Tag: Scheduling

2019 Survey, Free Gear, New Teams, Leadership Update

2019 Survey

The 2019 high school water polo season is around the corner and the TISCA Water Polo West Region Committee is excited to begin another huge season for the region.

As we have done for the past several years we are asking for the help of anyone affiliated with aquatics in our region. Please take less than five minutes to complete the survey linked below to help us understand our current and future membership demands as the sport heads toward UIL sanction. Click here to begin the survey, and thank you.

Leadership News

TISCA West Region coaches met at the annual Coaches Clinic in Austin in September with the election of a regional chairperson on the agenda. No nominations for the position were submitted. James Smith will remain the regional representative until the next election. For the 2019 season Jonathan Landero of PSJA and Allie Hill of LBJ High School will join him as advisors.

Scheduling

Currently the West Region competition calendar is almost entirely tentative. Coaches and team administrators, please contact the committee as soon as possible about hosting tournaments or other matches. We have already received interest from several teams who want to get matches on their schedule.

For those who seek competition throughout Texas make sure to consult our notes about tournaments in the North Region and Houston.

New Teams

We’ve received news of several new programs joining us this spring: Harlingen, Austin HS, McCallum, and Vandegrift will or are expected to field varsity teams in 2019 contributing to the steady growth of the region. It is extremely easy for new teams to compete with us. Be sure to contact the committee if you are interested in forming a new program, varsity or consolidated.

Free Gear

For teams just getting off the ground AquaTex Waterpolo Club has extra practice balls and caps for free. Contact them to share your needs and arrange for distribution.

Roos Polo Coming to Dallas, North Region Tourney Info

Austin College Polo in Dallas

Austin College will be hosting the first NCAA water polo games in Texas since the 1970’s this upcoming weekend, September 15-16, in North Texas. The ‘Roo Men’s roster includes West Region athletes Brady Sullivan of Cedar Park HS, and Max Saenz of McAllen HS. Brown University travels to Austin College for a single game on Saturday, September 15th at 3:00 PM at the Hannah Natatorium on the campus of Austin College in Sherman. On Sunday, September 16th, Austin College will be hosting both Brown University and the Dallas Water Polo Club (masters team) for three games at the new SMU Natatorium in Dallas. There is no admission charge for any of the games. All are welcome to come out and watch NCAA water polo in Texas. Spread the word and go support our West Region players.

Saturday, September 15th

Location: Hannah Natatorium, 1105 E. Brockett St., Sherman, Texas 75090
Game Time: 3:00 pm, Austin College v. Brown University
Admission: No admission charge for the game

Sunday, September 16th

Location: SMU Natatorium, 5550 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75206
Game #1: 12:30 pm, Dallas Water Polo Club v. Brown University
Game #2: 1:45 pm, Austin College v. Brown University
Game #3: 3:00 pm, Austin College v. Dallas Water Polo Club
Admission: No admission charge for any of the games

North Region Tournaments

A tentative schedule for North Region competition has been published and is shared below. As with the Houston tournaments, be sure to contact the hosts of the competitions below to fill your calendar.

TISCA Water Polo – North Region Schedule – Spring 2019 (Tentative)

  • February 22-23:
    • Tournament #1: Denton Tournament #1, Denton ISD Natatorium (Open)
  • March 1-2:
    • Tournament #1: Texas Cup, LISD Westside Aquatic Center (Invite ONLY)
    • Tournament #2: ?
  • March 8-9:
    • Tournament #1: Spring Break Throwdown, Southlake-Carroll ISD Aquatic Center (Open)
  • March 15-16:
    • Tournament #1: ?
  • March 22-23
    • Tournament #1: Marcus Spring Invite, Lewisville ISD Westside Aquatic Center (Open)
    • Tournament #2: ?
  • March 29-30:
    • Tournament #1: Denton Tournament #2, Denton ISD Natatorium (Open)
    • Tournament #2: Irving Tournament #1, Northlake Aquatic Center (Saturday Only)
  • April 5-6
    • Tournament #1: Flower Mound Spring Classic, Lewisville ISD Westside Aquatic Center
    • Tournament #2: ?
  • April 12 – 13
    • Tournament #1: Southlake Carroll
    • Tournament #2, Carroll ISD Aquatic Center (Open)