Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Crucial email for all current CHS players, parents and incoming freshman

Current players, Parents and incoming players and parents:

The summer is upon us.

There is an important question I suggest you ask yourself...

"What am I going to do to personally improve and prepare myself for the season?"

Here are my suggestions that I strongly suggest:

1) We are really hoping all of you reading this are planning on playing with our area club team "Legacy" this summer.  See www.legacypolo.org, sign up and don't miss a practice.  Even if you are gone on vacation for part of the summer, attend as much as possible.

2) Along with attending practices I strongly encourage all of you who are really interested in challenging yourself to improve need to consider Junior Olympics this summer.  Please read details below and respond asap.

Coach Gaily

Legacy is attempting to build 14u ,16u ,and 18u boys teams to send to the Junior Olympics this summer. The Junior Olympics features teams from all over the country, and is the largest water polo tournament in the nation. Participating in the tournament is an excellent way to experience high level water polo that can not be found in this area. It is also an excellent chance to develop skills, gain experience, and get in shape ahead of the upcoming high school season. Practices will be held at night at CHS and CSUMB,  with the time and location depending on which team an athlete is competing on. In order to participate in the Junior Olympics, Legacy must participate in a qualifier tournament to attempt to qualify out of the Pacific Zone.  The dates for the qualifier tournament are the following:

Qualifier Dates: (in Moraga/ East Bay)

18u Boys & Girls
Round I: June 17-19
Round II: June 24-26

16u Boys & Girls
Round I: June 11-12
Round II: June 24-26

14u Boys
Round I: June 17-19
Round II: June 24-26

14u Girls
June 17-19

12u Boys & Girls
June 24-26

June 24-26

If Legacy qualifies, the Junior Olympics will be held on the following dates:
Junior Olympics : July 23 - 26, 2016 (SAN JOSE)

If you are interested in joining a team or have questions about the Junior Olympics, please email legacypolo@gmail.com.

Also, if you know of any families that are planning on joining the program as freshman next year, please send this information to them, as participating in the Junior Olympics is a great way to gain experience and a leg up on fellow incoming freshman heading into the season. 

Monday, November 30, 2015

Water Polo Post Season Banquet

Important Reminders about Water Polo Post Season Banquet on Tuesday night:

1.  If you wish to order a 2015 commemorative video please let me know by signing up at this link.  Please bring $20.00 in cash or check (made out to Aaron Gaily).  Remember that all proceeds go directly back into the program.  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UUskt5Mpr1Qo1kxo7ujRAK--SSUNudhBUfOLLFH5TN4/edit#gid=0&vpid=A1

2.  It is required that all players dress nice for the banquet.  The annual "Best Dressed" award will be decided.  

3.  Bring your parkas to turn in.

4.  If you'd like to purchase any of Ken Doo's action shots please click on this link and order.  Proceeds to directly back to the program.  

Coach Gaily

Special request from Aiden Rice:
If you have unwanted, unused, or out grown bathing suits please bring these to the Banquet so they can be donated to a local swim team whose swimmers are unable to afford suits.  All suits, boy/girl/men/woman would be appreciated.  Thank you!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Parka turnin

A final reminder to bring your clean and dry parkas to the awards ceremony so you can check them in and not be liable for replacing them.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Pre-Order your 2015 Commemorative Video/ Please RSVP to banquet

Banquet RSVP:
First order of biz...You should have all received an email invite for the banquet on Dec. 1.  This is always such a special night.  Please RSVP to banquet asap.  Dinner will be served this year and we need an accurate head count asap.  Please don't delay.

Buy your commemorative video:
The end of the season video will be shown at the banquet.  It is a great way to share the season's memories together.  We encourage you to purchase one for your son.  Each video is $20.00 and the proceeds of the video sales go right back into the program.  How cool would this be for your son to sit down and watch this 10 or 20 years from now!!  I'd like to sell out this year!!  Make it happen parents.

I encourage you to purchase one for each of your son's four years.  Video comes in a custom case seen below, very cool.

Important Instructions:

Please sign up on this google doc specifying how many videos you may want.


Pre-order by Nov. 29, 5pm.  

You can make payment by check to Aaron Gaily or with cash at the banquet on Dec. 1.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Great message from CHS Polo founder Jim Agan / Last varsity practice-cleanup day Tuesday 3:15

Hi Aaron, coaches, and water polo players,
   Congratulations on another successful season of Padre Water Polo. As you have stated, Carmel High 
School is truly competitive at the CCS Section level. We’ve come a long way in the last 47 years!! Keep up the good work.
   Jim Agan  CHS Water Polo Coach 1968-1984

 Varsity Clean up/Fun Day Tuesday 3:15.  Yes it's mandatory :)

Monday, November 16, 2015

Padres lose to Menlo in CCS Quarter Finals

The boys fought hard, but season came to end at the hands of the #2 seed Menlo.  We have come so far as a program to be competitive with perennial powerhouses like Menlo.  It was a great season.  So proud of all our boys, all our coaches and all our parents.  I hope everyone had a lot of fun.  Can't wait for the banquet on Dec. 1!  It really has become quite the fun event, you do NOT want to miss it.  More details to come.

Here is a link to the story in the Monterey Herald http://www.montereyherald.com/sports/20151114/ccs-water-polo-potent-menlo-proves-too-much-for-carmel

Friday, November 13, 2015

Varsity moving on to Quarter Finals on Saturday at Aptos!

The Varsity is moving on to the Quarter finals of the CCS championship tournament.  Carmel will play the #2 seeded team, Menlo at APTOS HIGH SCHOOL @ 10AM, SATURDAY.  WOULD LOVE A PACKED HOUSE.  ALUMNI, JV AND FROSH PLAYERS AND FAMILIES, TIME TO RALLY!

The Varsity won a lopsided victory last night vs. the host school Sobrato High School in Morgan Hill. At the end of the first quarter, the score was 6-0.  Final score was 14-5.
Leading Scorers for the Padres were Wyatt Milne with 4 goals.  Kevan Auger and Parker Fisher each had 3 goals.  Ethan Miller, Marcelo Bassi, Leo Gonzales-Smith each added a goal.  Harrison Whitaker played excellent defense at 2 meter and Carter Whitaker/Parker White combo in the cage was tough to beat.

Team bus will leave at 8:00 from flagpole.