Water Polo Class

Water Polo is an exciting, face-paced game that incorporates athletic elements from soccer, basketball, football, rugby, wrestling, and of course, swimming. Participants will learn basic skills and strategies of Water Polo including ball control, game plays, passing, set-up, and shooting. 

Fundamentals of Water Polo Class


For swimmers who have learned how to swim, are comfortable in the water and are looking to learn new water skills. Maybe your swimmer is hoping to play water polo in the future and needs to learn the basics first.
  • Age: 8-11 years / 12-15 years
  • Fee: $80/8 weeks
  • Day: Saturdays
  • Dates: TBD - Summer 2017
  • Time: TBD
  • Location: TBD
  • Instructor: Aquatics Staff
  • Register: TBD

Class Overview


The Fundamentals of Water Polo Class is designed to introduce the sport of water polo to children and teens. The intent is to provide basic skills and understanding of the sport in a recreational format. Although water polo is known for its toughness and endurance, this course will harness all the fun, dynamic aspects of the game in a safe easy to learn aquatic experience that will motivate kids to swim and stay fit.

Students will start off by learning the very basics such as swimming head-up freestyle, swimming with the ball, and treading water with and without hands. Then they will then move into learning how to handle, pass and shoot the water polo ball. Once they have learned and practice these fundamental skills they will move on to learning basic game set-up, plays, offensive skills, and defensive skills. To accommodate all students, each class will be broken up into two smaller groups based on knowledge and skill.

Requirements


  • Ages 8-11:
    • Must be able to comfortably swim 25 yards continuously without stopping.
    • Must be comfortable in deep water.
  • Ages 12-15:
    • Must be able to comfortably swim 50 yards continuously without stopping.
    • Must be comfortable in deep water.
Note: The water polo coaches will evaluate the participants at the beginning of the first class. If the participant cannot successfully complete the swim, a full refund will be issued.