Credit: USA Water Polo By: Adam King We all know them and love them. They provide the little things that make the team tick and some pivotal help along the way... I’m talking about the various (and always entertaining) positions of “bench guy”. This is not subject to men or women, age or talent level. … Continue reading Power Ranking the Game’s Unsung Heroes
Water Polo programs across the country often find themselves struggling for the pool space and equipment they desire to train the way they would like to. Aquatic directors sometimes have the difficult job of partitioning pool space and funds out to multiple teams which all share a single facility at similar times. Unless a Water … Continue reading No Whistle? No Pool Space? No Problem!
By: Adam King Sports broadcasts are forms of entertainment by nature. The crowd noise, in-depth commentary and the high levels of gameplay are all signature pieces to the overall puzzle of a great viewing experience for many. Now strip the crowd noise and detailed commentary and what do you get? -most Water Polo broadcasts. The … Continue reading No One Wants to Take College Algebra Again: An Opinion on the State of Water Polo Broadcasts
Coaching Water Polo requires an entirely different skill compared to playing it. An effective coach must be proficient in teaching a player the skills they need to be successful while at practice and during competition. To accomplish this, a coach must have the expertise necessary to run practices effectively in the first place, but must … Continue reading 5 Common Mistakes New Coaches Make
Imagine this; a three-game series between two teams which feature the best Division I collegiate Water Polo players in the country. Each team’s coach and players would be elected by their peers and captained by the Cutino award winner and runner up. The series would be scheduled as part of the Junior Olympic tournament that … Continue reading The College Water Polo All Star game
Team USA men's senior national team. Photo credit: USA Water Polo https://usawaterpolo.org/sports/mens-water-polo By: Connor G. Predmore In Water Polo, picking the proper team leadership is so important because of the nature of the sport. With only seven players in the water at any given time, individual mistakes can be costly. Each person is required to … Continue reading The Rule of Two: The best way to navigate choosing team leadership.
I'm not going to lie. When I first heard about the idea of implementing a D3 Championship, I thought it was a great idea and a great opportunity for the sport. It definitely is, however I didn't immediately think about the deeper impact the implementation of that championship game would have on the sport moving … Continue reading The D3 Championship and what it means for sport growth moving forward