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Video Wall

WinkBall citizen video reporters were at Manchester Aquatics Centre for the Water Polo Championships. With both the men's and women's competition reaching a climax for the season, eyes are slowly being diverted to London 2012. For the first time in 56 years, Team GB will be able to compete at the Olympics in the sport. WinkBall reporters spoke to spectators, coaches and competitors …
Date: 12:43:40 02.07.2011
Categories: General
Keywords:  Fans, ASA

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

Haba Waba International Festival 2010

A water polo festival for children aged 6 to 11 years held from 19 to 22 June 2010 in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy organized by the association "Waterpolo Development". View part 1 (9m 1s flashplayer required for all videos below) View part 2 (9m) View part 3 (9m) View part 4 (7m 15s) For more information visit www.waterpolodevelopmentworld.com and …
Date: 12:36:23 22.01.2011
Categories: General
Keywords:  Development, Fun

24 Hour Fitness and USA Water Polo announce partnership

24 Hour Fitness, the official fitness centre sponsor of the 2012 US Olympic and Paralympic Teams, has entered into a partnership with USA Water Polo. As part of the agreement, 24 Hour Fitness will provide memberships to the USA Water Polo Men's and Women's Senior National Teams to support their training for the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China, while also offering discounted …
Date: 13:53:52 08.01.2011
Categories: General
Keywords:  USA

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

Talent identification and early development of elite water-polo players

Abstract of a 2-year follow-up study by Falk B, Lidor R, Lander Y, Lang B. published in J Sports Sci. 2004 Apr;22(4):347-55: The processes of talent detection and early development are critical in any sport programme. However, not much is known about the appropriate strategies to be implemented during these processes, and little scientific inquiry has been conducted in this area. The aim …
Date: 13:05:06 27.10.2010
Categories: General
Keywords:  Development

Sharing your mission

We are always delighted to hear about the goals of your Club and share best practise. For example Capistrano Valley Aquatics Club is a top year round water polo club for players from 6-15 years of age in Orange County. Their mission is to train High School athletes, youth, and adults in the sport of water polo and swimming. Their goal is to train athletes both physically and mentally and to …
Date: 11:13:39 06.07.2010
Categories: General
Keywords:  USA

USA Water Polo 2010 ODP Summit

The objective of the USA Water Polo ODP Program is to nationalize the sport while providing uniform instruction and training across all geographies and age groups. Along with this, the Olympic Development Program increases investment in the development of coaches and referees. A key objective of ODP for the 2009-10 year is to invest more resources at the regional level into athlete, coach, and …
Date: 12:54:48 15.02.2010
Categories: General
Keywords:  Development

Club development - Rose Bowl Water Polo

Based in Pasadena, Rose Bowl is fast becoming one of Southern California's top Clubs and was USA Water Polo's Club of the Month in April 2009. They run "Flippa Ball" sessions for a fun and easy way for girls and boys aged 5-10 to learn about water polo, as well as competitive Age Group teams from U10 to U18. Led by Daniel Leyson, former assistant coach of the 2004 USA Olympic team, …
Date: 02:28:25 26.01.2010
Categories: General
Keywords:  USA, Clubs

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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