Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

Boys Novice Tonight 7:20pm

Boys Novice tonight at 7:20pm, be there 45 minutes before game time.  See you there!  

Practice 6/30/09


Bring a T-SHIRT and Old PAIR of SHOES, to practice on Tuesday 6/30/09.  You will be getting in the water with them so make sure that it's something you don't use much.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sick Days/missing practice

If you are sick, you are still expected to be at practice, even if it is just to watch.  

As I stated in an earlier blog entry, missing practice will result in:

20 x 100's on the coaches desired interval.  This is for every practice missed.

This rule will be strongly enforced now that we have a week under our belt.  



Friday, June 26, 2009

June 27th Saturday tournament

Girls VarsityJune 27, 2009 SaturdayNorthwood High School.
2:00pm Northwood vs. Mater Dei
3:30pm Northwood vs. El Toro
5:45pm Norhtwood vs TBD


If the rest of you would like to watch and cheer your teammates that would be great!

Please arrive 45 minutes before game time.1st team listed wears blue
1-20second time out per game
Sudden Death overtime

Coach Paige S. will be in charge.


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sunday Games Boys 6/28/09

All games are at Northwood High School

Game times:
10:00am Northwood vs Extreme Course #1
12:15pm Newport vs Northwood Course #1
4:00pm Northwood vs Palos Verde Course #1
4:45pm El Toro vs Northwood course #2


1st Team listed wears dark caps. 1 x 20 second time out

The team will consist of:

Tory Hayashi
Jimmy Parker
Brian Chung
Nick Ciuffitelli
Dennis Kim
Daniel Chang
Austin Arca


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

10 things you learned at practice.

Varsity- 10 things you learned from the video we watched.  

FS/JV- 5 things you learned from the watching the varsity during the counter attack drill.

You can bring it to practice or use the comment sections.  List them:

1.  Communication
2. Help defense

Girls FS/JV tonight

Games is at 7:40pm

Erin Condy
Ashley Eigle
Allie G
Kelsie Morton
Paige Charbonet
Lauren Pritts
Kat Edmonds
Paige Bautista

Be there at 7pm


What is mental toughness?

Read the link below.


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Girls Water Polo Goals

Girls Water Polo list your water polo goals and how you plan on accomplishing them. Use the comment section.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Dont Forget Goals

Don't forget your goals on the comment link of "My Goals" blog.

Physicals and other paper work

Please have all of your physicals and payments in.  You can bring them into me at the pool or at the Student Activity Center (SAC).  

Varsity Boys play El Toro, 9:05pm at El Toro High School tomorrow night(Tuesday 6/23).

Good 1st day!


Sunday, June 21, 2009


Drew Vyn


College Bio from last year.

THIS SEASON: Vyn enters his final season at USC as a dangerous lefty with speed and skill on the perimeter as well as strong defensive abilities.

2006: Vyn put up 22 goals in his first season at USC... Scored in 13 games with six multiple-goal efforts... Had three hat tricks (vs. Santa Clara, Pomona-Pitzer, UC Santa Cruz).

AT GOLDEN WEST: Vyn helped Golden West to conference and Southern California crowns in 2004 and 2005... Scored 132 goals and had 84 assists at Golden West... Earned all-conference first team honors both seasons.

HIGH SCHOOL: Vyn recorded 137 goals, 76 steals and 27 assists as a senior at Irvine High... Holds school's all-time scoring record with 265 goals... Named to All-CIF First Team as a senior and earned honorable mention as a junior... An all-league first-teamer as a senior and junior... Plays club for South Pacific Coast.

PERSONAL: Vyn is majoring in sociology... Parents are...Laurie and Jeff... Would like to become a firefighter... Lists Michael Jordan as his biggest sports hero... Birthdate is April 25, 1986. 

