Category Archives: NCL

Spooktacular Spartans

Both of our Spartans teams made it to the medal round at the recent 13th Annual Spooktacular hosted by The Saanich Water Polo School.

The Spartans are comprised of athletes from a number of Lower Mainland Water Polo League clubs who come together to compete in high performance events under the direction of Orcas Head Coach Vladimir Ushakov.

The Spartans boys high school team finished an impressive second place in the round robin phase of the tournament. Their only loss to that point was by a single, last second, buzzer beating goal.
The boys forged on to the medal round and earned their way into the bronze medal game. In an epic seesaw battle the boys lost by a single goal to the host Saanich team.

The Spartans 14U boys cruised through the round robin portion with a perfect 3-0 record. They followed that up with another win and earned their way into the gold medal game. The gold medal game saw us face a very familiar opponent, our friends from Fraser Valley. While they had to settle for the silver medal, our 14U Spartans should all be every proud of their Spooktacular accomplishments this past weekend

WELCOME BACK – The 2017/2018 Season Starts This Week

Our coaches and executive team have been working hard this past summer to ensure that the 2017/2018 season is our best ever.

Our highly successful Recreational program is gearing up for another exciting season with fun filled practices and Sunday games as part of the Lower Mainland Water Polo League (LMWPL).

Recreational practices start on Tuesday September 5.
New members are always welcome to come for a no-charge trial practice, just complete our Try Water Polo – No Commitment form.

Our really big news is the expansion of our Competitive program.
After winning the bronze medal at the last year’s NCL Western National Championships, our 14U Boys BCPL/NCL program is back again.

The Orcas are very proud to be hosting this year’s LMWPL NCL teams in both the 16U and 19U age categories. BCPL/NCL practices kick off on Wednesday September 6.

Please remember that every athlete must submit the online registration form prior to attending their first practice.

Welcome back and have a great season !

Lower Mainland Water Polo League (LMWPL) Competitive Programs 2017/18

The Lower Mainland Water Polo League (LMWPL) is pleased to announce our gender specific competitive programs for both boys and girls in the 2017/18 season.

    LMWPL Spartans Advanced Program
    Athletes that will play at the provincial level will continue to train under the LMWPL Advanced Program (Spartans) at Vancouver Aquatic Centre. Head coach to be announced.
    Click here for Vancouver Vipers
    LMWPL NCL Program
    Athletes (boys teams and girls teams) that will be competing at the national level in the National Championship League (NCL) will train at Guildford Recreational Centre under Head Coach Vladimir Ushakov.
    Click here for Surrey Orcas
    Those athletes interested will be required to submit an Expression of Interest application. We strive to make it affordable for every family and create healthy competition among children, thereby improving the quality of the training process.
    Click here for NCL Expression of Interest 2017/2018 Form.
    Expressions of Interest will be reviewed by our Head Coach for acceptance into the program. Try-outs and details of practice times will be delivered in an information package to successful applicants.
    Currently, the estimated cost of 3 NCL practices per week is expected to be just over $1 ,350 for the entire season (September to April, inclusive). The fee for the 3 practices per week does not include NCL registration, tournament fees, travel, etc.
    We have applied for a more comprehensive Community Gaming grant, but the results of that application will not be known until September, which is past the date required to pay the first NCL registration deposit. Once this is known, the participation fees may be adjusted again. Surrey Orcas Water Polo Club is a non-profit organization, so fees are directly related to costs to deliver the program divided by participating athletes.
    Each athlete that is committed to playing this upcoming season will be required to pay a commitment deposit of $500.

Check back to these two respective sites often for further details regarding tryouts, registration, practice days and times, etc.