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    with John Tanner,
    Stanford University Head Women's Water Polo Coach,
    2017 NCAA Champions - five NCAA titles in seven years (2011-17) and six NCAA crowns overall
    4x ACWPC Coach of the Year;
    and Assistant Coach of Men's 2000 US Olympic Water Polo Team

    and Brenda Villa,
    3x Olympian and NCAA All American, Water Polo Player of the Decade

    Prepare yourself mentally and physically to perform your best and take your game to the next level!

    Two time NCAA Championship Coach John Tanner and three time Olympian and Player of the Decade Brenda Villa, take provide 20 tips on how you can become a World Champion water polo player.

    Using practice footage, Coach Tanner shows you how to get rid of grabbers, create more space, deal with a 2-meter player, make the perfect block, draw the foul, make a quality shot, faking, passing, taking the defender, handle the demands of the game, reversals, quickness and the importance of the hip shift.

    In an interview with Brenda Villa your will learn about her pre-game and post-game routines and how she competes during the game. Learn how to improve your individual skills and make those around you better. With coaching points throughout the DVD, you can improve and perfect your technique.

    71 minutes. 2012.


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    with John Tanner,
    Stanford University Head Women's Water Polo Coach,
    2017 NCAA Champions - five NCAA titles in seven years (2011-17) and six NCAA crowns overall
    4x ACWPC Coach of the Year;
    and Assistant Coach of Men's 2000 US Olympic Water Polo Team

    and Brenda Villa,
    3x Olympian and NCAA All American, Water Polo Player of the Decade

    The fine line between success and failure in sport most often lies in the intangibles and nuances of the game. Stanford and Olympic coach John Tanner, along with 3-time Olympian Brenda Villa, detail a wide range of intangibles both in the water and out for successful water polo.

    Defending & Protecting
    Starting in the water, Coach Tanner begins with the intangible skills of defending and protecting. These skills include guarding without fouling, left-handed and right-handed steal techniques, and fake and steal techniques without impeding.

    Attacking & Driving
    Develop offensive perimeter intangibles that include turn and attack moves and drive moves to gain the advantage on a drive. Tanner provides commentary and coaching insights as Villa demonstrates how to be explosive with the legs to start the drive, including high tempo strokes and the crossover release move. Tanner reviews center vs. defender skills focusing on strong side turn and weak side drop step.

    Passing & Shooting
    This segment highlights the techniques and nuances of the leg and body positions that are most advantageous to successful passing and shooting. Core strength is also discussed as an essential skill for both passing and shooting.

    Practice Design
    Moving out of the water, Tanner provides insight into managing practice giving you tips and strategies to get maximum work in minimum spaces. This segment also includes strategies for how to divide the pool and pool deck for effective mass participation and effectiveness. You'll also learn how to utilize your leaders in a way that assists in practice management.

    Overcoming Your Shortcomings
    Learn how to turn perceived disadvantages into advantages in a variety of common game match-up situations. Both Tanner and Villa feel that finding balance in match preparation is imperative. Understanding your strengths and playing with your strengths while knowing your opponent in their mind offers the best chance for success. Out of the water intangibles that are presented include the importance of commitment; to the sport, to academics, and to your team that all combine to pay lifelong dividends. In a final segment, Injuries and Illness, coping strategies are discussed.

    This unique DVD offers invaluable across the board information into the sport that every player and coach a competitive edge over their opponents.

    68 minutes. 2012 .


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    WPD-04021A: with John Tanner,
    Stanford University Head Women's Water Polo Coach,
    2017 NCAA Champions - five NCAA titles in seven years (2011-17) and six NCAA crowns overall
    4x ACWPC Coach of the Year;
    and Assistant Coach of Men's 2000 US Olympic Water Polo Team

    and Brenda Villa,
    3x Olympian and NCAA All American, Water Polo Player of the Decade

    Prepare yourself mentally and physically to perform your best and take your game to the next level!

