AQTX Waterpolo Membership Info

Registration

For those who are already registered with AquaTex there is nothing more to do. Just show up for practice. For newcomers, you can try two practices at no cost after which you must register via the club's Team Unify site. When registering select the group "Water Polo" if your athlete plans only on playing water polo, or "Swim/Polo" if he or she wants to both swim and play water polo for AquaTex. Every member of AquaTex Swim and Water Polo Team must re-register every August.

Groups and Fees

Youth Water Polo – $70/month

Divided in to two groups: High School (14+) and Youth (14 and under). All skill levels and co-ed. See Calendar for days and times. All practices at Micki Krebsbach.

Longhorn Select Team – $75/month

By invitation only for AquaTex member athletes age 14 and above, girls and boys. Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Texas Swim Center, University of Texas, Austin. See Calendar for days and times.

Masters Water Polo - $50/month

For athletes 18+. No prior experience necessary. Practice/scrimmages on Monday and Wednesday evenings. See the Calendar for practice times. All practices at Micki Krebsbach.

In addition to the monthly training fees, there are two yearly fees: a $50 Team Registration fee and mandatory membership with USA Water Polo (fees vary according to level of membership).

Practice Schedule & Requirements

The team practices year-round at Micki Krebsbach pool in Round Rock. See the water polo calendar for the most accurate practice schedule. All athletes will practice together. To play in tournaments or game days an athlete is required to attend at least two practices a week.

Tournaments & Game Days

AquaTex is a member of the Lone Star League, a group of clubs located in Central Texas which hosts local tournaments each season. There is a fee of $10 per athlete for each Game Day roster to cover league registration and pool fees. For all other USAWP tournaments we are part of Longhorn Aquatics. The flat rate to participate in a USAWP "travel" tournament is $60.

USA Water Polo Membership

All AquaTex athletes are required to be members of USA Water Polo. Membership covers the athlete's insurance at all practices and USAWP competition. Only registered members can participate in USAWP sanctioned tournaments, which all our tournaments are. Be sure you are signed up and are affiliated with AquaTex Swim Team Water Polo #24177. Families can choose to enroll in a free two-week trial membership after which a Bronze membership is required at a minimum. Upgrading your membership to the Silver or Gold level can be done at any time and may be required for certain tournaments or events.

Communications

​The website (AquaTexWaterpolo.com) is used to manage rosters, billing, communications, registration, tournaments. It has an email communications module so it is imperative that families monitor email from coaches. Also, please make sure all your contact information is correct in your profile including your mobile phone so we can utilize the SMS feature. As a courtesy we also use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and GroupMe to communicate and promote the club.

Volunteers

Families are expected to help with tournament setup, desk work, concessions, promotions, and more during competitions hosted at our home pool. Our Events team will be in contact with you.

Olympic Development Program (ODP)

Players wanting additional training can participate in USA Water Polo’s Olympic Development Program. Coach James is the Head Coach of the boys in the Southwest Zone. For more information see the ODP Southwest Zone site.

AquaTex Waterpolo Gear

The Gear Stores open at certain intervals throughout the year. See the Gear page to get suits and shirts to support your team. Our athletes are strongly encouraged to wear team suits at games. You are welcome/encouraged to wear them at practice too.

Water Safety

To be sure all of our players are water-safe, new players must be able to swim 50 yards and tread water for four minutes with his or her chin above the water.

Commitment

Participation in AquaTex Water Polo is an obligation to your teammates and a commitment to each of their individual opportunities for development, as well as to your team and to yourself. AquaTex coaches understand that the club's players are active and involved in many diverse and challenging activities, and we understand that conflicts may arise. We are committed to the development of well-rounded young athletes, so we understand when conflicts occasionally interfere with AquaTex events. In recognition of the commitment that our players have made to their teammates, all players and their parents should consider every practice, game and tournament to be as important to their teammates’ development as to their own.