2022 USA Water Polo National Junior Olympics Session 3 – TEXAS

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Day 1 Tourney Info

We’re really excited to get under way at Junior Olympics 2022. A couple things for Day 1:

Be Ready

Our focus is on the team while we’re in North Texas so be prepared: water, extra towel, extra suit, eyedrops, goggles, dark and white swim caps, clip your nails. Remove as many distractions from the team as you can today before we get started. #BeYourBest.

Team Dinner

We are having a team dinner on Wednesday, July 27 at the Black Walnut Cafe, 775 N Denton Tap Rd, Coppell, TX 75019. We’d love to have as many of you as we can. There’s a room set aside for the teams and families. Everyone can order their own food at a counter so there’s no sharing of checks. It’s casual but team-focused (!).

Competition Locations

    • On Thursday our 16u boys kick off the tournament vs. WCAC (Pennsylvania, I believe) at 10:00 AM at the CISD Aquatic Center on the campus of Southlake Carroll High School.
    • 18u girls face Orlando United (FL) at 11:00 AM on Thursday at the Garland ISD Natatorium. Their next game is against Chicago at 2PM.
    • The Longhorn 10u team faces some team called Pegasus at 11:00 AM on Thursday at the LISD Westside Aquatic Center in Lewisville. Next game vs. Zilla at 2PM.
    • 18u and 16u athletes are expected to meet with the team one hour before their first game each day. 10u families, consult with Coach Tom about when you’re expected to meet on Thursday morning.

From the Hosts

LIVE streaming of Platinum Division gold medal matches and other select matches will be available at YouTube.com/GameOnLiveStudio and YouTube.com/USAWP. LIVE stats of select matches will be available via 6-8 Sports at 68Scores.com.

Photography Policy:
Spectators are welcome to take photos of the water polo competition from the spectator area only with valid admission.

Session III JO Expo: Wednesday July 27
12:00- 5:00 PM, FREE to attend
Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Lewisville, 785 SH 121 Bypass, Lewisville, TX 75067
Schedule of Events:
12:00 PM – Expo & Vendors Open

12:30- 1:15 PM Words with an Olympian
Led by Bernice O’Connor
Come hear stories from an Olympian about the National Team and get inspired to set new, higher goals for yourself.

1:30- 2:30 PM Path to College Water Polo
Led by Next College Student Athlete (NCSA)
An overview of the college recruiting process. Great for high school athletes and their parents who are interested in playing at the collegiate level.

2:45 – 3:30 PM Coaching Resources and Preparing for your High School Season
Presented by USAWP Chief High Performance Officer, John Abdou

3:45 – 4:45 PM Counter Attack Tools
Presented by USAWP Coach Education Manager, Drew Clute

5:00 PM Expo Closes

Coaches Check-In/Packet Pick Up:
– July 27, 12 pm – 5 pm
– Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Lewisville, 785 SH 121 Bypass, Lewisville, TX 75067
– This is a mandatory requirement to send a coach to the Expo for Check-In/Packet Pick Up prior to tournament participation. Score sheets and team credentials will be distributed at coach check-in.
– For more info on the Expo, Click Here

Tournament Rules:
NJO Specific Rules
USA Water Polo Playing Rules
10U/12U Rules Modifications

Athlete Roster Requirements:
– Current Gold USAWP Membership
– COVID-19 Waiver Completed
– Birth Date Verification
– SafeSport Training (If 18+)
– Club Affiliated
– Age eligible as of 8/1/22

Coach Roster Requirements:
– Current USA Water Polo Coach or Coach/Referee Membership
– Current SafeSport, CPR/First Aid, and Background Screening
– COVID-19 Waiver Completed

Attendance and Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP) Information:
Persons in attendance at any USA Water Polo event agree to abide by all of USA Water Polo’s rules and policies, including USA Water Polo’s Minor Abuse Prevention Policies, and those of the venue to which the individual is being provided access.

Through the following link you can find an overview of the USA Water Polo Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies. The full policy information, including how to report a concern and/or MAAPP violation, can be found at usawaterpolo.org/safesport.

