Bill Barnett, the coach of the Newport Water Polo Foundation 18-and-under team, isn't concerned that the schedules for the girls' teams in the S&R Sport USA Water Polo National Junior Olympics aren't complete.
The tournament starts Thursday in Los Angeles County. Barnett always knows what to expect, no matter the opponent.
"All the teams there are tough," Barnett said. "[Most teams] are composed of players that have graduated [high school]. We're competing with players that are coming back to our high school.
"This is a chance for us to play against a higher level of competition. That's how you get better, playing against teams that are better than you."