Meet The Raptor Water Polo Coaches

In their own words...

 

Tim Tobin - CO-Director & GOALIE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Having previously served as the Program Director of the award winning Seadevils youth water polo program for three years, Coach Tim is entering his tenth year helping student athletes. Tim was part of the Coaching Staff at Nogales High School that saw back to back CIF Division 7 Championships and three straight Valle Vista League Championships. Coach Tim was also instrumental in launching the Girl’s Water Polo Program at Nogales High School. As part of the Coaching staff at Chino Hills High School, Boys Water Polo has earned back to back CIF Playoff Appearances in the difficult Baseline League. In addition to Water Polo, Coach Tim has appeared in the Men’s Inline Hockey World Championships three times as a member of Team USA. As a member of Team USA, Coach Tim captured a gold medal in 2008 in Dusseldorf, Germany and most recently won a bronze medal at the 2015 worlds in Rosario, Argentina. Coach Tim has made minor pro appearances for the Long Beach Ice Dogs and Anchorage Aces of the former West (now East) Coast Hockey League and a professional appearance with the Anaheim Bullfrogs of Roller Hockey International.

Tim currently serves as a Co-Director of the organization and the Goalie Technical Director for all age groups.

Alexander Matal – CO-Director & TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Alex is a Co-Director of the organization, the swim program manager and technical director for all age groups.  He is also currently the Director of Operations at the University of the Pacific (Stockton, CA) for the men’s and women’s water polo programs. He stepped down as the Diamond Bar High School Head Coach for boys’ and girls’ water polo in July 2018 after starting both programs in June 2014. His boys’ team reached the CIF-SS Division 6 Semi-Final Game in 2016 and the girls’ reached the CIF-SS Division 7 Championship Game in 2017 followed by the CIF-SS Division 5 Semi-Final Game in 2018. Prior to his position with Diamond Bar, he was at Nogales High School, where he served as the Head Coach for the boys’ water polo team for 11 years. During his tenure, Nogales earned consecutive CIF-SS Division 7 Championships in 2010 and 2011 and captured the Valle Vista League Title in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Other high school head coaching positions include the girls’ program at Nogales High School (2008-2009) and Glen A Wilson High School (2010-2012). In 2012, Wilson captured its first league title and earned its first CIF-SS Playoff berth in  the program’s history.  He served as a Women’s Assistant Coach at Pomona-Pitzer College during the 2016 season.

Alex also served as a Coastal Zone Women’s Zone Age Coach and Zone Head Coach for USA Water Polo’s Olympic Development Program from 2015-2018. His team won the 2018 ODP Youth National Championship.’

Besides coaching and administration, Alex is beginning his sixth year as a High School and USA Water Polo Official.

Bryce Winton – HIGH SCHOOL BOYS' PROGRAM MANAGER

Coach Bryce has played water polo since she was 8 years old. She began her coaching career with the Santa Barbara Water Polo Foundation, which is now the Santa Barbara Premier Club. She coached the 10 and under team, having as many as 35 athletes at a time for two years. In June of 2014, she began coaching at Chino Hills High School. In only her second season of coaching Frosh/Soph boys the team achieved the first winning record in school history.

Coach Bryce is currently the Chino Hills High School Head Coach for boys’ and girls’ water polo.

Registration/Tournament Fees and Method of Payment

Fees will be determined by the club directors. For events, it will be individually priced. In the future, we will offer one cost at the beginning of each session that will include all events we plan to participate.

Payments can be made via our online store or on the pool deck.

A $25.00 session or $10.00 tournament late fee may be assessed unless prior arrangements are
made with Co-Director, Alexander Matal (alex@raptorsports.org).

Team Sizes and Decision Makers for Teams

The goal for competition teams will be between 13-14 athletes per team. The program managers will decide the teams for age groups that have more than one team. Placement will be based on the athlete’s commitment, attendance at practices/events and ability. Evaluations will be conducted at combo practices. Previous club affiliation will not play a role in team placement.

USA Water Polo

All students participating in youth or high school age water polo programs are required to join USA Water Polo BEFORE attending any practices or games. (USA Water Polo covers all of our insurance and documentation) Register for either a bronze, silver or gold membership at www.usawaterpolo.org. (Anyone wishing to attend the Junior Olympics later in the year should subscribe for Gold Memberships and complete the age verification.  You may also purchase bronze or silver membership now and upgrade later, if necessary.)  Select “Raptor Water” Polo as your club affiliation.  Students participating in Swim and/or Splashball program are not required to register with USA Water Polo.

NEW MEMBERS Register here!

CURRENT OR FORMER MEMBERS Renew here!