Statement on UIL Approval of Water Polo Pilot

I wanted to send an update as water polo has officially been approved as a UIL pilot program for the beginning of the Fall in 2021! Here is an article released by TXWaterPolo on the approval. And a podcast featuring James Smith and Joe Linehan discussing the news.

At this time we know there are many questions with how the next season will work and our plans moving forward. For now, we anticipate the upcoming season for the Spring of 2020 will operate similar to how it has in years past. Updates will be sent as we hear more from the UIL.

Troy Goddard, North Region Rep, is collecting questions you may have at this google form.

You can also view additional resources at the new TISCA Page under the water polo tab.

Last, below is a message from Scott Slay, TISCA Water Polo chair:

I am sure you have heard from others or through social media that the UIL has approved a pilot program for Texas HS Water Polo beginning in the fall of 2021. We are very excited moving forward and I am sure many of you have questions.
More details to follow but get ready for a very exciting time in the history of Texas Water Polo.


Thank you so much to everyone who has pushed this over the past few years and a special shout out to Melissa Howard and the TISCA board.



Scott Slay
TISCA Water Polo

Please feel free to reach out with any questions and/or concerns,
Thank you,

Ms. Allie Hill
Pre-AP Biology
Water Polo Coach
Liberal Arts and Science Academy (LASA)
7309 Lazy Creek Dr.
Austin, Texas 78724