“CL What?” is a common question we get.
“CL” stands for “Community League.” The Community League is a league where clubs from all over the province compete in multiple mini-water polo games. There are multiple event days spread throughout the season. Each of these events is a round-robin style tournament. There is a CL Finals tournament held towards the end of the season. For more information on the league, see the Water Polo Saskatchewan website.
See all CL events for the season here: WPS 2023-2024 Calendar Of Events.
What are the 2023-2024 season age groups, and what do the acronyms mean:
CLM stands for Community League Minis for players 10U (born 2014 & later).
CLA stands for Community League Atom for players 13U (born 2011-2013).
CLM & CLA events are held in Estevan, Regina & Weyburn.
CLB stands for Community League Bantam for players 15U (born 2010 & 2009).
CLO stands for Community League Open & is for players 15+ (born 2008 & earlier).
CLB & CLO events are only held in Regina.
No exceptions will be made for athletes to play below their appropriate age division. Athletes are able to play up 1 division if recommended by coaches.
Birth Years Explained:
The birth years eligible for each age category are identified by the age of the athlete at the end of the year of the Spring term identified in the season name (second year). For example, a child born December 30th, 2013 will be eligible for the Atom (13U) category in 2023-2024 because they will be 11 years of age at the end of 2024, even though at the end of the season June 2024 they will still be 10 years old.
We know this can be confusing, but it is the format used and enforced by WPS & WPC to have consistency across the county.
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