Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Parka Turnin from Tiffany

PARKA TURN IN - Bring your CLEAN AND DRY parka to the banquet on December
3rd.  If there are any issues with seams separating or zippers
malfunctioning, please bring them to our attention when you turn them in so
we may get them repaired before next season.  Parkas may be washed either by
hand or machine - care instructions are on the parka label.  If possible, we
prefer the parkas are hung dry to lengthen their life.  Hang drying will
require AT LEAST TWO FULL DAYS - please start early!

Players who do not turn in their parka will have a $100 fine placed on their
school account.

Playbooks also need to be returned at the banquet. There is a $10 fine for these so lets be ready to get the equipment back.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Varsity practice / Awards Banquet / Winter Water Polo

Since we lost today the last varsity practice will be Tuesday at 3:00.


Another reminder that the awards banquet has been moved to Wednesday 03 December at 6:00.  Food assignments will be announced shortly. Parkas and play books will be collected. As usual there will be a best dressed competition. If you haven't paid for your team photos please contact Ken Doo or they won't be ready for the banquet.



Legacy Water Polo
November 14, 2014   
Legacy Winter Water Polo starts in 2 weeks!   
Sign-up now to reserve your space.   

High School Water Polo - Experienced & Advanced & 16U/18U JO Team hopefuls!
Ages 14-19 (must have some HS experience or permission of the coach)

December 1 - February 12
Intermediate High School Polo -  
Experienced Freshman & JV Boys and JV & Varsity Girls.
Advanced High School Polo -  
Those who played Varsity HS in Fall 2014. 
Tues/Thurs 7:00-8:30pm @ MPC 

Both practices, Intermediate & Advanced, have
Saturday Scrimmages
@ Stevenson High School - 10:00am-noon 
12-6, 12-13, 1-17-15, 1-24 & 1-31.  Also 2-7-15 at MPC 12:30-2:30pm.
Session Fee:  $265         24 practices and scrimmages

Interested in the Summer 2015 Junior Olympics?

Teams sent will depend on interest, commitment and ability. 
Possibilities are: 12U Boys, 14U Boys, 16U Boys, 18U Boys, 16U Girls 

Youth Water Polo & Beginning HS
Ages 8-14 (must be swimming proficient 2 laps, 25 yard pool)
Session Fee:  $240           21 practices and scrimmages
Step 1: Make sure your USA Water Polo
               Membership is Current 
               Legacy Form (if not already on-file) 
Step 3: Sign-up for Winter and Pay session Fees
You can come back to this link at a later time or find it on the Legacy website.

Ages 5-10 (swimming proficiency not required)

December 3- February 7
All practices Mon & Wed & Sat @  Santa Catalina pool         Splashball Girl
 LEGACY Calendar
Session Fee:  $160       16 practices 
Step 1:  Make sure your USA Water Polo membership is current 
Step 2:  Complete the New Athlete "Join" Legacy Form
Step 3:  Sign-up for Winter and Pay Session fees
New Athlete "Join" Legacy Form!                                          

t-shirt design
Remember any NEW player is welcome to a one week FREE trial of Youth or HS water polo or Splashball!! 
Check it out!

Please contact Legacy for any questions 
@ 831-917-2875


Magical run comes to an end as Carmel boys lost to St. Ignatius 10-5 in the CCS quarterfinals.  What a season it was.  Very proud of our boys effort this year.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Buy Photos...Help Support the Program

As many of you know Ken Doo (father of JV player Nick Doo) is a professional photographer and chronicles the entirety of the season.  Go to Ken's site at www.kendoophotography.instaproofs.com and purchase photos of your kids.  KEN DONATES ALL PROCEEDS BACK TO THE PROGRAM!  THANKS KEN


I joke every year that if you should buy multiple photos each year and wallpaper your son's room.  One wall  = freshman year, Second wall = sophomore year, etc.  Wait till you see what Ken does for our seniors :)

Send them to grandma and grandpa!

Fundraisers like these are so important.  We try and pick fundraisers that not only raise money for the program, but also provide something meaningful (rather than selling candy bars or raffle tickets).

Check out his photos...Go Crazy and buy a bunch.  Click here to purchase kendoophotography.instaproofs.com

Also, Ken has done a lot of work for polo families.  If you have a business that needs professional photography, family or senior portraits.  Ken's amazing!!  Check out his websites to see more of his professional stuff.

Coach Gaily

CCS game / Awards Banquet / Coach's Message

Our first CCS game will be this Saturday at Sacred Heart Prep (150 Valparaiso Ave, Atherton) at 10:45am. Transportation will depart for the team and coaches at 7:15 am from the MIDDLE SCHOOL. We are avoiding the parking confusion of the Shoe Game.


Since multiple coaches were not going to be able to attend the awards banquet if held on 21 November so we have moved it to Wednesday 03 December at 6:00 in the cafeteria. We didn't want to schedule it for Thanksgiving week and Coach Gaily needs time to create the video. More details on team assignments to follow. This is a mandatory attend function if you can at all make it. Remember that we will be collecting parkas and play books at that time. Parkas must be clean and dry. There will be fines and grades held for parkas and playbooks not returned.


Freshman, JV, Varsity players and Parents:

The varsity boys need your support.  After a heroic performance we won our league championship.  If you weren’t there…shame on you   You missed one of the most exciting victories you’ll ever witness in sports.  We were huge underdogs, but we managed to shock Soquel once again.  It was amazing!  Now we’ve earned a selection to Central Coast Section Tournament.  We play the 4th seeded St. Ignatius in the Quarter Finals.  If we were to win it would be the first time in history that a Carmel High water polo team has advanced to the semi-finals of the CCS championship tournament.  We are the smallest public school in the entire tournament, by far!  We love being underdogs!!

One key to our great victory last Saturday was our fans who outnumbered Soquel fans by a ton.  They were loud!!!!!  It helped give us the energy needed to win that game.

We need everyone to be there to cheer the boys on.  I encourage everyone to make a day trip out of it.  Yes, it’s a Saturday.  Yes it’s a 1-2 hour drive.  I get it, but come on carpool some boys together, bring them up and give them a glimpse of what they may be able to achieve in the coming years.  Grab In n’ out Burger on the way home, what could be better?!!

The game is Saturday, 10:45am at Sacred Heart Prep School in Atherton.  You should have plenty of time to make it back for the “Shoe” game at Carmel High.  

This is a big deal.  We can win this game!!  But, We need your support.  


Coach Gaily

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Be There!!

We won't know time until Thursday as to when or where we will play in the CCS Quarterfinals vs. St. Ignatius, but we think it will likely be sometime Saturday morning in either San Jose or Palo Alto area.  So, be ready to make the trip.  We want all alumni, alumni family, friends, relatives etc.  We need and want your support.  Carmel High has never advanced past the quarterfinal round of CCS.  A win on Saturday would be historic for our program.  Time and location will be posted likely Thursday or Friday, but wanted to give everyone the heads up so we can have as many fans as possible.