GLOSSARY OF TERMS

GLOSSARY

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.

 

OPL U19 

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

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.

 

RDC

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.

 

FLOW CHART

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

Coach

NCL 

(National Championship League)

U16, U19 Competitive league, leading to national 

Championship

5 NCL

Tournaments

4 OPL

Tournaments

$850  NCL Registration 

+ travel and lodging

$350 OPL

Registration

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

SW clubs

National Team, scholarship, top athletes at national level  TBD
OPL

(Ontario Provincial League)

U10

U12

U14

 (new) U19 (new)

Competitive league within provincial.   Top teams from Ontario  U10

U12

U14

4 tournaments

Provincials

Nationals

U19

3 Tournaments

Provincials

$350

+travel and lodging

Provincials

National

Extra

U10

U12

U14

U19

Local Club Teams Compete for Provincials

CLUB 

BASED

PRACTICE

U10

U12

U14

Highest level of play goal to have as many teams as possible coming out of the region

CLUB

COACHES

RDC U16

U19

Weekly Training Session in Toronto

For Elite Athletes

U-19 Girls

RDC will form RDC Team

U19 BOYS

NOMAD 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
SWRL

(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

Free

U12

$1000.00

Per team

U-14

1000.00

Per Team

U-19

750.00

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)