✴ Windy City Water Polo ✴

Fall 2018
2011 3rd Place 14&Under Girls Windy City Water Polo

Windy City Water Polo Club in Illinois serves Oak Park, River Forest, Chicago, and the entire Chicagoland area. The club began in 1987 by coaches Dave Perry and Jack Wagner.  Windy City Water Polo fields Senior/Masters level, 20 and Under, 18 and Under, 16 and Under, 14 and Under, 12 and Under, and 10 and Under teams for both boys and girls. We offer practices and competitions year round for athletes 14 years old and younger (12U and 10U), senior / masters women, and senior / masters men. We offer Summer and Fall water polo for high school athletes. Windy City Water Polo is unaffiliated with ANY high school or high school water polo program.  No high school athlete is required to participate with Windy City in order to participate with his or her high school team.  The club uses Fenwick High School's Dan O'Brien Natatorium for training (505 Washington Blvd., Oak Park, IL 60302). Please note that at this time, the HS Girls' Summer Team is invite only. The rest of our teams, 14&Under, 12&Under, 10&Under, HS Boys programs, and senior / masters programs for men and women, are open to all players.


WINDY CITY SPORTS 2018
FALL YOUTH W
ATER POLO

This fall Windy City Water Polo will play in the American Water Polo Fall Age Group League.  We will have three teams:  a team for 14&Under Boys, not yet in High School; 14&Under Girls, not yet in High School; a Co-ed 12&Under Team; and Co-ed 10&Under team.

YOUR AGE IS DETERMINED BY HOW OLD YOU ARE ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS.

During the season we will work on the fundamental skills of water polo, as well as participate in the Midwest American Water Polo League.   There will be games for all teams. 12&Unders are encouraged to play with their 14&Under teammates (especially on the girls' side!), and 10&Unders are encouraged to play with the 12&Unders.

PRACTICES:  WILL BE FROM 6:00PM TO 7:30PM ON THE FOLLOWING DATES FOR 14&UNDERS AND 12&UNDERS AND 6:00PM TO 7:00PM FOR 10&UNDERS.

 AUGUST--  22(Wed),22(Thur), 27(Mon), 29(Wed), 30(Thur);  SEPTEMBER--  5(Wed), 6(Thur), 10(Mon), 12(Wed), 17(Mon), 19(Wed), 20(Thur), 24(Mon), 26(Wed), 27(Thur); OCTOBER--  1(Mon), 3(Wed), 4(Thur), 8(Mon), 10(Wed), 15(Mon), 17(Wed), 22 (Mon), 24 (Wed), 29(Mon); NOVEMBER– 5(Mon), 7(Wed), Travel Trip to Colorado November 9,10,11.

 LEAGUE GAMES: Games will be played on Saturdays and Sundays during September and October.  They will likely start on September 8 & 9.  The 12& Under Co-ed Championship and the 14&Under Illinois Championships for Boys and Girls will be held near the end of October or early November.  We should have our game schedule by early September.  Games will be played in the Chicago land area so we can set up car pools if necessary.  Possible sites are Lyons, Lincoln-Way Central, Lincoln-Way West, Neuqua Valley, Waubonsie Valley, Northside Prep, Latin, Stevenson, Whitney Young, St. Rita, and Fenwick.  We will also play 10&Under games at Fenwick as the last game on days when we host games at Fenwick.

TRAVEL TRIP: This year, we hope to be travelling to the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center in Thornton, CO November 9, 10, and 11.  We will take one 14&Under Coed team and one 12&Under Coed team.  With flights, hotel, ground transportation, and tournament entry fee, we believe that the trip can be done for somewhere between $400-500.  We have participated in this tournament three out of the last five years.  We will ask for a firm commitment at our registration meeting before proceeding to book the trip.  We are also looking for another trip which might be less costly.  More information to come.

COST: $225 for one child, $375 for two children same family, $475 for 3 or more children same family.  Make checks payable to Windy City Sports.  You must also be a member of American Water Polo.  AWP is the organization that helps us organize our local games.  If you signed up with American Water Polo over the summer, you are good to go for the fall season.  We will have computers available at registration for your convenience.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION MEETING IS Wednesday, August 22 AT 5:45pm:

Meet in the library.  Enter the building at the glass doors off of the East Ave. parking lot and follow the signs.  We will have practice starting at 6:00pm that night!