Alex Donavan


Alex is a current Concordia Student/Athlete.  Is a starter for the Concordia Water Polo Team, his accomplishments include:


Won 7 Australian national championships from Under 14 through Under 20


Australian youth National team 2002 and 2003


Australian Schoolboys National team 2002 and 2003


Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder 2002 and 2003


Australian junior National Team 2004 and 2005


Played 6 seasons in Australian National League 2002 - 2007


Paige Svehlak


Northwood Girls Water Polo Alumni.  Was the team captain

winter 2009.  She was named 1st team all Sea View League her

junior and senior years.  Paige was a 2 year NHS girls MVP and

was named to the All Irvine City Team 2009 by the Irvine World


Paige also led the timberwolves to the most successful season in NHS girls water polo history.


Player Conduct:

No player will miss practice.  

If practice is missed it will result in 20 x 100yd freestyle, on my desired interval.

If you are sick you will be excpected to be at practice and sit, assist the coach, and/or listen to instructions and game plans/strategies.

Player will NOT miss games.

Players will be respectful towards coaches, officials, parents, and opponents at all times.

There will be no foul language used at any time.

If players have issues, questions, problems, I want to hear the issues from them and not their parents.  I want an open line of communication from all players.

Parent Conduct:

Parents will act in a positive and encouraging manner.

Parents will be in the stands away from officials and will not address them.

There will be no coaching from the stands.

Parents will not approach the bench during games.

I will talk to parents after or before workouts, NOT DURING.  


My goals

To whom it may concern,

This summer we will focus on strength of mind, body, and commitment. We will undergo mental and physical challenges that will test each one of you.
I have 2 main goal, that we win league and to be CIF Champions.
I also have personal goals for each one of you.

All I can do is give you the oppurtunity.

Are you ready for the challenge?
I ask that everyone on the Boys Varsity Team post their goal in the comment section.



Summer camp starts tomorrow.

If you don't have your paper work in you will not workout.  As of right now many have not turned in physicals to the school.  I am assuming that you will have that in tomorrow.  


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

1st day of practice

All players need to have athletic wear at practice.  Athletic shoes and socks, shorts or sweats, and a t shirt.  We will be doing dryland workouts daily as well as getting in the pool.

Freshmen Boys
For your first day of practice, bring goggles, a speedo suit (any brand/color).  No Jammers or Board Shorts!!!

Freshmen Girls
Speedo suit (any brand/color), 1 piece suit and a swim cap.


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Varsity Boys July 18th & 19th Northwood Summer Classic

Varsity Boys will be in the Northwood Summer Classic being held at El Dorado High School. This will be our full Varsity squad.

I will have game times soon.


June 28th and July 19th Boys Frosh Soph/JV

This tournament will be made up of NHS players, that I select the 1st week of practice. It will be made up of experienced non-varsity players. Players that will start FS or JV, or maybe make varsity.

The tournament is at NORTHWOOD

I will have game times soon.


June 27th Varsity Girls Tournament

Girls Varsity
June 27, 2009 Saturday
Northwood High School.

2:00pm Northwood vs. Mater Dei
3:30pm Northwood vs. El Toro
5:45pm Norhtwood vs Santa Margarita

Please arrive 45 minutes before game time.

1st team listed wears blue
1-20second time out per game
Sudden Death overtime


Monday, June 15, 2009

Girls Wed Night Novice League

The girls will begin playing in the Novice league at Northwood Highschool Wednesday June 24, 2009 to July 22, 2009. We will play at 7:40pm every Wed Night. This will be for incoming freshmen/novice girls. Please arrive 45 min before game time.

5 Min Quarters


Boys Monday Night Novice League

The boys Monday Night Novice League at Northwood High School begins 6/22/09. Game time is 7:20pm, arrive 45 minutes before game time. We will play every Monday night at the same time from June 22, 2009 to July 20, 2009.

This will be mostly for incoming freshmen and novice players.

5 Min Quarters


Boys Varsity Tuesday Night League

The Varsity Team will be competing in the Tuesday Night Varsity El Toro Night League. Our Schedule is as followed:

June 23
9:05pm El Toro vs Northwood

June 30
5:45pm La Canada vs Northwood
8:15pm Santa Margarita vs Northwood

July 7
6:35pm Northwood vs Woodbridge
8:15pm Northwood vs Foothill

July 14

July 21

1st team listed is dark hats, one time out per team, sudden death overtime, 6min quarters.


