Vancouver Vipers is a co-ed community water polo club comprised primarily of players ages 6-18 years old from Vancouver and Richmond. Our team provides the opportunity for youth athletes to play water polo at a recreational but competitive level. Within our club, athletes will develop their skills by training with professional coaches in pools across Vancouver and playing in weekly league games throughout the Lower Mainland.
A not-for-profit organization, Vipers depends on registration fees, fundraising activities, and parent volunteers to maintain the club. The club is registered with B.C. Water Polo and the B.C. Summer Swimming Association. It has been operating since 1991 and is incorporated under the Societies Act of the Province of British Columbia.
In addition to providing water polo experience, the club offers leadership opportunities to youth within the club, including:
- Volunteer experience for older athletes to coach the younger players.
- Training players 13 years and older to referee league games.
All aspects of the club’s operation, with the exception of coaching, are organized and undertaken by volunteer parents. Board members are elected from the membership annually at the AGM in late April or early May.
Coaches are assigned to specific age groups in order to run practices and coach games. Volunteer Junior Coaches support our staff by helping train our younger athletes. If you are interested in coaching for Vancouver Vipers, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.