2013 Cal Cup State Finals:
Youngers April 12-14,
Olders April 19-21, 2013 Inland Empire
California Cup Club League
is an organized group of water polo clubs that will provide each
other an opportunity to play in an organized league format. The
league is designed to increase the level of competition by competing
against the best programs in California.
Groups for the 2012-13 CA Cup League
this year will be based on age as of August 1, 2013.
18 & Under Boys & Girls
12 & Under Boys & Girls
16 & Under Boys & Girls
10 & Under Coed
14 & Under Boys & Girls
must be comprised of mostly athletes from the appropriate age group
(i.e. 10 of the 15 players must age 13-14 for 14 & under). Athletes
who are older than the age cut-off cannot play down (i.e. 15 year
old as of August 1, 2013. cannot play 14 & under).
2012-13 California Cup
competition will consist of a 1st division for the top
teams in each age group for both boys and girls from the
previous year or througha selection process. A second/Third division will consist of new clubs to the
league and the lower finishers from the previous year as needed
based on total entries in the league. Division can and will be
divided by region to minimize travel when possible. Placement in divisions
based on the previous results. Newcomers can be placed in the
1st division based on committee vote.
initial round play in each division, the top teams from the division 2
can move to the1st division as well as the lower finishing team from
the 1st division can move to the 2nd Division. Then both divisions
of the southern league will playoff.
Southern League final will determine which teams will play in a
final 8/12/16-team California Cup State Championships. The amount of
teams will depend solely on interest to enter from the Northern and
Southern leagues. We will invite the top nine teams from the south
and the top seven from the north who will automatically qualify. If
any of those teams forfeit their entry then we will systematically
go down the list alternating North and South. The State final
tournament results will be considered for seeding and entry into the
2013 United States Water Polo Club Championships (www.usclubchampionships.com).
League weekend play dates can be found at
These dates are subject to change. Division II dates might not
coincide with Division I dates and these are based on hosts and pool
Costs and Deadlines:
$800 for 10 & U coed
$1,000 for 12 & U boys and girls
$1,200 for 14/16/18 & U boys and girls
insure attendance, failure to show or provide adequate notice that
you cannot field a team can result in suspension for the following
play date. In addition, if you fail to show you will receive 0
points for your forfeit. Forfeits can also incur fines and penalties
including but not limited to removal from the league at the
discretion of the directors.
enter the California Cup league each club will need to make
either an on-line payment or you can mail your checks in payable to
the California Cup League. Teams have the option of paying in two
equal payments. To secure your spot we need payment for your 16 and
18 girls’ entry by Sept 15, 2012. For age group and 16, 18 & under
boys we need payment by October 1, 2012. All balances must be paid
in full by February 1, 2013.
All clubs need to host
their share of games, most being one day events. Each club
that hosts will receive reimbursement as negotiated prio between
host and the league. Officials will be
paid by the League. All other cost will be covered by the host
unless agreed upon prior to scheduling that facility. Host shall
provide all necessary equipment, staff to operate the table, and
report results by text or by email to
will be posted on the web site, so please send them ASAP after
Point System for
4 points: Outright Win
3 points: Shootout Win
2 points: Shootout Loss
1 point : Outright Loss
0 points: Forfeit
rules posted below are for regular league play. Competition information for the CA Cup State Finals may vary.
athletes, coaches and administrators must be registered with
USA Water Polo.
Athletes who have played for a club in the previous year and
have transferred to a club who participated in the league
during the previous year will have to sit out a 90 waiting
period which shall begin the day the receiving club notifies
the League. It is up to the receiving club who wants to
roster the athlete to request eligibility for season. The
90 day wait period shall begin upon the league receiving the
email informing the league of the transfer. This waiting
period will not apply to those athletes whom transfer from
non-CA Cup teams
Teams who play ineligible player will be sanctioned.
Including removal from the league if
To insure attendance,
failure to show or provide adequate notice that you cannot
field a team will result in your team being suspended from
the next play date. In addition, if you fail to show you
will receive 0 points for your forfeit.
A USAWP verified roster must be at the score table prior to
game and or upon request from the league or host.
USAWP rules will apply except for ties, which will go to
Each club is expected to host games at their facilities with
their own staff to manage the desk and report the scores to
the league. The league will pay referees, awards, and
Each team will have two 1 minute time-outs.
Equipment: (Kap 7 is the
& U Coed will use junior size ball for competition.
12/14 & U Boys and 12/14/16/18 & U Girls will use women’s size
ball for competition
16/18 & U Boys will use men’s size ball for competition.
Game Duration and Course
10 & U Coed will play 5-min. quarters at 25 yards.
12 & U Boys and Girls will play 6-min. quarters at 25 yards or
meters if possible.
14/16/18 & U Boys and 14/16/18 & U Girls will play-7 min. quarters
at 25 meters
Standings and Scores:
Each team will earn 4 points for a win, 3 points for a shoot-out
win, 2 points for a shoot-out loss, 1 point for a loss, and 0
points for forfeits.
rules will be used for tiebreakers in league standing and league
After each league weekend, scores and standings will be posted
on the league website.
purpose of the California Cup League is to elevate water polo play
and the referees who are calling our games. It is the league’s
desire to afford coaches input to our assignor regarding referee
performance and suggestions for the finals. Please email us any
observation, recommendation and or feedback regarding referees so we
can improve the quality of the league.