Saturday, July 30, 2016

Hell Week Requirements

Important Info:

1) Please be prepared for practice on time.  This means you are ready to enter the water or do physical activity at the time of practice, not simply arriving by that time.  

2) Please bring the following items every day to practice
    a) goggles,  not necessary but very helpful
    b) suit, a speedo is not necessary but if you attempt to swim in board shorts you will quickly see      why everyone in water polo wears a speedo.  Peer pressure...Everyone's doing it :)
    c) running shoes/shorts 
    d) water bottle

3)  If you are attending optional "Hell Weeks" you will need this form signed by parent in order to participate from Aug. 1-4.  This is the "Summer Medical Release" waiver as this first week of optional practice is still in the "summer".  This form is downloaded here (click on summer release form link towards top of page ) http://www.carmelunified.org/Page/2658

On Aug. 5 You MUST have your entire "Athletic Pre-Participation Packet" completed.  Please follow all instructions and access all necessary paperwork at this link
http://www.carmelunified.org/Page/3209

Sunday, July 10, 2016

2016 Season Pre-Season Important Information

Hello All,

Hard to believe the season is so closely upon us.  It always amazes me how quickly the off-season goes.

I'd like to get everyone up to speed so that your student and your family are ready for this season.

If you know of any incoming students that are planning on trying out for water polo, please forward this to them.  Thank you.  

Please read very carefully.

1) Schedule:
Practice begins Aug. 1 at 7am.  This first week of practice is optional, but most choose to attend.  Your attendance will not however weigh on team selection.
The entire season schedule is up and has been up for many months.  All practices, league games, meetings, SAT/ACT test dates, minimum days, holidays, playoffs, etc. are posted.  See side bar on our webpage for Schedule link or click here
http://carmelwaterpolo.blogspot.com/2011/08/2011-practice-and-game-schedule.html

PLEASE PLAN YOUR OCTOBER BREAK AROUND GAMES ACCORDINGLY.  THE LEAGUE DOES NOT REVOLVE AROUND CARMEL'S MODIFIED SCHEDULE.  WE HAVE GAMES AND PRACTICES DURING THAT WEEK.  

ALSO PLEASE SELECT SAT AND ACT TESTING DATES THAT DO NOT CONFLICT WITH SCHEDULED GAMES OR TOURNAMENTS.

2) Official Requirements to participate:
There are 2 REQUIREMENTS
A) If you are attending optional "Hell Weeks" you will need this form signed by parent in order to participate from Aug. 1-4.  This is the "Summer Medical Release" waiver as this first week of optional practice is still in the "summer".  This form is downloaded here (click on summer release form link towards top of page ) http://www.carmelunified.org/Page/2658
B) On Aug. 5 You MUST have your entire "Athletic Pre-Participation Packet" completed.  Please follow all instructions and access all necessary paperwork at this link
http://www.carmelunified.org/Page/3209

The Pre-participation Packet referenced above (#B) must be fully completed, turned into the ASB office, pay your fees, etc.  They will give the student a copy of their "EMERGENCY CARD" to give to the coach at their practice.  YOU CANNOT PRACTICE UNTIL THIS IS COMPLETED, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Please follow all instructions at links provided so that your child does not miss any practice time.


3) Please register your child on our program roster on the link provided on the sidebar of our website or directly here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1kty5qytlre31hYozlCSxwEhuXrVOhS2TQ4Pzd48zQ8E/viewform?c=0&w=1

4) Please complete Driver and Auto certification now so that it is done before the season begins.  We will need certified drivers to transport kids to and from some tournaments.  If we don't have enough drivers, we don't go.  It's that simple.  Click here for forms and instructions.
http://www.carmelunified.org/cms/lib07/CA01000917/Centricity/Domain/327/Volunteer%20Driver%20Packet.pdf

I look forward to another exciting and fun season!

Coach Gaily


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

10u
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:
PLEASE HELP
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.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UUskt5Mpr1Qo1kxo7ujRAK--SSUNudhBUfOLLFH5TN4/edit?usp=sharing

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 :)