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Tips to Improve
Your Water Polo Game
Paul Kraaijvanger
The Best Way To Tread Water
If you want to maintain the best position
for treading water, keep your head and
shoulders str...
Passing the Ball
When you throw a dry pass you should aim
the ball above your teammate's head and
toward his dominant arm....
Swimming and Ball Control
When swimming with the ball, you need to
stay aware of holding the ball, look for
opponents, and...
Scoring
If you can reduce the amount of tension
you carry in your upper body and keep your
body steady, you’ll throw and s...
Catching the Ball
Catching the ball with two hands is not a
good strategy.
Practice catching with one hand until it
become...
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Paul Kraaijvanger: Tips to Improve Your Water Polo Game

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Paul Kraaijvanger: Tips to Improve Your Water Polo Game

  1. 1. Tips to Improve Your Water Polo Game Paul Kraaijvanger
  2. 2. The Best Way To Tread Water If you want to maintain the best position for treading water, keep your head and shoulders straight and above the surface of the water. Move your legs forward and then backward to stay upright and to keep yourself ready for play. Your arms can help you stay steady in the water, but they should also be ready to catch a pass or propel you forward.
  3. 3. Passing the Ball When you throw a dry pass you should aim the ball above your teammate's head and toward his dominant arm. With a wet pass, though, you want the ball to land in front of your teammate. Then he can swim toward the ball and away from any opponents.
  4. 4. Swimming and Ball Control When swimming with the ball, you need to stay aware of holding the ball, look for opponents, and be mindful of your teammates’ positions. All of this means that swimming with your head underwater isn’t the best strategy. Therefore, you need to keep your head above the water and use your shoulders to move the ball. Keep your fingers cupped while moving through the water so that you can move more quickly.
  5. 5. Scoring If you can reduce the amount of tension you carry in your upper body and keep your body steady, you’ll throw and score better. Before you throw the ball, aim your body toward the spot where you want the ball to go. Then when you actually throw the ball you should move your arm as if you’re throwing a baseball.
  6. 6. Catching the Ball Catching the ball with two hands is not a good strategy. Practice catching with one hand until it becomes comfortable. During a game you want to make sure one hand remains in the water to keep you steady when the ball is thrown to you. Keep your free hand close to the side of your head. This is where your teammate will try to place the ball when it's thrown. Once the ball reaches you, bring it down to the water and close to your body so that you can protect it.

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