Friday, September 3, 2010

Water polo: Smart Bombs

Shooting the ball well on six-on-five is critical. There are some great examples of how to shoot off the pass. Watch the leg strength and passing lanes in this video. Also you can learn a lot about the pump-fake in this video.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

F/S Homestead Tournament Schedule 9/3-4/10

Parents & Players:

Attached and below are the tournament instructions for the Homestead Frosh/Soph Tournament this weekend.

Palma Water Polo

Tournament Instructions & Information

What: Junior Varsity Boys Water Polo Tournament
Where: Homestead H.S.
Where: 21370 Homestead Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014
When: Friday, 9/3 – Saturday, 9/4

1st Match – Friday @ 3:25 p.m.
2nd Match – Saturday @ 9:50 a.m. (arrive nlt 8:50 a.m.)
3rd Match – Saturday @ 1:30 p.m.
4th Match – Saturday @ 6:05 p.m.

Friday Going – School Transportation *
Friday Returning – School or Personal Transportation **

Saturday Going – School or Personal Transportation **
Saturday Returning – School or Personal Transportation **

* Students will travel in dress code on Friday.
** Students may not drive/ride with other students.
** Students riding with a parent other than their own need a note from their parent.

What to Bring
· Two Towels
· Warm-ups/Sweats (Palma Gear preferred)
· Sun Screen
· Bottled Water (Do not share; H1N1)
· Snack Foods (apples, bananas, trail mix, bagels – no cheese)
· Players need to bring a healthy lunch (or two) for Saturday.

From the Tournament Director:
"Please let parents know not to bring food and glass on to the pool deck, I’ll try to have some tables set up on the outside grass. Also please have them drop off or park in the student lot as the lower lot is for construction traffic. Have a great tourney!"

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Shooting off the Pass

Shooting quickly off the pass is another important fundamental skill. Watch Wolf Wigo, the Head Coach at UC Santa Barbara and player for both the US National Team and Stanford, demonstrate the way to catch and shoot quickly as well as use his leg strength to elevate. Lastly, watch as he takes advantage of the defense moving too slow into position and as he reads the goalie and uses the lob shot.