Parents are asked to fill out the registration forms online (Fall Season Registration form and the Medical Treatment form).  We will have computers onsite in the library if you are unable to complete these online forms before the meeting.

 If you cannot attend the meeting but want to participate in the program, or if you have any questions, please contact Kyle Perry at Fenwick HS 708-386-0127 ext. 346.  Also you can check out our web site at   https://sites.google.com/site/windycitywaterpolo1/ or email kperry@fenwickfriars.com

Fall Practice Schedule:

Age Group (14&Under, 12&Under): M-W-R 6-7:30pm
Age Group (10&Under): M-W-R 6-7pm.
HS Girls: JOIN YOUR HIGH SCHOOL SWIM TEAM
HS Boys: Open Pools Sundays 9-11am and Wednesdays 8-9:30pm starting in mid-August 
Senior Men (18+): Open Pools Sundays 9-11am and Wednesdays 8-9:30pm starting in mid-August 
Senior Women (18+):  TBD

At the high school level, WCWP has had players compete at Fenwick, Morton, Oak Park River Forest, Br. Rice, St. Patrick, Loyola, St. Ignatius, Lockport, Juarez, Maine South, Lincoln Park, York, Riverside-Brookfield, Maine East, Taft, Little Village, Neuqua Valley, Lincoln-Way Central, Curie, Latin, Mother McAuley, Evanston, Lake Forest, Whitney Young, Glenbrook South, The Hill School (PA), Waubonsie Valley, Morgan Park, Hinsdale Central, Prosser, St. Charles East, Wilson (PA), Von Steuben, Steinmetz, DeLaSalle, Shepard, Stagg, Blackfriars Priory School (Adelaide, Australia), Northside College Prep, Bremen, and Mt. Carmel.

At the collegiate level, WCWP has sent players to Varsity programs at Harvard University, Princeton University, Mercyhurst College, Iona College, Fordham University, Bucknell University, UC Los Angeles, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Loyola Marymount University, Washington & Jefferson College, U.S. Naval Academy, Johns Hopkins University, Pennsylvania State University Behrend, UC Santa Barbara, George Washington University, Santa Clara University, Indiana University, Colorado State University, University of Michigan, Villanova University, Gannon University, University of La Verne, University of the Pacific, Monmouth College, Concordia University - Irvine, Pomona-Pitzer, Marist, UC Irvine, and UC Berkeley.  Matt Farmer recently helped UCLA win the 2014, 2015, and 2017 NCAA Championship.

At the club level, WCWP has sent players to Miami University, University of Michigan, Purdue University, Northwestern University, University of Wisconsin, University of Illinois, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Western Michigan University, University of Iowa, University of Notre Dame, University of Dayton, Marquette University, Lewis University, St. Louis University, Western Illinois University, Colgate University, Syracuse University, Pepperdine University, Illinois Wesleyan University, Grand Valley State University, Tufts University, United States Military Academy, Illinois State University, Indiana University, Boston College, Lehigh University, Tulane University, Georgetown University, Texas Christian University, University of Chicago, Michigan State University, and DePaul University.

Three of our athletes have gone on to play professional water polo in Italy and Australia.  Matt Napleton (Fenwick '09) competed for Rari Nantes Savona in 2013-2014, and Chris Wendt (Fenwick '09) competed for Roma Nuoto in 2014-2015.  Most recently, Matt Farmer (Fenwick '13) competed for the Hunter Hurricanes in Australian's National Water Polo League 2017-2018, and is currently competing for Circolo Canottieri Ortigia in Italy.

Seven Windy City Water Polo Coaches have been inducted into the Illinois Water Polo Hall of Fame: Laura Coffman (1999), Joe Wendt (2000), Dave Perry (2002), Brian Pendergast (2003), Jack Wagner (2005), Mike Gruszeczki (2008), and Brigitte Kusevskis (2011).

Any questions please call Kyle Perry at Fenwick, 708-386-0127 ext.346 or email kperry@fenwickfriars.com .

