2017 Camp Curriculum

Information on the curriculum of the camp is below. This will give players of each level what to expect and to prepare for in order to have a great experience at the camp. For questions, please email [email protected] and a coach/instructor will be in contact with you.

Level 1 – Beginner to 1 Year
Introduction to egg beater/treading water
Swimming water polo freestyle with the ball
Swimming water polo backstroke
Rotational throwing and catching water polo ball for passing
Rotational throwing and catchign water polo for shooting
Body position during offense
Body position during defense
Umbrella Offense & Spacing
Ball Awareness & Keeping the Head on a Swivel
Introduction to 6-5 Offense & Defense
Introduction to Center
Introduction to Center Defender
Introduction to minor/major fouls and advantage rule

Level 2 – 2 Years – 3 Years
Build on Rotation of Body for Passing & Shooting
Pressure Passing on Offense & Defense
Not Taking The Foul and Taking the Foul
Umbrella Structure & Spacing
6-5 Structured Defense – Movement for passing lanes & finding the best shot opportunity
Positioning in Center – Applying the Advantage Rule
Positioning at Center Defender
Driving & Gaining Position
Applying Minor/Major fouls and Advantage rule
Referee 101

Level 3 – 3 Years +
Build on Rotation of Body for Passing & Shooting
Pressure Passing on Offense & Defense
Not Taking The Foul and Taking the Foul
6-5 Structured Defense – Movement for passing lanes & finding the best shot opportunity
Proper Positioning in Center – Applying the Advantage Rule
Driving & Gaining Position
Applying minor/major fouls and advantage rule
Referee 101

Goalies:
Goalie Positioning
Conditioning Drills & Leg Work
Goalie Coverage & Leg Strength
Lateral Movement Within Goal
Reaction Timing
Blocking Specific Shots & Forcing Specific Shots
Verbally Communicating – Being the Quarterback of the Defense
Goalie Throws – Finding the Outlet Pass & Keeping Possession
What to Watch for When Viewing Higher Level Goalies Play
“If you can touch the ball, you can stop it”

All Levels & Positions
Being a Good Teammate
Being a Good Leader
Listening to Your Coach
Asking Questions
Watching Water Polo Can Be Just as Beneficial as Playing Water Polo

Water Polo Topics at Your Finger Tips:
Here are a couple items you can take a look at before attending the camp. This will give you an understanding of what type of things you can prepare yourself for and have a written knowledge about. Don’t think of this as summer homework, but a great start to a great experience at the Ohio Water Polo Camp

3 P’s To Water Polo

Water Polo Fundamentals

6-6 Numbering System – Offense

Team Offensive Strategies

Team Defensive Strategies

Counter Attack Strategies