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.
Develop water polo power
Learn a few helpful tips and exercises to develop power in the water, a critical component to the sport. With speed, power, and endurance on your side you'll be unstoppable!
Waterpolo - Water And Muscle
Edited by BerteVideo&Games (http://www.youtube.com/user/GBGamesHD)
Music : Proximity - Adrenaline Mixtape
17th FINA World Men's Junior Water Polo Championships 2013
12-18 August 2013 - Szombathely (HUN). Film produced by Szombathelyi Televízió
Final standings: 1) Italy, 2) Croatia 3) Serbia
School of hard knocks
Rowie Webster, Olympic bronze medallist and star of the Australian Women's Water Polo team, the Aussie Stingers, is profiled by CNN for their sport's platform Human to Hero
Maintaining The Lead
Tip focuses on maintaining the lead against your opponent, while cutting him off during a counter-attack. Wolf Wigo and Brad Schumacher teach a few great techniques that will lead you and your team to success! Don't miss it!
Hips & Balance Exercise
Wolf Wigo demonstrates a few powerful hip and balance exercises
Learn some new Ball Dribbling Exercises
Body Position for Drive Defence
Olympians, Brad Schumacher and Wolf Wigo showcase the best body position for drive defence.
Outside Turn For Beginners To Advanced
Brad Schumacher and Wolf Wigo demonstrate the quintessential "outside turn" for both the beginner and the advanced, with underwater cameras leaving nothing to the imagination and detailing every nuance.
Head Volley and Fitness Tricks
Wolf Wigo and Brad Schumacher demonstrate a few exercises to work on fitness, ball control, and hand-eye coordination. These drills are not only fun to watch, but they're a blast to do, too!
Leeds University swimming & water polo
Our tour of university clubs continues - more on http://www.leedsuniversityunion.org.uk/groups/swimmingandwaterpolo/
Out of Pool Exercises Part 3
These great out-of-water exercises strengthen the core, wrists, and forearms, while stretching your muscles and preventing injury!
Out of Pool Exercises Part 2
This tip focuses on the necessity and benefits of stretching. Brad and Wolf break down various stretches, while explaining their benefits to the game of water polo!
Out of Pool Exercises Part 1
Many student athletes don't have year-round access to a pool to conduct their exercises, and to stay finely tuned and in shape. Now you can stay fit with these great out-of-pool exercises that strengthen the core, wrists, and forearms, while stretching your muscles and preventing injury! Be sure to watch part 1 of this three-part series.
Would you like to improve your lineup sprint times? How about increasing your ability to reach the ball first to tip it to your teammates? Well there's probably no better person to learn from, and to pickup a few pointers, than Wolf Wigo, a former US Olympic team sprinter. If you want to move fast and reach the ball in record time, this is the guy to listen to. Wolf shares some of his secrets, like favorite positioning during lineup, and drafting techniques.
The Word on Water Polo Adam Krikorian
Head Coach of the USA Women's Senior National Team, Adam Krikorian, sits down for an interview about his decision to continuing coaching the national team.
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Presentation by Baroness Sue Campbell on PE and school sport
Youth Sport Trust Chair Baroness Sue Campbell speaks to an audience of headteachers about issues in school sport and PE, how to improve and recommendations on how best to spend the recent primary school sport funding.
Butterfly with Breaststroke Kick
Due to many student athlete's strong swimming background, most water polo players have a tendency to use their hands and arms to execute movement in the water, when instead they should be using their legs. Here's a great exercise to practice, which Brad Schumacher says will both strengthen your extremities, while training you to use them to initiate your moves. This will increase your reaction speed and make you a more explosive athlete! Who doesn't want that?
Brad Schumacher teaches the fundamentals of shooting the perfect backhand! Brad demonstrates form and technique, while including a few small nuances that can turn an average move, which scores occasionally, into a secret weapon that will transform one into a stellar scoring machine!
Taking the Ejection
Some great tips on how and when to properly take a hard ejection without risking a penalty shot! Wolf Wigo shares his best tips and tricks with us on this exiting instalment!
Upslide and Grip Technique
Brad Schumacher strongly urges anyone who plays water polo to work hard on improving two components of your game: Your upslide technique and your grip strength. According to Brad improving these two components will make all the difference in your ability to score consistently! And we all want that, right? So watch this tip and get working on your upslide and grip strength, today!