Working Rosters

As of 29 June
Age Group/Gender10u mix12u mix14u boys16u boys18u boys18u girls
Qualification PlansSession 3 in DallasQualify for session 2, NorCalQualify for session 1, NorCalRegister Session 3, DallasQualify for session 1, NorCalRegister Session 3, Dallas
SWZ FestivalJO QualsJO QualsSWZ FestivalJO QualsSWZ Festival
Coaches (?)EvanTomEvan, ColeJames, MatthewTomKendall, Alon
AthletesCalder May Gold, DOBDaniel ArmendarizPierce GreenWilliam WrightAxel HaidtAddison Rodwell
Eric Brian CrockettLaird GreenNick MusilJacob GerakosBilly FlukingerCorina Nunziata
Claire GreenSawyer JayasuriyaJake Ryan RobertsJames StraussEvan Schaffer DOBMorgan Spooner
Cia CrowleySilas ChamasZeke SimeloffLuca De ArajuoGavin OrrisKelsie Warmack
Jane HarringtonLennon BeaversLandon VickeryDavid HenneckeGreysen GadersonKailee Seto
Grey BensonAvi SinghalFinnley May Gold, DOBMaxwell ValeManu SinghalAkriti Mandal
Ryan BensonRobert Roth JOs onlyCruz CrowleyDeclan GravesMatthew GuyRowan Hunter
Rudy-Matheo GarciaTristan ChamasFinnegan HarringtonOwen MurphyKendall Strauss
Isabelle MorrisonMaddox ConteAdlee ColegrovePerrin MinterCate Sloat
Alex Catterson (Quals only)Laird GreenMatthew DixonAugust NordstedtKateryna Ortiz
William Pemberton ClubTomás BellaviaGavin HantelmanKelly MurphyMolly Arredondo
John "Wes" Kelly (not CA)Riley DixonThomas WoodleyAlexandra Lazor
Max BisangChase Kershner JOs OnlyNichole Wood
Evan Minter
Peter Wallace Gold

2022 Junior Olympics Event Info

Session OneSession TwoSession Three
DivisionsBoys 12U, 14U, 16U, & 18UGirls- 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U, Mixed- 10U, 12UGirls & Boys 14U, 16U, 18U, Mixed 10U, 12U
Play DatesJuly 16-19July 21-24July 28-31
LocationSan Jose, CA areaSan Jose, CA areaNorth Texas
ZonesAll- Qualification RequiredAll- Qualification RequiredAll- No Qualification Required
JO Expo7/15/20227/20/20227/27/2022
Team Registration DeadlineJune 1 or 15 days prior to JO Qualifier, whichever comes firstJune 1 or 15 days prior to JO Qualifier, whichever comes firstJune 1, Registration will re-open for teams that Do Not Qualify for Sessions 1 or 2
Roster Deadline / LockdownJuly 1 / July 8
($100 fee incurred for roster changes between 7/1 & 7/8. NO changes after 7/8)
July 6 / July 13
($100 fee incurred for roster changes between 7/7 & 7/13. NO changes after 7/13)
July 13 / July 20
($100 fee incurred for roster changes between 7/14 & 7/20. NO changes after 7/20)
Coaches Check In/Packet Pick Up*Friday July 15 from 12:00PM - 6:00 PMWednesday July 20 from 12:00PM - 6:00 PMWednesday July 27 from 12:00PM - 6:00 PM

From the Host

2022 Junior Olympics Overview

    • The USA Water Polo Junior Olympics Championship (JOs) is the largest water polo tournament in the US
    • 2022 JO will consist of three sessions. Session 1 and 2 will be in Northern California. Session 3 will be in the Dallas area.
    • Different teams from the same club are allowed to choose to attend the California OR Dallas sessions (but the same team can not attend both)
    • In order to participate in Session 1 and 2 in California, each team will need to qualify for a slot by competing in the Southwest Zone JO Qualifier Tournament in Texas in June. Session 3 will not need qualifier tournament (TBD)
    • To be eligible to compete, all athletes must be USA Water Polo GOLD members with birth date verification. If your child wants to play in JOs, please make sure to sign up on USAWP for 2022 Gold membership and complete birth date verification prior to June 2022. Also, please upload your child’s photo.

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Jul 28 - 31 2022


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