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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

TISCA Meeting to Feature Coaches Clinic with Randy Burgess

The TISCA meetings will take place in Austin, September 15-18 and feature San Diego coaching legend Randy Burgess, who will lead a classroom clinic on developing successful high school water polo programming.

Coach Burgess recently retired from Coronado High School in San Diego with over 700 wins and 16 sectional championships. The ‘Nado boys teams of 2000-2001 were widely considered the best in the U.S. those years.

In addition to the clinic, each region will begin planning for the upcoming season at these meetings, so every TISCA West Region coach is highly encouraged to attend.

The meetings will also feature Olympic gold medalist diver Laura Wilkinson, and USC Swimming Head Coach Dave Salo.