Attached is the information (see link at bottom) for the Texas Age Group State Water Polo Championship (TAGS, 8th/6th Grade & younger) which will be on Sunday, May 3rd at the UT Swim Center-Austin, TX. Please note this is an UPDATED DATE for the tournament from previous schedules. The tournament will again be a one day event on the Sunday immediately after the high school state champs at the same location (UT Swim Center). For 2015, there will be an 8th Grade & younger Girls/14U Division added to the event. The tournament will be hosted by the Southwest Zone of USA Water Polo and Longhorn Aquatics. Games will begin no earlier than 8:00 am on Sunday, May 3rd and end no later than 5:00 pm. All teams are guaranteed three games. A hospitality room will be set up at the event for all coaches and officials. Awards will be given out to the teams placing 1st/2nd in each division. On May 1-2, the TISCA Water Polo High School State Championships will be competed at the same location. Come early and watch the games on Saturday and play on Sunday.
There will be three divisions for the TAGS Water Polo Championship: 8th Grade & Younger Boys-Coed/14U, 8th Grade & Younger Girls/14U, and 6th Grade & Younger Coed/12U. Athletes must meet both the grade and age eligibility in order to compete. The age will be defined as the age of the athlete on May 3rd. This will be a USA Water Polo sanctioned event using USA Water Polo rules & regulations. All athletes MUST be USA Water Polo Seasonal, Gold or Silver members to compete in this event. All teams must have a USA Water Polo registered coach on deck for all games. Each club team must be a currently registered USA Water Polo Club or affiliated with a current USA Water Polo Club in order to compete.
Please email your commitment to play in the TAGS Water Polo Championship by Wednesday, April 22nd to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include specific team names and divisions. If you know your team will be playing, please email ASAP. Make checks payable to Southwest Water Polo. Please mail payments to Joe Linehan, 7750 North Macarthur Blvd, #120-275, Irving, TX 75063 OR bring with you to the pool on May 3rd. Schedules will be finalized and sent via email on Sunday, April 26th.
Southwest Zone Championship and National Junior Olympics Information: Next week, I will be sending out the Southwest Zone Qualification procedures for the USA Water Polo National Junior Olympics and the tournament information for the Southwest Zone Championships on June 12-14 in Houston, TX at Strake Jesuit Prep. If you have specific questions, please call or email.