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Water Polo 101: Positions, Basic Rules, and Bad Habits to Avoid - YouTube

Our Water Polo 101 series is designed to help players understand and learn the game of water polo. This video covers the basic offensive and defensive positi...
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A great introductory video (from a series of videos on You Tube) for new players to Water Polo. Looks at the basics of play and positioning. 

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Dry Land Water Polo Ball Handling & Passing Drills

Dry Land Water Polo Ball Handling & Passing Drills | Water Polo | Scoop.it
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Video two today with some exercises outside of the pool which can help improve ball handling and passing in Water Polo. 

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TIP OF THE WEEK

For this week's installment of TIP OF THE WEEK, watch and learn how to execute a perfect 360 explosive jump, which works the legs and upper body (not to mention…
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This tip of the week will look at how to improve a 360 degree explosive jump which has many benefits to your game including building up leg muscles and improving the strength of the egg beater - and can also be used in a game situation to help execute a shot or pass when in a tight situation. 

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TIP OF THE WEEK

A critical skill set for any serious water polo player to master is a strong outside shot. From timing, to positioning, to form and power, Wolf Wigo delves d...
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CWPA's tip of the week - this time, the shooting do's and don'ts. 

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Common Referee Calls & Signals in Water Polo | iSport.com

Common Referee Calls & Signals in Water Polo | iSport.com | Water Polo | Scoop.it
A basic understanding of water polo refereeing is essential for both players and spectators. This guide covers the most common referee duties during a water polo game... Read More.
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A quick guide to the calls that referees make during games - one for beginners or spectators. 

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Out of Pool Exercises, Part III

This is the third and final installment of our three-part series on land exercises for water polo athletes! Many student-athletes don't have year-round acces...
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Some good 'out of the pool' land exercises which can help build strength and conditioning when you are not in the pool. Great for pre-season training. 

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Out of Pool Exercises, part I

Many student-athletes don't have year-round access to a pool to conduct their exercises, and to stay finely tuned and in shape. Well now you can stay fit wit...
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Some good 'out of the pool' land exercises which can help build strength and conditioning when you are not in the pool. Great for pre-season training. 

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Advanced Basics. Water polo sprint

Basic lesson and moving diagram showing the start of a water polo game, known as the sprint.
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Short tutorial from a series on some more advanced basics of the game - this is about the sprint (that strats each quarter).  

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Advanced Basics. Water Polo Penalty Shot

Basic diagram for spectators or new players to learn the 5-meter penalty shot.
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Short tutorial from a series on some more advanced basics of the game - this is about the 5m penalty shot. 

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TIP OF THE WEEK

For this TIP OF THE WEEK follow three-time Olympian Wolf Wigo as he skillfully walks us through proper form and technique required to successfully shoot from...
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CWPA's tip of the week - this time, shooting from a cross pass. 

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Advanced Basics. Water Polo 6 on 5 basics

Lesson for spectators or new players about the 6 on 5 power play in water polo. Both the 4-2 and 3-3 power play are reviewed.
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Short tutorial from a series on some more advanced basics of the game - this is about when your opposition are a player down (called a 6 on 5). 

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Basics 5. Defense

Kids Water Polo Club Shaquatics Water Polo's 5th video in their Polo 101 series. This video explains the Press and Lanes defenses as well as proper defensive...
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From a short series of videos with the basics of the game - this one is about defence!

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Basics 3. Turnovers and Exclusions

This video covers turnovers and exclusions as well as inside water, 5 meter penalties, and where to go when excluded. Enjoy!
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From a short series of videos with the basics of the game - this one is about turnovers and exclusions!

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New FINA Water Polo Rules - YouTube

Jim Cullingham helps to explain the new FINA water polo rules.
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Some recent changes to the FINA Water Polo rules explained. A must watch for all players!!

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Katrina's curator insight, February 17, 2014 8:47 PM

Water polo rules are always changing. Some of them for the better. Unfortunately, it seems like the constant rule changes of the game prohibit a solid fan base from forming. It is a unique sport to begin with and some find it hard to catch on, but, when they finally do, FINA goes on and changes it!

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Improve your Water Polo Ball Handling

Improve your Water Polo Ball Handling | Water Polo | Scoop.it
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One of two videos I will post today which looks at some simple Water Polo ball handling exercises that can be done outside of the pool. All you need is a solid wall and a ball roughly the same size and weight as we use in Water Polo. These will improve your confidence with receiving passes as well as shooting/passing - and helps develop hand/eye co-ordination. 

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Tips for Water Polo Nutrition | iSport.com

Tips for Water Polo Nutrition | iSport.com | Water Polo | Scoop.it
Nutrition plays a big role in water polo training, recovery, and performance. Learn what— as well as when — to eat for optimal performance during games and practice... Read More.
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A few pointers about nutrition around practice and game time. Please note this is for guidance only and will not suit everybody. If you are concerned about nutrition please consult a professional dietician/nutritionist or your GP for advice.

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We had a nutrition guide for water polo and swim in college. It is hard to follow, but definitely worth it!

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Underwater Tactics for Water Polo | iSport.com

Underwater Tactics for Water Polo | iSport.com | Water Polo | Scoop.it
Water polo is famous for what goes on below the surface of the water. This guide includes the most common holds, grabs, and maneuvers, as well as how to avoid them... Read More.
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Some insights into how to gain a competitive advantage underwater and how to avoid the opposition's attempts at these. 

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TIP OF THE WEEK

For this installment of TIP OF THE WEEK, three-time Olympian Wolf Wigo demonstrates a very useful drill to develop a strong eggbeater kick and ball-throw com...
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CWPA's tip of the week - this time, the slam ball. 

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Out of Pool Exercises, Part II

Our new Tip of the Week is an extension of last week's tip and focuses on the necessity & benefits of stretching. Brad and Wolf do a fantastic job of breakin...
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Some good 'out of the pool' land exercises which can help build strength and conditioning when you are not in the pool. Great for pre-season training. 

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TIP OF THE WEEK

For this CWPA installment of TIP OF THE WEEK, Bradley Schumacher illustrates the perfect "Sweep Shot!" He provides pointers on technique, along with some gre...
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CWPA's tip of the week - this time, the sweep shot. 

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Advanced Basics. Water Polo set offense

Basic lessons covering the set offense. Great for spectators or new players to learn the basics. Includes setting the hole, driving, RB, strong-side drives, ...
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Short tutorial from a series on some more advanced basics of the game - this is about some basic attacking strategies. 

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How to Steal the Ball in Water Polo | iSport.com

How to Steal the Ball in Water Polo | iSport.com | Water Polo | Scoop.it
One skill that separates beginners from experienced water polo players knowing how to steal a ball. This guide explains different approaches to stealing... Read More.
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A more advanced technique for players looking to improve their basic skills. Stealing the ball can make a big difference to both defence and attack. 

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Advanced Basics. Water Polo: establishing the hole position

Basic guide for spectators or new players explaining the methods the hole set can use to establish the hole position.
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Short tutorial from a series on some more advanced basics of the game - this is about the hole position (centre forward). 

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TIP OF THE WEEK

In this very first installment of TIP OF THE WEEK join two-time Olympic Gold Madelist Bradley Schumacher and three-time Olympian Wolf Wigo, as they break dow...
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CWPA's tip of the week - this time, the eggbeater

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Basics 4. Pressure Passing

Shaquatics Age Group Water Polo Club's 4th video in their Polo 101 series. This video covers one of the most important offensive skills for a water polo play...
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From a short series of videos with the basics of the game - this one is about passing under pressure!

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