Fall WP Opportunities

Hope everyone had a great summer and you are getting back in the routine of school and activities.

I wanted to pass on opportunities to play this fall and stay in water polo shape.

This information is coming from Tom at UT Aquatics:

There are a couple options for water polo at UT this fall, depending on what level of commitment the athletes have available.

First, we are offering a Fall HS season similar to the one we have been doing in the spring the last few years.  The cost is $100 and the practices are 7:30-9pm Monday and Wednesday and then games most Fridays from 7-9pm.  Coaches Quinn and Joy will be at practices to help out with the Anderson team.  The season will last from September- end of October.  The link to register for the HS season is here http://www.active.com/water-sports/swimming-registrations/fall-high-school-water-polo-season-2017

If they are interested in playing club, I’ve copied my most recent email outlining all the fall info below.  Please let me know if I can clarify anything, and thanks again for helping us get the word out!

Good Morning Longhorn Nation! 

We are less than a week out from the start of the fall season, hopefully everybody has enjoyed their break from the pool and is ready to get back to work!  Thanks to everybody that has already registered;  those of you still needing to do so can go here to register http://www.active.com/austin-tx/water-sports/swimming-registrations/water-polo-2018-2017    

We are starting up on August 21st with our normal 7:30-9:00pm practices Mon-Thurs, as well as running our first practices for our new Longhorn Novice group that is in the water from 5-5:45pm Monday and Wednesday.  For those with younger friends and family that may be interested in polo, the Novice group will be free to try for all of August, just make sure any new athletes stop at the front desk to fill out a try out form.

Fall 2017 Competition Schedule

Below I have broken down all of our events for the upcoming fall season.    Please check your calendars for potential conflicts and let me know if you have any questions about a competition.  Again, participation is not required at every event, we just encourage our athletes to attend as many completions as possible as it really is the best way to gain experience in the sport.   Here are a few notes on the different types of competitions we will be competing in this fall:

High School Fall Season games will be in green and will always take place at UT on Friday nights, usually from 7-9pm (possibly going later).  The participating teams will be Longhorn, Anderson, LASA, and Round Rock.  Each team (boys and girls) will play one game each game day.

The Lone Star Club League games will be in red and will take place at UT or Round Rock.  The Lone Star League will have 12U/14U/ and HS divisions so all our athletes will be able to compete.  Participants will be club teams from the Austin and San Antonio area.  Each team will play 2 games per game day.  

The USA Water Polo official tournaments will be in blue and will require traveling to either Dallas or Houston.  These two day events will offer 4-5 games and will be divided by age group, 12U/14U/16U/18U.  Teams from Houston, Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio will compete in these events.      

Sep 1: HS League Game Day 1 at UT (High School Athletes)

Sep 8:  HS League Game Day 2 at UT (High School Athletes)

Sep 9-10: Armadillo Classic at Southlake (All Ages) 

Sep 17th  Lone Star League Day 1 at UT (All Ages)

Sep 22:  HS League Game Day 3 at UT (High School Athletes)

Sep 29:  HS League Game Day 4 at UT (High School Athletes)

Sep 30-Oct1: Viper Pigeon Octpolofest in Houston (All Ages)

Oct 6:   HS League Game Day 5 at UT (High School Athletes)  

Oct 15: Lone Star League Day 2 at Round Rock (All Ages)

Oct 20:  HS League Game Day 6 at UT (High School Athletes)

Oct 21-22: Shark Fest Tournament in Houston (All Ages)

Oct 29: Lone Star League Champs at UT (All Ages)

Nov 4-5: Dallas Fall Invite at Southlake (All Ages)

That does it for today’s updates, please let me know if you have any questions, and I’ll see everybody next week!