    Two time NCAA Championship Coach John Tanner and three time Olympian and Player of the Decade Brenda Villa, take provide 20 tips on how you can become a World Champion water polo player.

    Using practice footage, Coach Tanner shows you how to get rid of grabbers, create more space, deal with a 2-meter player, make the perfect block, draw the foul, make a quality shot, faking, passing, taking the defender, handle the demands of the game, reversals, quickness and the importance of the hip shift.

    In an interview with Brenda Villa your will learn about her pre-game and post-game routines and how she competes during the game. Learn how to improve your individual skills and make those around you better. With coaching points throughout the DVD, you can improve and perfect your technique.

    71 minutes. 2012.



    WPD-04021B: with John Tanner,
    Stanford University Head Women's Water Polo Coach,
    2017 NCAA Champions - five NCAA titles in seven years (2011-17) and six NCAA crowns overall
    4x ACWPC Coach of the Year;
    and Assistant Coach of Men's 2000 US Olympic Water Polo Team

    and Brenda Villa,
    3x Olympian and NCAA All American, Water Polo Player of the Decade

    To best understand the game of water polo, John Tanner believes it is imperative to look at the game with a multi-faceted perspective. This includes seeing the game through the eyes of a referee, coach, and player. The goal of this four-part presentation is to create a clear understanding of the game that benefits players, coaches, and spectators along with sharing insights and strategies.

    Fouls and Whistles
    Unlike other sports where the whistle indicates a game stoppage, in water polo the whistle indicates continuation of the game, and the whistle pattern indicates both the infraction and how to continue play. In the pool, Coach Tanner defines and demonstrates examples of the following fouls: Ordinary, Exclusion, Penalty, and the Offensive Push Off foul. The detailed explanation Tanner provides coupled with player demonstrations of each of these foul situations--including the whistle pattern for each-- provide a very clear understanding of how these rules effect the continuous play of the game. Invaluable information for players, coaches, and spectators!

    Water Polo throughout the World
    Coach Tanner engages 3x Olympian Brenda Villa in an information exchange regarding styles of play throughout the world. Both Tanner and Villa share their experiences with these different styles and what challenges these styles create to both playing in or playing against. Discussion includes the importance of advanced planning at any level to be prepared for teams that offer unique challenges.

    X's and O's of Water Polo
    This segment offers a look at understanding tactics of the game. Tanner and Villa diagram and discuss the offensive and defensive strategies for a variety of systems. Tanner first shares his numbering system and proceeds to look at a variety of front court attack and defend strategies. Tanner and Villa present specifics on how to successfully attack and defend and offer invaluable nuances from their experiences as both a coach and a player.

    Power Plays
    Tanner and Villa again look at tactics and strategies for defending and attacking in power play situations. Villa specifically details strategies for a high school level or lower level team that offers the best offensive and defensive tactics for that level of play along with the pros and cons of various power play strategies.

    58 minutes. 2012.



    WPD-04021C: with John Tanner,
    Stanford University Head Women's Water Polo Coach,
    2017 NCAA Champions - five NCAA titles in seven years (2011-17) and six NCAA crowns overall
    4x ACWPC Coach of the Year;
    and Assistant Coach of Men's 2000 US Olympic Water Polo Team

    and Brenda Villa,
    3x Olympian and NCAA All American, Water Polo Player of the Decade

    The fine line between success and failure in sport most often lies in the intangibles and nuances of the game. Stanford and Olympic coach John Tanner, along with 3-time Olympian Brenda Villa, detail a wide range of intangibles both in the water and out for successful water polo.

    Defending & Protecting
    Starting in the water, Coach Tanner begins with the intangible skills of defending and protecting. These skills include guarding without fouling, left-handed and right-handed steal techniques, and fake and steal techniques without impeding.

    Attacking & Driving
    Develop offensive perimeter intangibles that include turn and attack moves and drive moves to gain the advantage on a drive. Tanner provides commentary and coaching insights as Villa demonstrates how to be explosive with the legs to start the drive, including high tempo strokes and the crossover release move. Tanner reviews center vs. defender skills focusing on strong side turn and weak side drop step.

