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Unique approach

Adam Krikorian, USA Head Women's Water Polo Coach, believes coaching professional athletes take a unique approach. In this Morning Swim Show video (10m 22s flashplayer required), he talks about his methods. The team is preparing to defend their world championships title this summer, and Krikorian discusses why he decided to have all members of the team together in California to prepare, instea…
Date: 13:00:07 13.03.2011
Categories: General
Keywords:  Coaching

Athlete Experiences of Great Coaching

The primary purpose of this study by Andrea Becker was to explore athlete experiences of great coaching. A total of 18 in-depth phenomenological interviews were conducted with elite level athletes (9 female; 9 male) representing a variety of sports (i.e., baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball, and water polo). Participants ranged in age from 22 to 42 years (M = 29.11, …
Date: 12:31:13 23.02.2011
Categories: General
Keywords:  Coaching

The Counter Attack

The very first episode of The Counter Attack with Greg Mescall is a podcast all about water polo in the United States. This episode recorded at the USA Water Polo National Training Center in Los Alamitos, CA features USA Women's National Team Head Coach Adam Krikorian. Coach Krikorian was recently selected as a finalist for the USOC Coach of the Year Award. He talks about coaching …
Date: 08:36:40 11.02.2011
Categories: General
Keywords:  USA, podcast

Coaching Water Polo

For their J-term class "Coaching and Issues in Sports" two US students chose to introduce water polo to the wider community through workshops and fun events. View video of the results (6m 22s flashplayer required)
Date: 17:23:09 25.01.2011
Categories: General
Keywords:  USA, Community

TacticsBoard 4 for iPhone

This application has a whiteboard with TV output (perfect for presentations) where you can draw with your fingers, add players, draw plays, visualize everything in 3D, save your diagrams as pictures or PDF and email them to your colleagues or friends. Everything with autosave, so you never lose a play! You can use it to explain your favourite team's plays. 19 boards in one: football, america…
Date: 14:10:31 03.12.2010
Categories: General
Keywords:  App, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Coaching, Tactics

Better coaching

"Better coaching: advanced coach's manual" by Frank S. Pyke, Australian Sports Commission "Better Coaching" provides updated information on the sport sciences, including anatomy, physiology, psychology, biomechanics, and skill acquisition, which are vital for coaches in a range of sports. It features practical guidelines to develop athletes'endurance, speed, strengt…
Date: 09:36:05 16.11.2010
Categories: General
Keywords:  Coaching

PlaybookWaterPolo and PlaybookWaterPolo-To Go

Developer Daren has releaed PlaybookWaterPolo which gives water polo coaches the ability to create animated play diagrams and manage their virtual playbooks directly on the iPad. Designed to simplify the visualization of plays through animation, PlaybookWaterPolo breaks water polo plays down into individual steps and puts them back together to bring a coach’s vision to life for their players…
Date: 16:20:07 06.09.2010
Categories: General
Keywords:  App, iPad, iPod, iPhone, Coaching

Australian Secondary Schools Water Polo Program

This Club Coach Coaching Manual is a resource for Coaches, Physical Education Teachers, Teachers of Sport, Parents and anyone interested in organising a water polo program. Prior knowledge of water polo is beneficial, though not a prerequisite as the lessons progress in a step-by-step manner with full explanations. Ages 13-17 years. (96 Pages) Click to buy from Australian Water Polo
Date: 12:52:06 07.04.2010
Categories: General
Keywords:  Coaching, Schools, Australia

Mens Under 16 Water Polo Western Canadian Training Camp

Videos from a week-long Western Canadian Training Camp at the Commonwealth Place Pool in Victoria, BC with 35 talented athletes. Francis Gross (Head Coach), and assistant coaches Kevin Mitchell and Andrew Muir delivered thirteen 2½-hour aquatic practices and several video sessions, emphasizing team building and fitness toward the goal of obtaining a spot on one of Canadas future national…
Date: 16:34:07 29.03.2010
Categories: General
Keywords:  Coaching, Training, Canada

Coaching award for Jovan Vavic

USA Water Polo's Annual Awards honored recipients for their work in 2009 at a dinner during the Annual ODP Summit on 30 January 2010. The awards were named in honor of a person or persons who have made an extraordinary contribution to the sport, and this year the recipients included a wide range of coaches and contributors from all across the United States. The Monte Nitzkowski Distinguished …
Date: 17:45:27 01.02.2010
Categories: General
Keywords:  Coaching, USA

Interview with Water Polo Coach Don Anderson

Calvert Hall Water Polo Coach Don Anderson guided his teams to eight consecutive MIAA A Conference Championships from 2001 through 2008. The Hall lost to Loyola 7-6 in the championship final this season, ending the streak. In the video below, Anderson, who said he would retire before the season began, reflects on how he got into coaching and his nine years at the helm (9m 10s flashplayer required)…
Date: 21:01:21 02.11.2009
Categories: General
Keywords:  Coaching, USA

Winning and Positive Sports Parenting Actually Go Together

Positive Coaching Alliance and USA Water Polo, the sport’s national governing body in America, have established a national partnership. Under the agreement, PCA will provide live group workshops and other services to USA Water Polo’s organizational leaders, coaches, parents and high school-age athletes. The Dr. Casey Show is a new Sports Psychology talk show on AM 830, KLAA which …
Date: 22:02:44 23.10.2009
Categories: General
Keywords:  Sport Psychology

Are you ready for a fabulous sporting adventure in your gap year?

Put water polo at the centre of your gap year or vacation experience and explore life in an exciting overseas destination. Whether you want to spend 6 months or 6 weeks away, a Sport Lived water polo programme may just be the perfect way to combine sport, adventure and travel. Water Polo: 8 week experience in Australia Duration: 2 months Cities: Brisbane Water Polo: Play the season in …
Date: 21:42:25 23.10.2009
Categories: General
Keywords:  Australia, University

Developing a water polo program

SET Water Polo Club (SET WPC) is a year-round water polo program for 10/U, 12/U, 14/U, 16/U, 18/U and Masters in Orange County, USA designed to help aspiring players learn the dynamic sport of water polo.  Players train in an atmosphere that reinforces high self-esteem, self-motivation, physical fitness and respect for others. SET WPC focuses on the fundamental skills necessary to have …
Date: 16:30:33 19.10.2009
Categories: General
Keywords:  Development
 
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