The Cress Creek Water Polo Team is currently recruiting girl and boy players for the 2021 Summer Water Polo season.
Cress Creek Country Club has a long tradition of outstanding water polo teams. There are three separate teams: U11 Coed for boys and girls 11 years old and younger (as of June 1), U14 Coed for boys and girls 14 years old and younger (as of June 1 and not having yet attended high school), and U14 Girls. Most swimmers can begin playing water polo at age 9, or potentially as early as age 7 if they are strong swimmers.
The program is open to ALL players, regardless of previous playing experience. Many of our players have never played before their first season. All players will have the chance to play in every regular season match.
The season starts the first week of June with practices. The first matches are played starting the first or second week of June. The season ends with our banquet in mid July. NONE of the practices or matches conflict with any swim practices, meets or other events. Polo is perfectly complimentary to swim team.
The teams practice twice a week (typically Monday and Wednesday) for an hour between 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm for U11 and 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm for U14 Coed & Girls. Attendance at all practices is not mandatory to play in matches but is encouraged. We are flexible as we understand that many players participate in multiple sports during the water polo season.
Matches are typically held on Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays. The majority of the matches are hosted at the club, except for a handful of matches at other Naperville pools. Warm-ups typically start at 5:30 pm, U11 Coed plays at 6 pm, followed by U11 Girls (if both teams have enough players), then U14 Coed. Each match is generally completed in approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Some away matches on Sundays may be held in the late morning.
The cost is $160 per player, which includes insurance, a team tee-shirt, all practices, all matches, and end-of-the-season tournaments (pending Covid restrictions). For each additional family member on the team, there is a $15 discount. Thus, second family member has a fee of $145, then third family member has a fee of $130.
If you have any questions regarding the 2021 Cress Creek Water Polo Team, please contact Matt Rees via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via cell at 773-368-4795.