Waco Midway West Region Mini Tournament


Waco Midway West Region Tournament

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

Date: Saturday April 6th

Cost: $150/ Team. $300 for both Boys and Girls Team. Open to 16 teams total.

Time: A schedule will be sent out by Monday April 1st 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)

Tournament Contact Information:

Contact: Dan Marlin
Cell: 254-640-3658
Email: [email protected]

Updated Calendar, Kickoff Events, Coaches Poll

Updated Calendar

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.

Pre-Season Survey

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.

TISCA Membership

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.

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

Regionals Date, Updated Competition, Referee Info

Scheduling

The calendar has been updated with some new competition and schedule changes. West Regionals will take place at UT on April 19-20, with play-in games on the 18th if necessary.

A tournament at Micki Krebsbach in Round Rock has been added to the calendar for March 8-9. Competition should begin at 6:00 PM on Friday with matches for Round Rock-area teams. Games will take place all day on Saturday. Tournament registration will be available soon.

For those who seek competition throughout Texas make sure to consult our notes about tournaments in the North Region and Houston.

Referee Requests and Info

TAWPO, which organizes water polo referees throughout Texas for all levels of competition, has a page that all coaches should consult. For those who plan to host weekday games in particular, you’ll find the proper link for making a request for referees. Instructions for requesting referees for weekend tournaments are coming soon.

Also, the state is in constant need of referees. If you or someone you know is interested, contact TAWPO and give the web site a look.

2019 Survey

Share the link that follows with anyone who may have an interest in West Region high school water polo this spring. And if you have not done so already, take less than five minutes to complete the survey to help us understand our current and future membership demands. Click here to begin the survey, and thank you.

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.

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.

Scheduling

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.