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Transcript of WATER POLO
Health And Sports For Life
Team water sport
6 team field players and 1 goal keeper
There are additional Substitute Players
Traditionally played in an all-deep pool (1.8m deep or 5.9 feet).
Ball: Designed with water proof materials to allow to float and be gripped properly in the pool
Caps: Designed to protect the player's heads and ears
Goals: Two goals are needed to play waterpolo. One on each side of the pool. Traditionally on floaters.
Swimwear: Male players must wear swim briefs and Female players a one piece bathing suit.
Mouth guard: Not required in some tournaments, but recommended
Goggles are not permitted in water polo.
Swimming & Handling Skills
Players play both offensive and defensive
The front crawl stroke in water polo: Players must keep their head out of the water at all times to observe the play
The arm stroke is smaller but quicker, focused on protecting the ball
The back stroke is different. Eggbeater leg motions to quickly change directions if needed. Used by the goalie to block a shot
Catching and throwing the ball with one hand
Anticipation and mental preparation (rapid change in play)
Where Do You Play Waterpolo?
Injury And Prevention
Shoulder: core and shoulder muscular strengthening is critical for prevention and rehabilitation of shoulder pain and weakness.
Knee: Pre-season dry land training, cross training, and water treading exercises can help prevent injury.
Back and Spine: Prevention is emphasized with core abdominal and back strengthening exercises.
Hand and wrist: can typically be managed with body taping but may require hand therapy. Proper sportsmanship is the key to prevention.
King of water polo injuries: A concussion, however, is the most important acute injury to care for.
Water Polo & The Dimensions of Wellness...
Social: Water polo is a team sport. It creates a platform to interact with others within the team and other teams you play against. You can create relationships with other people.
Emotional: Water polo is a high intensity sport. Sometimes creates situations where feelings can be evoked. Passion, anger, happiness. Being aware of ones feelings and others is within emotional wellness. We could also be experiencing the need of support and depend on the team to give it to us. Also, learning from mistakes is part of emotional wellness.
Physical: Water polo requires endurance and strength, ; players can swim up to 4 miles per game. In Water polo many muscle groups come together in a game.
Spiritual: Having values allows fare game in water polo. Especially when maneuvers causing injuries by other players may be seen as foul play. Having a system of values while playing in the pool can improve our spirituality.
Intellectual: Learning strategies, rules and things like field awareness in Water polo (Knowledge of the game) can Lead to intellectual wellness.
Environmental: Can be influence by being aware of the mayor resource in playing Water polo; water. Being conscious of how many gallons of water are used to filled pools. Using the information to bring awareness about water and its consumption to communities.
Effects of Water Polo on the components of fitness: Cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, body composition.