With the new NCL (National Championships League) Water Polo Canada (WPC) has created an East & West Conferences. There (for the west) Edmonton, Calgary, Surrey, Abbotsford and Saskatoon/Regina as host cities for one weekend each. Generally, the 5 host cities event dates are spaced at least 2 weeks apart some months there are no NCL games for 4-5 weeks. The season has 19u east/west crossovers (where east gets to see and play the west) that are alternating in Montreal or in the West each year.
An athlete/member should expect to travel at least 4-5 times a year for NCL competitions and the Renegades have always done an international trip to either California, Florida or Europe. The dates of the NCL are set by WPC and generally do not become available until September or October. The club’s travel training trip is discussed at the beginning of the year and plans gain momentum by November’ish.
The Head Coach will also schedule a one-day trip to places like Medicine Hat, etc to play scrimmages against other west provincial based teams for the day.
More information is gathered and presented at mandatory parent meetings throughout the year so as to keep al members up to date as to what WPC, AWPA and our own club’s travel plans are.