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2020 South Florida International Tournament

SLAP has been participating in this event since 2011.   This is a tournament hosted by the South Florida Water Polo Club and features teams from several of the Carribean Islands, South America, Canada, Europe as well as teams from the United States.  The team flight will depart St. Louis on Thursday, February 13th at 5:41 am on American Airlines and fly non-stop into MIami  We will return to St. Louis on Sunday, February 16th leaving Miami at 8:39 pm on American Airlines flying non-stop and arriving in St. Louis at 10:38 pm.  Athletes are not required to fly on the team flight.  Athletes not on the team flight will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the airport in Florida.  The cost is $500 and that fee covers the the tournament entry fee, the hotel and breakfast at the Hampton Inn and Suites Sawgrass (4 athletes to a room), rental van and coaches expenses.    A $200 deposit for this trip is due by November 18th and the balance will be due by February 1st.   Please do not purchase airline tickets until we have confirmed we have enough athletes attending in a specific age group. 

 

Dates

 02/13/2020 - 03/16/2020

 We will train on 02/13 and play games on 02/14 - 02/16

 

Game Venue

   Where: Coral Springs Aquatic Center  12441 Royal Palm Blvd, Coral Springs, FL 33065

 

Hotel

  Hampton Inn & Suites Ft. Lauderdale West-Sawgrass / Tamarac

5701 Madison Ave, Tamarac, FL 33321

(954) 724-7115

 

 

 

Cost

 $500 - This fee includes entry fee, hotel, transportation in Florida and coach fees.  Athletes will be responsible for their own airfare.  $200 is due by November 18th and the balance will be due by Feburary 1st.  

 

Payment:

Payment can be made online or checks made out to:

SLAP

1124 Alicia Circle Court

Ballwin, MO 63021

 

NOTE:  This tournament requires USWP Silver Level Membership / Club affiliation doesn't matter

Click here to register for this event:  https://www.leagueathletics.com/Registration/Default.asp?org=stlouisareapolo

(please scroll down to find the correct team)

 

USAWP Insurance: This is required for all athletes. 

In order to play with SLAP. every player MUST be a member of USA Water Polo. This is separate from SLAP and SLAP fees.  The level of membership depends on whether or not the athlete plans on playing additional tournaments throughout the season. 

 

 
  • Gold ($120): "Elite" athlete membership; eligible for ALL USAWP athlete activity, including club practices, sanctioned events, National Championship Events (i.e. Junior Olympics) and all Olympic Development Program (ODP) participation including Zone Teams and ODP National Championships.

 

  • Silver ($82): "Enhanced" athlete membership; eligible for club practices, local and regional sanctioned leagues and tournaments, and ODP Camps only (excluding Holiday Camp). Not eligible for participation in National Championship events (i.e. Junior Olympics, ODP Zone Team or Holiday Camp). Eligible to upgrade membership within current membership year only.

 

  • Bronze ($40): "Basic" athlete membership; eligible for club practices, local/regional league play, SplashBall, ODP Camps, and some local sanctioned tournaments. Not eligible for participation in National Championship events (i.e Junior Olympics), ODP trainings (if the player makes the team) and the ODP Championships, and some sanctioned tournaments. Eligible to upgrade membership within current membership year only.
 
So, what does this mean? If the athlete just wants to play summer and in the summer league go Bronze.  If they plan to travel with SLAP to any regional tournaments (Des Moines, Jose Cerda, Great Lakes Classic) and/or participate in an ODP Camp they should go Silver.  If the athletes plans to participate in JO's and are actively trying out for a spot on an ODP team; then need register for the Gold level.
 
 
When registering, please make sure to register with Clayton Water Polo Club (Club #12.)  To update your USA WP Membership or to join, click here: USA Water Polo Membership Link.