Viper Pigeons Slammarama - 2015

VP Slammaramma – Schedule – 2015 (PDF)

VP Slammaramma – Thunder Rosters (PDF)

The Viper Pigeon Slammarama is this upcoming Saturday-Sunday, July 11-12 in Houston, TX at Lamar High School (see address below).  Attached is the tournament schedule and the Thunder Water Polo team specific rosters for the tournament.  Thunder has entered two total teams in the tournament with one team per division:  1 x 14U Coed, 1 x 12U Coed.  Additionally, there will be a 10U Exhibition game on Saturday all athletes in that age group.  There will be almost 20 athletes playing on the Thunder teams this weekend with some athletes playing on multiple teams (double check rosters).  The first Thunder games on Saturday do not begin until 12:10 pm on Saturday afternoon.  Both teams are playing FOUR games total for the weekend.  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 on deck at Lamar High School this weekend will be Joe Linehan and Troy Goddard.

Thunder 14U Games:  Saturday – 12:10 pm, 2:40 pm, & 6:30 pm;  Sunday – 11:20 am
Thunder 12U Games:  Saturday – 1:00 pm & 5:40 pm;  Sunday – 8:50 am & 12:10 pm
10U Exhibition Game:  Saturday at 3:10 pm

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:  Lamar High School Natatorium, 3325 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098

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).

Area Hotel Information There will not a specific tournament hotel for this event.  Below is a listing of two area hotels within 5-10 minutes of  Lamar High School, Lamar High School Natatorium, 3325 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098
La Quinta Inn & Suites – Houston Galleria Area, 1625 W Loop S, Houston, TX 77027, 713-355-3440
La Quinta Inn  – Houston Greenway Plaza, 4015 Southwest Frwy, Houston, TX 77027, 713-623-4750

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