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.

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.

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.

No Whistle? No Pool Space? No Problem!

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 WaterContinue reading “No Whistle? No Pool Space? No Problem!”

No One Wants to Take College Algebra Again: An Opinion on the State of Water Polo Broadcasts

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. TheContinue reading “No One Wants to Take College Algebra Again: An Opinion on the State of Water Polo Broadcasts”