Sunday, June 14, 2009

Summer Camp for NHS high school

Summer Camp will begin June 22, 2009:

Boys practice

Girls practice

Make sure your physicals, emergency cards, and payment to NHS boys polo for $175.  You can turn in your paper work to the Student Activity Center (SAC).  If you already have great!


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

No Practice Friday for the Boys NHS

Friday we will not have practice, because it is senior day at NHS.  Last year it was very chaotic.  Also, reminder Thursday will be the last practice until summer camp starts (6/22/09 at 6am).


Monday, June 8, 2009

Northwood Water Polo Club week of 6/8/09

Practice times for this week:

10U/12U 4:30PM-6PM
14U Boys 6PM-7:30PM
16U Boys 7PM-8PM Weights, 8PM-9PM in the pool

10U/12U 4:30PM-6PM
14U Boys 4:30PM-6PM

12U Boys/14U Boys Scrimmage vs. Orange County at Jserra 6PM-8PM

10U/12U 4:30PM-6PM
14U Boys 4:30PM-6PM


Steve Carrera

North Irvine Water Polo

Practice for the boys high school

Boys Northwood High School Water Polo begins practice today at 2pm-3:30pm.  Practice will be held MTTHF, this week.  We will not have practice the week of finals.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Irvine World News Girls Water Polo All City Team

5 of Northwood Girls Water Polo players made the All City Team!!! 3 made the team, 2 as honorable mention! Click on the link for the full article!


16u Team JO Qualifiers

The 16u boys lost there 1st game to Newport Water Polo Foundation 7-5 at this weekends JO qualifiers. Coach Steve said that the team was in the game until about 2 min left. The team played Riverside this morning and won! They will play Socal B at 11:45am. For more info on the games times/location click here:


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Qualified Teams

Congratulations to the 10u coed, 12u boys and girls, 14u boys. They all qualified for the Junior Olympics in San Jose this year at the end of July.

Also, congratulations to all the coaches that have done an awesome job with the groups! Coach Jure Belamaric Sebastian Cordoba who coach the 12u boys. Coach Tyler Simmons who coaches the 10u coed team with me, and coach Caleb Hamilton who coaches the 14u boys, and took 4th in the regional event!

As well as Coach Steve Carrera (12u girls) and Coach Steve Simmons (12u girls), who did a great job beating some very strong opponents!!!

We are the ONLY CLUB in IRVINE that qualified.  Irvine Kahuna didn't qualify any teams, proving we are the premiere water polo club in Irvine.

Great Job everyone and parents thanks for your support, we could never have done this without you!!!

See you at the pool!

Junior Olympics Qualifiers 16u Boys start this weekend

The 16u Junior Olympic Team for Northwood will be playing under Los Alamitos B team because the Sopac Zone would't allow our team to enter as Northwood because of clerical issues. All the brackets have 4 teams except one bracket, but the Zone says there is no way they can plug one more team into the competition. So we are playing at :

Colony High School
3850 E. Riverside Dr.
Ontario CA 91761

AT 5:30PM Friday Night 6/5/09. For the 16 schedule click on:


Practice tonight Thursday 6/4/09 will start at 6pm-8pm with Coach Steve Carrera

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Northwood High School Boys Practice

Practice this week:

Monday 7pm-9pm VARSITY

Wed 7pm-9pm VARSITY

Fri 4:30pm-6pm VARSITY

Starting next week we will practice from 2-3:30pm.  MTTHF.  This is for EVERYONE that is in the BOYS HS program.  There will be no practice the week of 6/15-6/19. 

This does not include the incoming Freshmen, they will start 6/22 at 6am.

Northwood High School Girls Practice

From now until school is out, we will practice every Wednesday from 2pm-3pm.  Please make sure and check out the Irvine World News Edition this Thursday for the All Girls City Team.

Practice Changes for club

We are going back to the 4:30PM start practice. 

So starting today (Tuesday) we will have practices at:

10U/12U 4:30PM-6PM
14U 6PM-7:30PM
16U/College 7PM-9PM