo West /Water Polo Canada Membership Fees:
Single season: $79.54 (Category: Provincial)
Annual : $79.54 (Category: Provincial) Valid until August 31, 2022

Instructions for paying the membership fees are provided upon registration.


17U (2005-2006)

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.


Players  will have an opportunity to participate in Metro League-organized co-ed and gender-specific games during the fall and spring.

Practice Times

Fall/Winter:
Wed.  7.30 – 9.30 pm (Vancouver Aquatic Centre) – TBC
Sun. 8.15 – 10.30 am  (Vancouver Aquatic Centre)

Club registration fee:
Single season: $375.00
Two seasons (Fall and Winter): $712.50

Water Polo West /Water Polo Canada Membership Fees:
Single season: $79.54 (Category: Provincial)
Annual: $79.54 (Category: Provincial) Valid until August 31, 2022

Instructions for paying the membership fees are provided upon registration.

 


19U (2003-2004)

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.


Players  will have an opportunity to participate in Metro League-organized co-ed and gender-specific games during the fall and spring.

Practice Times

Fall:
Wed. 7:00 – 9.00 pm (Vancouver Aquatic Centre)
Sun. TBC (Vancouver Aquatic Centre)

Fall/Winter:
Wed.  7.30 – 9.30 pm (Vancouver Aquatic Centre) – TBC
Sun. 8.15 – 10.30 am  (Vancouver Aquatic Centre)

Club registration fee:
Single season: $375.00
Two seasons (Fall and Winter): $712.50

Water Polo West /Water Polo Canada Membership Fees:
Single season: $79.54 (Category: Provincial)
Annual: $79.54 (Category: Provincial) Valid until August 31, 2022

Instructions for paying the membership fees are provided upon registration.

 


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.