Boerne Sea Bear Tournament - Schedule - 2017 (PDF)

Boerne Tournament - Thunder Rosters (PDF)

The Boerne Tournament is this upcoming Saturday-Sunday, April 1-2 at the Texas Military Institute in San Antonio, TX (see more location details below, including address).  Thunder will be entering two teams in the tournament in two different divisions:  8th Grade & Younger Coed and 6th Grade & Younger.  Attached is the Boerne Tournament schedule and the Thunder Water Polo team specific rosters for the event this weekend (specific game times for each team also listed below).  We have around 20 athletes playing this weekend with some athletes playing on multiple teams (double check rosters).  The first Thunder games on Saturday do not begin until 2:20 pm (the 8th Grade & Younger team’s first game is at 4:00 pm) so therefore all athletes/parents have the option to drive down on Saturday morning.  It will be great experience for all involved.  

All Thunder teams will play at least 4-5 our games over the two day tournament.  This tournament will have the divisions play to a championship game, but the tournament provides lots of games and a wonderful opportunity to learn, get plenty of playing time, gain experience, and have fun.  Please plan on being at the pool ready to go one hour before your first scheduled game and check in with Coach Joe when you arrive.  All athletes needs to bring their Thunder apparel, team suits, etc.  The coaches will be at the pool all day on Saturday and Sunday.  Athletes will be free to come and go as needed to get meals, etc.  The coaches will tell all athletes where to meet and when to be back for their next game.  All of the athletes will meet as a team, warm-up together before each game, play the game, meet after each game, and designate when to meet for the next game. After their final game, please make sure the athletes “check-out” with one of the coaches before heading home.  Below is the important information for the event this weekend.

Important Phone Number:  Coach Joe Linehan, 713-705-0945.  Coach Joe will be the only Thunder Coach on the pool deck this weekend.  Please plan on being at the pool ready to go one hour before your first scheduled game and check in with Coach Joe when you arrive. 

Tournament Location:  Texas Military Institute (TMI), 20955 West Tejas Trail, San Antonio, TX.  TMI is a private school in the Texas Hill Country - please don't be alarmed when you arrive to armed gate guards.  They will be alerted to everyone's arrival and simply tell them you are at TMI for the water polo tournament.  After you drive through the gate - turn left and park next to tennis courts.  Walk to the flag pool and enter the swimming pool from the First floor - not from the bay doors or basement.  Locker rooms are connected to the swimming pool.  Restrooms will be in the locker rooms.  There is also a Lacrosse Tournament on-campus and there are residential life students and home's on the campus so please be respectful of all parties

Tournament Concessions (from tournament organizers):  We ask that you do not bring spectator food on campus.  Athletes can bring food and snacks but we ask parents to use the Booster club concession stand. You can order from the TMI concession stand - Hamburgers, pulled pork, chicken and sausage lunches for $6.

Thunder Game Times – Boerne Tournament

  • 6th Grade & Younger (4 games):  Saturday games – 2:20 pm, 5:40 pm;  Sunday games – 10:00 am, 12:30/1:20 pm
  • 8th Grade & Younger (5 games):  Saturday games – 4:00 pm, 7:20 pm;  Sunday games – 8:20 am, 10:50/11:40 am, 2:10/3:00 pm

USA Water Polo Membership:  All athletes will also need to be Seasonal, Silver or Gold members of USA Water Polo in order to play in this event.  To register with USA Water Polo or upgrade your membership, please go to www.usawaterpolo.org (if a new member, please choose North Texas Thunder Water Polo Club for the athlete's club affiliation). 

Boerne Tournament - Area Hotels:   There is no specific Thunder Team Hotel for this event.  Below is a listing of area hotels within a shirt distance from the tournament location. 

  • Springhill Suites – San Antonio Northwest at The Rim, 18119 Talavera Ridge, San Antonio, TX 78257, 210-543-2000
  • Courtyard Marriott – San Antonio Six Flags at The Rim, 5731 Rim Pass, San Antonio, TX 78257, 210-558-7774
  • Drury Inn & Suites – San Antonio, 15806 IH-10, San Antonio, TX 78249, 210-696-0800
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites – San Antonio at The Dominion, 25042 I-10, San Antonio, TX 78257, 210-564-6700

​For Additional Information, please contact Coach Joe Linehan at 713-705-0945 or email to [email protected]