2023 USA Water Polo National Junior Olympics Session 3

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For AQTX Families

Congratulations to our 18u boys team headed to North Texas for Session 3 of the huge National Junior Olympics tournament, July 27-31. Coaches Alon and Matt will lead this team. Coach James will be there to support them and you. We have several athletes playing for Longhorn and Alamo too. We’ll be watching all of you!

Schedule/Locations

The game schedule and locations will be released some time around 10 days prior to the first game, which will take place on July 27. USA Water Polo typically needs the time after session two to complete the schedule. The team will play nine games total over the course of four days: July 27, 28, 29 and 30.

The button above links to a Google Map with most if not all possible locations where we will play. The distance between Justin and Garland, the two locations most distant from one another, is estimated to be one hour. In past years our games have been very concentrated at either LISD Westside Aquatics Center or nearby. But there’s no guarantee of that this session.

Lodging

If you haven’t booked a room yet we strongly suggest you do now somewhere near DFW, which is generally central to all the possible locations. Coach James is staying in Lewisville.

Team Dinner

We’ll meet as a team on Wednesday evening around 6.30, July 26 at the Black Walnut Cafe in Coppell. All AquaTex athletes and families should expect to be there whether playing for AquaTex or another club. We have a few things to discuss/present!

Rosters

TeamAQTX 14u BoysAQTX 18u boysAAAA 14u girlsLH 18u girlsLH 10u mixed
SessionSession 1 CASession 3 TXSession 3 TXSession 3 TXSession 3 TX
CoachesBabs, SavvyAlon, MattMegan PerezMolly, MagalyCole, Molly
1Jackson Place1Kaden WiggansIsabelle MorrisonMorgan SpoonerEmeric Colegrove
2Ilay Lev2James StraussCorina NunziataRyan Benson
3Adrian Herrera3Vitalii PavlenkoKatAshton Benson
4Kenneth Brown4Luca De AraujoGracieKeegan
5John Kelly5Connor KnightFloraEric
6Elliot Bronstheyn6Saul JR GutierrezHannahGraham
7Colton Nealis7Jacob GerakosRachelCalder
8Parker Nealis10Liam GravesLucyPeter
9Rudy-Matheo Garcia11Adlee ColegroveSarahVaughn
10William Pemberton12Gavin HantelmanDanicaBenja
11Diego Suarez-Quiroga13Riley Dixon
12Chase Wadley14Declan Graves
13Reinhold Karvenz
14Antonio Falce

Tournament Expectations

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 AAAA

For Izzy! Below is the content of several emails regarding the Alamo Area teams (11 of them!) playing at Session 3.

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Alamo Area Water Polo Athletes & Parents (those athletes/parents attending NJO’s),

As of this morning (Friday), the schedule has not been sent out for the USAWP National Junior Olympics on July 27-30, 2023 in North Texas. Below are some additional tournament updates including team specific rosters, Group Me accounts for each age group/gender, club Twitter info, and Wednesday Team Scrimmage times/location. As soon as I receive the schedule for the event, I will send another update email with the Wednesday-Thursday itinerary and first day game days. Game times on Friday-Sunday will be determined by the results of the previous day. Additionally, all previous email updates are below as well.

Alamo Area Water Polo – JO’s Updates:
NJO’s – Alamo Area Water Polo – Team Rosters – 2023
Group Me Links: We have created age group/gender specific Group Me links where the coaches will send out team specific info beyond results/games times: 10U Mixed, 12U Mixed, 14U Boys, 16U Girls, 16U Boys, 18U Girls, and 18U Boys. Please sign up for your age group/gender’s Group Me. This is where coaches will send/post all team specific related info (results, meet for next games, changes in schedule, etc.).
Twitter: Alamo Area Water Polo Twitter – @AlamoAreaWP (https://twitter.com/AlamoAreaWP). All of the coaches will post scores, times of next games, and fun team pics throughout the tournament.
Team Scrimmages – Wednesday, July 26th in North Texas: All team scrimmages will be played at the LISD Eastside Aquatic Center, 5729 Memorial Dr, The Colony, TX 75056. Athletes will arrive, check-in with the coaches, and meet in the On Deck Classroom. As a group, the athletes will do a team warm-up 30 minutes prior to the scrimmage game time listed below. If an athlete can’t make the Team Scrimmages, they can meet up with coaches at the Club Meeting on Wednesday, July 26th at 8:00 pm at the Team Hotel.
Location: LISD Eastside Aquatic Center, 5729 Memorial Dr, The Colony, TX 75056
18U Girls Blue, 18U Girls Yellow, 16U Girls Bue: Check in at 12:00 pm, Warm-up at 12:30 pm, Scrimmage Game 1:00-2:00 pm
18U Boys Blue, 16U Girls Green, 16U Girls Orange: Check in at 1:00 pm, Warm-up at 1:30 pm, Scrimmage Game 2:00-3:00 pm
18U Boys Yellow, 16U Boys Blue: Check in at 2:00 pm, Warm-up at 2:30 pm, Scrimmage Game 3:00-4:00 pm
14U Boys: Check in at 4:00 pm, Warm-up at 4:30 pm, Scrimmage Game 5:00-6:00 pm
12U Mixed, 10U Mixed: Check in at 5:00 pm, Warm-up at 5:30 pm, Scrimmage Game 6:00-7:00 pm
Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks and take care.

