Water Polo News & Announcements

November 9, 2021

LESSONS BEYOND THE GAMES

  It’s Worth the Wait “I’ve officiated football and volleyball since 1978 and worked the volleyball state finals in 1994, ...
November 5, 2021

RULE CHANGES THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING

The when, why and how some of history’s most significant rule changes became part of the fabric of the sports ...
October 20, 2021

OFFICIATING SHORTAGE REACHES CRISIS LEVEL – ALL GROUPS MUST WORK TOGETHER

By Dr. Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director, NFHS Click here for the video.
July 28, 2021

TASO RELEASES 2021- 2022 COVID GUIDELINES

August 20, 2021 CHAPTERS The UIL and TAPPS have determined that each individual school district or private school will establish ...
September 22, 2021

TITLE IX CONTINUES TO FUEL GROWTH OF GIRLS AND WOMEN’S SPORTS, OLYMPIC DOMINANCE

To say that American female athletes dominated the recent Olympics in Tokyo would be an understatement. Among the 66 medals ...
August 25, 2021

GET RID OF ANGER AND IMPROVE YOUR GAME

Perturbed. Agitated. Ticked off. Peeved. Whatever label you give it, we all know it. Whether the cause is a know‑nothing ...
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 ...
July 16, 2021

“THANK YOU” FROM TAPPS

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