March 2017 Southern had the opportunity to play a big tourney in Guadalajara, Jalisco called “Torneo Primavera”
Out of country tournaments are always a great experience for our athletes. Athletes experience different levels and learn from new cultures of water polo. They have the opportunity to create new friendships with athletes from other countries. Part of being in a sport, the life time memories that are built between athletes and coaches are sometimes the most priceless of joining a team and what a better way than taking team trips that allow better bonding between athletes as well as experiencing new things about the sport.
CAL STATE GAMES 2017-
During the entire season athletes dedicate morning and late night practices to achieve their “season goal.” They work hard and prepare for big tournaments such as CAL STATE GAMES. This year both our girls and boys placed 4th place at San Diego, CA. big tournament. For three days athletes played several games a day and competed against big teams in San Diego to achieve a place in this year Cal State Games. Not only did they have a fun experience, but some were excited to meet JESSE SMITH a USA WP player at Coronado High School.
Throughout the season, our team aims to sign up for tournaments that will help us prepare for upcoming big tournaments. These tournaments are usually every other weekend. Athletes experience more bonding time and gain new fundamental after every tournaments after having “team talks” that help both athletes and coaches reflex things about the game.
Every season our club joins a league that gives our athletes a good way to practice skills learned at practice throughout the week. These games are scheduled one per week throughout the entire season. These league games prepare our athletes for future big games/tournaments coming up during the season.