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IWP By-Laws Meeting Sunday April 30th, 7 pm

Illinois Water Polo is looking for all interested players, coaches, fans, and officials of water polo to consider becoming involved in IWP as the organization looks to restructure the by-laws so as to better help grow and develop water polo in Illinois. Our next meeting is Sunday, April 30th at 7pm in the Fenwick library. We will be creating a team to investigate the by-laws and make needed changes to ensure that Illinois Water Polo is set up in the best way to continue to provide direction and growth of the sport of water polo in the state of Illinois at the player, coach, club, and high school level. Any interested players, coaches, fans, and officials of water polo are encouraged to attend this Sunday’s meeting.

IWP’s Dave Perry College Scholarship Awareness Week

This week, Illinois Water Polo and the Metro Catholic Aquatic Conference are trying to raise awareness for the Illinois Water Polo Dave Perry College Scholarship.  This scholarship is for athletes graduating from high school and planning on participating in Division I water polo in college.  This is the only scholarship of its kind in Illinois.  Since 2013, eight student athletes from eight different high schools (who all went to eight different colleges and universities to study and play water polo) have been awarded the $1500 scholarship.  This year, IWP will again be providing two $1500 scholarships.  Illinois Water Polo is proud to sponsor this scholarship as a way to help Illinois athletes achieve their dreams of playing water polo in college as well as honoring the legacy of Dave Perry.

Click here to download this year’s flyer for the Dave Perry Scholarship Awareness Week.

 To learn more about the Dave Perry Scholarship and how to apply please visit the Dave Perry Scholarship Page.

Illinois Coaches and Official Honored by USA Water Polo

Two Illinois coaches and one official were recently honored by USA Water Polo (www.usawaterpolo.org) as 2016 Midwest Zone Award winners.  On the coaching side, Doug Eichstaedt (Lyons Township High School boys’ water polo, USA Water Polo Midwest girls’ Olympic Development Program, and Lyons Water Polo club) earned the Doc Hunkler Distinguished Coaching Award, while Beto Garcia (IWP Vice-President, De La Salle High School boys’ water polo, and Chicago Park District Water Polo club) earned the Ted Newland Distinguished Coaching award.  On the officiating side, Nicole Lum earned the Aaron Chaney Distinguished Referee Award.  Congratulations to these Illinois award recipients.
For more information about USAWP or the Zone Award winners, please visit: http://www.usawaterpolo.org/genrel/010517aaa.html

Apostles win the 2017 Officials Training Tournament

The Chicago Apostles went 3-0-1 to capture the men’s tournament title at Fenwick High School in Oak Park, IL this past weekend.  In the opening round, the Apostles defeated both the Glenbrook Gators and the Hippos (Madison, WI).  In the Championship round, the Apo read more

Four Illinois Girls’ Club Teams Participate in Florida Tournament

Four Illinois girls’ 18 and under teams, Lyons, NIPCS, TOPS, and West Suburban competed against eleven teams from Florida and one team from Michigan in the 2017 SEP Winter Open Championship Tournament held January 13-15 in Altemonte Springs, Florida.  Each team played 4 games, and all Illinois teams played competitively in this USA Water Polo event.

IHSA Officials Classroom Clinics Dates Set

The IHSA 2017 Classroom Clinics dates and Tournament have been set.

New Officials are encouraged to attend the first clinic on Sunday Jan 29th, and required to attend the Officials Training Tournament, Feb 10th – 12th.

Anyone who is eligible for promotion should continue to take the steps needed to move to the next level.  An Information letter about promotion comes in your IHSA packet or you can find out more on the IHSA web site in the officials center .

IHSA Classroom Clinics :

Sunday Jan. 29 Level I & II , Fenwick High School 9-4 . Highly recommend this first clinic to all first year officials .
Sunday Feb. 26 Level 1 & II , Fenwick High School 9-4 .
Officials Training Tournament : Feb. 10 , 11 , and 12 all weekend at Fenwick High School

This is a hands on tournament very important to the training process and is mandatory for all first year officials.  New officials with questions can contact Perry, pkorbakis@aol.com.

Club of Chicago wins the 2016 Dave Perry Classic

Club of Chicago went 4-0 to win the 2016 Dave Perry Classic, defeating the Glenbrook Gators, Windy City Water Polo, the Chicago Park District and, in the Championship Game, the Apostles.  The Apostles with a 3-1 record finished second.  Windy City (pictured below) finis read more