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Take a dive into the minds of two Water Polo junkies as we write about all things Water Polo ranging from overcoming adversity, to “Bench Guy” best practices, and everything in-between.


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What Does Beach Water Polo Have to Offer?

Honestly, I had never considered that ‘Beach Polo’ could become much more than a fun drill to kill a beautiful practice day with. Despite my initial misgivings, further consideration and clearly successful examples helped me isolate several reasons why implementing ‘Beach Polo’ as an entirely different sport might help increase the number of people playing and watching all types of Water Polo.


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The Player-Coach

Being a player coach not only combines all of the elements listed under each description, but it presents its own unique sets of challenges outside those faced by a coach or a player separately. The first of which is that you are ultimately going to be the same (or similar) age as those that you are leading. It is an uncomfortable task to have to tell your friends and your fellow players what they are or aren’t doing right, and critique their overall game-play.

Keeping It All Together- The ‘Glue’ of the team.

“…the glue guy is the identity of your team and the culture of your program.” -Coach Everist, California Golden Bears  In July of 2010, the Miami Heat basketball franchise changed forever when the greatest player in the world uttered the phrase “I’m going to bring my talents to South Beach and become a member ofContinue reading “Keeping It All Together- The ‘Glue’ of the team.”

Power Ranking the Game’s Unsung Heroes

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. This is merely a power ranking of the various roles on the bench that raise any run of the mill program up to the big leagues.

The Rule of Two: The best way to navigate choosing team leadership.

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 quickly switch between utilizing fast, controlled aggression with intelligent, purposeful technique. GivenContinue reading “The Rule of Two: The best way to navigate choosing team leadership.”

The D3 Championship and what it means for sport growth moving forward

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 movingContinue reading “The D3 Championship and what it means for sport growth moving forward”

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