Joe Linehan
Alamo Area Water Polo

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Date: Tue, Jul 18, 2023 at 2:45 PM
Subject: (UPDATE #3) Alamo Area Water Polo: USAWP National Junior Olympics Session #3
To:

Alamo Area Water Polo Athletes & Parents (those athletes/parents attending NJO’s),

The USAWP National Junior Olympics is next week on July 27-30, 2023 in North Texas. The Wednesday scrimmage times and the tournament schedule/locations will not be finalized until later this week. As soon as I know the scrimmage times/game schedule & locations, I will send out another update email to everyone with an itinerary, Group Me’s for each team, and a Twitter link for the club so everyone can keep track of each team’s results/next games throughout the event. Additionally, there will be NO PRACTICE this Sunday, July 23rd (see note below). In the meantime, below are some immediate announcements for the Alamo Area Water Polo athletes/parents attending NJO’s. Additionally, all previous email updates are below as well.

Alamo Area Water Polo – JO’s Updates:
Second Payment for NJO’s: If someone missed completing their Second Payment for NJO’s, I have re-opended the payment link. Please pay this amount ASAP. Athletes/parents will also receive a separate notification if they have a payment issue.
NO PRACTICE on Sunday, July 23rd: There will be NO PRACTICE on Sunday, July 23rd. We originally planned to have an extra practice for those attending JO’s, but the Alamo Heights Natatorium is unavailable this weekend due to a swim meet. We do want all athletes to make as many of the upcoming practices as possible this week and Monday/Tuesday next week.
Team Hotel: There are still rooms available at our Team Hotel for the event…LaQuinta Inn & Suites – DFW Airport North, 4850 W John Carpenter Freeway, Irving, Texas 75063, 972-915-4022. Please call the hotel directly and ask for the the “Alamo Area Water Polo” group rate is $112 per night (Wednesday-Sunday) and includes free breakfast, parking, wifi., etc. Please reserve rooms ASAP. Athletes/parents do not need to stay at the Team Hotel. NOTE: Alamo Area Water Polo has NOT arranged hotel rooms for the athletes for JO’s. Athletes should be staying with their parents, family and/or friends. You can still call the team hotel to reserve rooms.
NJO’s Specific T-Shirt/Alamo Area WP Latex Caps: We will be handing out the Alamo Area WP NJO’s specific t-shirt to everyone at practice next week on Monday/Tuesday, July 24th-25th. as well as Alamo Area WP white/dark latex caps to all female players. If an athlete is not at practice on Monday/Tuesday, they will can get their t-shirt and/or latex caps at the Club Meeting on Wednesday, July 26th at 8:00 pm at the Team Hotel (see details below).
Club Meeting on Wednesday, July 26th at 8:00 pm at Team Hotel: We will have a Club Meeting at LaQuinta Inn & Suites – DFW Airport North (team hotel) at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, July 26th. This will be short meeting and there will be individiual Team Meetings immediately afterward. At this Club Meeting, we will go over the specifics for the event, athletes will be given their deck passes, parents can ask questions, and athletes will meet with their team specific coaches to talk about the first couple days of the tournament.

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From: Joe Linehan <>
Date: Sun, Jul 16, 2023 at 3:13 PM
Subject: (UPDATE/REMINDER) Alamo Area Water Polo: USAWP National Junior Olympics Session #3
To:

Alamo Area Water Polo Athletes & Parents (those athletes/parents attending NJO’s),

A couple quick updates/reminders for those attending the USAWP National Junior Olympics later this month…

Second Payment Due for NJO’s Trip Costs: This is a friendly reminder that TODAY is the deadline for the Second Payment for NJO’s Trip Costs. We appreciate everyone taking care of this in a timely manner.