Fenwick High School's Dan O'Brien Natatorium


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  • Age Group News 9/17
    2018 12&Under Windy City Water Polo Squad
    Congratulations to our awesome 12&Under team!  With a great turnout yesterday, we had a great time!

    We have normal practice for the next three weeks:
    10&Unders 6-7pm M-W-R
    12&Under and 14&Under 6-7:30pm M-W-R

    Our league schedule changed from the original one that was handed out at practice a few weeks ago.  I have copied the most up to date schedule below.  We also have a complete schedule on the website, our calendar page, and facebook!  Lastly, we are asking that parents complete our google form to let us know which games kids will be attending.  At this time, you have to do it for each set of games, so I will send it out typically a week before just to remind everyone.  You can complete the whole form by either going back after you've submitted your commitment or reclicking the link.  There are NO games this weekend, but feel free to check out the form and complete as much as you can at this time.  The form is online at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfh2vUDSgGZhlJrkQKGL4U9KNcqUFYDA_jYxbE9fBbATkzrLQ/viewform​

    UPDATED GAME SCHEDULE.
    Sunday, September 30th at Elk Grove High School HS (500 W Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007)
    12:30pm Windy City 14&Under vs Elmhurst
    2:10pm Lyons vs Windy City 14&Under

    Saturday, October 13th at Fenwick HS
    11:40am Cardinal vs Windy City 14&Under
    1:20pm Windy City 14&Under vs West Suburban
    2:00pm 10&UNDER FRIENDLY SCRIMMAGE

    Sunday October 14th at Lyons Township South (4900 S. Willow Springs Rd. Western Springs, IL 60558) 
    10:30am Windy City 12&Under vs Chicago Parks Blue
    11:20am Windy City 12&Under vs West Suburban

    Sunday October 14th at Fenwick HS 
    11:30am Windy City 14&Under vs CAPC
    12:20pm Windy City 14&Under vs West Suburban
    4:30pm 10&UNDER FRIENDLY SCRIMMAGE

    Sunday October 21st at Fenwick HS
    12:20pm Windy City 12&Under vs Chicago Parks Green
    2:00pm Windy City 12&Under vs Lyons
    2:45pm 10&UNDER FRIENDLY SCRIMMAGE

    Saturday, October 27 at Fenwick HS
    14U CHAMPIONSHIPS TBD
    Potential 10&UNDER FRIENDLY SCRIMMAGE TBD

    Sunday November, 4th at Lyons Township South (4900 S. Willow Springs Rd. Western Springs, IL 60558) 
    12&Under CHAMPIONSHIPS 10:30-2pm TBD
    November 9-11 COLORADO – More info coming this week.
    Posted Sep 17, 2018, 7:17 AM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Age Group Water Polo League Schedule Announced
    AGE GROUP LEAGUE SCHEDULE UPDATED

    Sunday, September 16th at Lyons Township South (4900 S. Willow Springs Rd. Western Springs, IL 60558)
    11:20am Chicago Parks White vs Windy City 12&Under
    1:00pm NIPC vs Windy City 12&Under

    Sunday, September 30th at Elk Grove High School HS (500 W Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007)
    12:30pm Windy City 14&Under vs Elmhurst
    2:10pm Lyons vs Windy City 14&Under

    Saturday, October 13th at Fenwick HS
    11:40am Cardinal vs Windy City 14&Under
    1:20pm Windy City 14&Under vs West Suburban
    2:00pm 10&UNDER FRIENDLY SCRIMMAGE

    Sunday October 14th at Lyons Township South (4900 S. Willow Springs Rd. Western Springs, IL 60558)
    10:30am Windy City 12&Under vs Chicago Parks Blue
    11:20am Windy City 12&Under vs West Suburban

    Sunday October 14th at Fenwick HS
    11:30am Windy City 14&Under vs CAPC
    12:20pm Windy City 14&Under vs West Suburban
    4:30pm 10&UNDER FRIENDLY SCRIMMAGE

    Sunday October 21st at Fenwick HS
    12:20pm Windy City 12&Under vs Chicago Parks Green
    2:00pm Windy City 12&Under vs Lyons
    2:45pm 10&UNDER FRIENDLY SCRIMMAGE

    Saturday, October 27 at Fenwick HS
    14U CHAMPIONSHIPS TBD
    Potential 10&UNDER FRIENDLY SCRIMMAGE TBD

    Sunday November, 4th at Lyons Township South (4900 S. Willow Springs Rd. Western Springs, IL 60558)
    12&Under CHAMPIONSHIPS 10:30-2pm TBD
    November 9-11 COLORADO – More info coming this week.
    Posted Sep 10, 2018, 8:26 AM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Age Group News 9/3/18

    Reminder - NO PRACTICE TONIGHT, Monday, September 3!

