Welcome Season 2016
Want to get involved in water polo but don't know where to start?
Come to one practice and get started in this exciting water sport. Water Polo is a fall sport that incorporates basketball, soccer, and ice hockey. It is fast paced and very challenging.
Water Polo, or Water ball, is a team water sport. The playing team consists of six field players and one goalkeeper. The winner of the game is the team that scores the most goals. Game play involves swimming, treading water (using a kicking motion known as "eggbeater kick"), players passing the ball while being defended by opponents, and scoring by throwing the ball into a net defended by a goalie.
'Man-up' (or 'power play') situations occur frequently. Water polo, therefore, has strong similarities to the land-based game of team handball.
*If you want to get in shape, play waterpolo. In 1991, water polo was ranked by a panel of physiology experts from around the United States, as the “best overall sport” in regards to physiological demands placed on an athlete.
*Men’s Waterpolo has had an official NCAA Collegiate championship since 1969.
*Women’s waterpolo became an NCAA sport in 2001. Since then, with a boost from Title 9, women’s waterpolo has surpassed the men’s program with about 80 colleges sponsoring varsity level teams.
*The United States became the 1st country in the history of the sport to place both its men’s and women’s teams in the medal round of competition.
Advisor: Kayla Villano
Location/Time: Starts in August and runs through October. Practice is every day from 2:30 till 5:00.
How to Join: Just show up!