The first schedule is out for the Spin Lob Classic at the RRAC on Feb 11-12. For each of the RRAC games you see on that sheet we will need four desk workers: two doing scoresheets, two working the game clocks. Each of those spots you can find on this sign up sheet. Desk workers will be fed and beveraged, and can add lots of legit, coach-signed volunteer hours to their portfolios.
You’ll see there are games beginning at 8:00 AM on Saturday ending at 7:00 PM. Sunday will go from 7:30 AM until 3:00 PM. Coach James will be there nearly the entire time as local tournament manager with, perhaps, some assistance from other AquaTex coaches and/or parents.
We suggest working with someone you’ve worked with before and signing up to cover a desk together. We’ll give athletes until Wednesday, February 8 to sign up after which we’ll start assigning slots to our current athletes (middle school minimum age).
We will also be offering hospitality to coaches and referees. Those who have done so before at the RRAC are encouraged to sign up. Just let Coach James know.
For our Athletes & Families
The Spin Lob Classic, one of the most popular masters waterpolo tournaments in the US, has outgrown its traditional 3-pool location at UT. So there will be masters games at the RRAC (!) on Saturday and Sunday and we will be hosting them.
AquaTex athletes and parents (if willing) will be required to work the desks for two courses on Saturday and Sunday (games end usually 1pm on Sunday). We will also be offering hospitality for coaches, referees, etc. For our efforts we’ll receive a nice bit of money from USA Water Polo. Also, this work applies toward volunteer hours for those who need them.
We especially want those who have worked the desks at the RRAC during last fall’s UIL season, and/or parents who helped host tournaments at the RRAC and are familiar with hospitality in particular.
From the Hosts
Below is the list of team entries for the upcoming Spin Lob Classic on February 11-12, 2023 in Austin, TX. There are 40+ total teams scheduled to play in the three divisions: Women’s Open, Men’s Open, and Men’s 40+. This is the biggest Spin Lob Classic ever and we will be using both the UT Swim Center and the RRISD Aquatic Center (new indoor 50M pool in North Austin, opened in Sept 2022). Please review the team entries. If you would like a different team name to be used on the schedule, please let me know ASAP. We will be running three courses at the UT Swim Center and two courses at the RRISD Aquatic Center (five total courses). Awards will be given out for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each division. The team roster deadline has been extended to Thursday, February 9th. A schedule for the tournament will be emailed to everyone on Thursday, February 2nd. The tournament will be locally hosted by Longhorn Aquatics, AquaTex, and the Southwest Zone. Below is all the basic info for this year’s event.
Spin Lob Classic – 2023
Date: February 11-12, 2023
Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center, 1900 Red River St, Austin, TX 78712, http://www.tsc.utexas.edu/
Round Rock ISD Aquatic Center, 2801 Gattis School Rd., Round Rock, TX 78664
Divisions/Team Entries: Women’s Open, Men’s Open, Men’s 40+
Women’s Open (13): Alamo Area, Golden Gals, HOPS, NYAC, Pegasus, Olympic Club, Santa Cruz, Thunder, University of Texas, Viper Pigeons Red, Viper Pigeons Black, Wahoos, Zilla
Men’s Open (24): Alamo Area, Clayton, HOPS Crows, HOPS Hawks, Longhorn, Nashville, NOVA, NTA-Club Chicago, NYAC, South Florida, Pegasus, Southside, SPA Vibes, Tampa Bay, Olympic Club, SAWPC, Storm, Thunder Masters, University of Texas, University of Texas Alumni, Viper Pigeons Black, Viper Pigeons Green, West Point, Zilla
Men’s 40+ (6): Austin Space Cowboys, Beef Boyz, Cap City, Darkside, HOPS 40’s, South Florida 40’s
Schedule: A schedule for the tournament will be emailed to everyone on Thursday, February 2nd.
Updated Team Roster Deadline: Thursday, February 9, 2023. Team Rosters will need to be submitted through the USAWP Online Roster Verification System. Teams will need to print out and turn in their own score sheets prior to each game of the tournament (also used for ID Checks as needed).
Saturday Night Social: Time/Location TBD.