Children's Underwater Hockey

January 19: San Francisco Children's Program in US UWH Newsletter! 

Children's Practices

King pool, 5701 3rd St (At Carroll Ave, near Candlestick Park)

Friday 6:30-8:30pm for children 5-18 yrs old

Children need to be able to swim
- 4 x 25 yards without stopping (form and style don't matter) 
-Tread water for 1 minute.

The San Francisco Sea Lions and SF Recreation and Parks run this program for kids around 9-14 years old. Equipment for beginner player is included!

The program is currently free, a small fee will be implemented soon. 

Players that have been in the program for more than 6 months are expected to buy their own gear. See Gear for Children for advice on what to buy.

Children need to be at poolside at 6:30pm, they are in the water until 8:30pm and parents must pick them up immediately afterwards. 

Parents don't need to stay during practice; they can sit on the bleachers. The pool is closed to swimming during hockey practice.

Every coach has had their background approved for working with children by the city R&P department.



Adult Practice (encouraged for advanced players, 12 and older)

Depending on coach approval, the advanced children are encouraged to join our adult practices. To stay informed about adult practices events, cancellations and other news, join the mailing list.


Adult practices must be paid for online using PayPal or credit card (indicate the name of the player). Most people pay some amount (e.g. $20 or $100) and then pay again when they use it all up. You can check your balance online. Regular players should set up a recurrent payment using PayPal.



Upcoming Tournaments and Clinics

All players that participate in Underwater Hockey tournaments and clinics need to be up-to-date members of the Underwater Society of America (USOA).

Their parents need to sign the "Waiver of Liability" and acknowledge reading the US UWH "Safety Guidelines".

USOA registration and payment, as well as electronic signing of the waiver and guidelines, can be done online using this link: USA UWH. Click here for a walk through the steps to create a US UWH account online and signing all required paperwork electronically.

You can check if USOA has received your payment and signed waiver in this link:
(it will require that you login using your username and password)

Bring their own gear (not club gear), including:

    Mask & Snorkel (with mouthguard)

   1 pair of fins (and socks to go with them)

   1 glove (any color other than white, black, yellow, orange or red)

    We make gloves in gatherings that we host every few months. If you need to buy a glove, let us know.

    2 sticks, one black, one white.

    2 headsets, one blue or black, one white.

     Water bottle (optional, but recommended

    See regulations on gear and links to suppliers in this link



CanAm Midwestern Championships
http://canammidwesternchampionships.com/

January 29th-31st 2016
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 We won GOLD!!!!

Team:
Quantum Zhuo - Ryan Situ - Eric Mai - Raymond Dai (SF Juniors)
Gustavo Pesce (Juniors Coach)
Samuel Mariani (Orlando)
Jay (Twin Citites, Minnesota)
9-yr old boy (Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin)
Wayne Parsons (Chicago, Illinois)
Liam Watson (New Zealand)

Nationals 2016

WHEN: June 10-12, 2016

Expect play to start bright and early Friday morning and run through 4pm Sunday.


WHERE: Veteran’s Memorial Aquatic Center

5310 E 136th Ave, Thornton, CO 80241


REGISTER:

In order to guarantee the best possible experience for all players, we will accept a maximum of 24 team entries.


Depending on demand, second (and subsequent) team entries from individual clubs may be put on hold (fully refundable if not ultimately accepted) until March 15 to ensure that all clubs have a chance to enter at least one team. Entries that were put on hold will be accepted in the order in which they were received.


To register:


(1) Pay your fees:

  • Paypal (preferred): Make a personal money transfer toColoradoUWHTournaments@gmail.com. As always, if you incur Paypal fees (by paying with a credit card, choosing the wrong type of payment, etc), we will ask you to cover them. Also, please indicate in your Paypal memo who/what the payment is for to ensure that you receive credit for the payment.

  • Check: Make payable to DAUHC and mail to
    Philip Hickey, 528 Welch Ave, Berthoud, CO 80513


(2) Submit your roster:


FEES:

  • $1,100 per team, maximum 12 players per team, maximum 10 suited per game

  • $25/person for the banquet

  • $25/towel for tournament souvenir towel (see below)

  • After April 25: $1,300 per team, $35/person for the banquet


DEADLINE:

All rosters and payments must be received by April 25 to avoid any penalties.

No registrations will be accepted after May 9.


USOA:

All players must be members of USOA Underwater Hockey. No money or waivers will be accepted at the pool. All USOA fees and waivers must be submitted by June 1. We will obtain the list of paid dues and signed waivers to cross-check with our rosters on that date, and anyone who has not completed this task will not be permitted to play.


LOGISTICS:


Getting there:

The primary airport for the Denver area is DEN (Denver International Airport).

The airport is about 23 miles from the hotels and the pool.


Hotels:

All hotels are within a short drive to the pool and banquet location. The hotels are located at the 120th Ave interchange on I-25.