    Normal practice this week on Wednesday and Thursday. 

    Our game schedule has been released.  If no changes are made, the website will be updated tomorrow, and we'll be sending out the complete schedule via email and as a handout at practice on Wednesday.

    Posted Sep 3, 2018, 11:33 AM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • High School Boys' League Schedule Posted
    Saturday, September 15 @ Stevenson High School (1 Stevenson Dr, Lincolnshire, IL 60069)
    2:45pm NIPC vs Windy City
    3:30pm Windy City vs Archer WPC
    5:00pm West Sub vs Windy City
    Sunday, September 23rd @ Lincoln Way East (201 Colorado Ave, Frankfort, IL 60423)
    8:50am LAW A vs Windy City
    10:30am Windy City vs LYONS
    11:20am Windy City vs Team Chicago

    Saturday, October 6th @ Fenwick HS
    2:00pm Windy City vs Team Chicago
    3:40pm Windy City vs Lakeshore

    Sunday, October 14th @ St. Charles North High School (255 Red Gate Rd, St. Charles, IL 60175)
    10:30am Windy City vs Elmhurst WP BLUE
    11:30am New Trier Aquatics Green vs Windy City
    Saturday October 20th @ Fenwick HS
    2:00pm Windy City vs West Sub
    3:40pm Windy City vs Vulture

    Sunday October 28th @ Stevenson High School (1 Stevenson Dr, Lincolnshire, IL 60069)
    3:15pm Vulture vs Windy City
    4:00pm Windy City vs New Trier Aquatics Green

    Sunday November 11th St. Charles North High School (255 Red Gate Rd, St. Charles, IL 60175)
    9:40am St. Charles White vs Windy City
    12:20pm St. Charles Blue vs Windy City
    2:00pm Windy City vs NIPC
    Posted Sep 13, 2018, 1:41 PM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Age Group News 8/27
    Practice this week (normal schedule) is Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 6-7pm for 10U and 6-7:30pm for 12U and 14U

    Game schedule should be coming out later this week or early next week.  Expect the first games for 12U and 14U to be held 9/8 or 9/9.

    Colorado information will likely be coming to you shortly.  It looks like we will have enough for a 14U team, but the league championships may be that same weekend, so the coaching staff will be figuring out what the best plan will be.  Stay tuned!

    If you talk to a parent who did not receive this email, it's because they have not signed their child up online with our club.  Please encourage them to do so.  If they have any questions, please let me know.

    If you have not yet paid, please bring cash, a check to Windy City Sports, or Chase QuickPay to windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com as soon as you can.  Thanks!
    Posted Aug 27, 2018, 5:09 PM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Fall Age Group Season begins 8/22
    Age Group Water Polo for 14&Unders (not yet in high school), 12&Unders, and 10&Unders will begin practice on Wednesday, August 22nd at 6pm.  We will have a brief meeting at 5:45pm in the Fenwick library for players and parents before beginning the first practice.  Practice for the August and September will be most Monday, Wednesday, and Thursdays.  In October and early November, we will practice mainly Monday and Wednesday nights.  There will be games for all three age groups.

    We will discuss the Colorado trip scheduled for November 9,10, and 11.

    Feel free to complete the registration forms online prior to the registration meeting.
    Posted Aug 3, 2018, 9:38 PM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Final Week of Summer Water Polo
    The final practice for our 14&Under, 12&Under, and 10&Under teams is today, Monday, July 23 at the normal time.

