FAQs

QUESTIONS?
If you have questions or concerns about your athlete – participation, attendance or progress, please contact the coach. Coaches may be contacted by email at
headcoach.thillspolo@gmail.com or after practice. Please do not try and talk with the coaches while they are on deck with the athletes.

If you have questions about THWPC issues, please email us at thillspolo@gmail.com

FINANCIAL AID
Financial aid is available to those that meet eligibility requirements. For information, please contact us at: thillspolo@gmail.com. USA Water polo offers scholarships for gold membership for those on free and reduced school meals the form is here.

WHEN CAN I SIGN UP?
Players are welcome to sign up online at any time, we welcome new players year round.

CAN I TRY IT OUT FIRST?
Yes, We let players try T-Hills for one week for free (for indistrict players, out of district players have to come on a specific date or pay the out of district fees). The information is on the tab at the top of the page.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO PRACTICE?
All athletes should have a swim suit, googles, towel, running shoes and a water bottle for every practice. 

WHAT ARE THE SEASONS?
There are four sessions with our club.  Fall (Sep.-Nov), Winter (Nov.-Feb), Spring (Feb-May), Summer (May-Aug).  The sessions generally align with high school sports seasons.

WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE OUT OF DISTRICT FEES?
The THPRD website has current information out of district assessments, more information is here: 

http://www.thprd.org/activities/out-of-district-information

WHEN ARE THE GAMES?
Most of our games are played in the form of tournaments.  Please see our events page or calendar for upcoming events.

DO YOU TEACH SWIM LESSONS?
No, we do not teach swim lessons.  If you are interested in swim lessons please contact Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District.
www.thprd.com

 

DO YOU WORK ON SWIM STROKES?
Yes and No, we strive to create better water polo players not swimmers.  However swimming is a large part of the game of water polo, and if stroke correction is needed we will do stroke development to help our players.

 

WILL PLAYING WATER POLO RUIN MY SWIM STROKE?
NO!  Water polo requires different techniques than competitive swimming, so there are things that we do differently than swim teams.  However any changes that are made to a players stroke are easily correctable in swim practice. 

 

WHAT IS YOUR ATTENDANCE POLICY?
Players are expected to attend all practices available to them.  If you have to miss a practice you should email the head coach at
headcoach.thillspolo@gmail.com.  Attendance will play a role in how much play time a player gets when it comes to game time.  Athletes may be required to make up any swim sets from missed practices.

 

WHERE DO WE PLAY?

The THPRD Pool we play at is at 15707 SW Walker Rd, Beaverton, OR 97006

 

Northwest Pools that THills plays tournaments at are located at;

Gresham - Mount Hood Community College 3545 NE 17th St, Gresham, OR 97030

Newberg - Chehalem Aquatic Center 1802 Haworth Ave, Newberg, OR 97132

Sandy - Sandy Pool 39055 Pleasant Street Sandy, Oregon 97055 

Eugene - Amazon Pool 3545 NE 17th St, Gresham, OR 97030

Salem - KROC Center 1865 Bill Frey Dr, Salem, OR 97301

Corvallis - Osborn Aquatic Center 1940 NW Highland Dr, Corvallis, OR 97330

Federal Way WA - King County Aquatic Center 650 SW Campus Dr, Federal Way, WA 98023

University Place WA - Curtis High School Pool 8805 40th St W, University Place, WA 98466

Puyallup WA - Rogers High School 12801 86th Ave. E. Puyallup, WA 98373

WHERE CAN I FIND CONCUSSION INFORMATION ?

As with all contact sports there is a chance of an athlete suffering a concussion during games and practice. If a suspected concussion occurs then the athlete will be removed from play and a health professional should be consulted (If in doubt sit them out). If a concussion has occured then the athlete will be allowed back in the water once the health professional has given the athlete permission to practice again.

For more information on Concussions visit the CDC Heads up website and Brain 101