I’m back from overseas and we’re just a few weeks out from Junior Olympics. Our final chance to compete before the big tournament is July 9-10 in Pearland and we expect all our Junior Olympic athletes to play. So read on about SOGO, TeamUnify, our new Shop and more.
Two requests/requirements of our AquaTex families with regard to our TeamUnify platform. We are experiencing a good problem: the addition of many new athletes. That has made managing information about our athletes and families more complicated. So to simplify that work we’re asking all our families to get used to using the TeamUnify platform more.
Starting with the Sun’s Out Guns Out tournament we want our families to use the “Attend/Decline” feature on TeamUnify to indicate intent to play in a tournament. If you are not logged in to your account it should appear like this.
If you are logged in, it should look something like this. Then proceed to edit your commitment. All the athletes in your family should be listed.
Make sure to note the roster deadline, which is typically 7-10 days before the event, and commit as early as possible so we can plan for the tourney.
USAWP Member Number
While you’re in your AquaTex TeamyUnify account please update your athletes’ USA Water Polo membership number if you have not already. This will be enormously helpful for future tournaments and will take just a couple minutes. AQTX Waterpolo coaches cannot edit this information for you so we’re asking for your help. Thank you all in advance.
SWZ Festival Fees
AquaTex families should have been charged via TeamUnify for participating at the Southwest Zone Festival on June 11-12. Our friends from Longhorn, if you have not already, please use Venmo to pay @aquatex (Mark Parshall) $95 for taking part and note that it for the “SWZ Festival.” I’ll be emailing those families again to follow up. You can expect to do the same for Junior Olympics.
We’ve had several orders fulfilled already and our new AquaTex Waterpolo Shop is open for business. There you can find a good and growing assortment of shirts, hats, bags, stickers, and other AQTX branded stuff. And, if you have a request for a new product just let me know (check out the Printful catalog). Tell friends and family too.
Junior Olympics Tee Shirt
Speaking of which, our 2022 JOs t-shirt is now in the store. The vendor says the price will reduce on July 6 so if you want to save a buck you can wait until then. The shirts are optional but our athletes are expected to wear team gear at JOs so show your support!
Practice on Tuesday, Jun 28 is cancelled due to a swim meet. Practices the weekend of July 9-10 are cancelled due to swim meets as well. We will look for times to make up and may have either online chalk talks or conditioning work in the small pool at Micki. Stay tuned.