    Passing & Shooting
    This segment highlights the techniques and nuances of the leg and body positions that are most advantageous to successful passing and shooting. Core strength is also discussed as an essential skill for both passing and shooting.

    Practice Design
    Moving out of the water, Tanner provides insight into managing practice giving you tips and strategies to get maximum work in minimum spaces. This segment also includes strategies for how to divide the pool and pool deck for effective mass participation and effectiveness. You'll also learn how to utilize your leaders in a way that assists in practice management.

    Overcoming Your Shortcomings
    Learn how to turn perceived disadvantages into advantages in a variety of common game match-up situations. Both Tanner and Villa feel that finding balance in match preparation is imperative. Understanding your strengths and playing with your strengths while knowing your opponent in their mind offers the best chance for success. Out of the water intangibles that are presented include the importance of commitment; to the sport, to academics, and to your team that all combine to pay lifelong dividends. In a final segment, Injuries and Illness, coping strategies are discussed.

    This unique DVD offers invaluable across the board information into the sport that every player and coach a competitive edge over their opponents.

    68 minutes. 2012 .




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    with Jovan Vavic,
    USC Head Men's and Women's Water Polo Coach;
    2012 National Men's Water Polo Coach of the Year;
    2012-13 Men's and Women's NCAA Champs - the fourth time in his career he has swept the national titles;
    winners of five straight Men's NCAA Championships (2008-2012) and 13 total NCAA titles (men and women, including 6 consecutive titles from 2008-13);
    11-time MPSF Coach of the Year, 12-time National Coach of the Year,
    9 Cutino Award winners

    Jovan Vavic has led both the USC men's and women's water polo teams to national championships three times in the same school year (1998-99, 2003-04 and 2009-10) and has lifted the Trojans to four consecutive men's national championships in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.

    Now for the first time you can take a poolside seat and watch Coach Vavic run six USC practices in real-time while he teaches all aspects of water polo! Explore the practice dynamics that offer a mix of skill work, drills, strength training, tactics, and strategies and include nearly 150 practice drills/activities and situations. Vavic's proven system of success is legendary and gets results.

    This extensive DVD set includes more than 10 hours of water polo practice, including six sessions over three days of practice.

    This DVD set covers nearly every facet of how Coach Vavic teaches and coaches the game.

    Order now and take the first step in integrating these proven techniques and coaching methods into your program!

    622 minutes (8 DVDs). 2012.

    Practice Breakdown:

    Day 1:

    • Practice 1 - Over 30 drills and activities in this session featuring individual warm up drills, passing, passing with med balls, leg work while shooting, station drills that include shooting, 2 meter man work, shooting against 2 man drop, 1 man drop and shooting against splitter.
    • Practice 2 - This training session includes over 25 activities. Individual skill development, passing with movement, leg work with stretch cords and medicine balls, shooting around X1 and X3 (5 and 6 positions), half court offense and defense, defense playing a drop and a split, and attacking with 21 and 45 drive.

    Day 2:

    • Practice 1 - This session includes team warm up, swimming with balls, passing work with weight belts, shooting with weight belts, 6-on-5 shooting drills, half court work, attack press defense with post up from position 1 that will force the defense to adjust and make switches. This practice is packed with drills and various strategic play that includes detailed demonstrations of numerous situations in the half court. Over 30 practice activities in all!
    • Practice 2 - This session includes a strength and conditioning weight room session. The pool session that follows includes more than 20 drills and game play situations that include passing with movement against a splitter, passing that requires legwork, and shooting in all possible fast break situations.

    Day 3:

    • Practice 1- On deck dynamic stretching routine, ball control drills, running different moves with the ball in 2M then outside, passing with the ball legwork focus, 4 on 3 fast break drills vs. press and area defense, attacking a 23 drop, plus 6 on 5 offense and defensive situations, and ending with counter attack. 30+ practice activities and situations.
    • Practice 2 - This session includes hole guarding and situations that develop in hole guarding, shooting, defending against the 31 drive in 1/2 court situation against a 34 drop, 6 on 5 and 5 on 6 situations. 10+ practice activities and situational plays in this session.

