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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.


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)

2018 West Region Championships

Click Here for Live Schedule and Results

Date & Location: Thursday, April 19 through Saturday, April 21 at Micki Krebsbach Swimming Pool, 301 Deep Wood Drive, Round Rock, Texas. Games will begin at 6:00 PM on Thursday. Games on Friday and Saturday will begin at 8:30 AM.

Divisions: Varsity boys and girls teams from the TISCA Water Polo West Region are invited to compete for one of four spots in the TISCA Water Polo High School State Championships. Consolidated boys-coed, and consolidated girls teams are invited to participate in their own championships. The top four varsity finishers will qualify for State Championships in Austin on May 4-5.

  • Girls Varsity: Top four teams will qualify for State Championship
  • Boys Varsity: Top four teams will qualify for State Championship
  • Consolidated teams are not eligible for State Championships

Format: All games and tie-breaker situations will use NFHS regulations unless otherwise noted. Each game will consist of four five-minute quarters. There will be two minutes between quarters for all games. If needed, games tied after four quarters will play a sudden victory period. This overtime rule is a modified version of NFHS rules. NFHS rules will apply at States. All teams get two timeouts per game (plus an extra timeout for overtime). First team listed wears white caps and starts to the left of the table. All teams will play at least two games.

Entry Fee:  $230 per team entered. Make checks payable to “RRHS Water Polo Boosters” Fees paid to the Boosters after April 17 are $250. Click here for a pdf version of the invoice with payment details.

Game Schedule: On Thursday, April 12 or earlier the schedule will be published here and an email will be sent to all participating coaches or team administrators.

Rosters: Please use the West Region roster worksheet to submit, verify, or update your team roster(s) by Thursday, April 12. Include cap number, name, and grade in school for each athlete. Rosters are limited to 14 athletes, including goalkeeper(s), for the West Region Championship.

Awards: For each of divisions – boys varsity, girls varsity, and consolidated girls, consolidated boys – the following will be awarded: first, second, and third place teams; Most Valuable Player; Coach of the Year. All-Region teams will be selected for each division by the coaches.

Admission: There will be an admission fee of $4 for adults and $1 for students. For children 10 & under, there will be no admission charge.

Hospitality: There will be hospitality for all coaches and officials.

For additional information, please contact James Smith.

TISCA Regional Championship Rules

  • Varsity teams are to be comprised solely of athletes who are currently enrolled at the high school they represent. Varsity teams and athletes should be prepared to verify their athletes’ school affiliation. If it is found that one or more athletes on a varsity team are not enrolled at the school for which they play, the team will be disqualified from the tournament and not re-invited the following season.
  • Private- and home-school athletes can participate on a consolidated team if they are currently enrolled in a 9-12 grade high school program.
  • Middle school-age children (6th, 7th, and 8th grades) are strictly prohibited from participating in any TISCA Water Polo activity.
  • UPDATED: All varsity rosters are to be exclusive. No athlete is permitted to play for more than one varsity team.
  • UPDATED: Girls are allowed to play for both consolidated girls teams and consolidated boys-coed teams at the tournament. Boys are not allowed on girls rosters, varsity or consolidated. No athlete can play both consolidated and varsity games.
  • UPDATED: Athletes are allowed to play both consolidated and varsity games. Consolidated coaches are strongly encouraged to utilize varsity non-starters only when necessary.
  • All rosters are limited to 14 athletes.

Waco Midway West Region Tournament

Game Time White Caps - Left of TableDark Caps - Right of Table
8:30boysWaco Midway JV - 5Cedar Ridge - 7
9:15boysWaco Midway - 6LBJ - 7
10:00girlsWaco Midway - 11LBJ - 11
10:45boysAustin Anderson - 3LBJ - 8
11:30girlsLBJ - 7Cedar Ridge - 10
12:15boysCedar Ridge - 8Boerne Consolidated - 10
1:00girlsBSB - 12Waco Midway - 10
1:45boysMcNeil - 10Waco Midway JV - 10
2:30girlsCedar Ridge - 2Round Rock - 6
3:15boysAustin Anderson - 7Boerne Consolidated - 5
4:00girlsAustin Anderson - 14McNeil - 3
4:45boysRound Rock - 4Waco Midway - 6
5:30girlsMcNeil - 8BSB - 4
6:15boysBSB - 11McNeil - 8
7:00girlsRound Rock - 15Austin Anderson - 5
7:45boysBSB - 10Round Rock - 4

Site: YMCA of Central Texas
6800 Harvey Drive
Waco, TX 76710

Date: Saturday, March 31

Cost: $150/ Team. $300 for both Boys and Girls Team

Time: A schedule will be sent out by Monday March 26th that will list game times.

Format: Each team will play two games. Games will start every 45 minutes and will be 4 x 5 minute quarters. (See tournament schedule for game times)

Contact: Dan Marlin
Cell: 254-640-3658
Email Coach Marlin