Water Polo News & Announcements

July 28, 2021

TASO RELEASES 2021- 2022 COVID GUIDELINES

CHAPTERS The UIL and TAPPS have determined that each individual school district or private school will establish  their own mitigation ...
July 16, 2021

“THANK YOU” FROM TAPPS

Click HERE for a “thank you” to TASO members from Bryan Bunselmeyer, TAPPS Executive Director.
July 1, 2021

TASO ASSISTS IN PASSING PRO-SPORTS OFFICIAL LEGISLATION

During the recently concluded 87th Texas Legislative session (regular session), the TASO legislative team was active in the passing of ...
June 25, 2021

WATER POLO BUILDING MOMENTUM IN TEXAS AHEAD OF 2022

Many of the best water polo players in the world will compete for Olympic medals July 24‑Aug. 8 in Tokyo, ...
May 20, 2021

BOYS WATER POLO STATE TOURNAMENT

Congratulations to these TASO Water Polo members selected to officiate in the Boys State Tournament. Left to right: Justin Pudwill, ...
May 20, 2021

GIRLS WATER POLO STATE TOURNAMENT

The first ever State Water Polo Championship worked by the TASO Water Polo Division took place last weekend.  Congratulations to ...
May 4, 2021

I’M WORKING WITH WHO?

Officiating is never boring, especially when it comes to those we officiate with. Good officials can adjust to their partners ...
May 4, 2021

THE RIGHT WAY TO SHARE AND ACCEPT CRITICISM

Which of the following is defined as “the art, skill or profession of making discriminating judgments”? Sports officiating. Studying texts ...
March 11, 2021

FORMER TASO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JIM BLACKWOOD DIES

A profound loss in the officiating community: former TASO Executive Director. national replay director and WAC/Southland conference supervisor Jim Blackwood ...
March 1, 2021

NO MORE HANDSHAKES DOESN’T MEAN NO MORE GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP

The “new normal” is one of the many terms we hear repeatedly as the country begins its return to normal ...
February 26, 2021

HIGH SCHOOL WATER POLO RULES CHANGES ADDRESS RISK MINIMIZATION, PACE OF PLAY, MORE SCORING OPTIONS

A total of 16 rules changes were approved in high school water polo for the next two years with a ...
February 18, 2021

UIL WILL EXTEND DEADLINES FOR GIRLS AND BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYOFF ROUNDS; TAPPS ANNOUNCES NEW SCHEDULE FOR SOCCER, BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS

With inclement weather and unsafe travel conditions forcing girls basketball playoff games to be postponed around the state, the UIL ...
February 15, 2021

BECOME UNFLAPPABLE WITH EMOTIONAL CONTROL

When people say, “There’s no need to get emotional,” that’s probably more true for officials than for the average person. ...
January 12, 2021

CRYSTAL COOKSEY BECOMES FIRST FEMALE TO OFFICIATE A TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

On January 5, 2021, TASO Football Dallas Chapter member Crystal Cooksey became the first female to be assigned a State ...
December 17, 2020

EFFECTS OF COVID-19 ON MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES

By Nate Perry The past five issues of High School Today have addressed the coronavirus’ effects on high school athletics ...
December 10, 2020

COASTAL BEND SOCCER REFEREE ASSOCIATION TOY DRIVE

On Wednesday, December 9th, members of the TASO Coastal Bend Soccer Referee Association delivered toys that had been donated by ...
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