Thunder Bolt - May 12th, 2020

Jason Ickert

Weekly Checklist

  • All Athletes:  Join Coach Cullen for Thunder Thursday on Zoom at 7pm. Link
  • All Athletes: Personal Training with Coach Jeff via Zoom. Email Coach Jeff
  • All Athletes: Check out the weekly ZOOM meetings. Details Below!
  • Summer Camp Spotlight: Thanks Coach Elite Water Polo College Coaches Camp in North Texas.  Thunder is bringing the experts to Texas this summer.  Details below!
  • All Athletes: Mark your calendars! Check out the Tentative Schedule through November 2020.
  • All Athletes: Follow @thunderpolo on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter for the latest updates.

#ThunderThursday on Zoom

Thunder Thursday Video classroom with Coach Cullen

Join Coach Cullen’s game classroom April 30th at 7:00pm

This week we have Thunder Alumni who are playing in college from all over the country joining us for a round table.  Join in for a great educational opportunity from former Thunder athletes.

Did you miss a meeting? No problem you can now access each week’s recordings by logging into your account and clicking on Camps/Lessons tab.  Thunder Thursday Video Sessions are linked there for anyone to access. 

Personal Training on Zoom

If you have questions about skills, new rules and game movement, or ways to strengthen an area of weakness you can set up a zoom conference with Coach Jeff. He can help focus your workout in and out of the pool by helping you with personal goals for greater efficiency in your workout. Coach Jeff can set up a weekly training check in and develop a land and pool workout just for you. This is also a great way for new athletes to ask questions and learn more about the game. Please email coach Jeff at [email protected]. Please include a day and time frame and your question or general area you wish to focus on. Coach Jeff will return your email with the confirmed day and time and zoom link. Personal training is $30.00 for 30 minutes and all payments will be made directly to the coach through Venmo. All zoom conferences will be recorded and as with any internet interaction with minors it is mandatory that the athlete is monitored by a parent at all times.

Thanks Coach – Elite Water Polo

Thanks Coach – Elite Water Polo is excited about their first Dallas College Coaches Water Polo camp that is being presented by North Texas Thunder Water Polo. This is a great opportunity to learn new skills or sharpen the skills you’ve already learned from some of the best coaches in the NCAA.  When you think about it, college coaches win more when they recruit great players. 

The camp will be held at LISD Westside Aquatic Center in Lewisville, TX on July 13th – 15th and run from 11:40am to 3:30pm daily.   Coaches participating in this camp include:

  • Felix Mercado, Head Coach of Brown University
  • Mark Lawrence, Head Coach of Austin College
  • Austin Ringheim, Head Coach of MIT
  • Alyssa Diacono, Head Coach of Mount St. Mary’s

Email Coach Jeff Passwater at [email protected] for a registration link for our Thunder Athletes!

Stay Connected!

Monday May 11th, 2020

Tuesday May 12th, 2020

Wednesday May 13th, 2020

Thursday May 14th, 2020

Friday May 15th, 2020

Tentative Schedule

  • June 27-28:  Dallas Summer Classic in North Texas (all youth athletes), will include TAGS Water Polo Champs (8th/6th Grade & Younger)
  • July 13-15:  Dallas College Coaches Camp in North Texas, (youth athletes)
  • July 17-19:  Southside Suns Out Guns Out in Pearland (all youth athletes)
  • July 26-27:  TAAF Games of Texas in Corpus Christie (14U/12U athletes only)
  • August 8-9:  SWZ Summer Champs in North Texas (all youth athletes), will include 18U SWZ NJO Quals
  • August 29-30:  Zilla Beach Water Polo in Austin (all youth athletes)
  • September 5-7:  Welcome to Texas Shootout in San Antonio (all youth athletes)
  • September 12-13:  Austin College Tournament in North Texas (NCAA teams)
  • September 18-19:  TISCA Clinic in Austin (High School Coaches)
  • September 20:  SWZ ODP Camp #1 in Austin (youth athletes)
  • September 19-20:  H-Town Showdown in Houston (Open Divisions)
  • September 26-27:  Thunder Armadillo Classic in North Texas (14U/12U Divisions), will include 14U/12U SWZ NJO Quals
  • October 2-4:  CFWPC Sharkfest in Houston (18U/16U Divisions), will include 16U SWZ NJO Quals
  • October 18:  SWZ ODP Camp #2 in Houston at CFISD Natatorium (youth athletes)
  • October 25-26:  Southside 14U/12U Tournament in Pearland (14U/12U Athletes)
  • November 7-8:  Dallas Fall Invite in North Texas (youth athletes)

Positive Coaching Alliance

Quote of the Week - “One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it.” – Knute Rochne

Advice To My Younger Self: Stick With It Through Bad Days

See you on the pool deck soon!

Thunder Board of Directors