Longhorn Spring Kickoff

The schedule is complete for the first tournament of the West Region season. Plus, there will be a free clinic prior to the high school competition. Scroll past the schedule/results for details of both the tournament and the clinics.

Tournament Information

Admissions:  Updated – no admission charges. We will be charging $5 for spectators 13 and older (12 and under free), all spectators will use the 3rd floor entrance.  Athletes and coaches only will be allowed in through the bottom floor entrance.

Caps: Home team will wear white caps and start to the left of the scoring table.

Parking: https://parking.utexas.edu/maps/visitors

The Trinity Parking Garage is the closest to the Texas Swim Center, there are also metered spots along Red River Street.

Spring Kickoff Event for Parents, Athletes, Referees

Longhorn Aquatics will host an information session and clinic for new or prospective athletes as well as some afternoon games for high school athletes. This will be a free event hosted by Longhorn along with USA Water Polo. Several key issues will be covered between 9 AM and 1 PM.

  • 9:00 AM: USA Water Polo Town Hall Meeting. This will basically be covering the state of USAWP/Southwest Zone, UIL Status, Texas Development/Sports Growth, New USAWP Rules/Implementation, How can parents/volunteers help grow the sport, Q&A Session, etc. This would be for the current parents of USAWP athletes.
  • 10:30 AM: Parent/Athlete Education. This will basically be a history of the sport, basic offense/defense, basic rules clinic (including advantage rule), etc. This would be for all parents, athletes both club and high school.
  • 11:30 AM: College Meeting. This would be essentially a group College Meeting going over the ins/outs/options of playing water polo in college. This would be for anyone interested in attending (athletes, parents, coaches, etc.).
  • 12:30 PM: New Athlete Clinic. This would be for new athletes and would be 30 minutes in the classroom going over the new rules and then 30 minutes on deck during the first game explaining what is happening.

Registration Info [Closed]

Dates: Saturday, February 23rd . Games will start at 1pm and run until 7pm.

Location: Texas Swim Center,1900 Red River Street 78712

Two indoor 25-yard course with floating goals. Warm up lanes will be provided

Divisions: High school boys (includes co-ed teams); high school girls.

Entry fee: $150 per team, not per school. A school entering one boys’ and one girls’ team will be charged $300. Teams are guaranteed at least two games. A third game may be available at an additional cost. An online payment method is forthcoming. Checks can also be made out to “University of Texas”

Intent and Schedule: Please email your intent to play ASAP or at the latest by Friday, February 15 to [email protected]  A schedule will be published on the TISCA West Region website and emailed to all teams by Monday, February 18th.

Rosters: Coaches are required to submit rosters with assigned cap numbers via online form once they have indicated their intent to play in the tournament. A link to the form will be emailed to the coach.

Game Day Info: Games are five minute quarters, two timeouts. The team listed first on the schedule wears white caps. There will be balls available for warmup. Extra caps may be available. The color of swim caps must match, within reason, the color of the water polo cap per NFHS rules. Games ending in a tie will be recorded as such. No overtime or penalty shootouts.

Tournament Contact: Tom Andrew [email protected] 210-394-2613