    All Access videos are designed to allow viewers from all over the world to see how successful coaches run their practices in a "live" practice setting. All Access videos allow viewers to see the practices un-edited and in real-time. You will see how top coaches run their drills, interact with their team and staff, how they motivate their team, the cue words they use, the atmosphere of the practice and how practices are structured from day to day. Many coaches visit successful colleges and high schools to watch practice. But if you live out of state or out of the country, visiting another coach's practice can be costly. That's why we created the All Access Practice Series of videos -- to bring the practices to you!


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    with James Graham,
    University of Pacific Head Men's and Women's Water Polo Coach,
    2013 Men's National Coach of the Year; 2013 National Runners-Up (men), Head of Water Polo Analytics Group

    Zone defense is an excellent way to defend against quick opponents. National Coach of the Year (2013) James Graham shows how his team uses various drills and strategies to slow and limit an opposing offense's chances by using a zone defense.

    Drills
    To implement the skills needed for an effective zone defense, Coach Graham demonstrates five drifting drills that improve leg strength and correct defensive body position. Adopting these drills will improve the speed and reaction time of your players on defense and disrupt the flow of the opponent's offense by quickly switching from a zone to applying pressure. Also included is a shot blocking drill that will teach players to keep proper form as they attempt to field-block shots on goal.

    If you have a strong center defender on your team, you can force an offense into taking poor outside shots. Coach Graham shows three drills that will keep your center defender in proper position for denying, disrupting or stealing the ball from the center.

    You'll also learn a drill focused on defending the drive that will teach players to keep the driver off balance while continuing to protect the goal and deflect passes.

    Strategy
    Coach Graham highlights a critical aspect of zone defense: drive help. With white board discussion and in-pool demonstration, he shows how double teaming and switching out of the zone can stop drivers from getting open to shoot. You will also learn how to defend double post situations in the zone. If teammates help each other while defending, it makes everyone's job easier.

    Staying in the pool, Coach Graham covers tips and strategies for blocking a line shot. You'll learn how a zone defense can stop a strong shot from a player further from the goal. By being in the correct position, a defender can deny the pass into the center and field-block a shot on goal while remaining in the zone defense.

    In the final section of the video, Coach Graham shows how a zone defense works in typical game situations. Switching, helping and proper defensive positioning may not stop an opponent, but it will slow and disrupt their flow to keep you in a game.

    This video will aid beginning players and advanced players by teaching proper technique for the zone defense, which is a great strategy for any team looking to slow down an opponent's offense.

    64 minutes. 2015.


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    with James Graham,
    University of Pacific Head Men's and Women's Water Polo Coach,
    2013 Men's National Coach of the Year; 2013 National Runners-Up (men), Head of Water Polo Analytics Group

    Picks and screens are a great way to create movement on offense and free up players for high percentage goal scoring opportunities. Coach James Graham shows how to implement these picks correctly and in a variety of ways for any game situation.

    From rule interpretations to drills and plays, Coach Graham gives you everything you need to create quick and easy scoring opportunities in the front court.

    Pick Rules
    Many rules in water polo are up for interpretation by the officiating crew, and picks are no exception. With four key guidelines, Coach Graham teaches you how you can use picks legally in during a game.

    Pick Drills
    Discover a series of drills that will teach you how and when to use vertical picks and horizontal picks to free up players on offense. You'll also learn how to run a pick and roll, which involves setting a screen on the defender guarding the ball. Also included is Coach Graham's philosophy on running picks while the defense is dropped off in a zone. You'll see how to set up the defense by driving and picking off an opponent with either a 32 or 23 pick. These drills are designed to help your players learn the best cuts and pick angles during practice so they can execute them correctly in games.

    Types of Picks
    A great way to get a player open is by creating opportunities in transition with the counter pick. By learning to use a screen on the counter attack, you will be able to free up players even when switching from a dropped, zone defense.

