2023 (Fall) Texas Age Group Championships (TAGS)

Schedule/Results

Working Rosters

With Longhorn

10U12U White12U Orange8th/U Boys8th/U Girls
Graham GardnerBenjaEricDanGinger
Ava LeeGreyJonahJonahCatliya
Graham SquiresGingerDaniel SBenGreta
RyanPhemieLucasRobertAllee
PeterPeterNateSilasPhemie
MiloNalinCiaSawyer KCia
GreyJonas GardnerLairdAlexDaisy
Neel RamanathanAviLairdTheodora
Clayton WaterburyAviAnnika Lee
Graham SZephyrIsabelle Morrison
Austin Lewis
Elliot Bronstheyn

For our Families

Here are a few things about traveling to tournaments for newcomers and oldsters alike:

  • Cut your toe- and finger-nails as short as possible without harming yourself (!) before the tournament. Be prepared. We don't want you scrambling for nail clippers as a game is about to start.
  • Always plan on being ready to meet together one hour before our first game of the day. That is an AquaTex policy. Please schedule your time accordingly. For any following games on the same day plan on meeting 40 minutes before game time.
  • Wear your team suit and t-shirt every game and each day of the tournament.
  • Expect three games per day even if we only end up playing two. That means, be prepared: extra towel, goggles for warmup, eye drops, snacks, water, an extra suit is always a good idea. Be ready.
  • Food. Between games we encourage our athletes to eat lean protein, fruit, simple carbohydrates (not just candy!), water. After our last game of the day you can eat what you want... within reason.
  • AquaTex doesn't organize team hotels or meals but definitely appreciates parents who take the lead in finding hotel blocks to share and/or organizing team meals. That is mostly done via our GroupMe so please do communicate amongst each other there.
  • Fees: For nearly all tournaments, with the exception of those related to Junior Olympics, you can expect to pay around $90 per tournament roster. That is, if your athlete is playing for both our 18u and 16u team at a particular tournament then you'd pay (estimated) $180. Coach James pays our entry fees and coaches directly so you will pay him via Venmo or other means if necessary. Our fees cover tournament entry and coaches' lodging, fuel, per diem, so prompt payment is appreciated.

From the Hosts

Final Update, 30 October

Below is the schedule link for the upcoming TAGS Water Polo Champs – 2023 on November 4-5, 2023 in North Texas. The 12U/10U Mixed Divisions will be playing at the Keller ISD Natatorium. The 8th Grade & Younger Divisions will be playing at the Southlake-Carroll ISD Aquatic Center. There are 32 total teams playing 64 games across four divisions, in two different facilities and five courses. Coaches/teams need to be aware of the Event Procedures and will need to print out their own Score Sheets and ID Cards for the weekend. The 12U & 10U Divisions will use the Modified 12U/10U Playing Rules. The Southwest Zone is administering the event with Cowtown Water Polo (Keller) and Thunder Water Polo (Southlake) being the local hosts of the tournament. The Roster Deadline has been extended to Friday, November 3rd. Listed below are all the various details for this year’s TAGS Water Polo Champs. Please make sure to read the note about Parking/Time Change this weekend (plan accordingly).

TAGS Water Polo Champs – Admissions: $15/weekend pass. Tickets are only available online. Please bring proof of purchase to the pool for the event. Presale Spectator Tickets (Weekend Pass $15.00).

TAGS Water Polo Champs – Parking/Time Change:

  • Daylight Savings Time (“Fall Back”) is this upcoming weekend on Saturday night/Sunday morning.
  • There will be limited parking at the Carroll ISD Aquatic Center due a craft show at Carroll High School (adjacent to the pool). Parents will still be able to drop off/pick up their athletes in front of the pool throughout the weekend.
  • On Sunday – November 5th, there will be limited parking at the Keller ISD Natatorium due to a car show in the parking lot adjacent to the pool. Parents will still be able to drop off/pick up their athletes in front of the pool throughout the day. Overflow parking for the parents/spectators will be in the movie theater or Tom Thumb parking lots.

