Programs & Fees

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 Club Treasurer if you have questions.

Before your player attends their first practice, your player(s) must be registered. To complete registration, your player(s) must also be registered with Water Polo West and Water Polo Canada.

Please read the information below before registering your player(s):

1. Club Registration

  • Option to register for either one season (FALL 2022 or WINTER 2023) or two seasons (FALL 2022/WINTER 2023). If you select Fall 2022/Winter 2023, you will not need to register again in January. Be sure to select the correct season.
  • Registering two or more athletes in 11U or above: eligible for a 10% discount on the higher registration fee – enter the promo code: SIBLINGS2022 when registering the older sibling.
  • Late registration: fees are pro-rated if registering after the season begins; email the Registrar for more information.
  • Credit is not applied for missed practices, games, or tournaments.

2. Water Polo West /Water Polo Canada membership fees

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.

3. Payment

  • Club fees can be paid either by credit card or by e-transfer
  • Water Polo West and Water Polo Canada membership fees must be paid by credit card
  • Credit card information is entered once on the registration page and payments are automatically distributed; a 2.35% service charge will be added

Please choose from one of the following payment options for Club registration fees only:

Option 1 – payment by credit card:

  • Pay full amount OR
  • Select split payments (make the initial payment and the remaining payments will be automatically charged to your credit card in 3 or 4 payments

Option 2 – payment by e-transfer:

  • Pay full amount OR
  • Pay half in September 2022 and the remaining amount in January 2023 (a reminder will be sent)
  • If you opt to e-transfer the registration fees, please include the player’s full name
    and program/team in the message (i.e., Splashball/9U, 11U, 13U, 15U, or 18U)
  • E-transfer reg fees to: treasurer@vancouverwaterpolo.com

Questions?

For questions about payments, contact the club Treasurer
For questions about registration, contact the club Registrar

PARENT VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

Our club is a parent-run organization: all families must volunteer for a minimum of 5 hours each season. DETAILS COMING SOON


Splashball/9U Program (2014 & 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 – 6.30 pm (Kerrisdale Pool)

Club registration fee:
Single season – Fall 2022 OR Winter 2023: $160
Two seasons – Fall 2022 AND Winter 2023: $252

Water Polo West membership fee: $17.00 (Division: Splash Polo) Valid until August 31, 2023
Water Polo Canada membership fee: $9.00 (Division: Splash Polo) Valid until August 31, 2023


11U (2012-2013)

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 scrimmages and games.

Practice Times

Fall / Winter:
Thurs. 7.15 – 8.30 pm (Kerrisdale Pool)
Sat. 5.15 – 6.30 pm (Kerrisdale Pool)

Club registration fee:
Single season – Fall 2022 OR Winter 2023: $186.00
Two seasons – Fall 2022 AND Winter 2023: $353.00

Water Polo West membership fee: $39.54 (Division: Community) Valid until August 31, 2023
Water Polo Canada membership fee: $12.00 (Division: Community) Valid until August 31, 2023


13U (2010-2011)

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

Fall / Winter:
Thurs. 8.30 – 9.45 pm (Kerrisdale Pool)
Sat. 6.30 – 8.15 pm (Kerrisdale Pool)

Club registration fee:
Single season – Fall 2022 OR Winter 2023: $292.00
Two seasons – Fall 2022 AND Winter 2023: $586.00

Water Polo West membership fee: $39.54 (Division: Community) Valid until August 31, 2023
Water Polo Canada membership fee: $12.00 (Division: Community) Valid until August 31, 2023


15U (2008-2009)

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

Fall / Winter:
Wed.  8.30 – 9.45 pm (Kerrisdale Pool)
Fri. 7.30 – 10.00 pm (Vancouver Aquatic Centre)

Club registration fee:
Single season – Fall 2022 OR Winter 2023 season: $382.00
Two seasons – Fall 2022 AND Winter 2023: $725.00

Water Polo West membership fee: $39.54 (Division: Provincial) Valid until August 31, 2023
Water Polo Canada membership fee: $40.00 (Division: Provincial) Valid until August 31, 2023


18U (2005-2007)

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

Fall / Winter:
Fri. 7.30 – 10.00 pm (Vancouver Aquatic Centre)
Sun. 8.15 – 10.15 am  (Vancouver Aquatic Centre)

Club registration fee:
Single season – Fall 2022 OR Winter 2023 season: $398.00
Two seasons – Fall 2022 AND Winter 2023: $755.00

Water Polo West membership fee: $39.54 (Division: Provincial) Valid until August 31, 2023
Water Polo Canada membership fee: $40.00 (Division: Provincial) Valid until August 31, 2023

 


Vancouver Masters (2004 and older)

Interested in continuing to play water polo? Come join us!

Practice Times

Fall / Winter:
Sun. 8.15 – 10.15 am  (bi-monthly at Vancouver Aquatic Centre)
PLUS games and tournaments

Club registration fee:
Two seasons – Fall 2022 AND Winter 2023: $150.00

Water Polo West membership fee: $39.54 (Division: Provincial) Valid until August 31, 2023
Water Polo Canada membership fee: $40.00 (Division: Provincial) Valid until August 31, 2023


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 my 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 language 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, club volunteers, and family members.
  • I/We will refrain from public criticism of coaches, officials, opponents, and other club members. Feedback will be directed to the coaches and club executives 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 managers.


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