Official site for Acalanes high school Boys water polo team 2022-2023 Season

Welcome to Acalanes high school boys water polo team


Excited to announce our new head coach Nicholas Jordan.

Alumni game - Watch our current players face off against our alumni, girls game @ 3 and boys game @ 4 then head over to the Heffelfinger home for socializing and dinner RSVP Evite

All practices for the week of August 8th will be at Campolindo high school (Campolindo's Soda Aquatics Complex), Address: 300 Moraga Road, Moraga, CA 94556.

Practice Schedule for the week of August 8th:

We've got a busy first week! Please have boys attend all practices so Coach Nick can evaluate players and determine teams.

1st Week Schedule

**Mon, 8/8: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Tue, 8/9 : 6:30 - 8:45 PM

**Wed, 8/10: 600 - 800 PM

Thu, 8/11 : 415 - 630 PM & 7PM fall sports meeting at Acalanes Performing Arts Center then our kick-off meeting right afterwards (sizing suits available for boys to try on)

Fri, 8/12: TBD ( look for email Thursday PM )

Sat, 8/13: Alumni game and social afterwards@ 4 (Don't forget to RSVP for social here)

** No morning practices due to pool availability

Future Morning Practices

When we return to Acalanes, future morning practices are on MONDAY and WEDNESDAY, 615 - 715 AM. This is reflected correctly in the practice schedule google sheet.

Reminder: All players must have physical clearance completed prior to August 8:

In order to play any sport at Acalanes, you will need a physical clearance. This needs to be completed prior to attending a practice. You need to have your physician complete the form and upload it to Acalanes Sports Net (page 4 only).

    • You must complete the physical clearance prior to August 8th, the first day of practice otherwise you will not be able to participate

    • Attached are the instructions and the clearance form(clearance form) the physician needs to complete

    • Once completed, upload to Acalanes Sports Net

    • You will receive a confirmation email

  • If you have not already done so, please schedule a physical at your earliest convenience.

    • Physicals are current for one year and must be dated July 2nd or after. If your physical will expire prior to, or during the course of our season, you will need to obtain a new one.

    • Please remember to have your physician COMPLETELY fill out and sign the official AUHSD document when administering the physical. (Below are a few medical providers the athletic department provided that offer same day or next day appointments)

      1. Stat Med Bass Medical Group

3799 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Suite 100

Lafayette, CA 94549

Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm



  • Bass Medical Group

108 La Casa Via Way, suite 100

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm



  • Our goal is to begin practice on August 8th with a full complement of athletes. Absences due to not being “cleared” will be considered unexcused absences.

Also if your son is new to Acalanes water polo this year, please send us his email and cell phone number ( We will include them in the weekly emails and the boys have a group text so they can communicate with one another. Tina Sappal, the team parent for the Acalanes boys' water polo team and Coach Nick have been working together to get this season off to a great start. More information to be followed.


Monday: Practice TBD

Tuesday: Practice TBD

Wednesday: TBD

Thursday: TBD

Friday: TBD

Saturday: Game: TBD

More updates:

If you haven't paid your participation fee please do so:

Participation fee pays for coaches salaries, our year end banquet, equipment, and senior night. If we do not receive enough participation then we have to take away from our tiny budget.

Acalanes Student Body Participation Fee - We only have 75% contribution, let's try to get that higher like we did last year. Acalanes Webstore -> Sports -> Waterpolo Boys

Coaches stipend(year end gift/bonus) is funded by the Foundation so any amount is appreciated. The team does not collect a separate year end gift for coaches, your donation covers it and also helps to develop athletes in the off season.

Lafayette Water Polo Foundation (AKA Dons 5 Meter Club) - We only have 50% of our team donating, let's try to beat the girls, they're at 65% LWPF Donation

Boosters Bash is later in the year when the raffle winner will be announced, make sure to get your tickets and money to Danielle.

Acalanes Boosters - Danielle Gallager is collecting all the raffle tickets and money Acalanes Boosters Donation

*Acalanes water polo is funded by three organizations: ASB, Boosters, and Lafayette Water Polo Foundation. Please contribute to the participation fee and donate to both Boosters and Lafayette Water Polo Foundation. Your Boosters membership will allow you to bypass the gate fee to home games, and it can be tax deductible! Please see recommended amounts below.

  • Acalanes Boosters Tax deductible memberships from $125-$1000, plus we ask each family to sell/buy $50 in raffle tickets for Boosters Bash later in the season. Membership gets you into home games for free. Acalanes Boosters Donation

  • Lafayette Water Polo Foundation (AKA Dons 5 Meter Club) Tax deductible donation levels, team requests that each family consider donating $350. LWPF Donation We currently have 26% of our team donating, let's try to get that higher!

Sophomores and Juniors - Reminder to complete a weekly timecard and have Coach Lincoln sign it then turn it into the counseling office; they are due each week. If you haven't turned in your timecards, you will be dropped from the class and will not earn your PE credits! Double check your Canvas PE class and it should tell you how many hours you have submitted each week.

  • To obain credits, eligible students must: Participate in the CIF approved (school sponsored) sport. Each season of sport counts for 5 credits. Complete the Athletic PE Contract/Application Athletic PE requirement information.

  • Athletic PE Contract Application

  • Weekly Athletic PE Timecard (Must be turned in on a weekly basis and signed by Coach Lincoln every Friday). You are responsible for turning it into the counseling office. Please make a copy or take a picture before turning it in so you have proof.

Athlete and Parent Contact Information (Google form)

Athletic Team Carpooling - COVID Guidance and Protocols from AUHSD

As a reminder, in order to transport students to and from events, you must fill out the volunteer personal automobile form (linked here).

If you volunteer to transport students to and from athletic events, you are agreeing to transport students regardless of vaccination status and it is inappropriate for parent volunteers to inquire regarding the vaccination status of the athletes that they are transporting. Everyone within the car, including the parent volunteer, must wear a mask for the entirety of the time in the car - this is in accordance with CDPH requirements that all schools require indoor masking. It is recommended that windows be down when possible.

We understand that during this difficult time, you may not feel comfortable volunteering to drive our students. We respect your decision and we thank those of you who continue to transport our kids.

Games(for more information view Game schedule tab)

If you signed up for carpooling, please go to the volunteer sign-up sheet and select a different job.

Volunteer Signups (for more information view Volunteer tab)

We need volunteers for Monday breakfasts, seasonal positions

*Volunteer Jobs - Volunteer Job Signup Sheet

We also added a new volunteer shift for the home games. Gate duty charges adults $5 and $3 for children/seniors, cash only. Boosters membership, ASB(Associated Student Body) card holders, and Lafayette school children get in for free. We need one person for every non-league home game and the shift is only at the very beginning of the game, super easy.

  • Monday breakfasts - sign up to bring breakfast for the athletes and coaches Monday after practice, deliver by 7:45 AM

  • Leads - Sign-up to lead a team for desk, photographer, videographer, and special events

  • Gameday - Away games we need drivers to transport athletes to game sites. Home games we need desk workers for shot and game clock and the book

  • Special events - needs vary and will be communicated closer to the event date.

Please enter your name in the time slots where you can volunteer: Volunteer Signup Sheet

4 wins back to back, undefeated in Jesuit Tournament

2019 Acalanes Boys Water Polo NCS Division 1 Champion

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