TAGS Water Polo Champs – 2023:
Dates: November 4-5, 2023.
Locations:
12U & 10U Divisions: Keller ISD Natatorium, 1000 Bear Creek Pkwy, Keller, TX 76248. Three all deep courses running simultaneously including a dedicated 10U Course.
8th Grade & Younger Divisions: Southlake-Carroll ISD Aquatics Center, 1501 W Southlake Blvd, Southlake, TX 76092. Two all deep courses running simultaneously.
Divisions: 8th Grade & Younger Boys/Mixed, 8th Grade & Younger Girls, 12U Boys/Mixed, and 10U Mixed (Age as of Date is Saturday, November 4th).
Roster Deadline: Friday, November 3, 2023 at 11 pm (CT)
Awards: There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place banners awarded for each division.
Tournament Format: All games will be 6:00 quarters using USA Water Polo rules. There will be two minutes between all periods and two timeouts per game. All games tied after four quarters will do a shoot-out to determine the winner. Team listed first wears white caps & starts to the left of the table. Teams will need to supply their own team caps/warm-up balls. In-water warm-up will be between quarters and/or immediately before the game.
ID Checks/Photo ID’s: The Referees will be doing ID Checks for coaches and athletes prior to each game of the tournament. All athletes need to be at least Bronze members of USA Water Polo. All coaches need to be registered with USA Water Polo and updated on their background check, 1st Aid/CPR, Safe Sport, etc. We recommend that all athletes download a picture with their USA Water Polo account (process takes two minutes). Teams will need to print out their own Score Sheets and ID Cards for the weekend. Teams will use the Score Sheets and ID Cards for their ID Checks prior to each game and then turn in a Score Sheet to the table before the start of each game.
Hospitality: There will be Coach & Referee hospitality set-up for the tournament at each location.
TAGS Water Polo Champs – Admissions: $15/weekend pass. Children 10U are free. Tickets are only available online. Please bring proof of purchase to the pool for the event. Presale Spectator Tickets (Weekend Pass $15.00).
Division Specific Playing Rules:
The 8th Grade & Younger divisions will be playing 7 v 7 (size 4 ball, normal size goal).
The 12U Mixed division will play 6 v 6 (size 3 ball, junior size goal). Modified USAWP 12U & 10U Playing Rules
The 10U Mixed division will play 5 v 5 (size 2 ball, 10U size goal, inflatable course). Modified USAWP 12U & 10U Playing Rules
Parking/Time Change:
Daylight Savings Time (“Fall Back”) is this upcoming weekend on Saturday night/Sunday morning.
There will be limited parking at the Carroll ISD Aquatic Center due a craft show at Carroll High School (adjacent to the pool). Parents will still be able to drop off/pick up their athletes in front of the pool throughout the weekend.
On Sunday – November 5th, there will be limited parking at the Keller Natatorium due to a car show in the parking lot adjacent to the pool. Parents will still be able to drop off/pick up their athletes in front of the pool throughout the day. Overflow parking for the parents/spectators will be in the movie theater or Tom Thumb parking lots.
Tournament Details:
No Deck Changing. Athletes will have access to the locker rooms.
Teams can warm-up between quarters of the game immediately before their game.
Teams need to provide their own warm-up balls and game caps.
Coaches/teams need to be aware of the Event Procedures and will need to print out their own Score Sheets and ID Cards for the weekend. (give score sheet to the score table after the ID Checks and before each game).

Invitation

The TAGS Water Polo Champs will be on Saturday – Sunday, November 4-5, 2023 in North Texas at the Southlake-Carroll ISD Aquatics Center and the Keller ISD Natatorium. This tournament is the “State Championship” for the 14U/12U/10U athletes played during the same season as the high school season. The event will be a two-day event with five all deep courses running simultaneously (including a dedicated 10U course). Games will begin on Saturday morning, run all day on Saturday/Sunday morning, and then end around 4:00 pm on Sunday afternoon. The tournament will be hosted by the Southwest Zone with the local hosts being Cowtown at Keller and Thunder at Southlake. All teams are guaranteed to play 4-5 games in a “Championship” style format with placing games/awards for all divisions. Below is all the information on the tournament. Online Team Registration: TAGS Water Polo Champs – 2023 (must be logged in at USAWP website to register).

There will be five divisions for the TAGS Water Polo Champs – 2023: 8th Grade & Younger Boys/Mixed, 8th Grade & Younger Girls, 12U Boys/Mixed, 12U Girls, and 10U Mixed (Age as of Date is Saturday, November 4th). The older division’s criteria is 8th Grade & Younger ONLY (no age group criteria). The 12U and 10U Divisions will be based on an athlete’s age as of the first day of the tournament with no grade criteria (this is new for this event in 2023). As needed, we will create A/B Divisions based on the number of teams that enter the event (have awards for all divisions, including B Divisions). This will be a USA Water Polo sanctioned event using USA Water Polo rules & regulations. The TAGS Water Polo Champs will be a great event for all involved.

TAGS Water Polo Champs – 2023:
Dates: November 4-5, 2023. Games will begin on Saturday morning, run all day on Saturday/Sunday morning, and then end around 4:00 pm on Sunday afternoon.
Locations:
12U & 10U Divisions: Keller ISD Natatorium, 1000 Bear Creek Pkwy, Keller, TX 76248. Three all deep courses running simultaneously including a dedicated 10U Course.
8th Grade & Younger Divisions: Southlake-Carroll ISD Aquatics Center, 1501 W Southlake Blvd, Southlake, TX 76092. Two all deep courses running simultaneously.
Divisions: 8th Grade & Younger Boys/Mixed, 8th Grade & Younger Girls, 12U Boys/Mixed, 12U Girls, and 10U Mixed (Age as of Date is Saturday, November 4th).
Entry Fee: $650 per team. Payments will be collected when completing the online registration.
Registration Deadline: Sunday, October 25, 2023 at 11 pm (CT)
Online Team Registration: TAGS Water Polo Champs – 2023 (must be logged in at USAWP website to register)
Roster Deadline: Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 11 pm (CT)
Schedule: An online schedule will be sent to everyone on Friday, October 27, 2023

The event is finished.

Date

Nov 04 - 05 2023
Expired!

Time

All Day
KISD Natatorium

Location

KISD Natatorium
1000 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller, TX 76248
CISD Aquatics Center

Location 2

CISD Aquatics Center
1501 W Southlake Blvd, Southlake, TX 76092
Category

Organizer

USA Water Polo Southwest Zone
Website
http://www.southwestwaterpolo.org/