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Aquawallgym™ Training System

If you have no time for long workouts but want to see fast results without overloading your joints, then Aquawallgym™ Training System offers you a great alternative! Recommended by Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Olympic Champion waterpolo player, Rajmund Fodor, the Aquawallgym™ Training System ensures you work on all of your muscle groups. By attaching elastic tubes on to your hands, …
Date: 15:06:21 29.07.2011
Categories: General
Keywords:  Training

Marvellous memories

In the summer of 1964, Channel swimmer Mervyn Sharp and his Weymouth team mates practised day-in, day-out ‘down at the pier’ and all their training paid off because they won the Dorset Junior Water Polo League. Mervyn, who was the team’s goalkeeper, remembers that they scored 78 times and only conceded four goals. Read more of his memories in this article.
Date: 11:47:54 18.07.2011
Categories: General
Keywords:  Weymouth

Water Polo players are cream of the crop

SOCAL Water Polo Club takes the SEAL Fitness Challenge. View USA Water Polo video (3m 48s flashplayer required to view)
Date: 13:58:09 11.04.2011
Categories: General
Keywords:  USA, training

DNA Sports Performance Ltd

Video below from DNA Sports Performance Ltd educational video library. Based in the UK DNA Sports Performance Ltd provide the following services: -Strength and conditioning for elite and young aspiring athletes including: -Strength Training -Conditioning Training - Agility Training - Speed Training - Plyometric Training - Return to Play Strategies - Injury prevention / reduction …
Date: 14:45:18 24.03.2011
Categories: General
Keywords:  Video, Land Training

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

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

Anthropometric and physiological changes in elite female water polo players during a training year

Marrin, Kelly and Bampouras, Theodoros (2008) Serbian Journal of Sports Sciences, 2 (3). pp. 75-83. ISSN 1820-6301 The aim of the current study was to monitor physiological and anthropometric characteristics of elite female water polo players within the periodized training year. Fourteen subjects participated in the current study. However, only six subjects (Mean ± SD: Age …
Date: 16:32:55 11.11.2010
Categories: General
Keywords:  Training

The Men of USA Water Polo 2011 Calendar

USA Water Polo have a 2011 calendar on sale. Please note that donations will support USA Water Polo's Victory 2012 fundraising campaign and support the training of their National Team for London 2012 and not GB Water Polo!
Date: 14:22:45 22.10.2010
Categories: General
Keywords:  USA

Woman up - April 2010

GB Women’s Water Polo centre forward Angela Winstanley-Smith and driver Rachel Drabble writing on www.swimming.org: "The last month has been pretty busy and crazy  At the start of the month we had a week’s training camp in Catania, Italy, playing against possibly the best team in the world - on paper anyway! "We had two matches against Orizzonte Catania who have …
Date: 16:28:42 12.05.2010
Categories: General
Keywords:  International

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

ASDA gives water polo player a Sporting Chance

16-year-old water polo player Samantha Barker is celebrating after being chosen to receive Asda’s Sporting Chance grant for 2010. The Trinity School (Carlisle) pupil, who was picked because of her outstanding performance, will receive a grant of £500 as well as ongoing support from the supermarket at Kingstown, which she visited to show her appreciation. A keen swimmer from …
Date: 12:38:17 07.04.2010
Categories: General
Keywords:  Grants

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

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

British Water Polo Player of the Year 2009

Manchester Grammar School’s swimming and water polo coach and Great Britain goalkeeper Rosie Morris was presented with the British Water Polo Player of the Year award by Olympic medal-winning swimmer Sharron Davies at a glittering ceremony in London. The 23-year-old is currently training with the British women’s squad based at the Manchester Aquatics Centre as they try to ensure …
Date: 14:29:02 03.02.2010
Categories: General
Keywords:  Goalkeeper, Awards

Navy Seals

The U.S. Navy is looking to recruit civilian athletes who stand a better chance of actually completing the difficult SEAL training.Navy SEALs are in high demand because they specialize in high-risk operations such as high profile rescues of cargo crew from Somali pirates. However, finding recruits with an adequate level of physical fitness has been difficult, especially while the Navy is trying …
Date: 13:58:45 28.01.2010
Categories: General
Keywords:  Navy

Betsey Armstrong Female Water Polo Player of the Year

This Morning Swim Show interview features Betsey Armstrong, the goalie for the U.S. women's water polo national team. Armstrong, who was recently named women's water polo player of the year by Swimming World Magazine, talks to host Peter Busch about training methods and the struggle for water polo players to make a living in the sport. Armstrong chalked up 67 saves during the USA's Gold Medal …
Date: 02:39:54 26.01.2010
Categories: General
Keywords:  Goalie, USA

Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes

The quality assurance procedures and accreditation used in sport science laboratories in Australia are respected worldwide. An authoritative guide from the Australian Sports Commission, "Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes" offers standardized test protocols for athletes in 17 internationally recognized sports. Using the protocols in this book, researchers in any country can standa…
Date: 17:38:29 29.11.2009
Categories: General
Keywords:  Testing

Core Stability

In this five part guide, TeamBath Physiotherapist Sonya Moore goes through the basics of core stability and demonstrates some basic exercises to align and strengthen your core on a swiss ball before moving on to more advanced stability exercises. Team Bath's Sports Injury Clinic  treats members of the public, staff and students at the University of Bath and corporate clients on a daily basis …
Date: 13:19:43 28.11.2009
Categories: General
Keywords:  Training

USA Water Polo Women National Team Training

Video (3m 20s) shot prior to FINA 2009 World Championships
Date: 19:06:39 03.11.2009
Categories: General
Keywords:  USA

The Amazing A

A 4m video demonstration from Saanich Water Polo School of a training aid called the Amazing A because it looks like a letter A when erected.
Date: 18:05:37 19.10.2009
Categories: General
Keywords:  Training, Equipment

Water Polo Drills

jphillips has released an updated list of all the drills he may want to run during any given practice, so that he could organize practices more efficiently. Version 4.1 covers: - Warm-Up Drills, - Endurance Training, - Passing, - Shooting, - Counter Attack, - Goalies, - Scrimmage Situations, - Defensive Drills, - Game / Fun drills, - Beginner Drills. Download: Water …
Date: 21:46:02 12.10.2009
Categories: General
Keywords:  Drills

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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