Membership
ALL athletes must have a current GOLD athlete membership to participate in Junior Olympics OR the Junior Olympics qualifier.

Birth Date Verification
All athlete members participating in Junior Olympics must complete Birth Date Verification. This is a ONE-TIME process. Please view the policy and instructions.

Affiliation
Athletes must select the proper club affiliation on or before the date of their zone qualifying tournament Roster Lock Down in which that athlete is to participate or July 1st, whichever comes first. Affiliation lock will open after close of Junior Olympic tournament. For important deadlines and club affiliation policy view the Affiliation Policy.

*Note: Lapsed members from the previous membership year who do not renew prior to the affiliation deadline will be automatically locked in to his/her previous club affiliation.
 

Age Eligibility
A player's age division is determined by the athlete's age on August 1st of the year in which the tournament is being held.

 

Example: If a player is 14 years old on August 1, they are eligible to compete in the 14&U division. If an athlete turns 15 on July 31, his/her age is 15 on August 1st and is therefore no longer eligible for the 14&U division. They are, however, able to participate in the 16&U division.

 

Example 2: If a player turns 15 on August 1, his/her age is 15 on August 1st and is therefore no longer eligible for the 14&U division. They are, however, able to participate in the 16&U division.

Membership
ALL athletes must have a current GOLD athlete membership to participate in Junior Olympics OR the Junior Olympics qualifier.

Birth Date Verification
All athlete members participating in Junior Olympics must complete Birth Date Verification. This is a ONE-TIME process. Please view the policy and instructions.

Affiliation
Athletes must select the proper club affiliation on or before the date of their zone qualifying tournament Roster Lock Down in which that athlete is to participate or July 1st, whichever comes first. Affiliation lock will open after close of Junior Olympic tournament. For important deadlines and club affiliation policy view the Affiliation Policy.

*Note: Lapsed members from the previous membership year who do not renew prior to the affiliation deadline will be automatically locked in to his/her previous club affiliation.
 

Age Eligibility
A player's age division is determined by the athlete's age on August 1st of the year in which the tournament is being held.

 

Example: If a player is 14 years old on August 1, they are eligible to compete in the 14&U division. If an athlete turns 15 on July 31, his/her age is 15 on August 1st and is therefore no longer eligible for the 14&U division. They are, however, able to participate in the 16&U division.

 

Example 2: If a player turns 15 on August 1, his/her age is 15 on August 1st and is therefore no longer eligible for the 14&U division. They are, however, able to participate in the 16&U division.

 
 
 

Expo Schedule

Location:

Renaissance Newport Beach Hotel

4500 MacArthur Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Click HERE for Map of Hotel

Session One: July 19, 2019
Session Two: July 24, 2019

*12:00 pm - JO EXPO OPENS

  • Ticket sales

  • Program sales

  • USAWP and Junior Olympics Merchandise & Sponsor tables

12:15-1:00 pm - PATH TO COLLEGE WATER POLO
Led by John Abdou, USAWP Director of High Performance and Jon Burke (Session II Only), Director of College Counseling at York School and 10-time CIF Champion as Head Coach at Sacred Heart Prep

 

An overview of the college recruiting process. Great for high school athletes who are interested in playing at the collegiate level.

1:00 - 3:45 pm - COLLEGE COACH MEET & GREET *for rising seniors only with event registration

1:15-2:15 pm - TRIPLE IMPACT COMPETITOR - "Elevating your game"
The Positive Coaching Alliance & USA Water Polo
This interactive workshop defines what it means to be a Triple-Impact Competitor, in terms of how an athlete can improve themselves, their teammates and the game. Ideas and tools for becoming a Triple-Impact Competitor are taught and explored. Athletes who attend this workshop will receive the book Elevating Your Game, Becoming a Triple-Impact Competitor, which gives athletes easy-to-read information and inspiration to improve their performance in sports and beyond. Parents are welcome to participate.

2:30 - 3:30 pm - MENTAL SKILLS CLINIC (Session I Only)

Brian Alexander is a certified mental performance consultant (CMPC) administered by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and former USA water polo national team athlete who works with athletes and teams in mental skills training.

4:00 pm - JO EXPO CLOSES

*Schedule subject to change

COACHES MEETING
SESSION ONE - Friday July 19th 4:00 - 4:30 PM
SESSION TWO - Wednesday July 24th 4:00 - 4:30 PM