PCA and USA Water Polo
USA Water Polo, a PCA National Partner, is taking a unique approach to developing a positive youth sports culture: creating an entire PCA-based tournament. The Rock-tober 12 & Under Classic will bring a dozen boys teams and a dozen girls teams from throughout the U.S. to Denver, October 21-23.
According to a tournament flyer: Sportsmanship and positive play will be the focus. Teams that qualify through their zone will be invited to submit their team “theme song” and come to Colorado ready to rock out and honor the game!
Parent support is vital to every athlete’s success in the game of water polo and the game of life. We encourage parents to join their athletes in competing for the Team Sportsmanship Award. The team -- coach/athletes/parents -- that best displays the PCA values of respect for the rules, opponent, officials and each other will receive a $500 gift certificate.
“This is a fantastic idea from our partners at USA Water Polo,” said PCA Founder and Chief Executive Officer Jim Thompson. “I hope many of our national partners and local partners will emulate this approach. It’s an ideal way to incentivize positive behavior, and we would love to see that become the norm.”