Menlo Swim and Sport offers women's water polo for all experience levels, ages 19 and over. Our team, the Menlo Mavens, is a fun, inclusive, and diverse group with a passion for water polo. Give the game a first-time try or come hone your skills.
The coaching staff brings years of top level play and coaching experience to the Menlo Mavens team. The Mavens coach, John Briscoe, brings an amazing enthusiasm and drive to our team. Our goal is to build a strong and exciting women's water polo program that both introduces new players to the sport and provides professional coaching and challenge for experienced players.
The Menlo Mavens is a Masters women's water polo team in the San Francisco Bay Area. The team includes players with a wide range of experience and ability levels, from first time athletes to veteran players, and an age range from nineteen to over sixty. Keeping with the spirit of the game, it is the goal of the Menlo Mavens to sustain a fun, diverse, inclusive, and supportive atmosphere. Each player should feel challenged to strive for individual as well as team excellence, to integrate competition and sportsmanship, and to celebrate her participation in a community that fosters friendship, good health, and a passion for water polo.
Check out the 2009 2nd Annual Mavens Invitational video created by Rob & Jennifer Babcock!
Conditioning and Fundamentals
Improve your aerobic and anaerobic fitness while working on water polo-specific skills such as ball handling, individual offense and defense, and shooting. This is a great practice for those new to the sport as well as those wanting to play at a more intense, athletic level.
Skill Work and Game Situations
We focus this practice on team-oriented offense and defense. Practice will begin with individual work and move into game situations such as front court, counter attacks, and 6-on-5.
Game Situations and Scrimmage
Whether you're a beginner or advanced player, experience a game situation and have fun learning about strategy or honing your competitive skills. This practice is fast-paced, but open to all levels. New and experienced players welcomed.
Splashdown: April 20, 2013, Woodside High School School
Tsunami de Mayo: May 4-5, 2013 Orinda, CA
Senior Games, May 18-19, 2013, Stanford, CA
Masters Nationals, June 7-9, 2013, Riverside, CA
Napa Masters Tournament: July 13-14, 2013, Napa, CA
More questions? Please contact Leslie Platshon, Menlo Mavens manager.
Looking for youth polo information? Check out our Mavericks Polo program!