    Another effective move shown is the cross screen, which uses a teammate to create an opening by crossing two drivers. Cross screens are great for creating movement and keeping your offense from becoming stagnant.

    Coach Graham also takes you through two differing drives to show how to set screens using the center or post position. With a wrap drive or reverse, your offense will get an opportunity to score or an easy pass inside to the center.

    You'll find many ways to use the picks and screens presented in this video to better your team's offense. If executed correctly, the techniques presented by Coach Graham can be used at all levels to enhance the play of any team seeking a championship.

    63 minutes. 2015.


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    WPD-04833A: with James Graham,
    University of Pacific Head Men's and Women's Water Polo Coach,
    2013 Men's National Coach of the Year; 2013 National Runners-Up (men), Head of Water Polo Analytics Group

    Zone defense is an excellent way to defend against quick opponents. National Coach of the Year (2013) James Graham shows how his team uses various drills and strategies to slow and limit an opposing offense's chances by using a zone defense.

    Drills
    To implement the skills needed for an effective zone defense, Coach Graham demonstrates five drifting drills that improve leg strength and correct defensive body position. Adopting these drills will improve the speed and reaction time of your players on defense and disrupt the flow of the opponent's offense by quickly switching from a zone to applying pressure. Also included is a shot blocking drill that will teach players to keep proper form as they attempt to field-block shots on goal.

    If you have a strong center defender on your team, you can force an offense into taking poor outside shots. Coach Graham shows three drills that will keep your center defender in proper position for denying, disrupting or stealing the ball from the center.

    You'll also learn a drill focused on defending the drive that will teach players to keep the driver off balance while continuing to protect the goal and deflect passes.

    Strategy
    Coach Graham highlights a critical aspect of zone defense: drive help. With white board discussion and in-pool demonstration, he shows how double teaming and switching out of the zone can stop drivers from getting open to shoot. You will also learn how to defend double post situations in the zone. If teammates help each other while defending, it makes everyone's job easier.

    Staying in the pool, Coach Graham covers tips and strategies for blocking a line shot. You'll learn how a zone defense can stop a strong shot from a player further from the goal. By being in the correct position, a defender can deny the pass into the center and field-block a shot on goal while remaining in the zone defense.

    In the final section of the video, Coach Graham shows how a zone defense works in typical game situations. Switching, helping and proper defensive positioning may not stop an opponent, but it will slow and disrupt their flow to keep you in a game.

    This video will aid beginning players and advanced players by teaching proper technique for the zone defense, which is a great strategy for any team looking to slow down an opponent's offense.

    64 minutes. 2015.



    WPD-04833B: with James Graham,
    University of Pacific Head Men's and Women's Water Polo Coach,
    2013 Men's National Coach of the Year; 2013 National Runners-Up (men), Head of Water Polo Analytics Group

    Picks and screens are a great way to create movement on offense and free up players for high percentage goal scoring opportunities. Coach James Graham shows how to implement these picks correctly and in a variety of ways for any game situation.

    From rule interpretations to drills and plays, Coach Graham gives you everything you need to create quick and easy scoring opportunities in the front court.

    Pick Rules
    Many rules in water polo are up for interpretation by the officiating crew, and picks are no exception. With four key guidelines, Coach Graham teaches you how you can use picks legally in during a game.

    Pick Drills
    Discover a series of drills that will teach you how and when to use vertical picks and horizontal picks to free up players on offense. You'll also learn how to run a pick and roll, which involves setting a screen on the defender guarding the ball. Also included is Coach Graham's philosophy on running picks while the defense is dropped off in a zone. You'll see how to set up the defense by driving and picking off an opponent with either a 32 or 23 pick. These drills are designed to help your players learn the best cuts and pick angles during practice so they can execute them correctly in games.

    Types of Picks
    A great way to get a player open is by creating opportunities in transition with the counter pick. By learning to use a screen on the counter attack, you will be able to free up players even when switching from a dropped, zone defense.

