The 2017 California Cup
The 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. Entry to the league is
subject to committee approval.
Age Groups for the 2017 CA Cup
for this year will be based on
age as of August 1, 2017.
18 & Under Boys & Girls
12 & Under Boys & Girls
16 & Under Boys & Girls
10 & Under Coed
14 & Under Boys & Girls
Teams 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 August1, 2017. cannot play 14 &
The Southern League competition will consist of a
1st division of the top finishing club teams in each
age group for both boys and girls from the previous
second 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.
The Southern League final will
determine which teams will play in a final
8/12/16-team California Cup State Championships. Teams
with the best record will be invited to state
finals from both Sourthern and Northern leagues.
The Northern League
competition will consist of
two play dates.
The first will be a regional with teams
playing against clubs in their area.
The second date will be all the north league
Teams will compete based on rank from the regional
Teams rank from the second play date will
determine which teams will play in State Finals.
CAL CUP STATE FINALS.
Each Team entered in the league will be expected to
enter and play in the Championship if qualified. The
top nine teams from the south and the top seven from
the north who automatically qualify.
If any of those teams forfeit their entry
they will be a forfeit fine. Then we will
systematically go done the list alternating North
The State final tournament results will be
considered by a seeding committee as well as used to
determine entry into the 2017 United States Water
Polo Club Championships
League weekend play dates can be found at
www.cacup.com. These dates are subject to
Division II dates might not coincide with Division I
dates and these are based on hosts and pool
League Costs and Deadlines:
$800 for 10 & U coed and $1,100 for 12's and
$1300 for 14, 16,
& 18 & U boys and girls for Southern League.
Northern League entries will be per event. To 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
To enter the
California Cup league each club will need to
make either an on-line payment or you can mail your
payment to: California Cup League, 12523 Limonite
Ave., #440-304, Mira Loma CA 92880.
Teams have the option of paying in two equal
16/18 Girls payments are due by Sept 15th, 2016.
To secure your spot we need payment for your
remaining team's entries by December 15, 2016.
All balances must be paid in full by January
10, 2017, or we reserve the right not to scheule
All clubs need to host their share of games, most
being a one day event.
Hosts that have extraordinary pool costs can
apply/negotiate for facility use reimbursement. This
will require an original invoice mailed to the
Officials will be paid by the League.
All other cost will be covered by the host
unless agreed upon prior to scheduling the facility.
Host shall provide all necessary equipment,
staff to operate the table, and report results by
text or by email to
Results will be posted on the web site, so
please send them ASAP after games.
All 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 Day 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 wait period shall begin upon the
league receiving the email informing the league of
This waiting period will not apply to those
athletes whom transfer from non-CA Cup teams
Teams who play ineligible player will be sanctioned.
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
USAWP rules will apply except for ties, which will
go to shoot out.
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 Preferred Ball)
10 & U Coed will use size 2 balls for
12's size 3, 14 & U Boys and 14/16/18 & U Girls will use
women’s size 4 ball for competition
16/18 & U Boys will use men’s size 5 ball for
Game Duration and Course
The 10 & U Coed will play 5 min quarters at 25
The 12 & U Boys and Girls will play 6 min quarters
at 25 yards or meters if possible.
The 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.
FINA rules will be used for tiebreakers in league
After each league weekend, scores and standings will
be posted on the league website.
The 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.