Boys Water Polo
Varsity Coach: David Wallace, Boys Water Polo
Levels: Varsity & Junior Varsity
Bio: Has 20 years water polo coaching experience, including eight years with El Dorado High School. Took the El Dorado Goldenhawks to CIF-SS playoffs eight years in a row. Teams never placed lower than the Quarterfinals in the CIF-SS playoffs. Won the CIF-SS Division II Championship in 1996. Coaches club teams with Los Angeles Water Polo, Ventura County Primer and Titan Water Polo. Has taken three teams to top ten finishes at the USWP National Junior Olympics.
Philosophy: Pursue our team goals with respect and honor for the game of water polo, our teammates and ourselves. We will accomplish this by mastering the skills and characteristics necessary to make us successful in the pool, classroom and life. We will practice with purpose and play with passion.
Most proud of: Creating a new water polo program at El Dorado High School that won seven league championships and always made it to the quarter finals or better in the CIF-SS playoffs. The program had one of the best overall GPAs of any sport on campus.
JV Head Coach: Ben Gossard
Fall Transportation: There will be a bus provided to the Ventura Aquatic Center (VAC), leaving FTHS daily at 2:00pm (route 108). Students who are trying out or on the team should meet the bus in the front of the school immediately after their 5th/6th period. Practice will finish at 5:15pm and students should be picked up promptly from the VAC. Please see Karrie in the front office with any questions.
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Home games are played mainly at Ventura Aquatic Center, 901 S Kimball Rd, Ventura.
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Attention all students interested in playing sports in 2018-19:
2018-19 Incoming 9th graders or transfers! If you are interested in sports at FTHS, please complete the interest form at the link below so we can contact you about summer meeting, tryouts, and programs. Check each team’s page for information on their summer program.
ATHLETE CLEARANCE: Prior to trying out for or practicing with a team, students must submit Athletic Clearance documentation, which includes a sports physical clearance dated within the past 12 months. Online clearance is now available! Begin the online clearance process at https://home.registermyathlete.com/org/CA/00509/ and use the instructions found here. If you are unable to complete clearance online, please contact the school office for a packet at 289-0023 x1016.
Sports Physicals: As part of the athletic clearance process, students must submit a Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Clearance, dated within the past year. If your physical will “expire” during the season of sport, you will need a new physical before that season begins. Sports physicals are valid for one year, therefore we highly recommend scheduling sports physicals annually either in June or August, so you will be cleared for the entire schoolyear and the summer either prior or after.
Questions? Please contact the FTHS Athletics Department at 289-0023 x1016.
Fall Practice/Game Location: Ventura Aquatic Center at Ventura Community Park, 901 S. Kimball Road
Ventura Community Park, Ventura