    Another effective move shown is the cross screen, which uses a teammate to create an opening by crossing two drivers. Cross screens are great for creating movement and keeping your offense from becoming stagnant.

    Coach Graham also takes you through two differing drives to show how to set screens using the center or post position. With a wrap drive or reverse, your offense will get an opportunity to score or an easy pass inside to the center.

    You'll find many ways to use the picks and screens presented in this video to better your team's offense. If executed correctly, the techniques presented by Coach Graham can be used at all levels to enhance the play of any team seeking a championship.

    63 minutes. 2015.




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    with Sean Nolan,
    US Olympic Development Program National Goalkeeper Coach;
    2000 Olympian, former Cal Berkley Assistant Coach

    Passing

    Being able to pass fast and accurately is a necessity for goalkeepers, so your team can get out and counter attack in transition. Coach Nolan gives you a passing checklist full of coaching tips and strategies that create correct passing fundamentals. He presents drills that focus on the technical skills of the pass and making correct reads.

    Communication

    Train your goalies to be better leaders in the water through communication. Coach Nolan covers communication skills, tone, strategies and more to be the leader on defense your team needs for success.

    Game Situations

    Besides being the last line of defense, a goalie has the best view of game situations. Coach Nolan discusses the importance of a goalie's communication with teammates and how they can be a leader on defense using positive and constructive communication.

    You will see five examples that give goalies the tools they need to stop the most common game shots. From one on goalies to penalty shots, these "tricks" will help reduce the probability of an "easy" goal for your opponents.

    Mental Game

    The goalie's mental and emotional state should be consistent to keep them from going down a spiral of discouragement. Sharing the blame, being confident and positive, and being able to brush off mistakes while learning from them will keep a goalie's head in the game and help them stay prepared for the next shot to come.

    Coach Nolan covers nearly every aspect of the goalkeeper position in this information-packed video. This is a great resource for coaches and goalies of all levels.

    69 minutes. 2016.


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    with Sean Nolan,
    US Olympic Development Program National Goalkeeper Coach;
    2000 Olympian, former Cal Berkley Assistant Coach

    Former Olympian and current U.S. Olympic Development Program National Goalkeeper Coach, Sean Nolan, presents a series of drills designed to help goalies stop more shots. Every aspect of goalkeeping is covered as Coach Nolan shows off the exercises he uses to build championship goalies.

    Warm-Up and Positioning

    Coach Nolan starts with a great hand-eye coordination warm-up for goalies that prepares them mentally for a game or practice. These two drills use various sizes and numbers of balls to help train a goalie's mind and reaction time.

    Next, you'll be shown a slide show discussing the importance of a goalie's positioning within the triangle. By "Living in the Triangle," goalkeepers can reduce unnecessary movement and force shooters to take shots that goalies are already prepared to block.

    Living in the Triangle

    Train your goalies to become master of the angles between the posts. In this PowerPoint "cheat sheet," Coach Nolan gives you coaching tips and strategies to help train your goalies to find the correct position within the goal, taking away as many shooting angles as possible, while giving up a little to the left and right. You'll discover basic principles and red zone strategies.

    Goalie Drills

    Coach Nolan demonstrates over 15 drills that work on keeping the goalie in correct base position, keeping their hands light and ready to cover all corners of the goal, and being ready for unexpected situations. Primarily working on keeping proper balance, these drills will test your goalie's reaction and show if they are truly in good position.

    You will also learn more hand-eye coordination drills based in the water. In these exercises, goalies work on being light in the water and using quick reflexes to pass and block multiple shots on goal. Coach Nolan also covers drills to help goalies react to various shots and challenge themselves by baiting shooters into certain shots.

    Test Sets

    Coach Nolan runs through a few quick drills to show how the goalie is improving without looking at stats of blocks, saves and goals allowed. He encourages the use of film to help the athlete visually understand where they can improve and how they are progressing.

    This video contains some of the best techniques and drills for water polo goalies that are effective at any level.

    80 minutes. 2016.


