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Elections, TISCA Clinic, Scheduling, and ODP

Reminder: West Region Rep Elections

The 2018 TISCA Clinic begins this Thursday in Austin. An election to select a new West Region Representative will be on Friday at 2:30 PM in Phoenix North. All West Region coaches are strongly encouraged to take part.

TISCA Clinic

There will be water polo sessions at this year’s TISCA Clinic on both Friday and Saturday. This year the featured speaker will be USA Water Polo Hall of Fame inductee, Natalie Benson. She is currently the Head Coach at Fresno State University and the US National Cadet Girls.

Competition Scheduling

In our last email we sent information on tournaments in the Houston Region this spring. At the TISCA Clinic the North Region representative will have info on competition in their region which we’ll share as soon as we get it. Sign up for tournaments as early as possible.

Olympic Development Program

The first of three Olympic Development Camps by USA Water Polo is taking place this Sunday at the University of Texas Swim Center, Austin. Coach Natalie Benson will be leading the training along with Bryan Lynton, hugely successful high school and club coach from Murrieta, CA, and Chris Whitlegge, standout goalkeeper from UC Santa Barbara and the USA Junior team. Find out more at usawaterpolo.org/odp/. The next takes place in Lewisville in November, and the final camp in Houston on January 5-6.

Regional Rep Selection Slated for September at TISCA Clinic

There will be a special election at the TISCA Clinic in September to choose a West Region Representative.  We urge all regional coaches to consider running for the position and bringing their energy, ideas, and leadership to it.

The clinic will take place on September 13-16 at the Doubletree hotel in North Austin, 6505 N. Interstate 35 Austin, Texas 78752.  The two-hour water polo meeting begins on Friday, September 14 at 2:30 PM. You can read more about the clinic at tiscaclinic.org, and find the event’s registration form here. The published schedule is:

Thursday 9.13.18

7:00/10:00 EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING

Friday 9.14.18

8:00 THERON PICKLE GOLF TOURNAMENT
1:00/5:30 CLINIC REGISTRATION & CHECK IN
2:30/4:30 WATER POLO MEETING
3:30/4:30 REGIONAL REPS
4:45/6:00 MAIN SPEAKER TALK #1
6:00/6:15 REGIONAL REP & TAPPS MEETINGS
6:15/7:15 CLINIC SOCIAL (DOOR PRIZES)
8:30/9:30 “PLANNING THE 2018-19 SWIM SEASON” (RECOMMENDED FOR ALL NEW AND BEGINNING COACHES)

Saturday 9.15.18

7:30 AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST (INCLUDED)
8:00/12:00 CLINIC REGISTRATION & CHECK IN
8:30/10:00 GENERAL MEETING
9:30/9:45 OFFICIAL’S REPORT
10:15/11:45 MAIN SPEAKER TALK #2
10:15/11:45 DIVING MEETING
12:00/1:30 SPEEDO AWARDS LUNCHEON & PRESENTATION OF THE THERON PICKLE AWARD
1:45/3:15 HIGH SCHOOL SPEAKER TALK #1
1:45/3:15 DIVING TALK #1
1:45/3:15 WATER POLO TALK #1
3:30/5:00 MAIN SPEAKER TALK #3
3:30/5:00 DIVING TALK #2
3:30/5:00 WATER POLO TALK #2
5:00 CLINIC SOCIAL (DOOR PRIZES)

Sunday 9.16.18

7:30 CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST (INCLUDED)
8:00/9:00 POOLSIDE TALK

Texas Cup, Waco Results, Expansion, and Regionals Info

Big wins for West Region Teams, a busy day in Waco, polo by the Rio Grande, and more on Regional Championships
LBJ, Round Rock Win at Texas Cup

The LBJ boys and Round Rock girls secured historic victories at this weekend’s prestigious Texas Cup Tournament in Lewisville. The Jaguars felled North Region 11th ranked Lake Highlands with a last minute score that broke an 8-all tie. Later the Round Rock girls defeated the North’s 8th ranked Keller by 9 goals to 7. For each team it is their first ever win over a non-West Region team. The Flower Mound boys and Guyer girls took home tournament championship honors. Click here for tournament results for West teams, and here for all the games.

Waco Midway Tourney Results

The BSB and LBJ boys came away with two wins as did the Round Rock girls at the Waco Midway West Region Tournament on March 31. All three teams emerged from the tournament among the leaders on the Varsity tables. See the schedule and all the results from the Waco Family YMCA here.