Photo ID with USAWP Membership: We need all athletes to download a Photo ID with their USAWP membership. This only takes 1-2 minutes and can be done from a phone. Please login to your account at the USAWP website and then click the blank profile picture to download a photo ID. Step by Step on How to Update USAWP Membership Photo.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

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From: Joe Linehan <>
Date: Thu, Jul 13, 2023 at 11:55 AM
Subject: (UPDATE) Alamo Area Water Polo: USAWP National Junior Olympics Session #3
To:

Alamo Area Water Polo Athletes & Parents (please read completely),

The National Junior Olympics Session #3 (NJO’s) on July 27-30, 2023 in North Texas is coming up in a couple weeks for all Alamo Area Water Polo athletes/coaches/parents. We have 115+ athletes playing on 11 teams in various divisions at the tournament: 1 x 10U Mixed, 1 x 12U Mixed, 1 x 14U Boys, 1 x 14U Girls, 1 x 16U Boys, 2 x 16U Girls, 2 x 18U Boys, and 2 x 18U Girls. Please click here for the updated/current list of committed athletes for the event, NJO’s – Alamo Area Water Polo – Preliminary Roster (alphabetical order). Once the schedule is finalized, I will send it out to everyone along with team specific rosters, Wednesday-Thursday itinerary, etc. (there will be team scrimmages scheduled for all athletes/teams for Wednesday, July 26th in North Texas at the LISD Eastside Aquatic Center…times TBD). In the meantime, I will be sending update emails as needed over the next couple of weeks. Below is all the basic info for the tournament. NOTE: Anyone that has issues with their USAWP membership will be receiving a separate email later today with details on how to resolve their issues.

NJO’s Overview: The USA Water Polo National Junior Olympics Session #3 (NJO’s) will be held in North Texas. This is the world’s largest water polo tournament with teams from throughout the United States with all levels of competition and experience. It will truly be a great experience for all involved. Although each team will get 2-3 games each day, the groups will do more than just water polo while in North Texas. There will be time to hang out with teammates, go watch the other Alamo Area Water Polo teams play, etc…we will not be sitting at the hotel!!. The overall trip will be five days & four nights. Athletes will arrive into the area and have scrimmages/games set-up for Wednesday, July 26th. There will also be check-in for the tournament at the USA Water Polo JO Expo (more details later). The NJO’s tournament will be July 27th-July 30th, Thursday-Saturday. Athletes/teams will be playing all four days of the tournament.

Important Alamo Area Water Polo NJO Planning Dates/Times:
Sunday, July 16th: Second Payment Due for NJO’s Trip Costs
Wednesday, July 19th: Itinerary, Final Rosters, Schedules, etc. will be emailed to everyone
Wednesday, July 26th: Travel day to North Texas, local scrimmages, NJO Expo, Team Meeting at Team Hotel at 8:00 pm
Thursday, July 27th-Sunday, July 30th: USAWP National Junior Olympics Session #3 in North Texas

NJO’s Trip Costs (not including travel or team outfitting)
*NJO’s Trip Costs: $375 per athlete (team entry fee, coaching costs, misc. expenses, etc.)
Payment at Registration/Deposit: $125 (Due Saturday, July 1st)
Second Payment Due for NJO’s Trip Costs: $250 (Due Sunday, July 16th)
*NOTE: Payment plans/scholarships available, email .

Group Transportation/Pool Location/Schedule: All athletes/parents are responsible for their own transportation to and from the event. There will be many pool locations for this event. The final locations and schedules for each age group/gender will not be finalized mid July. Once a final schedule is sent to the coaches/posted online, all information will be emailed to everyone. NOTE: If an athlete’s parents can’t attend NJO’s but the athlete still wants to participate, please email and we will find a solution.

Team Hotel: LaQuinta Inn & Suites – DFW Airport North, 4850 W John Carpenter Freeway, Irving, Texas 75063, 972-915-4022. The “Alamo Area Water Polo” group rate is $112 per night (Wednesday-Sunday) and includes free breakfast, parking, wifi., etc. Please reserve rooms by Wednesday, July 5th. To reserve rooms, please call the hotel directly/ask for the “Alamo Area Water Polo” group rate. NOTE: We will have an all athlete/parent Team Meeting at this hotel on Wednesday, July 26th at 8:00 pm in the conference room.