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    WPD-04912A: with Sean Nolan,
    US Olympic Development Program National Goalkeeper Coach;
    2000 Olympian, former Cal Berkley Assistant Coach

    Former Olympian and current U.S. Olympic Development Program National Goalkeeper Coach, Sean Nolan, presents a series of drills designed to help goalies stop more shots. Every aspect of goalkeeping is covered as Coach Nolan shows off the exercises he uses to build championship goalies.

    Warm-Up and Positioning

    Coach Nolan starts with a great hand-eye coordination warm-up for goalies that prepares them mentally for a game or practice. These two drills use various sizes and numbers of balls to help train a goalie's mind and reaction time.

    Next, you'll be shown a slide show discussing the importance of a goalie's positioning within the triangle. By "Living in the Triangle," goalkeepers can reduce unnecessary movement and force shooters to take shots that goalies are already prepared to block.

    Living in the Triangle

    Train your goalies to become master of the angles between the posts. In this PowerPoint "cheat sheet," Coach Nolan gives you coaching tips and strategies to help train your goalies to find the correct position within the goal, taking away as many shooting angles as possible, while giving up a little to the left and right. You'll discover basic principles and red zone strategies.

    Goalie Drills

    Coach Nolan demonstrates over 15 drills that work on keeping the goalie in correct base position, keeping their hands light and ready to cover all corners of the goal, and being ready for unexpected situations. Primarily working on keeping proper balance, these drills will test your goalie's reaction and show if they are truly in good position.

    You will also learn more hand-eye coordination drills based in the water. In these exercises, goalies work on being light in the water and using quick reflexes to pass and block multiple shots on goal. Coach Nolan also covers drills to help goalies react to various shots and challenge themselves by baiting shooters into certain shots.

    Test Sets

    Coach Nolan runs through a few quick drills to show how the goalie is improving without looking at stats of blocks, saves and goals allowed. He encourages the use of film to help the athlete visually understand where they can improve and how they are progressing.

    This video contains some of the best techniques and drills for water polo goalies that are effective at any level.

    80 minutes. 2016.



    WPD-04912B: with Sean Nolan,
    US Olympic Development Program National Goalkeeper Coach;
    2000 Olympian, former Cal Berkley Assistant Coach

    Passing

    Being able to pass fast and accurately is a necessity for goalkeepers, so your team can get out and counter attack in transition. Coach Nolan gives you a passing checklist full of coaching tips and strategies that create correct passing fundamentals. He presents drills that focus on the technical skills of the pass and making correct reads.

    Communication

    Train your goalies to be better leaders in the water through communication. Coach Nolan covers communication skills, tone, strategies and more to be the leader on defense your team needs for success.

    Game Situations

    Besides being the last line of defense, a goalie has the best view of game situations. Coach Nolan discusses the importance of a goalie's communication with teammates and how they can be a leader on defense using positive and constructive communication.

    You will see five examples that give goalies the tools they need to stop the most common game shots. From one on goalies to penalty shots, these "tricks" will help reduce the probability of an "easy" goal for your opponents.

    Mental Game

    The goalie's mental and emotional state should be consistent to keep them from going down a spiral of discouragement. Sharing the blame, being confident and positive, and being able to brush off mistakes while learning from them will keep a goalie's head in the game and help them stay prepared for the next shot to come.

    Coach Nolan covers nearly every aspect of the goalkeeper position in this information-packed video. This is a great resource for coaches and goalies of all levels.

    69 minutes. 2016.




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    with James Graham,
    University of Pacific Head Men's and Women's Water Polo Coach,
    2013 Men's National Coach of the Year; 2013 National Runners-Up (men), Head of Water Polo Analytics Group

    What happens when you don't have a full complement of players in the field or when you're down by one with only a few seconds left? James Graham addresses these special situations and more. He presents ideas on how to utilize your team's strengths in designing plays, keep all your players moving in the field, and design plays that address time constraints.

