USAWP Referees School in Houston – January 5-6

Reminder that a USA Water Polo Referee School will be held on Saturday-Sunday, January 5-6, 2019 at the CFISD Pridgeon Stadium Natatorium (in conjunction with the SWZ ODP Camp #3).  This Referee School is not just for new and returning USA Water Polo Referees.  Coaches, High School Referees, and brand new referees are welcome to attend.  Collegiate and high school aged athletes interested in becoming referees are encouraged to attend (No experience necessary!!!).  Levon Dermendjian, USA Water Polo’s Director of Referees, will be administering the clinic.  Again, all are welcome to participate in the Referee School.  All Referee School information is listed below.  Please register online (see link below).  NOTE:  ATTENDANCE MEETS INSTRUCTIONAL CERTIFICATION CRITERIA FOR NEW AND RETURNING USA WATER POLO REFEREES.

Southwest Zone – USA Water Polo Referee School:

  • Date:  Saturday-Sunday, January 5-6, 2019
  • Location:  CFISD Pridgeon Stadium Natatorium, 12550 Windfern Rd B, Houston, TX 77064
  • Referee Clinician:  Levon Dermendjian, USA Water Polo Director of Referees
  • Online Registration:  Please use the following link to pre-register for the clinic.  You do NOT need to be a USA Water Polo member to attend the clinic.
  • Online Registration Link:  https://webpoint.usawaterpolo.com/wp15/Events2/Registrations/Register.wp?rgs_EventID=24054 
  • Cost:  $10 USAWP Members / $20 Non-Members
  • Saturday, January 5th Timeline:  10:00 am – 6:00 pm (Classroom Instruction)
  • Sunday, January 6th Timeline:  10:00 am – 1:00 pm (Classroom & On Deck Training)
  • USA Water Polo Referee School Contact:  Levon Dermendjian, ldermendjian@usawaterpolo.org
  • Want to become a USA Water Polo Referee..How to Get Started:  USAWP Referee Certification Guidelines (click here)

2018 Southwest Zone Award Winners

The 2019 version of the Southwest Zone annual award winners has been announced and are listed below:

ELITE MEN’S COACH – Mark Lawrence of Austin College,
ELITE WOMEN’S COACH / SCHOLASTIC WOMEN’S COACH – Chris Cullen of North Texas Thunder Water Polo Club
SCHOLASTIC MEN’S COACH – Sabrina Carlisle of North Texas Thunder Water Polo Club
DEVELOPMENTAL WOMEN’S COACH – Spencer Dornin of Pegasus Water Polo Academy
DEVELOPMENTAL WOMEN’S COACH – Allie Hill of Longhorn Aquatics
ELITE REFEREE – Dustin Devaney
SCHOLASTIC REFEREE – Angela Uno
DEVELOPMENTAL REFEREE – Jessie Hurd
MASTERS MALE PLAYER – Nick Barnett of HOPS
MASTERS FEMALE PLAYER – Vanessa Kerr of HOPS
MASTERS CLUB – TOTEX
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR - Dr. Nikola Zivaljevic of Pegasus Water Polo Academy