Fees & Information

Vancouver Vipers Water Polo Club Registration Information


Registration fees for the Winter 2021 (January – March) program are below . Registration form must be submitted and fees paid before athlete starts practices. 

NOTE: all new players are subject to a $25 COVID fee in addition to the registration and insurance fees; athletes will also receive a Vipers face mask.


Splashball Program (Minis)

Boys and girls 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

Winter:
Sat. 3:30 – 4:30 pm (Kerrisdale Pool)

Cost

Winter Registration Fee:
$100 (+ $79.54 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 (Junior Development)

Boys and girls 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

Winter:
Sat. 4:45 – 5:45 pm (Kerrisdale Pool)

Cost

Winter Registration Fee:
$125 (+ $79.54 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 (Players born 2008 – 2009)

Players will work in the shallow and the deep end of the pool. 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

Winter:
Sat. 5:45 – 7:15 pm (Kerrisdale Pool)

Cost

Winter Registration Fee:
$175 (+ $79.54 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 born 2005 – 2007)

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

Winter:
Fri. 7:30 – 9:30 pm (Vancouver Aquatic Centre) OR
Sun. 8:45 – 10.00 am (Vancouver Aquatic Centre)

Cost

Winter Registration Fee:
$225 (+ $79.54 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 (2003 – 2004) and 19U (2001 – 2002)

Boys and girls up to 19 years of age. Players will practice at 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

Winter:
Wed. 7:45 – 9:15 pm (Vancouver Aquatic Centre)
Sun. 10.00 – 11.15 am (Vancouver Aquatic Centre)

Cost

Winter Registration Fee:
$325 (+ $79.54 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:

  • Preferred method of payment is by e-transfer
  • Please include your athlete’s full name in the message; 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 that are playing 12U, 14U and/or 17U/19U, Vipers offers a 10% discount on the higher reg fee. Please contact the Registrar  for more information.

Late registration – if you register after the end of January, 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 emphasis 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 attendance of my child has a direct effect on the team. I will ensure attendance to as many games and practices as possible. If absences are unavoidable, I/we will provide adequate notice to coaches and/or team manager.