    High School boys have two more practices:
    Monday, July 23 6:30-8:30pm
    Tuesday, July 24 6-8pm

    These practice times are for ALL high school boys regardless of their original red, blue, or white team selection.
    Posted Jul 23, 2018, 10:38 AM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Games This Week 7/16-7/22
    7/16/18 Senior Women's Summer League at Portage Park 7:00pm vs. Eastside
    7/18/18 Red @ Fenwick 6:15pm vs. Andrew & 8:15pm vs. York
    7/18/18 Senior Women's Summer League at Portage Park 8:00pm vs. NIPC
    7/19/18 HS Girls @ Lyons Township South 7:10pm vs. Naperville Central & 7:50pm vs. Lyons
    7/19/18 HS Boys @ Alsip Water Polo (11930 S Kostner Ave, Alsip, IL 60803) 8:15-10:15pm FRIENDLY SCRIMMAGE FOR ALL HS BOYS
    7/21/18 12&Unders at FENWICK 8:30am vs Chicago Parks White 12&Under & 11:00am vs. Chicago Parks Green 12&Under
    7/21/18 14&Unders at FENWICK 12:40pm vs NIPC & 1:30pm vs East Side WP
    7/21/18 Senior Women's Summer League Championship Tournament.  First game at 9:00am vs. Chi-WP.  Rest of schedule TBD.
    7/22/18 10&Unders at FENWICK FRIENDLY SCRIMMAGE 12pm-1pm.  ALL 10&Unders are welcomed!

    Posted Jul 18, 2018, 9:07 AM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Games This Week 7/9-7/15
    7/9/18 Senior Women's Summer League at Portage Park 6:00pm vs. Chi-WP
    7/10/18 14&Under, 12&Under, and 10&Under boys and girls FRIENDLY SCRIMMAGE at Riverside Swim Club (100 Bloomingbank Rd, Riverside, IL 60546). 5:00-6:30pm.  RSC has an outdoor pool; please remember to bring your sun screen.
    7/11/18 Blue and White Teams @ Fenwick 6:15pm vs. LAW & 8:15pm vs. Chicago
    7/11/18 Red @ Barrington (616 W Main St, Barrington, IL 60010) 6:40pm vs. New Trier & 8:00pm vs. Barrington
    7/11/18 Senior Women's Summer League at Portage Park 7:00pm vs. Lyons
    7/12/18 HS Boys @ Fenwick 5:00pm vs. LAW
    7/12/18 HS Girls @ Lyons Township South (4900 Willow Springs Rd, Western Springs, IL 60558) 6:00pm vs. Chicago Water Polo Club
    7/13/18 HS Girls @ Fenwick 11:00am vs. Pittsburgh AQ
    7/13/18 HS Boys @ Fenwick 12:00pm vs. Cincinnati Marlins
    7/14 and 7/15 HS Boys & HS Girls TBD
    Posted Jul 9, 2018, 10:05 AM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Games this Week 7/2-7/8
    7/2/18 Senior Women's Summer League at Portage Park (4100 N. Long Ave. Chicago, IL 60641) 7:00pm vs. CPD
    7/5/18 HS BOYS Red @ Fenwick 6:15pm vs. Lyons & 8:15pm vs. York
    7/5/18 HS GIRLS @ Lyons Township South (4900 South Willow Springs Rd, Western Springs, IL 60558) 7:15pm vs. RedHawks & 8pm vs. Lyons
    7/7/18 14&Under Coed @ St. Charles North (255 Red Gate Rd, St. Charles, IL 60175) 10:20am vs. St Charles 14 & 12:00pm Chicago Parks 14 Coed
    7/7/18 HS Boys @ Cincinnati Shootout (100 Viking Way, Cincinnati, OH 45246) 12:10pm vs. Wild Cats & 2:40pm vs. Moose "A"
    7/8/18 12&Under Coed @ Lyons Township South Campus (4900 South Willow Springs Rd, Western Springs, IL 60558) 9:20am vs. Chicago Parks Blue 12U & 10:10am vs. Chicago Parks White 12U
    7/8/18 14&Under Coed @ Lyons Township South Campus (4900 South Willow Springs Rd, Western Springs, IL 60558) 10:10 vs. Lyons 14U Girls & 11:50 vs. Lyons 14U Boys.
    7/8/18 HS Boys @ Cincinnati Shootout (100 Viking Way, Cincinnati, OH 45246) TBD
    Posted Jul 6, 2018, 11:12 AM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
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