Our middle school athletes are off to San Antonio this weekend for the Alamo Classic. Be sure to bookmark our event page for all (most?) of the info you might need this weekend including schedule and results, and rosters. A few important notes for our AquaTex athletes and families:
- You are expected to wear AquaTex gear this weekend and at every competition unless informed otherwise. This includes when you are on a Longhorn roster and means your AquaTex competition suit during games, but also your AquaTex tee shirt when you’re not playing.
- Those playing on a Longhorn roster, meet your coaches 30 minutes prior to each game. That means, in your suits ready to hop in the pool. For our AquaTex 14u (8th grade) team, meet me 45 minutes before your games.
- It is required that all athletes have a current headshot photo uploaded to their USA Water Polo profile. There are pre-game checks by referees who expect to match the face in the photo with the cap number. If you have not done this already please do today so I can print our rosters and IDs for the weekend.
- Be sure to use our GroupMe for updates and organizing. We’ve had great families who arrange for post-game meals, etc.
Meanwhile many of our high school athletes are schedule to play in Waco tomorrow. We wish them all good luck and want to remind them of something Coach Alon (likely) told you: get your butt back on defense! One request: it would be extremely useful to have video of the entire game so we can talk to our athletes about how to correct certain things. If you do take video please try to capture the field of play, not necessarily the ball (for example, it doesn’t help much to see the goalie holding the ball for 9 seconds). That means, zoom out to see most of the pool during a counterattack but zoom in anytime a team has possession in the front court. Much thanks in advance if you do take video.
Weekend Training Update (Updated!)
The City of Round Rock is using Lake Creek pool all day Saturday and Sunday so all training – including middle school, high school, masters, and Swim2Score – is cancelled for Saturday-Sunday, April 2-3. We’ll continue at Lake Creek on Monday with middle school-only training. Micki remains closed for repairs.
Due to multiple tournaments, all training on Saturday, April 2 is cancelled. We are trying to find coaches available to lead training on Sunday, April 3 and will let you know as soon as possible whether that training will take place.
See you on the deck.