Junior Olympics

Each summer, Jungle Cat Water Polo tries to prepare 16 and Under and 18 and Under boys teams to participate in the Junior Olympics in late July. In 2022, we sent a 16U team to the tournament in Dallas, Texas and finished 18th out of 38 teams. As you can imagine, this was an exceptional experience for the players; we can not replicate a national level event in St. Louis.

Boys born after August 1, 2006 are welcome to try out for our 16U team, and boys born after August 1, 2004 are welcome to try out for our 18U team. Team members are expected to attend all or nearly all practices and games, which might include one other out-of-town tournament.

The anticipated cost of lodging and tournament entry fees for the trip to Dallas is $500. This is in addition to Jungle Cat Water Polo and USA Water Polo registration fees and does not include transportation or food. Also, each player will need to upgrade his USA Water Polo membership to the Gold level, another $90 or so. Do not pay the additional amount until we confirm your son's participation.

Please contact Coach Baud (pbaudendistel@sluh.org) if you have questions.