USAWP Coach/Referee Clinic in Austin (Sept 20-21)

USA Water Polo will be hosting a combined, two-day Coach/Referee Clinic at the UT Swim Center on September 20-21. All water polo coaches and referees are welcome to attend. There is NO cost for the clinic. You do NOT need to be a USA Water Polo member to attend. All are welcome. Please see below for more information. A flyer for the clinic is also attached. Pass the Word!!!

USA Water Polo Coach/Referee Clinic
Date: Saturday-Sunday, September 20-21
Location: UT Swim Center, 1900 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78712
Coach Clinician: John Abdou, USA Water Polo High Performance Director
Referee Clinician: Jim Cullingham, USA Water Polo Director of Officials
Online Registration: Please use the following link to pre-register for the clinic. There is NO cost for the clinic. You do NOT need to be a USA Water Polo member to attend the clinic. Walk-ins are welcome. https://webpoint.usawaterpolo.com/wp15/Events2/ViewEvt.wp?EventID=11374

Coach Clinic Timeline:All Coach Clinic Sessions will be in the UT Swim Center Classroom on the lower level next to the men’s locker room.
Saturday, September 20th:
3:00-5:00 pm, Coach/Referee Joint Session: New Rules & Points of Emphasis
5:00-7:00 pm, Coach Session #1: Fundamentals, Practice/Season Planning
Sunday, September 21st:
9:00-10:15 am, Coach Session #2: Offense – Technical and Tactical
10:15-11:30 am, Coach Session #3: Defense – Technical and Tactical
11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Lunch Provided in UT Swim Center Classroom
12:00-2:00 pm, On Deck Athlete Clinic: Watch and observe Coach Abdou work with athletes and coach fundamentals on deck at the UT Swim Center.

Referee Clinic Timeline: All Referee Clinic Sessions will be in the UT Swim Center Conference Room on the second floor adjacent to the Hall of Fame. The Joint Coach/Referee Session will be in UT Swim Center Classroom.
Saturday, September 20th:
3:00-5:00 pm, Coach/Referee Joint Session: New Rules & Points of Emphasis
5:00-7:00 pm, Referee Session #1: Philosophy, Responsibility, and Accountability; Mechanics and Professionalism
Sunday, September 21st:
9:00-10:15 am, Referee Session #2: Categories of Fouls and Application
10:15-11:30 am, Referee Session #3: Advantage & Flow; Special Situations
11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Lunch Provided in UT Swim Center Classroom
12:30-1:00 pm: Meet in UT Swim Center Classroom for preparations and organizations for on deck evaluations and observations
1:00-3:00 pm: On Deck Evaluations and Observations at UT Swim Center

Clinic Hotel Information: Holiday Inn Austin-Town Lake. 20 North Ih-35, Austin, TX 78701, (512) 472-8211. A room block has been created for Saturday night with the group name “USA Water Polo Coach/Referee Clinic” and the group rate of $120 (rate will be honored for Friday pending space availability). This rate includes Free Parking, internet, etc. The deadline to book your rooms is Tuesday, September 16th. Please call the hotel directly to book your room.