FALL WATER POLO
The Fall is the Pennsylvania High School Water Polo Season which means there is a lot of water polo activities happening in the local community.
The Boys and Girls High School Squads start competing mid-August and run into early November with the Conference and State Championships. Lead by a knowledgeable coaching staff, the Wilson Bulldogs have had great success on the high school level boasting numerous State, Conference, and Division Championship Teams for both genders.
2023 Wilson Youth Water Polo Splash Ball-
The Wilson Youth Water Polo Splash Ball organization is designed to introduce our elementary school athletes to water polo! This program is filled with fun, fun, & fun! We have a great set of hands-on coaches who provide drills and ball-handling skills to athletes of all abilities.
ALL NEW WATER POLO PLAYERS ARE WELCOME!
Designed for athletes from 1ST-4TH grade
Fall Water Polo will run on one evening a week from 6:20-7:00 pm
Splash Ball practices will run the following MONDAYS:
SEPT. 11, 18, 25th
Oct. 2nd & 16th
(NO PRACTICE OCT. 9th- School Closed)
Thursday, Oct. 19th is YOUTH NIGHT! Wear your Wilson Water Polo Gear and watch our High School Varsity Team play Cumberland Valley! Details to come!
What does a practice entail?
The coaching staff will do some conditioning, teach skills on deck to ensure proper ball-handling skills, run drills to help each athlete learn the right way to pass and catch the ball, and put the athletes in small game situations. We want this to be a FUN FUN FUN introduction to Water Polo so we do move slowly and spend most of our practice in the shallow area of the pool.
Toward the end of our season, we will put together a showcase event and have the athletes scrimmage in a full pool-style event!
It is important that each child come prepared for practice with a swimsuit, towel, cap (for those with long hair these can be purchased in the pool office for $5.00), and goggles. Typically Water Polo is not played with goggles but we will allow the children to use them if we’re doing extended amounts of swimming.
The locker rooms will not be available for use after practices.
We ask athletes to come dressed in their suits and be prepared to leave practice without using the locker room to change. Athletes can keep their bags on the pool deck during practice.
The cost of this program is $60.00 (residents) and $70.00 (non-residents) all checks are made payable to The Wilson School District.
(E-fund payment options will be open on Sept. 1, 2023)
Wilson School District
Attn: Erin Kurtz
2601 Grandview Blvd.
West Lawn, PA 19609
To pay through our E-Funds System please use the following link: EFUNDS
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE ABLE TO SWIM ONE LENGTH OF THE POOL IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE
Participation in Youth Water Polo Program Requirements: In order to participate, athletes must pass all swimming requirements. Athletes who are 8 years and younger must be able to complete the length of the pool freestyle and the length of the pool backstroke. Athletes 9 years and older must be able to complete two lengths of the pool freestyle and two lengths of the pool backstroke.
2023 Wilson Middle School Water Polo Information
The Pennsylvania Middle School League features the high school stars of tomorrow. The majority of the state’s top high school teams offer feeder programs in order to develop the skills of their younger athletes. This great opportunity is available to athletes in the Wilson School District starting in September and concluding with a championship tournament prior to the end of the high school season (early November).
The Wilson Middle School Water Polo is a competitive program offered to all Wilson Students from 5th-8th grade. The program runs practice four nights per week with tournaments on Sunday afternoons across eastern & central Pennsylvania.
Practice sessions will be split by grade level and athletes are expected to attend all offered practices each week. The 7th & 8th-grade students will practice from 3:00-4:15 pm Monday through Thursday, with transportation provided to the high school through the activity bus. The 5th & 6th-grade athletes will practice up to three times a week from 6:15-7:00 pm. The nights are subject to change because of the high school home water polo schedule. You will be invited to access a Google calendar link for practice information.
- Athletes must be entering 5th-8th Grade in the 2023-24 School Year
- Athletes are expected to attend all offered practices throughout the week.
- In order to participate, athletes must pass all swimming requirements for safety purposes. The participation requirements are as follows: treading water for 1 minute without the use of hands and a 100-yard swim 2:00 or better. The coaching staff will provide this testing to all participants during the first workout of the season and if an athlete can not meet the standards they can participate in the youth water polo program.
Start Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2023
Final Date of Play: October 29, 2023
Playdates are as follows (specific team information coming soon)
7th & 8th grade athletes practice Monday through Thursday (pending home varsity schedule). You will be invited to access a Google calendar link for detailed practice information.
Traditionally 7th & 8th Grade practice runs from 3:00-4:15 pm
*The activity bus will be available for transportation for the 7th & 8th-grade students throughout the fall*
In the event of a varsity home water polo game, we will do our best to modify practice. If possible, practice will be held at an earlier time because of home water polo games.
This group will train about three nights a week from 6:15-7:00 pm. The nights are subject to change because of the high school home water polo schedule. You will be invited to access a Google calendar link for practice information.
6:15-7:00 pm 5th & 6th grade
2023 Middle School Water Polo Practice Calendar (links will be available shortly)
Competitions consist of games on Sunday afternoons between 12:00-6:00 PM. There are traditionally six-eight Sunday dates starting after Labor Day Weekend and before the start of the winter swimming season.
- Games will be played in tournament and single-match formats.
The 2023 Middle School Water Polo game schedule will be posted below once released. Gameday schedules will be provided the week prior to the tournament date.
7th & 8th Grade Coach Dr. Rudy Ruth
5th & 6th Grade Coach Bob Metzgar
Assistants: Kyle & Dani Moyer, Jon Houck, Alana Lebo, Brooke Dower, Kayla Dietrich, Anthony Fiore
Please review the below requirements for participating on the middle school team
- Athletes must be entering 5th-8th Grade in the 2023-24 School Year
- Athletes must have registered through the Wilson website and paid the participation fee in order to play in the Middle School Water Polo League.
MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON
Below is the link to order your middle school team suit:
MIDDLE SCHOOL SUIT ORDER
These suits will be sent directly to your home address and it is recommended you place your order at least 3 weeks before the first game.
First Child $200.00
Second Child $160.00
Any checks are made payable to Wilson School District.
Parents are encouraged to use the Wilson E-Funds as it is available to use with many activities within the district. To pay through our E-Funds System please use the following link: E FUNDS