TAGS Water Polo Championships - UPDATED Schedule - 2017 (PDF)

TAGS Water Polo Championships - Thunder Rosters - 2017 (PDF)

TAGS Water Polo Championships - Table Worker Schedule - 2017 (PDF)

Admissions/Hospitality Volunteers Sign Up Link (Website) 

Thunder Water Polo is hosting the TAGS Water Polo Championship this weekend, April 29-30 at the Southlake-Carroll ISD Aquatic Center.  There are teams competing in the three divisions with Thunder Water Polo entering SIX teams into the tournament.  There are teams from the Houston area, Austin/SA, and North Texas competing for the annual TAGS Water Polo Champs.  Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to your first game on Saturday and check in with one of the coaches when you arrive.  All Thunder athletes are playing at 4-5 games during the two day tournament.  There will be plenty of playing time for everyone.  It will be a very busy day of water polo, and it will be a great experience for all involved.

As the host club, Thunder needs to supply table workers, provide admission workers, hospitality supervisors, and provide the food for hospitality for the referees and the coaches.  Putting on a great event is going to be a team effort between all the athletes, coaches, and parents.  Please double check the Table Worker Schedule and see the highlighted section below.  Above/Below is the online link for Parent Volunteers to sign up for the admissions table, hospitality supervisors, and for providing hospitality. 

USA Water Polo Memberships:  All Thunder athletes playing in the TAGS Water Polo Champs need to be current Bronze, Silver, or Gold members of USA Water Polo (Bronze is a discounted once a year membership).  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 when registering).  If an athlete is not currently a member of USA Water Polo, they will receive an additional email later today.    

Photo ID Checks:  All Thunder athletes need to download a Photo ID with their USA Water Polo membership, print out a temporary ID Card, and bring to the tournament with them this weekend (keep in their bag).  If an athlete does not have a photo downloaded with their USAWP membership, they will receive an additional email later tonight.  The Referees will be doing ID Checks throughout the weekend.  The Thunder Coaches will have copies of everyone’s USAWP ID’s, but all athletes should bring their own hard copy as back-up.

Tournament Location:  Southlake-Carroll ISD Aquatic Center, 1501 West Southlake Blvd, Southlake, TX 76092.  There will be two courses running simultaneously throughout the tournament.

Table Worker Schedule:  The Table Worker Schedule is attached to this email.   In addition to their games, athletes will be assigned to work games at the score table over the weekend.  We need all the athletes to know where and when they are working and when they are playing.  Please be at the table 10 minutes prior to the game you are working.  If you are working the game immediately before or after one of your games, please move quickly to get where you need to go.  If you are not assigned to a game, please be prepared to say “yes” when asked to work the table.  Everyone needs to help out. 

Admissions/Hospitality Volunteers:  Thunder Water Polo is hosting the TAGS Water Polo Championship this weekend in Southlake.  Parents can sign-up to help staff the admissions deck, be a hospitality supervisor, and/or help donate to hospitality.  Please click the following link for the Tags Water Polo Job Sign-up (the website will ask you to login before signing up):  https://www.teamunify.com/EvJobSignup.jsp?team=reczztwp&event_id=777392

Tournament Admissions:  There will be a $10 Admission per day for ages 11+ ($15 two day pass).  For children 10 & under/Seniors 65+, the admission is $5 per per day ($7 two day pass).  For children 5 & Younger, there will be no admission charge.  

USA Water Polo Membership:  All athletes will also need to be BRONZE, SILVER or GOLD members of USA Water Polo in order to play in this event.  Athletes need to be USA Water Polo registered no later than 7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 26th.  To register or renew with USA Water Polo, please go to www.usawaterpolo.org (choose "North Texas Thunder Water Polo Club" as your club when renewing or registering for the first time with USA Water Polo).  

For Additional Information, please contact Coach Joe Linehan at 713-705-0945 or email to joelinehan@earthlink.net.