DoubleTree

- Address: 83 E. 120th, Thornton, CO 80233

- Price: $126/night

- Deadline to book: April 22

- Method to reserve: call 303-920-8000, mention Underwater Hockey Nationals; online booking website to come


Fairfield Inn and Suites

- Address: 12080 Melody Dr, Westminster, CO 80234

- Price: $109/night

- Deadline to book: May 9

- Method to reserve: call 303-255-3100, mention Underwater Hockey Nationals


La Quinta Inn

- Address: 345 West 120th Ave, Westminster, CO 80234

- Price: $107/night

- Deadline to book: May 18

- Method to reserve: call 303-252-9800, mention Underwater Hockey Nationals


Super 8

- Address: 12055 Melody Dr.  Westminster, CO 80234

- Price: $82/night

- Deadline to book: May 9

- Method to reserve: call 303-451-7200, mention Underwater Hockey Nationals


There are several more hotels at this interchange.


TOWELS:

Buy a souvenir towel to remember your epic Colorado Nationals! These cozy, full-size towels will be quick-drying microfiber fabric, and feature an attractive colorful-Colorado theme.

Payments accepted now; stay tuned to see the design!

- Price: $25


SPECIAL EVENTS:


Reffing Clinics:

Level 1 -- evening Thursday, June 9

Level 2 -- all day Thursday, June 9

Look for more information on specific times and how to register.


Banquet:

The banquet and awards will be held Sunday, June 12 at 6:30pm at:

Cinzzetti's Italian Market

281 W 104th Avenue, Northglenn, CO 80234


- Price: $25/person before April 25, $35/person after.
Cost includes an amazing all-you-can-eat buffet, and non-alcoholic drinks. Beer and wine is available for purchase.


After Party:

We’re working on festivities for after the banquet June 12. Stay tuned for more information!


Camp-O-Rama:

Georgetown is our chosen location for camp-o-rama! Located just off I-70 an hour west of Denver, Georgetown is a perfect location to get a feel for Colorado's mountains with lodging options to fit everyone's desired experience. For hotel accommodations, there is Super 8 Georgetown and Georgetown Mountain Inn, see websites below. For those looking for a more rugged experience, there are tent rentals in Denver and campsites available just a short drive away, see website below.  


Tent rentals:

https://mountainsidegearrental.com/


http://www.outdoorsgeek.com/


Campsite reservations:

http://www.recreation.gov/camping/guanella-pass/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70623

*There are free, primitive camping areas available first come-first serve off Guanella Pass. No bathrooms or drinking water available at free sites, just a place to park your car and set up your tent!


Camp-o-Rama Hotels:

http://www.super8.com/hotels/colorado/georgetown/super-8-georgetown/hotel-overview?WID=LC:SE:20150901:Rio:Local


http://www.georgetownmountaininn.com/

*Mention you're with underwater hockey and get a discount of $15.  Room rate starting at $130 a night for 2 people plus $5 for each additional person.


Local hiking trails are accessible. If you are camping at Guanella Campsite, you are basically at the Guanella Trailhead which leads to the top of Mt. Bierstadt (14,060’), one of Colorado's 52 14'ers.


Rather drive up a 14'er? Georgetown to the top of Mt Evans (14,271') is about an hour drive.

See our website for more hiking and sightseeing suggestions.


Complete your Colorado adventure with rafting! Enjoy 25% off with Performance Tours when you go with us. Choose either the advanced class IV or the beginner class III trip. This will be during peak water flows!

Contact Performance Tours at 1-800-328-7238 and say you're a part of the underwater hockey group to get the reduced rate. The reservation will be for June 13 at 1:30 pm. Advanced section is $50 per person and an age limit of over 14. Intermediate section is $41 for adults and $37 for kids ages 8 to 11. Age restrictions can vary depending on amount of water flow. Call for any questions. Sign up by June 1 to get your adrenaline buzz on!


MORE INFORMATION & UPDATES:

For regularly-updated tournament information, visit our webpage at: http://www.uwhnationalchampionships.com


Join our Facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/918995681547763/


Tournament schedule and results will be hosted at: http://uwhscores.com


Questions, comments, etc, please email us at ColoradoUnderwaterHockey@gmail.comor phone Tournament Director Tyera at: 303.908.9398


IMPORTANT DATES:


April 25

1st roster & payment deadline, late fees begin

May 9

Last roster & payment deadline

May 9

Booking deadline for most of the hotels

June 1

USOA membership deadline

June 9

Reffing clinics

June 10-12

NATIONALS!

June 12

Banquet at Cinzetti’s

June 12

After Party, location tbd

June 13

Camp-o-rama


Junior World Championships 2017

IV Age Group World Championships will be hosted in Hobart, Tasmania, during the Southern Hemisphere winter. 

Tournament dates are 13th to 22nd July 2017 with practice time also available on the 11th-12th with allocated practice on the 12th.

There will be 4 cathegories:

U19 Male
U19 Female

U23 Male
U23 Female

The athletic age of a competitor is obtained by subtracting his year of birth from the current year. The competitor will compete from January 1 until December 31 of the year in this category.

https://www.facebook.com/hobart2017