Weekend Tournaments: For “weekend tournaments”, all athletes from the Southlake, Grapevine, Flower Mound, and Denton programs will come together and play as Thunder Water Polo. Participation is optional for the “weekend tournaments”. The idea is that athletes don’t have to go, but if they want to and are able to do so, the opportunity is there for them.
Non-Regional Tournaments: Thunder typically will participate in two tournaments annually that are outside the state of Texas. The National Junior Olympics is one of the two tournaments that takes place each summer in California. Thunder athletes will also travel to another location late each fall. This tournament location varies each year from locations from locations from Maryland, to Arizona, or to even Canada. These tournaments will consists primarily of athletes that participate in the Thunder National Program as described below.
Cost: For the “weekend tournaments”, there will be additional tournament entry fees, travel costs, USA Water Polo membership fees, etc. We enter as many teams as needed into these tournaments to maximize playing opportunities for everyone.
Registration: Athletes/Parents will need to register for the event on the Thunderpolo website by the “commitment deadline” in order to insure their name will be added to the roster. Athletes/parents will receive separate emails for each Weekend Tournament. All info regarding costs, transportation, hotels, etc. for each Weekend Tournament will be included in the email.
Travel: Athletes attending these events will be responsible for their own travel to and from the tournament. When possible, group hotel rates may be provided for each event.