Coaches and their Impact on Participation Research
Video coverage of the recent sports coach UK partner event webinar
Spain vs Great Britain Women
Goal action from the recent match
Expert Water Polo Coaching - Faster Higher Stonger
Australian Women's Water Polo head coach Greg McFadden discusses management tactics, his current team and how he has developed into an Olympic silver medal winning coach in another Water Polo special in the Faster Higher Stronger series.
Ball Under to Counter Attack
Final Tip Of The Week. Thajnks to CWPA for something that will continue to help water polo athletes in the future. This final Tip is about good technique against someone who "cradles the ball." Enjoy!
Olympian, Wolf Wigo, teaches us some fun and impressive ball juggling techniques that develop coordination, timing, and core strength!
Defend Your Lane
Brad Schumacher and Wolf Wigo demonstrate a few ideal techniques to neutralize a player who's constantly trying to get up in the lane. Among the techniques shared, one is a fake lateral pull that makes your opponent overcommit to one side, throwing off his balance and reaction time. Another is to shoot an imaginary line, which you swim rapidly towards to intercept your opponent.
Backstroke Passing Drills
Here are two drills that work on passing technique, leg strengthening, eye-hand coordination, and stamina. These are great for the beginner, all the way to the most advanced players.
The Perfect Inside Turn
Brad and Wolf share their fine points on the coveted "inside turn" technique, from setup to execution, they leave nothing to the imagination! Want to get around your opponents to score? Then watch this tip and learn how!
Commonwealth Water Polo Championships 2014
Teaser for the competition held from 5 to 12 April 2014 at Aberdeen Sports Village Aquatics Centre, Aberdeen
Water Polo Experimental Rules
Komjádi Cup 2013 (Nov / Dec) for 16 to 22 year olds
Water Polo Presentation, Talking Referees
Explaining referees' decisions to spectators in water polo.
Game HUN - USA in Budapest, Hungary 2014
Harry Wheeler Interview
Radio interview with West Dorset Warrior player Harry Wheeler
Water Polo rules - Instructions for referees
World Water Polo Referees Association
2013 Goalie Saves
A look back at some great water polo saves during 2013. Additional footage courtesy of MPSF and ESPNU
New FINA Water Polo Rules
Jim Cullingham helps to explain the new FINA water polo rules
Man Up/ Powerplay: Overload
A basic man up play. A good starting point for any team.
A simple way to break down a zone or "drop"
Sport Relief 2014 launch
Sport Relief 2014 launch - supporters encourage you to get involved in the fun and games this year. To find out more visit http://www.sportrelief.com
Film produced as part of the sports coach UK campaign to encourage participants and athletes to thank their coaches for their hard work, dedication and successes
Hips Up plus Wrist Control
Don't get manhandled while playing the sport you love! Wolf and Brad share some very good techniques on how to handle an aggressive player who grabs at your suit for control, and how to break away from both a single and double wrist-lock using the "shin" technique.
Draw The Ordinary Foul Brilliantly
Not all ordinary fouls are alike. Like anything else in life there's a right way and a wrong way to do things, and Brad and Wolf demonstrate the best techniques for achieving this skill. So before your next game watch this tip to see how your method holds up against theirs!
Making Practice Exciting
Brad Schumacher and Wolf Wigo demonstrate some fun drills that will keep new plays coming back for more; while, unbeknown to the players, slipping in the element of conditioning!
We are Not Enemies - Water Polo vs Swimming
Olympians Brad Schumacher and Wolf Wigo discuss prevalent misnomers between competitive swimming and water polo. Both make the compelling argument that combining the two disciplines doesn't hinder one's ability in either sport. In fact, Brad and Wolf claim the opposite and accredit their success to the fact they engaged in both sports, and these guys have excelled at the olympic level!
Turnovers and Ejections
Basic rules of water polo are explained as well as where a player goes after being ejected.
The following concepts are discussed: getting live, putting the ball into play, foul and drop, making the play, and the 5 metre rule. This video is great for beginner or intermediate players as well as parents and spectators to learn the basic rules of the sport.
Press and Lanes Defences as well as proper defensive positioning and basic defensive principles. This video provides a great start for beginner water polo players as well as intermediate and advanced players who want to work on defensive fundamentals.
One of the most important offensive skills for a water polo player
Positions, Basic Rules, and Bad Habits to Avoid
Basic offensive and defensive positions in water polo. The video also deals with a few of the basic rules of the game and some bad habits for beginners to avoid.
Millfield Water Polo Camp 2013
Olympian Craig Figes Interview
Interview with London 2012 Olympian and Team GB Water Polo Captain Craig Figes who visited Paignton Community & Sports Academy on their sports day for Sky Sports Living for Sports campaign. Craig discusses sports in schools, the future of the Team GB Water Polo team and inspiring new talent in different sports.