In the interview with Courtney Miller, I added my thoughts about reading the field player when facing a one-on-nobody. You need to read the shooter. If they are still swimming at full speed inside 4-5 meters then they are going for a quick off the water shot especially if a defender is close behind. As [...]

Water Polo 101: Goalkeeping. The video quality isn’t that good but let’s see if what we can learn from the video. 0:23 Mark Right away with the very first lunge, the high corner one, I see a glaring problem. The video quality is bad but watch where her eyes are in relation to her hand. [...]

I had the pleasure of coaching Courtney Miller during her first two years in college. It is what makes reading this interview with Water Polo Planet so much fun for me. The well thought out answers highlight the incredible maturation process Courtney has undergone from her Freshman year to her Senior year. 1. What drills [...]

I love YouTube for the very fact that water polo goalies can easily post videos of themselves. The problem is they are highlight videos which show a selected view. The best possible. Regardless we can still watch these videos and learn something from them. I like to thank Will Stone for posting the video clip [...]

The number one question I get all the time is “what should I be doing to get better? It’s a very generic question and the answer is very generic too. But the generic answer is so crucial to being an effective water polo goalie. It is the foundation from which everything else is built. Flexibility [...]

From Deadspin’s guide to goalkeeping. Compared to the other keepers listed here, water polo goalies protect one of the smallest goals, face the slowest shots, and still have the worst save percentages. Why is this? They’re treading water the entire match. Duties Besides Stopping The Ball: Sparking counterattacks with precision clears, not drowning, leaping out [...]

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