Thunder Bolt: April 9th, 2019

Jason Ickert
Apr 9, 2019

Congratulations to all of our Thunder Athletes and Coaches, who participated in the Southside Badger Brawl this past weekend! Thunder Black placed 2nd in the 8th grade coed Navy Division, and Thunder Silver brings home 3rd in the 8th grade coed Silver Division.  In the 8th grade Female Division, Thunder brings home 1st, and the 6th grade coed also brings home the Gold!

USAWP North Texas - Town Hall Meeting

Please join the USA Water Polo North Texas Town Hall Meeting this Sunday, April 14th at the Southlake Carroll ISD Aquatic Center. Everyone is welcome to attend Parents, Athletes, Coaches, and Referees. There are a lot of great sessions that cover the growth of Water Polo in the Southwest Zone, Education for Parent/Athletes, and session on College Water Polo.  In addition Thunder is host a FREE Shooting & Skills clinic for High School and Age Group! Please declare for the clinic using the accept/decline button via the  Southlake Shooting Clinic Event Page   .

  • Date/Time:  Sunday, April 14th
  • Location:  Southlake Carroll ISD Aquatic Center (on deck classroom)
  • FREE Shooting and Skills Clinic for High school Athletes 12:00-2:00
  • USAWP Sports Growth: 12:00-1:15 pm.  USAWP Southwest Zone, UIL Status, Sports Growth in Texas, New USAWP Rules v. High School Rules, Q&A Session
  • Parent/Athlete Education: 1:15-2:30 pm.  History of Water Polo, Basic Terms/Team Tactics, Simplified Version of Rules & Regulations, Q&A Session
  • FREE Shooting and Skills Clinic for Age Group Athletes 2:00-4:00
  • Playing Water Polo in College: 2:30 pm-4:00 pm. Different Opportunities to Play in College; Steps, Benefits, Levels, Processes, etc. to Play NCAA Water Polo, Recruiting Ins/Outs

Water Polo Summer Camps

We continue to add additional Summer Water Polo camps to the website.  These are a great opportunity for our athletes to stay active, and learn new skills.  Check out the  2019 Summer National Camp page on our website for links to the camps.  If you know of other camp offerings please send the links to communications@thunderpolo.com for inclusion on our website.

Thunder Suits

Do you need a new Thunder Suit?  Fill out the Thunder Suit Order form and a member of our apparel team will be back in touch with you.  If your size is not in the pick list please email communications@thunderpolo.com.   

Free Shooting & Skills Clinic - April 14th - Southlake Tx

This is for ALL of our Thunder Athletes.  The event will be held on April 14th at the Southlake Carroll ISD Aquatic Center, 1501 W Southlake Blvd, Southlake, TX 76092.  High School Athletes clinic will be from 12:00 - 2:00pm with the Age Group Athletes clinic running from 2:00-4:00pm.    Please declare for the event using the accept/decline button via the  Southlake Shooting Clinic Event Page   .

Southwest Zone NJO Qualifier

This registration is open to National Team Thunder Athletes only.    Please Note: There are separate registrations for 18/16U and 14U/12U Age Groups. All tournament information is available via the respective  Southwest Zone NJO Qualifier Event Pages.

Registration Deadline –  Tuesday, April 30th

North Texas Spring Champs - April 28th - SMU

This is for all 14/12U Thunder Athletes.  The event will be held  Sunday, April 28th  at the SMU Robson & Lindley Aquatic Center 5550 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75206.  All tournament information is available via the North Texas Spring Champs page. 

Registration Deadline - Monday, April 22nd

TAGS Water Polo Championship - May 11-12th - Keller 

This year, we have the privilege of hosting the Texas Age Group State (TAGS) Water Polo Championship.  This is the State Championship for our Age Group athletes.  This event is for our 8th grade / 6th grade / 4th grade and under athletes. The divisions are broken down by grade in school, so unfortunately our 14U athletes who are in High School are not eligible to participate. The event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 11th - 12th at the Keller ISD Natatorium - 1000 Bear Creek Pkwy, Keller, TX 76248.  All tournament information is available via the TAGS Water Polo Championship page. 

Registration Deadline - Friday, May 3rd

Save the Date

  • May 25-26 Sat & Sun – Welcome to Texas San Antonio
  • June 1 Saturday – UCLA Camp Age Group Flower Mound
  • June 2 Sunday – UCLA Camp High School Flower Mound
  • June 1 Saturday – Summer Game Day High School Denton
  • June 2 Sunday – Summer Game Day Age Group Denton
  • June 7-9 – Southwest Zones National Age Group Pearland
  • June 9 – Team scrimmage National High School Keller
  • June 14-16 – Southwest Zones National High School CyFair
  • June 16 – Summer Game Day Keller
  • June 22-23 – Dallas Summer Classic Southlake
  • July 6-7 – Southside SOGO Pearland
  • July 13 – National Team Try Outs New Athletes Denton
  • July 14 – Summer Champs Southlake
  • July 20-28 NJOS Irvine

Positive Coaching Alliance

Quote of the Week  – “I never left the field saying I could have done more to get ready and that gives me piece of mind.” – Peyton Manning

 Why Active Kids Do Better Physically, Academically, And In Life

 

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.

Please help support those who support Thunder Water Polo.