New Youth Athletes and Families
Welcome to AquaTex Waterpolo
We’re so pleased to have you with us, whether you’re a trial athlete just checking things out, or newly registered and already practicing. If you’re a family just trying us out there’s nothing more for you to do. But once your athlete’s two-practice trial is complete there are a few things to do next, some required, some optional but helpful. Check them out below, and don’t be shy about getting in touch if you have questions. You can also find more info in our FAQs.
We are proudly part of AquaTex Swim Team and manage all our accounts via that GoMotion site. So your registration will take place via the link above. If you’ve already done so there’s nothing more for you to do. But here are a few notes about the TeamUnify registration process:
- If you use GoMotion (formerly TeamUnify) for another swim team please do not use that account info to attempt to log in to AquaTex. Use only the link above to log in to your AquaTex account.
- A parent or guardian should be registering with AquaTex, not the athlete him- or herself. Once your family profile is set up by a parent/guardian then athletes can be added to it.
- Register only for one of the following AquaTex training groups. All others are related to swim and not to waterpolo:
- “Water Polo:” A large majority of our athletes are in this group. Includes Age Group (14u) and High School athletes who train for two hours four times a week.
- “Swim/Polo:” Must consult with swim coaches first.
- “Novice Waterpolo:” For newcomers who will train for one hour four times a week.
- “Swim2Score:” For ages 5-11, swim and water polo training one hour per week.
- “Masters Waterpolo:” High school graduates or older only. One 90-minute session per week.
- After you register your account you will be “waiting for approval,” which simply means that the club owner needs to verify your credit card information. That can take a couple days but is a completely normal part of the process. Hang tight!
Joining USA Water Polo is mandatory for all AquaTex Waterpolo athletes as it covers insurance during all training and competition.
There are several levels of membership but we suggest that when you join you start with a “Bronze” membership. That will cover insurance, and allows the athlete to participate in nearly all the competition we attend up until Junior Olympics (or the Olympic Development Program), which requires “Gold” membership. You can upgrade at any time. As of March 2023 a Bronze membership is $52 annually. For newcomers you can definitely try the “Trial Athlete” membership which is free and covers two weeks of training and competition, after which a “Bronze” membership minimum is required.
Read and Sign our Team Contract
Mandatory for families of athletes of any age. Your registration will not be complete without a signed copy. Request a link to the contract from Coach James.
Each athlete is required purchase from our online store a custom AquaTex Waterpolo suit and at least one t-shirt. Financial aid is available for those who might need it.
RYTE Sport supplies our custom suits. Coaches will very often have sample suits to try on for proper fitting, so be sure to ask a coach to try one one. Then you order your own suit and it will be delivered to your preferred address. Boys are welcome to order the jammers but we strongly recommend you order the brief since it offers much less material to grab (!) during competition.
Join our GroupMe
This is where we communicate between and among coaches, athletes, and families most urgently and quickly. That includes practice cancellations or changes, and communications while we’re traveling at tournaments. You can opt-out any time but we suggest it very strongly. It’s family-friendly so athletes are encouraged to join too. Contact Coach James for the link to join the group.
Review our Tournament Schedule
There are tournaments throughout the year in Texas and beyond and we aim to compete as much as possible. See when and where we plan to compete.
Talk to a Parent Representative
Contact Coach James if you’d like to speak to a parent who’s been with the club for some time.
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