Referee Training in Chicago suburbs! June 11 & 12, 2016

posted Jun 3, 2016, 7:26 PM by Midwest Zone Webmaster

The Midwest Zone is hosting a USA Water Polo Referee Training in Hoffman Estates, IL on June 11, 2016 and Lincolnshire, IL on June 12, 2016 in conjunction with the zone’s Junior Olympics Qualification Tournaments.

Our plan is to offer a comprehensive classroom style training session including video training, discussions on philosophy and interpretations, “local” policies and procedures, "you make the call” exercises, and much more. Time permitting, we may also have the opportunity to observe the tournament play on deck for further discussion and interpretation. The discussion will be presented by the National Director of Referees, Jim Cullingham.

The primary clinic will be at Hoffman Estates High School on June 11 at Hoffman Estates High School, 10am-5pm. A shortened backup session will be available at June 12 at Adlai Stevenson High School, 9am-1pm to benefit officials at that site and accommodate conflicts with Saturday. Please attend only Saturday OR Sunday.

Costs for the clinic are $5 for USA Water Polo members and $10 for non-members. The Midwest Zone will provide morning refreshments and lunch both days. This clinic fulfills the 2-year clinic requirement for USA Water Polo.

The event is open to USA Water Polo Members and Non Members alike, please spread the word so that we can reach just as many folks as possible with this education and training opportunity. Coaches are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Contact: Nick Cargola, MWZ Zone Head Referee

Please register for the clinic at the following link:

2016 MWZ JO Qualifier - 18U

posted Jun 3, 2016, 7:22 PM by Midwest Zone Webmaster


Adlai Stevenson High School
1 Stevenson Dr
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Park in lot "D"

Admission is $5 per day

See schedule attached

2016 MWZ JO Qualifier - 16U

posted Jun 3, 2016, 7:19 PM by Midwest Zone Webmaster   [ updated Jun 3, 2016, 7:29 PM ]

Hoffman Estates High School
1100 West Higgins Road
Hoffman Estates, Il 60169

Tournament Directors:
Chris Fetterman
Tim Daniel
Brian Newby

$5 per day

Concessions will be available

See schedule attached

USA vs Serbia in the Midwest Zone!

posted May 28, 2015, 4:48 AM by Midwest Zone Webmaster

USA Men’s Exhibition Series
June 9, 2015 at University of Illinois, Chicago

Cheer on Team USA as they compete against the number one team in the world, Serbia!

For more information, including game schedules and tickets, visit

MWZ Board Election

posted Apr 1, 2015, 11:10 AM by Midwest Zone Webmaster

Congratulations to the following winners of the Midwest Zone Election:

Miguel Figueras
Raymond Kreienkamp
Matthew Latham
Paul Splitt
Lynn Castro

USOC SafeSport Program

posted Jan 29, 2014, 6:31 AM by Midwest Zone Webmaster

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has developed SafeSport to help raise awareness about misconduct in sport, promote open dialogue and provide training and resources. USA Water Polo has partnered with the USOC to make SafeSport available to all our members. The training is approximately 90 minutes total but is divided into many short lessons and can be completed all at once or over time.  The USOC has asked USAWP to mandate this training for all certified coaches beginning January 2014.  There is more information available on the USAWP website .  There is information and tools available for clubs, coaches, parents and athletes on the USOC SafeSport website  

New FINA Rules

posted Jan 29, 2014, 6:30 AM by Midwest Zone Webmaster

The newest FINA/USAWP rules are now in effect.  The rules can be found on the USAWP website as well as a list of the changes and interpretations.

Volvo Cup team - Dan Matulis Makes the Roster!

posted Jan 29, 2014, 6:08 AM by Midwest Zone Webmaster   [ updated Jan 29, 2014, 6:29 AM ]

USA Men's Senior National Team Announces Volvo Cup Roster
Team USA to compete in Hungary this February
Olympian John Mann leads a relatively young team into action at the Volvo Cup this February

Olympian John Mann leads a relatively young team into action at the Volvo Cup this February

Jan. 27, 2014

Huntington Beach, CA - January 27 - The USA Men's Senior National Team will kick off their 2014 competition schedule with a visit to Sznolnok, Hungary to take part in the Volvo Cup this February. Team USA will meet Serbia, Germany, and Hungary in three matches from February 7-9. Head Coach Dejan Udovicic has selected 14 athletes to compete in the event with four athletes making their Senior National Team debut. 2012 Olympian John Mann (Newport Beach, CA/California/NYAC) leads a team that includes newcomers Drew Holland (Orinda, CA/Stanford/Lamorinda), Conner Cleary (Goleta, CA/Stanford/Stanford), Dan Matulis (Milford, OH/Long Beach State/Rockford Aquatics), and Thomas Dunstan (New Canaan, CT/New Canaan HS/Greenwich Aquatics).

The United States is coming off the FINA World Cup qualifier this past December where they defeated Canada in two out of three matches to earn a berth in this summer's World Cup event in Kazakhstan.

Volvo Cup Schedule
February 7 - USA vs. Serbia - 7am pt
February 8 - USA vs. Germany - 5am pt
February 9 - USA vs. Hungary - 6am pt 

USA Men's Senior National 2014 Volvo Cup Roster (Hometown/School/USAWP Club)
McQuin Baron - Goalkeeper (North Tustin, CA/Mater Dei HS/United) 
Drew Holland - Goalkeeper (Orinda, CA/Stanford/Lamorinda) 
Conner Cleary - Defender (Goleta, CA/Stanford/Stanford) 
Nolan McConnell - Attacker (L) (Laguna Beach, CA/Long Beach State/SET) 
Danny McClintick - Attacker (Agoura Hills, CA/UCLA/Bruin) 
Alex Obert - Center (Stockton, CA/Pacific/Sac Polo) 
Jackson Kimbell - Defender (Long Beach, CA/Stanford/Newport WPC) 
Alex Bowen - Attacker (Santee, CA/Stanford/Stanford) 
Bret Bonanni - Attacker (Huntington Beach, CA/Stanford/Stanford) 
Josh Samuels - Attacker (Villa Park, CA/UCLA/NYAC) 
Michael Rosenthal - Attacker (Miami, FL/USC/NYAC) 
John Mann - Center (Newport Beach, CA/California/NYAC) 
Dan Matulis - Center (Milford, OH/Long Beach State/Rockford Aquatics) 
Thomas Dunstan - Attacker (L) (New Canaan, CT/New Canaan HS/Greenwich Aquatics) 

Head Coach: Dejan Udovicic 
Asst. Coach: Jack Kocur 
Team Manager: Rick McKee

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