Tag: Tournaments

2020 TISCA Water Polo Season Cancelled

TISCA West High School Water Polo Coaches,

Please see the below email from Scott Slay, the TISCA Water Polo Chair. The remainder of the TISCA Water Polo high school season has been cancelled. The past couple of seasons (including 2020) have been a great step forward for water polo in Texas. As Scott mentions, there is a lot to look forward to. Please review the below email, and let me know if you have any questions. Please feel free to email anytime.

Take care, be safe, and stay healthy.



I am sad to announce that we will be canceling the remainder of the TISCA Water Polo season. With the UIL cancelation of spring sports we must follow this decision. Thank you so much for using patience during this time. We will be back next spring and we have a lot to look forward to.

Big things are happening on the UIL front.

Something else to look forward to is the TISCA fall clinic where Guy Baker is slated to be our guest clinician. If you do not know who Guy Baker is he was the US National Women’s team coach for the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics. He laid the foundation for our women’s team being the best in the world.


Below are some things our coaches can do during this time:


  1. Support our athletes. They will be rightfully upset by this decision.
  2. Recruit coaches and officials for a sport that is about to explode in popularity.
  3. Study up on the game! Do a webinar. Read from the txwaterpolo.com education page. There are so many resources there to utilize.

Be excited for our future and proud of our past. Better days are ahead of us.


Thank you for all that you do,


Scott Slay


TISCA Water Polo Chair

Thank you,

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

UIL Extends Ban on Competition to May

Hi all,

The UIL has send out an update regarding contests, please click here for the UIL Press Release. An excerpt:

We have previously communicated that all UIL activities are suspended until March 30th. Given information related to school closures available at this time, we are extending that timeframe. UIL games and contests will resume no earlier than Monday, May 4th. Prior to that date, to allow students and schools to reenter competition, UIL will provide a reasonable acclimatization period for rehearsals and practices to occur, consistent with the advice of local, state and federal officials. We will reevaluate the beginning dates for practices and rehearsals as we receive more information about schools resuming.

Due to school closures and the updated statement from the UIL, the TISCA Water Polo Board has decided to tentatively shift Region Championships to early/mid May and the Texas High School State Tournament tentatively shifted to late May. Specific dates/locations are TBD. Updates regarding local West Region tournaments will be sent to everyone as more information comes out. NOTE: This is all pending the UIL decision for Spring Sports. TISCA Water Polo will follow what the UIL is doing with their Spring Sports.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions,

Thank you,

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

Statement on COVID-19 and TISCA Water Polo Season

To all TISCA Water Polo West Region coaches, athletes, families and supporters:

On March 14, 2020, TISCA Water Polo Chairman Scott Slay announced that TISCA Water Polo will follow the UIL playing guidelines sent out regarding COVID-19. The UIL has halted all athletic competitions until March 29th. If you have any competitions scheduled from now until the 29th, please cancel the event and send out a notice to the coaches and teams who were involved in that competition.

  • The Waco Tournament on Saturday, March 21st is now cancelled. Dan Marlin has let me know Midway ISD is closed for the next two weeks and not permitting extra-curricular activities of any kind.
  • The AQTX Tournament at Round Rock on Saturday, March 28th is now cancelled. James Smith will post on update on this on the TISCA West Website.
  • Dan Marlin has let me know that as of right now the West Region Tournament on April 10-11 is still on at the Waco YMCA.

At this time we do not have any other updates from TISCA on changes to the state tournament (May 1-2 in Houston) or the remainder of the season. This is all pending UIL competition updates we get in the next few weeks. Please follow your school districts policy on cancellation of extra curricular activities and we will try to reschedule games as needed. At this point I think we can all agree the safety of the players and community is our top priority.

I will send out updates as we hear from our school districts and TISCA, please reach out with any additional questions.

Thank you,

Ms. Allie Hill
TISCA Water Polo West Region Representative

CANCELLED: Waco Midway West Region Tournament

This tournament has been cancelled. Click here for more information.

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

Date: Saturday March 21st, 2020

Cost: $150/ Team. $300 for both Boys and Girls Team

Time: A schedule will be sent out by Monday March 16th 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

March 21st Waco Midway West Region Tournament

Team:__________________ Date:___________________

Cost Per Team: $150 per team

# of Boys Teams___________________

# of Girls Teams____________________

Total # of Team X $150 ___________________

Make checks Payable To: MHS Water Polo

Send To:

Dan Marlin

8200 Mars Drive

Waco, TX 76712