Houston Summer Open – Schedule – 2015 (PDF)

Houston Summer Open – Thunder Rosters (PDF)

The Houston Summer Open is this upcoming Saturday-Sunday, July 11-12 in Pearland, TX at the Pearland ISD Natatorium (see address below).  Attached is the tournament schedule and the Thunder Water Polo team specific rosters for the tournament.  Thunder has entered SIX total teams in the tournament with two teams per division:  2 x Men’s Open, 2 x Women’s Open, 2 x 18U Coed.  There 40+ athletes playing on the Thunder teams this weekend with some athletes playing on multiple teams (double check rosters).  The first Thunder games are Saturday morning so please plan on getting to the area on Friday evening.  The tournament this weekend will be 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 one of the coaches when you arrive.  The coaches at the Houston Summer Open this weekend will be Coach Cullen, Coach Sabrina Carlile, Coach Sam Ewing, Coach Christina Coon, Coach Joey Yglesias, and Coach Daniel Cox (Coach Joe Linehan and Coach Troy Goddard will be at the pool part of the time this weekend).

The Thunder Coaches will be traveling to the tournament on Friday afternoon and will be on the pool deck all day on Saturday and Sunday.  All athletes will need to arrive one hour prior to their first game and check in with one of the coaches on deck.  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.

Tournament Location:  Pearland Rec Center & Natatorium, 4141 Bailey Road, Pearland, TX, 281-652-1673

Athlete Eligibility:  An athlete’s age for this tournament is determined as their age on August 1, 2015

Entry Fee/Payment Deadline:  The athlete entry fee will be $60 and the payment deadline is Monday, July 6th (checks made payable to Thunder Water Polo or pay online at http://thunderpolo.com/payment-options/).  We do not want athletes to play/not play due to financial reasons.  If needed, please complete the financial aid/payment plan forms at http://thunderpolo.com/financial-aid-payment-plans/.

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).

Tournament Hotel Information:   Comfort Suites-Pearland, 2806 Miller Ranch Road CR 94, Pearland, TX, (713) 340-1705.  The group rate is $89/night for Friday and/or Saturday.   This rate includes Free Parking, Free Breakfast, internet, etc.  Parents can call the hotel phone number and give them the Group Name – “Thunder Water Polo” to reserve their room for any of the nights needed for the weekend (same rate for Friday and Saturday night..need to be specific when reserving your rooms).  Please reserve your room ASAP.  If needed, you can always cancel the room next week.  Athletes/parents do NOT need to stay at the team hotel.

For more information, please contact Coach Joe Linehan at 713-705-0945 or email [email protected]