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Villa Maria Academy       Erie, Pennsylvania
Volunteer Parent Driver Forms and Links

Download here:
Diocese of Erie Volunteer Driver Information Sheet
 Occasional Volunteer Guarantee of Safe and Appropriate Personal Conduct
Mandated Reporter Compliance Document for Diocese of Erie

Clearance Links:
PA State Police Criminal Record Check 

https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp
click on "New Record Check (Volunteers only)" for a free criminal history check for volunteer
Clearances less than one year old will be accepted by the school.


PA Department of Welfare Child Abuse History Certification

https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS
click on "Create Individual Account" if you do not already have an account.
Clearances less than one year old will be accepted by the school.

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Practice Schedule
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Our Favorite Water Polo Links
Rules of the Game
Villa Water Polo Alumnae
Information for Our Parents
Pennsylvania State Championships
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The success of the Villa Water Polo Team is dependent of the hard work of our parents. 
Thank you very much!  We appreciate you.
Parents' Page

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Open Pools & Pre-season Conditioning Sessions

Q.  My daughter has a very demanding schedule this spring/summer. Is it OK if she misses some Open Pools?
A.  Absolutely. The Open Pools are voluntary. No one is required to attend the Open Pools.

Q.  Water Polo is a fall sport in Pennsylvania. Isn't this early to start practicing?
A.  These are not mandatory practices, but voluntary Open Pools.

Q.  Why does Villa offer the Open Pools?
A.  The Open Pools provide a general introduction to the game of water polo for the novice player. For the returning player, the greatest benefit is undoubtedly the polishing of
     skills gained from previous seasons, and to participate in the establishment and development of the team's chemistry. 

Q.  My daughter will be freshman at Villa, she is a good swimmer, and she is considering playing water polo during high school. Will the Open Pools be beneficial for her?
A.  Definitely. Most of our freshman each year have had little, if any, exposure to the game of water polo. The Open Pools provide a glimpse of the demands and requisite
     skills of the game. This insight might make the decision to play water polo a little easier. If her decision is yes, then she is off to a good start when the
     the season begins in mid August.

Q.  My daughter is considering attending Villa in the fall. Can she participate in the Open Pools?
A.  All participants in our Open Pool must have been accepted for enrollement by Villa, and have made their tuition deposit.  However, if your daughter has not yet met these
     requirements, she is welcome to attend the Open Pools and observe. School and PIAA rules prohibit her from actively participating until acceptance and registration
     requirements have been satisfied.

Q.  My daughter attends Villa, is considering playing polo in the fall, but did not play last year. Can she attend these Open Pools?
A.  Yes, definitely.

Q.  My daughter will not be able to attend any of the Open Pools. Can she still go out for Villa Water Polo in August?
A.  Yes. The Open Pools are optional. Obviously she will have missed an opportunity, but she will not be precluded from going out for the team.

Q.  Does my daughter have to sign-up or register for the Villa Open Pools?
A.  No registration is required. Just bring your daughter to one of our sessions and we will take it from there. The Open Pool schedule is posted on the "Practice" page 
     of this web site on the Practice Page.
 
Q.  Is there a fee for attending the Open Pools?
A.  No, the Open Pools are free.

Q.  What does my daughter need to attend the Open Pools?
A.  She will need goggles, suit, and a towel.

Q.  Can I come into the pool and watch the Open Pools?
A.  Definitely. Parents are always welcome to observe all Open Pools and practices.

Q.  Where are the Open Pools held?
A.  The venue for our spring and summer Open Pools is the new Prep and Villa Events Center (PVEC). This schedule will be published in the early spring of 2016.
     Please be aware that our Open Pool schedule is subject to change. So, always check the web site Practice page to confirm each Open Pool session.

Q.  I have some other questions. To whom should I direct my questions?
A.  If your questions pertain to the Open Pools or the VMA Water Polo program, please contact the coach, Bob Fischer, at robertfischerjr@gmail.com or 454-4295. If you have 
     questions regarding Villa Maria Academy athletics, please contact Dan Ek, VMA Assistant Athletic Director at 838-2061 or dan,ek@prep-villa.com  or Bill Flanagan, 
     Director of Athletics at bill.flanagan@prep-villa.com.
Guide to Understanding the Game of Water Polo
A Spectator's Guide to Water Polo
Version 5.0  Copyright 2006
by Peter W. Pappas, Ph.D.
A comprehensive guide to the game in PDF format. Click here.
Rules of the Game 
NCAA Rules
Thanks to Sharon and Bob McKenna (Ashley, VMA '06 & Tori, VMA '09) 
for establishing the water polo record board currently located at the Villa Center Pool.
SAT and ACT testing dates are included below for your convenience. If your daughter will be a junior or a senior this fall, please pay close attention to these testing dates, and be aware of potential conflicts with the water polo game schedule. 


SAT Testing Dates:

November 5, 2016
December 3, 2016
January 28, 2017
March 4, 2017
May 6, 2017
June 3, 2017


ACT Testing Dates:

October 22, 2016
February 11, 2017
June 10, 2017
April 8, 2017

Does Your Daughter Dream of Playng Water Polo in College?

KNOW THE NCAA ELIGIBILITY RULES

Visit the NCAA Eligibility Center
Erie Challenge Weekend

​Thank you to all of the Villa water polo parents who volunteered at the Erie Challenge!

Your contributions were essential and greatly appreciated by the team.
Nutrition for Optimal Performance Before, During, and After Water Polo Games

Made available by Helen Agresti, RD of Professional Nutrition Consulting, LLC

A concise, easy to read guide for the athlete.

Click Here to Download
A big THANK YOU to all of the parents who traveled with the team to our State Championship and cheered on the team all weekend.
You are the best!
Thanks to the Villa Water Polo "Grammas"
Sue Quinn, Patty Hoffman, Amy Rodriguez and Michele Latzo
These parents of former Villa water polo players manned the Water Polo display table
at the Villa Open House while the team was returning from States on Sunday.

Thank you each for your continuing support of Villa Water Polo and Villa Maria Academy