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Illinois High School All Star Games & Age Group Clinic

An Age Group Clinic is being sponsored by Illinois Water Polo & Stevenson HS prior to the All-Star Games from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the Stevenson High School Aquatic Center.

Illinois High School All Star Games
HS Girls All Star Game at 12:15 (warm up at noon)
HS Boys All Star Game at 1:30 (warm up at 1:15)

Event INFO

David Perry Scholarship Fundraiser at O’Sullivan’s

The Dave Perry College Scholarship Fundraiser will again take place at O’Sullivan’s in Forest Park (7244 Madison St, Forest Park, IL 60130) on Saturday May 7th at 6pm.  This informal fundraiser is a great opportunity to help support the scholarship while catching up with water polo friends, families, and teammates!

Starting in 2013, the IWP Board of Directors is proud to announce The Dave Perry Scholarship in honor of legendary Coach Dave Perry. Annually IWP will award money per student athlete per year, as determined by the Selection Committee in support of athletes attending College and playing water polo.

The program is intended to assist those aspiring boy and girl water polo athletes to pursue their dreams in College while honoring the long and storied legacy of Coach Perry.
 
Applications are being accepted through May 15, 2022.

National State Challenge 2022 Chicago July 7-10

American Water Polo is excited to return to Chicago for the 2022 National State Challenge tournament.

Originally scheduled for 2020, they are happy to be back in the Windy City this Summer for a weekend of great water polo.

Fenwick High School and Portage Park will host the event on July 7th through July 10th

18U Boys and 18U Girls are guaranteed 5 games. If there is enough interest, a 14U Coed division will be created with 4 games guaranteed. Entry fee is $1000 per team for 18U division.

Winner in each 18U division will be awarded $1,000 prize.

$100 deposit is due by June 1st to secure your place in the tournament.

American Water Polo expects to have teams from all over Chicago and throughout the country.

If you have any questions please reach out to Damon Newman, member@americanwaterpolo.org.

Want to Become an IHSA Official?

If you’re interested in becoming an IHSA Official the first step is to register with the IHSA.

Go to – https://www.ihsa.org/default.aspx

Then click “Officials’ tab.

On the left hand side, click “How to Become a Licensed Official”

On the bottom, click “Start the process.

Once you are registered there are 3 steps left to completing your training.

1 – Attend the rules clinic.
Rules clinics are virtual and done via your computer. There will be in-person training clinic and continuous training as the season goes on, but the virtual rules clinic is required for first year officials or officials new to water polo.

Online Clinics :
February 19, 9-2 – Additional information will be posted on the IHSA site.

2 – View a rules meeting (comes available 2/15-3/22) on the IHSA Site.

3 – Pass the rules test (comes available 2/15-3/22) on the IHSA site.

Optionally you can also attend the Officials Training Tournament on February 20th at Sandburg at 12:00pm. This will provide you an opportunity to meet other officials and shadow experienced officials to learn the mechanics of officating water polo.

Contact Joe Kamper at jkamper@illwpassign.org with any questions.

Illinois Water Polo 2022 Meetings

Illinois Water Polo Meetings:

Sunday, January 30 7:30pm
Sunday, March 13 7:30pm
Sunday, May 1 7:30pm
Sunday, June 26 7:30pm
Sunday, September 18 7:30pm [nominations for President and Secretary]
Sunday, November 6 7:30pm [Elections – President and Secretary]

In order to take on a leadership role with Illinois Water Polo, you need to attend at least three meetings within the calendar year.

All meetings will be on zoom. Please email President Kyle Perry if you are interested in participating in IWP’s activities.