Waterwolves (Flippaball & Minipolo) Information
Water Wolves is a fun water polo experience for kids aged 7-11 years old.
In addition to weekly games, players get time in the pool learning and practicing their Water Polo Skills.
Water Wolves is run by the Sea Wolf Water Polo Club out of St Cuthbert’s Aquatic Centre. It is run on a Sunday afternoon during the school term between 12:30pm – 3:30pm in one hour time slots. Please note Waterwolves runs year round i.e. every term, however you can choose whether you play 1, 2, 3 or 4 terms a year at the beginning of each term.
Each week teams have half an hour of water polo training and fundamentals (skills and drills) coached by a water polo coach who is in the water with the kids and a game against another school (some weeks trainings are run before games and some weeks they are after)
We have four teams playing Water Wolves currently in term 4. Two teams (Year 6 and Year 5) are playing minipolo (2m deep) and two teams (year 3 and year 4) playing flippaball (1.2m deep)
All players are welcome, no previous water polo experience is required however for year 5 and 6 students there is a prerequisite of being a strong and confident swimmer as they need to be able to swim for 20 minutes in a 2m deep pool.
All games are played at the St Cuthbert's School Aquatic Centre on Sunday afternoons between 12:30pm and 3:30pm during term time Note: No games are played during long weekends and sometimes during waterpolo tournaments that require the use of St Cuthbert's pool)
§ Year 3 and 4 teams play a modified Six -a-side game of flippaball with a size 1 ball in a smaller area (1/2 the width of the St Cuthbert's Pool) in a 1.2m deep pool which means they can touch the bottom. There are 5 field players and a goalie. Only the goalie is allowed to touch the ball with two hands, all other players are only allowed to touch the ball with one hand.
§ Year 5 & 6 teams play a modified six-a-side format of waterpolo in 2m deep pool across 3/4 the width of the St Cuthbert's pool with players playing all positions. There are 5 field players and a goalie. Only the goalie is allowed to touch the ball with two hands, all other players are only allowed to touch the ball with one hand.
Further information can be found on the Seawolf Website
Coaching / Managing
We rely on parent volunteers to coach and manage our teams although the skills / training sessions are taken by Seawolf waterpolo coaches who coach in the pool with the students.