    Time Management

    Take control of the clock by incorporating time in the design of your plays. Graham shows you how to create scoring opportunities using less than 10 seconds of clock, allowing you to get one more play in to retake the lead.

    Prevent your opponent from scoring with a few seconds left on the clock. With a steady press and a quick steal, put the ball in a position that eats up time to get the ball and prevents the goalie from putting it right back into play.

    Special Situations

    Preparing athletes for all situations is essential for success when it comes to game time. Graham shows a simple 5v5 setup in which movement can be cycled on alternating sides to create continuous scoring opportunities.

    Explore over 10 different situations of score or player deficit while maintaining awareness of the time left on the clock. Each detailed explanation is followed by multiple demonstrations in the water. Plays include:

    • After Goal Play with less than 15 seconds left
    • After Goal Play with less than 10 seconds left
    • Down by 1 with less than 10 seconds left without any timeouts
    • 2-for-1 (Down by 1 late in the game)
    • Defend Direct with Less than 5 Seconds Left
    • Run Out the clock vs Goalie Press
    • 5v5 Motion (double exclusion from the game)

    Designing Your Own Plays

    With clear plans on the white board and demonstrations in the water, Graham gives you insights into how he plans his plays. No need to reinvent the wheel, but you can custom tailor these plays to fit your team's strengths to be successful down the road.

    This video is a must-have to better plan for unequal numbers and limited time so your team is better prepared when the situations arise!

    50 minutes. 2017.


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    with Kirk Everist,
    University of California, Berkeley Head Men's Coach,
    2016 NCAA Champions - 3x NCAA Champions;
    as a player - 3x All-American,
    NCAA Player of the Year ('88) and 2x US Olympian,
    Cal Athletic Hall of Fame ('04) and USA Water Polo Hall of Fame ('04)

    Few water polo coaches have experienced as much success as Cal head coach Kirk Everist. The three-time NCAA champion coach has amassed a wealth of knowledge in over two decades of instructing high school and collegiate athletes.

    This instructional video grants you access inside two days of Cal water polo practices, led by Everist himself. You'll take in two morning and two afternoon practice sessions conducted early in the season as the Golden Bears work to improve their conditioning and technical/tactical skills.

    Day 1

    Everist begins by taking his team through a preview of the morning practice on a whiteboard. Then, the team conducts an indoor dynamic stretching session before transferring to the pool for lap swimming to complete their warm-up.

    Centers and attackers split up to work on position-specific drills. Coach Everist utilizes a whiteboard on the side of the pool to give his players information on the goals for each drill. Repositioning and countering are two of the main skills covered in the individual drills.

    Next, you'll see a variety of team drills that Cal uses to work on blocks, defensive positioning, jumping to the ball, and more.

    Drills include:

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    • Cut-Throat Drill li>
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    • 6-on-5: Triangle li>

    The day 1 afternoon practice dives deeper into 6-on-5 work, with Everist providing mid-drill talking points to his players that will allow you to hear exactly what he wants his players to work on in the pool. A variety of game situations are explored; with shooting, counter-attacking, and front court offense serving as the highlights of the session.

    Both the morning and afternoon practices conclude with team conditioning (plus lap swimming in the morning) and field blocking (plus hip over technique in the afternoon).

    Day 2

    The warm-up for the morning session of day 2 involves swimming and passing the ball. Goalie-specific warm-up drills are shown as well.

    Once his team is ready, Coach Everist moves on to short scrimmage sessions that allow him to pick and choose specific situations to begin each scrimmage. You'll see the Golden Bears work through the following scenarios:

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    • 6-on-5 li>
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    • 5-on-5 li>

    The afternoon practice contains more goalie warm-up drills using a heavy ball and no ball. Everist also splits his players up to allow attackers to work on position-specific skills, including shooting. Finally, he brings his team back together and takes them through more game situations via intra-squad scrimmage, focusing specifically on basic rotations on defense.

    Coach Everist's poolside instruction and tactical diagramming are what sets this video apart. You'll come away with tons of drills and tips to help your team maximize their performance this season!

    263 minutes. 2018.


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