Thunder Bolt January 29th, 2019

Jason Ickert
Jan 29, 2019

ATTENTION LOCAL ATHLETES - 2019 Thunder Spring Season

Registration for the 2019 Thunder Spring Season is OPEN!  (This registration is for Local Program 8th/6thGrade and Under Athletes ONLY). All information is available via the   2019 Thunder Spring Season Event Page.

Registration Deadline – Monday, February 18th

The Thunder Water Polo Spring Programs will begin the week of Monday, February 4th.

Thunder Water Polo includes three primary practice locations:  Southlake, Flower Mound, and Denton.   There will be practice opportunities for 8th Grade and Under age groups/genders (High School Athletes will play with their High School Team during the Spring).   

Age Groups/Eligibility:  An athlete's practice group is based on the athlete’s year in school.  Within each practice group, athletes will be split up based on playing level and experience.  All practices are coed. To be eligible for game days, Local Program Athletes will need to be USA Water Polo Members. Local Program Athletes are only required to have a "Bronze Level" USAWP Membership. The Bronze Athlete Membership can be obtained via the USA Water Polo Membership Page.

In addition to practices, all athletes will play in the local North Texas Spring League.  There will also be optional Weekend Tournaments where Thunder Water Polo will compete against other USA Water Polo clubs locally and across the US. 

  • Denton Water Polo Spring Season Practices

    • All 8th Grade and Under Athletes:   Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30 pm 

    • Location:  Denton ISD Natatorium, 2400 Long Rd, Denton, TX 

  • Flower Mound Water Polo Spring Season Practices

    • All 6th Grade and Under Athletes:   Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30 pm

    • 7th and 8th Grade Athletes: Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:00-7 pm

    • Location:  Lewisville ISD Westside Aquatic Center, 1750 Duncan Lane, Lewisville, TX 

  • Southlake Water Polo Spring Season Practices

    • All 8th Grade and Under Athletes: Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:30-9:15 pm 

    • Location:  Southlake-Carroll ISD Natatorium, 1501 W Southlake Blvd, Southlake, TX

Pegasus to Host 2nd Annual Spring Break Camp

Pegasus Water Polo Academy is happy to announce the 2nd Annual Pegasus Spring Break Camp for all of you that will spend your spring break in Dallas.  Pegasus Coaches will be running this half day camp.

Dates: March 11-15 at SMU from 10am-1pm.

Cost per athlete: $300

Requirement: All athletes are welcome to participate

Registration is open online at pegasuswaterpolo.org. Please follow this link or go under the “Event” section on the website.

https://www.teamunify.com/team/recpwpa/controller/cms/admin/index#/calendar-team-events

Thank You!!!

A huge Thank You goes out to all our Thunder Athletes, Coaches, and Parents for another successful Winter Champs Game Day!  These events are successful because of the dedication of all those involved.  Also, thanks to everyone who dropped by our inaugural Parent Social on Sunday. We hope that in addition to the snacks, you enjoyed connecting with our coaches and fellow parents! Congratulations to Paul Jacquot (father of Gage, 18U) for guessing the EXACT number of wristbands in the water bottle and winning a Thunder t-shirt!

Volunteer Opportunities

There is a place for everyone to Volunteer with Thunder Water Polo!  If you have been thinking about opportunities where you can get involved email volunteerdirector@thunderpolo.com for more information.

Kap7 International Tournament – February 9th – 10th – Irvine, CA

This event is for our National Team athletes in 18/16/14/12U boys and 14/12U girls. February 9th & 10th at Wollett Aquatic Center & Surrounding Pools in Irvine, CA.  Registration is now closed.

Spinlob Classic Tournament – February 9th – 10th – Austin, TX

This event is for our 16/18U National Girls only, and will be February 9th – 10th, at the UT Swim Center, 1900 Robert Deadman Drive, 1 University Stadium D4000, Austin, TX 78712.  This is a great tournament with teams from throughout the country and an opportunity to play high level competition.  For more information and to register online please visit the  2019 Spinlob Classic Tournament Event Page.

Registration Deadline: February 1st, 2019

Graduating Seniors

Annually Thunder Water Polo supports our senior's in their college endeavors by awarding two $500 scholarships to graduating seniors.  The entry period for this scholarship is now open and runs through April 1st, 2019.  For additional details on how to apply for the scholarship please visit the Thunder Scholarship Page. Scholarship recipients will be announced at the Dallas Summer Classic. 

Application Deadline:  April 1st, 2019

See you at the pool!

Thunder Board of Directors

Thunder Mission Statement

North Texas Thunder Water Polo's mission is to promote a positive atmosphere that encourages self-esteem, hard work, physical fitness, teamwork and respect for self and others which will maximize each athlete’s potential and to develop players of character from novice to the national level.