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!
Lob Ball Trick Shot
One directly from Wolf Wigo's arsenal: the lob shot! Wolf provides some very detailed tips that will have you performing the perfect lob shot in no time. Many in the game attempt to perform a good lob, however, few ever succeed on a regular basis. Now you can change that by following these great tips!
Brad Schumacher demonstrates the perfect layout shot to give you a serious edge over your competition! In this edition you'll learn proper form and technique, and how to spread out your shots effectively.
Faking Do's and Don'ts
An absolute must-see for athletes of every level of water polo! Wolf Wigo goes into depth and breaks down this critical skill into four separate elements. He leaves nothing to the imagination as he shares his technique with us that made him an elite player at Olympic level. Don't miss it as irresoective of your skill level, there's something in this lesson for everyone!
Join Wolf Wigo as he demonstrates the power and effectiveness of a proper skip-shot, and pick up a few pointers on form and setup. Boy, can he throw hard!
Flipping the Ball
A critical skill that is often overlooked and rarely seen finally receives some detailed attention from Brad Schumacher, who not only demonstrates the proper technique that is required for accuracy, but also the three different methods for pulling off this tricky move. So whether you're a pro or a beginner, there's something in this lesson for everyone!
Outside Shooting Do's and Don'ts
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 deep into the nuances of outside shooting. So be certain to watch this tip and start increasing your percentages, today!
Three-time Olympian Wolf Wigo demonstrates a very useful drill to develop a strong eggbeater kick and ball-throw combination. This drill called "Slam Ball" can easily be incorporated into any practice and will help you and your team to develop a powerful eggbeater kick, which will translate into significant height and throwing clearance!
Bradley Schumacher illustrates the perfect "Sweep Shot!" He provides pointers on technique, along with some great drills to incorporate into your practice.
Fast Swimming Tip - Core Exercise
Sabir Muhammad demonstrates fast swimming exercises used at the Race Club to increase core strength. Gary Hall Sr describes these exercises and how they increase strength and speed in the pool.
Sport England guide to applying for funding
A step-by-step guide to applying for Sport England funding for your club. Good luck with your application
City of Birmingham vs Lancaster Apr 2013
City of Birmingham (blue caps) vs Lancaster (white caps) at the Manchester Aquatics Centre in the semi-final of the ASA National Age Group U19 (Junior) 2013 Boys Water Polo Championships.
Georgia vs Great Britain Apr 2013
Highlights from Georgia's 12-3 win over GB Men in the LEN European Championships qualifier
Preseason Waterpolo Navarra
A behind the scenes look at CWN
The Physics of Water Polo
One for the mathematicians and physicists among you.
Helping deliver a long-lasting London 2012 legacy
London 2012 gave us an unforgettable summer of sport - and we don't want it to end here. This is why UK Sport, Sport England, London & Partners are working together to take over the management of the London 2012 database.
A monthly email newsletter featuring exclusive competitions, activities and behind-the-scenes content will be sent to everyone who registered to hear more about the Games - whether they were interested in tickets, volunteering, the Cultural Olympiad or were simply a fan.
City of Birmingham vs Solihull
City of Birmingham (Blue caps) vs Solihull (White caps), U19 GB National Age Group club water polo tournament played at the Liverpool Aquatics Centre on 14 Apr. Both teams had already qualified for the semi-finals.
Tim Lamb talks CASCs
With the Government announcing a consultation on the Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) scheme, Tim Lamb gave the Sport and Recreation Alliance's view to Sky Sports News.
For more information on the CASC scheme visit the Sport and Recreation Alliance website: www.sportandrecreation.org.uk
Characteristics of an effective board
Sue Campbell CBE shares her experience and vision of good governance.
30% Club Celebration Event
The 30% Club is a group of Chairmen voluntarily committed to bringing more women onto UK boards. Business understands that increasing board diversity positively influences both organisational culture and the decision-making process and is key to profitable growth. We hope that leaders in sporting organisations commit likewise to improving the balance - to at least 30% senior female leaders.
Shooting from a Cross Pass
Three-time Olympian Wolf Wigo skillfully walks us through proper form and technique required to successfully shoot from a cross pass! Wolf ends his lesson with an impressive volley of shots, which are passed to him by two-time Gold Medalist, Brad Schumacher.
Eggbeater Tip of the Week
Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Bradley Schumacher and three-time Olympian Wolf Wigo break down the perfect eggbeater and explain why it is such a critical skill to perfect. Brad also demonstrates a wonderful exercise that he uses to assist in the development of a strong eggbeater.
Sport Makers - What it is all about
Former Olympic athlete Steve Parry tells you all you need to know about Sport Makers, Sport England's Olympic legacy programme, which helps you to make sport happen in your community. Find out what Sport Makers are, what they do, why and how you should sign up as one and why sports volunteers are so important. Sign up now at http://www.sportmakers.co.uk
The 12 principles of good governance at local level
Although produced by the Council of Europe's Centre of Expertise for Local Government Reform as part of its Programme Strengthening the Capacity of Local Authorities in Ukraine, this video highlights points of good governance for organisations to consider.
Brent and Johnson's official music video for Equality Street!
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Varsity matches 2013
Day 3 of Varsity 2013 saw the Forge TV team head down to Ponds Forge to check out the water polo games between the University and Hallam.
Presentation on School Swimming Programs and Physical Education by David Sparkes