SWRL- SOUTH WEST REGIONAL LEAGUE
DESCRIPTION: Low cost recreational league based out of Brantford Wayne Gretzky. All age groups. 3 Game days for High School Age, 4 Game days for U-14, 5 Game Days for U-12
Chaos will be extra this year. All Southwest Regional Game Play is included in our Fees.
***NOTE High School Age will be game day based this season with Scarborough and Mavericks attending to insure that each game day is of value.
OPL – Ontario Provincial League
DESCRIPTION: For U10,U12,U14 this is the top level of play available and involves a regional tournament loop consisting of between 4-6 tournaments. The goal is to have all clubs able to have at least 1 x U10, 1x U12, and U14 boys and U14 Girls.
Fees are extra and each tournament costs between $60.00 and $80.00 per athlete per tournament.
This is a pilot program this year and encompasses club teams playing in 3 tournaments culminating in a Provincial champion. Athletes will play both OPL U-19 and NCL the only athletes who will be excluded from U-19 OPL are those who are playing Senior Men’s Water Polo.
Scarborough, Mavericks, HAWPC, and Southwest are firmly committed to this age group for the inaugural season.
NCL is the National League and is for U16, U19 and Senior age groups. NCL is for those elite players who are willing to train a minimum of 4 times per week and want to be the best possible Water Polo Player they can be. This is a competitive program. Playing time is not guaranteed.
The U-19 girls and boys team will be based on the participants in the RDC for 2019/2020.
The Regional Development Centre which runs out of the Pan AM centre. It involves a 3 hour training session 24 Saturday’s per year. Athletes who attend this are those that want to try out for provincial and national teams. Players need to be sponsored by their Head Coach. The cost of this program is funding based and varies year to year.
Water Polo league types in South West Ontario 2019-20
(Hamilton, Hammer, KW, Guelph and Middlesex)
|League Type||Age group||Description||Number of Tournaments
(See Sched below)
|Cost||Expectations||Practice Schedule||Potential Future||Head
(National Championship League)
|U16, U19||Competitive league, leading to national
|$850 NCL Registration
+ travel and lodging
|Combined regional teams – athletes selected based on performance
POtentially 2 teams at U-16 one developmental one Elite
|Minimum 5 practices per week
Team joint practice 3 x month Spread between
|National Team, scholarship, top athletes at national level||TBD|
(Ontario Provincial League)
(new) U19 (new)
|Competitive league within provincial. Top teams from Ontario||U10
+travel and lodging
Local Club Teams Compete for Provincials
Highest level of play goal to have as many teams as possible coming out of the region
|Weekly Training Session in Toronto
For Elite Athletes
RDC will form RDC Team
WILL BE FORMED FOR OUTSIDER ATHLETES
|For athletes||3 hours per week in Toronto||Olympics scholarships for top athletes at national level||RDC COACHES|
(South West Regional League)
|U10/12, U14, U16 and HS (=U19?)||South West (HWPC, Hammer, GWPC, KW, Middlesex) friendly scrimmages||Once a month for each group||U10
Essentially the cost is $250.00 per team per week
|Recreational (players at all levels), entered by individual clubs||Club practice schedules||N/A||Greg Blunsdon (HAWPC)|