Expansion in the Valley

Los Fresnos has joined PSJA Southwest as this season’s newest varsity teams in the West Region. The two programs, along with PSJA’s consolidated teams, are helping grow the game in the Rio Grande Valley. Three more games are in the books as they look forward to participating in the West Region Championships for the first time in 2018.

Updated Regionals Info

Micki Krebsbach Swimming Pool in Round Rock will be home to three days of West Region Championship matchups beginning on Thursday, April 19. Varsity title matches take place on Saturday morning followed by Consolidated Championships. Tournament invites are coming soon.

New Referee Request Process

From our friends at TAWPO:
Instructions to Athletic Directors/Coaches (Non-Tournament Weekday Game Upload)

For the first time ever, we are using an online assignment system for all Texas High School Water Polo Referees to manage games and accounting. As such, every game must be inputted into our assigning system. Because there are some regions that play games during the week in addition to weekend tournaments, this becomes a herculean task. Therefore, to make things easier, you will need to supply us with the games to be played at your home pool for those weekday games. THIS IS ONLY FOR THOSE WEEKDAY GAMES THAT ARE CONSIDERED TO BE DISTRICT GAMES OR ARE NOT PART OF A LARGER WEEKEND TOURNAMENT.

To simplify matters, we have created an online form for you to enter the required information we need. It is important that you input every game that is intended to be played! If you only input that a varsity boys game is to be played and you do not enter that a varsity girls game is to be played, referees will not be assigned to the girls’ game. The same holds true for junior varsity games. THEREFORE, PLEASE INPUT EVERY HOME GAME FOR THAT DATE.

For those areas that do not play District games like in Houston, or if you are playing at a centralized pool (i.e. Carroll ISD Aquatic Center), THE HOST FOR THAT DAY is responsible for submitting this information. Please submit this information as soon as possible, but NO LATER THAN TEN (10) DAYS before your tournament.

The form may be found under Non-Tournament Weekday Game Upload at our website at

For Coaches and Hosts of Texas Water Polo Tournaments

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact your local TAWPO Assignor, Ken Tyler, or John Rightmyer

 

Continue reading “New Referee Request Process”

TISCA Meeting Agenda

Please join us for the TISCA water polo meeting and clinic this Friday and Saturday at the Austin Double Tree, 6505 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78752. It will be a great weekend for water polo.

Thank you and see you there,

Chris Cullen
TISCA Water Polo


Friday Timeline: 2017 TISCA Water Polo Annual Meeting Agenda

  1. Welcome to guests
  2. TISCA Update
  3. State Results:
    1. Girls
      1. Cy Creek
      2. St. Agnes
      3. Southlake Carroll
      4. Clear Creek
      5. COY – Jeff Chandler
    2. Boys
      1. St Marks
      2. Flower Mound
      3. Jersey Village
      4. Southlake Carroll
      5. COY – Mihai Oprea
  4. State 2018 – University of Texas – Ty Halford Clear Creek HS May 4-5th
  5. Bid for 2019 – West Region
  6. Clinic Speaker for Saturday 1:45 – 3:15 pm and 3:30 – 5 pm
  7. ODP on Sunday – coaches welcome to watch
  8. Referee Clinic Saturday and Sunday
  9. UIL Update
  10. Austin College Update – Mark Lawrence
  11. Q and A with Randy Burgess
  12. Election of TISCA Chair- Nominations vote
  13. Break into regions – the south and west region reps are up for a vote.
  14. TISCA Water Polo Board Meeting – Immediately following the general meeting

Saturday Timeline:

  • 8:00-10:00 am: TISCA General Meeting
  • 12:00-1:30 pm: Awards Luncheon
  • 1:45-3:15 pm: Water Polo Coach Clinic Session #1
  • 3:30-5:00 pm: Water Polo Coach Clinic Session #2

Randy Burgess is the speaker and will be covering the following topics in the two sessions

  • Front Court Offense
  • 6 on 5
  • Front Court Defense
  • 5 on 6
  • Center Back
  • Center Forward
  • Goalie
  • Nutrition

Also on Saturday:

  • USAWP Ref School from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Location: UT Swim Center

Sunday Timeline:

  • USAWP ODP Camp and Ref School
  • Location: UT Swim Center
  • ODP Registration: 9:30-10:00 am
  • ODP Camp: 10:00 am – 4:45 pm – Coaches welcome to watch camp
  • Ref School: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm