2019 Texas Interscholastic High School Water Polo State Championship

Tournament Schedule/ResultS: HTML | Google Sheet

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Welcome

Longhorn Aquatics is proud to host the 48th Annual Texas Interscholastic High School Water Polo State Championship.

Facility

The Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center features two 25-yard courses for tournament competition. Both pool settings will feature scoreboards with Daktronics Scoring.

Location

The Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center (TSC) is located at 1900 Red River Street on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin.

TSC Rules

As guests of The University of Texas, all must adhere to the TSC rules. Coaches must supervise their players. Glass containers are not permitted in the building. Deck changing is prohibited.



DATE

Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4, 2019

Championships Tournament Director

Tom Andrew (210-394-2613) and Allie Hill (281-851-8784)

CREDENTIALS/ DECK ACCESS

All coaches, officials and participating athletes will be issued credentials. Credentials must be shown to the front desk staff to gain deck access. Only people with credentials will be allowed access to the deck.

REGISTRATION/PACKET PICK UP

Team registration will be available at the athlete entrance on the first level of the swim center near the front desk area. Registration will be open from 7:00-8:00 pm Thursday evening.

FORMAT

Sixteen-team Championship Format for each gender (32 teams total). All teams will receive at least two games.

RULES

2018-19 National Federation of High School (NFHS) Sports Rules for all competitions. Team on top of bracket wears dark caps. All tournament games are six (6)-minute quarters with two minutes between quarters and a five minute half time. Teams will have three timeouts per game

QUALIFIERS

The top four teams for each gender qualify from each of the four regions in Texas

  • Region #1: North – Dallas
  • Region #2: East – Houston
  • Region #3: South – Houston
  • Region #4: West – Austin

All qualifying teams need to submit a complete team roster (14 players per team) with roster verification signed by their coach. The roster template is below. All athletes will also have to submit a State Participant Waiver, also below


IMPORTANT

Athlete waivers must be submitted via email AND presented in hard copy form during the coaches’ meeting on Thursday evening, May 2.

E-mail rosters with team photograph AND athlete waivers to: [email protected]

Deadline is Monday, April 29th by 5pm. Please state in subject line: STATE ROSTER AND WAIVERS


ENTRY FEE

$250.00 per team per gender. Entry fees must be accounted for before a team can play in the tournament. Make checks payable to: The University of Texas. Mail to: Longhorn Aquatics, Attn: State Water Polo Tournament, 1900 Red River St., D4050, Austin, TX 78712

ROSTERS

Roster information must be e-mailed to [email protected] no later than Monday, April 29th by 5:00 PM. The following roster information is required: name, cap number, and grade for each athlete; captain designation; team mascot; school colors; current record; team photograph; and coaches’ names. Use the template below.

TSC WAIVERS

All athletes must fill out the TSC Waiver. If an athlete does not have this submitted prior to the tournament, they will not be eligible to play per UT policy. To help us verify that we have received all of your athletes’ waivers, please submit them in a single document sorted by cap number (e.g. #1-14). If you are submitting waivers for two teams, please submit two separate documents (one for boys, one for girls) in PDF format. We ask that you submit them via email prior to the tournament AND ALSO bring paper hardcopies to the tournament for the coaches’ registration. If we are missing any team waivers, we will ask you to distribute them to parents and fill them out at the coaches meeting. If your athlete doesn’t have a USAWP number, they can leave this blank.

ENTRANCE

Spectators will enter through the third-level ticket entrance doors. Meet referees, coaches and athletes may enter through the first-level entrance. Athletes, coaches, and officials must have credentials to enter.

ADMISSION

Ticket prices are below. They can be purchased via the Longhorn Aquatics online store.

  • Friday ALL DAY Pass: $20
  • Saturday ALL DAY Pass: $20
  • TWO DAY-ALL SESSION Pass: $30
  • Spectators 17 & under are free

COACHES MEETING and Registration

A coaches meeting will be held on Thursday, May 2nd at 8:00 PM. The meeting will be in the hospitality room on the deck level of the swim center past the entry desk and near the locker rooms. The tournament hosts will be checking each team’s waivers (please bring hard copies) and distributing coaches packets.

REFEREE MEETING

A referee meeting will be held immediately following the coaches meeting in the hospitality room on Thursday night.

AWARDS

  • First- through third-place banners.
  • Trophies for Most Valuable Players
  • All-State recognition for both girls and boys.
  • All-State Team selections will be mailed a certificate.

PARKING

The University of Texas requires a UT permit for parking along Trinity and San Jacinto. A bus parking permit request form is linked below for teams traveling with a bus. Parking information will be updated on the Longhorn Aquatics website and detailed parking information will also be emailed out to coaches at a later date. For official parking information from the TSC click here.

PROGRAMS

Programs will be available for $20.

PROGRAM ADVERTISEMENTS

See Program Advertisement form linked below for detailed instructions and payment information. If you wish to place an ad for the program, the form must be sent to [email protected] by Monday, April 22nd by 5:00 PM. Advertisements may be purchased via the Longhorn Aquatics Online Store. You may also make checks payable to: The University of Texas. Mail to: Longhorn Aquatics, Attn: State Water Polo Tournament, 1900 Red River St., D4050, Austin, TX 78712.

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Teams are limited to one (1) team photographer. All deck photographers must be approved by the tournament organizing committee prior to competition. Photographers do not have access to hospitality. Submit requests for photographer credentials by Monday, April 29th at 5:00 PM. The request form is linked below.

CONCESSIONS

O’s Café, located on the 2nd floor of the swim center, will be open during the tournament

HOSPITALITY

Hospitality can be found in the classroom on the deck level for coaches and designated volunteers. A separate hospitality area will be offered for referees. No athletes, photographers or spectators are permitted in either area.

EVENT APPAREL

T-Shirts will be for sale at the Longhorn Aquatics Store located on the 2nd level of the swim center. Event t-shirts will be $20

Spectator Behavior

Any taunting or unsportsmanlike conduct by spectators will lead to his or her ejection from the facility with no refund. Noise-makers are NOT allowed on deck or in the bleachers. This includes any horns or musical instruments. Spectators found using any such noise-making device will be ejected from the facility with no refund.

QUESTIONS

Please send all questions to [email protected]

Forms and Documents

  • State Tournament Invitation (combines roster template, waiver, bus permit form, photographer request, program advertisement, and hotel block information): PDF
  • Team Roster Template: PDF | Google Doc
  • Athlete Waiver: PDF
  • Bus Permit Request Form: PDF | Google Doc
  • Photographer Deck Pass Request: PDF | Google Doc
  • Program Advertisement: PDF | Google Doc
  • Tournament Schedule (working) | HTML | Google Sheet