The West Region calendar has been significantly updated to include many new competitive opportunities for regional teams. Note that Varsity West Region Championships will take place at UT on April 19-20. Consolidated/Co-ed/JV Championships are scheduled for April 27 at Milburn Pool in Cedar Park. Events on the calendar that are preceded by a question mark are tentative.
Longhorn Spring Kickoff Tournament
The TISCA West Region season will get under way on February 23 with a new tournament hosted by Longhorn Aquatics. Look for our recent announcement with registration information. For information on this and all tournaments and competition this season visit tiscawestwaterpolo.com.
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.
Weekly Coaches Poll
For the 2019 season coaches will be asked to submit a weekly vote which will be published on the website by mid week. Coaches will place teams in rank order as they see fit based on their observations of officially sanctioned competition. The categories are girls varsity; boys varsity; girls consolidated/JV; boys consolidated/co-ed/JV. Click here for a sample of a coaches poll matrix.
Coaches of any team – varsity, consolidated, JV, co-ed – that plans to participate in the TISCA West Region this season should complete this short survey. The survey will remain open until opening day.
A reminder that to compete in the West Region the coaches of each team must be members of TISCA (Texas Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association). Click here for the 2018-19 registration form. Registration is still open for water polo coaches; ignore the December deadline.