Thunder tourney, spring season kickoff, and new AQTX store all on the agenda this week.
Thunder Spring Invite
Nearly all our recently 12u athletes have graduated! They’ll dive in to the 14u division at the Thunder Spring Invite on March 2-3. As with all travel tournaments we will combine with Longhorn. 18u and 16u athletes are definitely encouraged to go too. If we have enough 12u athletes we’ll send a team of them up there too. An athlete’s age is determined by his or her age on August 1, 2019. Register here as soon as possible so we can share the info with Longhorn.
Spring Kickoff Event at UT
In conjunction with the start of Texas’ high school water polo season, Longhorn and USA Water Polo are sponsoring an introduction to water polo for all ages on Saturday, February 23 at the UT Swim Center. Parents, coaches, athletes and potential referees are all encouraged to attend. The day’s agenda includes:
- 9:00 AM: USA Water Polo Town Hall Meeting. covering the state of USAWP and the Southwest Zone, UIL Status, growth in Texas, new rules, how can parents and volunteers help grow the sport, plus Q&A. For current parents of USAWP athletes and any other interested people.
- 10:30 AM: Parent and athlete education. The history of the sport, basic offense and defense, basic rules clinic, etc. Geared toward all parents and athletes affiliated with a club and/or a high school program.
- 11:30 AM: College Meeting. What should parents and athletes know about and do if they’re interested in varsity intercollegiate water polo? What are the benefits, obstacles, processes? Open to anyone interested in the subject.
- 12:30 pm: New Athlete Clinic. Thirty minutes in the classroom going over the new FINA rules and then 30 minutes on deck during the first game explaining what is happening. For athletes new to the sport.
Then the games begin! Longhorn will be hosting high school water polo matches the rest of the day.
Big New Team Store
We’re really pleased to present our new AquaTex Waterpolo store in partnership with the industry leader, SwimOutlet. There you can find a big selection of new custom gear: warmups, tees, bags, hoodies, tanks, and more. And the team will receive a small percentage of all sales purchased through SwimOutlet so share the link with friends and family. Our two other outlets remain open with RYTE supplying our very popular custom suits, and an ecwid store for items that are available for purchase locally (tees, stickers, yard signs). All of them are linked on our Gear page.
|Visit out partners RYTE Sports to purchase our popular custom-designed team suit.|
|Visit the ecwid team store for t-shirts, stickers, and lawn signs. The items are in stock locally and available for immediate delivery at practice.|
|Our brand new Swim Outlet store has a wide variety of Scorps gear including swim bags, hats, shirts, parkas, hoodies, tanks and more, delivered directly to your home.|