Registration is now open!
Thank you for your interest in Hobson West Water Polo. Our program has been in existence for over 10 years in conjunction with the Naperville Suburban Summer Water Polo League. The League was founded to get neighborhood kids together to have fun and develop the love and knowledge about water polo. In that spirit, the goals of our team are focused on learning the game of water polo and team unity while having fun.
Many members of our coaching staff are returning for another year. All of our coaches have played in the neighborhood leagues when they were younger and continued to play water polo in high school. In addition, they have local and national tournament as well as Olympic Development experience. They are well equipped to assist and support your child in all of their water polo aspirations whether they are just looking for a fun experience with their friends and have never played water polo or are looking to play nationally or anything in between.
Our registration costs are as follows:
Residents/Pool Members: $110/child
Our registration fee includes a league and team t-shirt.
Teams and Ages:
There are three teams:
- 11U which is for kids who are 11 years old and younger. This is a co-ed team.
- 14U girls which is for girls 12-14 (who have not played in high school)
- 14U boys which is for boys 12-14 (who have not played in high school)
There is no equipment required and you can wear any pattern/type of swimsuit. The girls wear a one-piece girls suit and most boys wear either a jammer or a speedo (little boys prefer jammer and older boys will wear either one depending on what they are comfortable with), but a few boys elect also to wear board shorts. All balls and caps are provided by the team.
As far as commitment, there are practices or games on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings and a couple Monday evenings and Saturday mornings when the swim team is not scheduled. For the 11 year old and under team, the games/practices are one hour long (including warm-up). For the ones 14 and under, the games/practices are 1.5 hours. This program is set up to be a developmental program aiming towards neighborhood fun and the development/introduction to water polo. Our full schedule is listed on Teamsnap which you can access via the tab marked “Team Page on Teamsnap”
Many of our players play multiple sports along with water polo and we encourage it. With that in mind, we carry a larger team so that kids can attend other sports/family commitments if they need to. Many swim on their neighborhood team, play baseball/soccer/softball, attend church functions, and play water polo and it all works. The only thing we ask is to keep us updated on if they will be not at a game or practice. We keep track of who is available on Teamsnap. The season starts Wednesday, May 31st with our first practice and parent meeting. For 11U, the season ends July 16th with an end of the year tournament. For 14U, the season ends Wednesday, July19th with an end of the year tournament.
This year the Naperville League is offering pre-season training opportunities on the following afternoons: May 7th, 14th, and 21st and June 3rd and 10th at Naperville North High School. Each session will be $5. More details to follow and will be posted soon. If you are interested in attending, please contact Marcie Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to sign up:
Please go to the registration section of the website for further details.
If you have general questions about the program, you can also contact Marcie Walker (email@example.com) or 630-862-1571.
We would love to add your kids to our team. The kids have a lot of fun and for most water polo is one of the best things they do all summer! They light up as soon as you say the words “water polo”—those smiles are why our program continues to thrive year after year.
Yours in polo,