USA Water Polo Registration/Club Affiliation: All athletes wanting to play in NJO’s need to be GOLD members of USA Water Polo in order to play in this event and be affiliated with Alamo Area Water Polo. If you have not done so already, please make sure athletes upgrade, register, renew, and/or change their club affiliation to Alamo Area Aquatics Association, Club #35186, with USA Water Polo by Saturday, July 1st. To register, renew, and/or change the club affiliation with USA Water Polo, please go to https://usawaterpolo.org/ and click “Join Now” or “Member Login” at the top right of the page.

USA Water Polo Age Verification: In addition to your USAWP membership and if you have not already done so, when upgrading, registering, renewing, and/or changing their club affiliation, athletes will need to do the online age verification process as well. This is a one time only process with USA Water Polo, and all athletes will need to do this by Saturday, July 1st. If an athlete did this in previous years, they do not have to redo this process again (one time only process). This is a simple, online, secure process which can take 3-5 days. If an athlete does not get this done, they will not be eligible to play at the National Junior Olympics later this summer.

NJO’s Team Outfitting: All athletes who will be attending NJO’s will need to have at least a Team Suit and 3 x Short Sleeve Shirts (Alamo Area Water Polo Specific). All NJO’s athletes will also get a NJO’s Specific T-shirt prior to the NJO trip (no additional cost). For each of the four days of the event, there will be a specific team shirt/color worn by the athletes (3 x Alamo Area Water Polo shirts and one specific Alamo Area Water Polo NJO shirt). All items will be available via the Alamo Area Water Polo Team Store (except specific NJO’s 2023 t-shirt which athletes will get on Sunday, July 23rd prior to the tournament). Please plan for 10-14 days of processing when purchasing your Alamo Area Water Polo team apparel. NOTE: All females will receive new Alamo Area Water Polo latex caps (one dark, one white) on Sunday, July 23rd.
Wednesday, July 26th: Athlete’s Choice of Alamo Area Water Polo team shirts
Thursday, July 27th: Navy Blue Alamo Area WP T-shirt (white lettering with logo on front)
Friday, July 28th: White Alamo Area WP T-shirt (navy blue lettering with logo on front)
Saturday, July 29th: NJO Specific T-Shirt (Will be given to athletes on Sunday, July 23rd prior to the tournament)
Sunday, July 30th: Black Alamo Area WP T-shirt (yellow lettering with logo on front)
Please let me know if you have any questions.

From the Hosts

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 15-18July 20-23July 27-30
LocationOrange County, CA (Irvine)Orange County, CA (Irvine)North Texas
ZonesAll Zones. Qualification RequiredAll Zones. Qualification RequiredAll Zones. Qualification NOT Required
JO Expo7/14/20237/19/20237/26/2023
Team Registration DeadlineJune 1 or 15 days prior to JO Qualifier, whichever comes first: May 24June 1 or 15 days prior to JO Qualifier, whichever comes first: May 24June 1, Registration will re-open for teams that Do Not Qualify for Sessions 1 or 2
AquaTex (LH) Registration DeadlineMay 24May 24June 1
Roster Deadline / LockdownJuly 1 / July 7
($100 fee incurred for roster changes between 7/1 & 7/8. NO changes after 7/8)
July 5 / July 12
($100 fee incurred for roster changes between 7/7 & 7/13. NO changes after 7/13)
July 12 / July 19
($100 fee incurred for roster changes between 7/12 & 7/19. NO changes after 7/19)
Coaches Check In/Packet Pick Up*Friday July 14 from 12:00PM - 5:00 PMWednesday July 19 from 12:00PM - 5:00 PMWednesday July 26 from 12:00PM - 5:00 PM

The USA Water Polo Junior Olympic Championships is the largest age group water polo tournament in the Nation. Athletes and teams come from across the country to compete on the national stage. The Junior Olympics Tournament consists of three divisions, the Championship Division, Classic Division and Invitational Division (tentative) dependent upon the number of teams wishing to compete in that age group. Teams compete over a 4-day period within their respective age category.

Session 1 – July 15 – 18, 2023

Orange County, CA

Boys 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U

Session 2 – July 20 – 23, 2023

Orange County, CA
Girls 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U
Mixed 10U, 12U

Session 3 – July 27 – 30, 2023

North Texas
Girls & Boys 12U 14U, 16U, 18U
Mixed 10U, 12U
Girls 10U

The event is finished.

Date

Jul 27 - 31 2023
Expired!

Time

All Day
North Texas

Location

North Texas
Dallas, TX
Category

Organizer

USA Water Polo
Official JOs Site