UC Irvine has been studying concussions in water polo and their initial findings showed over 35% of water polo players have had a concussion. UC Irvine released more data from their study highlighting how prevalent concussions are amongst water polo goalies. The survey polled more than 44,000 USA Water Polo members, with more than 1,500 [...]

This is a great video. Look at all the slow motion saves. Look how on every save each goalie keeps their eyes open and and they each follow the ball right into their block. Now use your smartphone and take a bunch of slow motion videos of you during shooting drills. Make sure you are [...]

A game situation I spend a good amount of time working on with our goalies is making a save while down a man (5 on 6) and then clearing the ball to the ejection box to your teammate who is coming even. The video I made below shows you what I mean. The video clip [...]

The latest highlight video comes from Hayden Niederreiter off Youtube. With this video, I’m finding a lot of issues with Hayden’s teammates and their defensive positions. I may have high expectations for a high school goalie to recognize his teammate’s poor defensive positions and to correct them but I think you should. Quarterbacking your team [...]

The New York Times recently highlighted Merril Moses and his upcoming 3rd Olympics as the goalie for the USA Men’s Water Polo team at the age of 39. What fuels an athlete nearing his 40s to continue to train and compete at such an elite level? I think the quote below answers that. “When you [...]

El Cuervo Water Polo has put together a lot of great water polo highlight videos, especially ones highlighting all-time great water polo goalies. The video below are highlights of Craig Wilson. Some things to pay attention to: When has the ball to pass, he has it up in a ready position. He is not bouncing it [...]

I’m going to focus on one aspect of the 4/5 zone defense today. Making the read on when you need to come out of the goal and make the steal on a 2-meter entry pass. Pardon the artwork. Here is the normal set-up. You’re 2-meter defender is pushing the 2-meter offensive player towards the 4/5 [...]

The NCAA women’s championship tournament was this last weekend and the best first round game was Arizona State University versus the University of Michigan. It was a low scoring game with Michigan ultimately winning in dramatic fashion at the end of regulation. The tweet below has the replay of the game-winning goal with a huge [...]

Today’s highlight reel comes courtesy of Jonah Addington out of Hanford, CA. As always, I’m not trying to be critical just for the sake of being critical. If I see a mistake I want to point it out so that everyone can learn from it. I also try to point out the good things because [...]

Some excerpts and my additional thoughts from the Water Polo Planet’s interview with Celo Harrington, the goalie for the Harvard Women’s Water polo Team. 1.What drills do feel are the best for the following: (a). Lateral movement, (b). Leg strength, (c). Reaction time? (a) When you have a partner set up to shoot from a [...]

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