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Waco Midway West Region 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

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]

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]

Elections, TISCA Clinic, Scheduling, and ODP

Reminder: West Region Rep Elections

The 2018 TISCA Clinic begins this Thursday in Austin. An election to select a new West Region Representative will be on Friday at 2:30 PM in Phoenix North. All West Region coaches are strongly encouraged to take part.

TISCA Clinic

There will be water polo sessions at this year’s TISCA Clinic on both Friday and Saturday. This year the featured speaker will be USA Water Polo Hall of Fame inductee, Natalie Benson. She is currently the Head Coach at Fresno State University and the US National Cadet Girls.

Competition Scheduling

In our last email we sent information on tournaments in the Houston Region this spring. At the TISCA Clinic the North Region representative will have info on competition in their region which we’ll share as soon as we get it. Sign up for tournaments as early as possible.

Olympic Development Program

The first of three Olympic Development Camps by USA Water Polo is taking place this Sunday at the University of Texas Swim Center, Austin. Coach Natalie Benson will be leading the training along with Bryan Lynton, hugely successful high school and club coach from Murrieta, CA, and Chris Whitlegge, standout goalkeeper from UC Santa Barbara and the USA Junior team. Find out more at usawaterpolo.org/odp/. The next takes place in Lewisville in November, and the final camp in Houston on January 5-6.

Regional Rep Selection Slated for September at TISCA Clinic

There will be a special election at the TISCA Clinic in September to choose a West Region Representative.  We urge all regional coaches to consider running for the position and bringing their energy, ideas, and leadership to it.

The clinic will take place on September 13-16 at the Doubletree hotel in North Austin, 6505 N. Interstate 35 Austin, Texas 78752.  The two-hour water polo meeting begins on Friday, September 14 at 2:30 PM. You can read more about the clinic at tiscaclinic.org, and find the event’s registration form here. The published schedule is:

Thursday 9.13.18

7:00/10:00 EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING

Friday 9.14.18

8:00 THERON PICKLE GOLF TOURNAMENT
1:00/5:30 CLINIC REGISTRATION & CHECK IN
2:30/4:30 WATER POLO MEETING
3:30/4:30 REGIONAL REPS
4:45/6:00 MAIN SPEAKER TALK #1
6:00/6:15 REGIONAL REP & TAPPS MEETINGS
6:15/7:15 CLINIC SOCIAL (DOOR PRIZES)
8:30/9:30 “PLANNING THE 2018-19 SWIM SEASON” (RECOMMENDED FOR ALL NEW AND BEGINNING COACHES)

Saturday 9.15.18

7:30 AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST (INCLUDED)
8:00/12:00 CLINIC REGISTRATION & CHECK IN
8:30/10:00 GENERAL MEETING
9:30/9:45 OFFICIAL’S REPORT
10:15/11:45 MAIN SPEAKER TALK #2
10:15/11:45 DIVING MEETING
12:00/1:30 SPEEDO AWARDS LUNCHEON & PRESENTATION OF THE THERON PICKLE AWARD
1:45/3:15 HIGH SCHOOL SPEAKER TALK #1
1:45/3:15 DIVING TALK #1
1:45/3:15 WATER POLO TALK #1
3:30/5:00 MAIN SPEAKER TALK #3
3:30/5:00 DIVING TALK #2
3:30/5:00 WATER POLO TALK #2
5:00 CLINIC SOCIAL (DOOR PRIZES)

Sunday 9.16.18

7:30 CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST (INCLUDED)
8:00/9:00 POOLSIDE TALK

Texas Cup, Waco Results, Expansion, and Regionals Info

Big wins for West Region Teams, a busy day in Waco, polo by the Rio Grande, and more on Regional Championships
LBJ, Round Rock Win at Texas Cup

The LBJ boys and Round Rock girls secured historic victories at this weekend’s prestigious Texas Cup Tournament in Lewisville. The Jaguars felled North Region 11th ranked Lake Highlands with a last minute score that broke an 8-all tie. Later the Round Rock girls defeated the North’s 8th ranked Keller by 9 goals to 7. For each team it is their first ever win over a non-West Region team. The Flower Mound boys and Guyer girls took home tournament championship honors. Click here for tournament results for West teams, and here for all the games.

Waco Midway Tourney Results

The BSB and LBJ boys came away with two wins as did the Round Rock girls at the Waco Midway West Region Tournament on March 31. All three teams emerged from the tournament among the leaders on the Varsity tables. See the schedule and all the results from the Waco Family YMCA here.

Expansion in the Valley

Los Fresnos has joined PSJA Southwest as this season’s newest varsity teams in the West Region. The two programs, along with PSJA’s consolidated teams, are helping grow the game in the Rio Grande Valley. Three more games are in the books as they look forward to participating in the West Region Championships for the first time in 2018.

Updated Regionals Info

Micki Krebsbach Swimming Pool in Round Rock will be home to three days of West Region Championship matchups beginning on Thursday, April 19. Varsity title matches take place on Saturday morning followed by Consolidated Championships. Tournament invites are coming soon.