Longhorn Spring Invite - 2015

Longhorn Spring Invite – Schedule – 2015 (2), PDF

Longhorn Spring Invite – Thunder Rosters (PDF)

The Longhorn Spring Invite is this upcoming Sunday, April 12th at the UT Swim Center in Austin (address/website below).  Attached is the tournament schedule and the Thunder team specific rosters for the Longhorn Spring Invite.   Thunder has entered two teams into the tournament with one team in each division:  14U/8th Grade & Younger and 12U/6th Grade & Younger.  Each team is playing THREE games on Sunday.  Please plan on being at the pool ready to go 45 minutes before your first scheduled game and check in with one of the coaches when you arrive.  All athletes will get an opportunity to gain experience, get plenty of playing time this weekend, learn/improve, and have fun.  All Thunder specific tournament information can be found at http://thunderpolo.com/longhorn-spring-invite-2015/.  Below I have listed specific game times for the teams:

Thunder Water Polo – Longhorn Spring Invite Game Times (Sunday, April 12th)

  • Thunder 12U/6th Grade & Younger:  11:20 am v. Longhorn Orange (Pool #2), 1:00 pm v. Viper Pigeons (Pool #1), 2:40 pm v. San Antonio (Pool #2)
  • Thunder 14U/8th Grade & Younger:  12:10 pm v. Viper Pigeons (Pool #1), 1:50 pm v. Longhorn White (Pool #2), 3:30 pm v. Longhorn Orange (Pool #1)

Coach Joe Linehan and Coach Stephanie Klocke will be the Thunder Coaches attending the Longhorn Spring Invite this weekend in Austin.  The coaches will be traveling on Saturday, staying in San Antonio on Saturday night, and meeting all the athletes at the pool on Sunday morning.  The games begin late enough on Sunday for families to have the option to drive down on Sunday morning and save a night at a hotel.  The coaches will be at the pool all day on Sunday.  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 tournament this weekend.

Important Phone Numbers:
Coach Joe Linehan:  713-705-0945
Coach Stephanie Klocke:  817-980-1563
UT Swim Center:  512-471-7703

Tournament Costs:  The entry fee for the tournament will be $30 per athlete.  Please pay online at http://thunderpolo.com/payment-options/ or mail a check to Thunder Water Polo, 2600 E Southlake Blvd #120-156, Southlake, TX 76092.   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, please go to www.usawaterpolo.org.

Tournament Location:  UT Swim Center, 1900 Robert Dedman Drive, 1 University Station D4000, Austin, Texas 78712-0363, http://www.tsc.utexas.edu/.  For parking, parents SHOULD NOT park in the pool parking lot (you will get ticketed).  Parents SHOULD park in the Trinity Parking Garage across Martin Luther King Blvd. from the UT Swim Center.  Other options for parking include metered parking along the Trinity and San Jacinto Streets.  There is also a paid parking lot on the corner of MLK and Trinity (across Trinity from the Trinity Parking Garage).  Lastly, there is the Manor Parking Garage on Robert Deadman Dr. directly across the street from the football stadium.

Tournament Hotel Information:  For a listing of area hotels, please visit www.utexas.edu/longhornaquatics/sponsors/.

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