FlippaBall, FlippaSwim & District Schools Comp

Water polo season 2017/18

Flippaball starts Friday 20 October 2017

Registrations open 20 August

Register early to secure your place!  Some sessions sold out in 2016/17!

Contact Jackie Vittino flippaball@uwawaterpolo.com.au for more information.

 Our popular Friday night FlippaBall and Saturday morning District Schools Competitions are back for a new season in the Water Polo Pool at HBF Stadium!

The major focus of these programs is for children to have fun, in a safe, family oriented, aquatic environment.  The BBQ will sizzle on Friday nights and Saturday mornings and the Polo Bear Café will be available for refreshments.

Find out more about our FREE Come and Try day on Saturday 16 September!

FRIDAY NIGHT FLIPPABALL

FlippaBall is a non-competitive social introduction to water polo for boys and girls in years 2-6.  The rules are modified, with the field, goals and ball reduced in size to suit the age of the participants.  Players are able to form their own teams (9-10 players optimal) or be placed in appropriate teams.  The pool is divided in to quarters.

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  • Term 4 (2017) – 20 October -8 December 
  • Term 1 (2018) – 2 February – 23 March (no game Friday 2 March, 2018)
  • Games have a 30 minute duration and are held at 6pm, 6.30pm, 7pm and 7.30pm
  • Younger children play at the earlier time slots

AGES

  • Open to children born 2005 to 2010 (Year 2 through to Year 6).
    Note: 2005 born players MUST be in Year 6 at school to play on Friday nights
  • Year 2/3 & 4 teams are mixed. Years 5/6 have separate boys and girls teams.
    Note: Team composition is dependent on number of registrations
  • Recommended proficiency: Able to swim 20 metres freestyle and tread water

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  • $195 plus pool entry to HBF Stadium

FlippaBall players are encouraged to register for FlippaSwim to complement and improve their FlippaBall game.

FLIPPASWIM

FlippaSwim is a 60 minute, structured, water polo specific training session that develops swimming ability, balls skills, length strength and team play. 

After school sessions are offered on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.

SATURDAY MORNING DISTRICT SCHOOLS COMPETITION (DSC)

The very popular Saturday morning District Schools Competition is an intra club competition played by girls and boys in years 5 and above, who have played FlippaBall or are capable swimmers.  The DSC is about enjoying social water polo with friends.  It is also a great way of gaining experience and progressing through to the Under 14 Junior State League Water Polo Competition on Monday nights.

Players from schools or districts are encouraged to nominate their own teams. Individually registered players will be placed in teams. Teams play a round robin competition with finals.  The pool is divided in to thirds for Year 5/6 and half for Years 7+. 

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  • Term 4 (2017) 14 October – 9 December
  • Term 1 (2018) 3 February – 17 March (no game Saturday 3 March, 2018)
  • Games have a 40 minute duration and are held between 8.40am and 12pm

AGES

  • Subject to registrations, two age groups: Year 5 / 6, Year 7 +, and 2 Divisions A&B
  • Boys and girls play separate competitions
  • Based on last season –
    Year 5/6 boys play at 8.40am & Year 5/6 girls play at 9.20am, followed by Year 7+ Boys, then Girls
  • Recommended proficiency: Able to swim 50 metres freestyle and tread water

COST

  • $195 plus pool entry to HBF Stadium

DSC players are encouraged to register for DSC FlippaSwim to complement and improve their DSC game.  

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As part of FlippaSwim, Saturday District School Competition (DSC) teams can train together on Friday afternoons, (3.45-4.45pm)
and practice game structures, in addition to skill development and conditioning.  Eight teams can be catered for in this one hour training session.

Contact Jackie Vittino flippaball@uwawaterpolo.com.au for more information.