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Reliability of the 30-seconds crossbar jumps water polo test in female players

Authors: Bampouras Theodoros, School of Sport, University of Cumbria and Kelly Marrin, Edge Hill University Monitoring performance of sport-specific skills is important for elite athletes. The 30 second cross bar jump test is a commonly used assessment tool in water polo, assessing players’ ability to repeatedly elevate their body out of the water. The study aimed to examine the …
Date: 09:49:56 16.11.2010
Categories: General
Keywords:  Testing

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

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

Rob Parker on his Water Polo Life down under

Britain’s Rob Parker is one of the members of the Senior British Men’s Water Polo Team, powered by British Gas. Currently based in Australia, he is honing his skills playing with the University of New South Wales’ Wests Magpies team. "We are already over half way through the season and things are looking promising. We’re in a good league position and have beaten …
Date: 12:14:50 08.04.2010
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

Code of Conduct

If your Club doesn't already have a Code of Conduct, it should! The ASA provides a Code of Conduct and there are Clubmark Codes of Conduct for Volunteers and Officials and Parents for your Club to adopt. The principles in the NSW code below are also worthwhile. - Don’t force unwilling children into playing.   - Remember it’s a game for the child’s enjoyment, not …
Date: 11:45:08 13.10.2009
Categories: General
Keywords:  Code

Ball Handling Skills

 In the opinion of many international judges and players, Tamas Farago is the best athlete ever to play the game. Tamas shares his tips in the extract below: Ball Handling Skills by Tamas Farago
Date: 14:38:43 05.10.2009
Categories: General
Keywords:  Skills, Training
 
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