Men’s Water Polo Video Testing

The Evolution of Water Polo Training: Embracing Video Testing and Assessment

In the competitive world of water polo, the quest for excellence has led coaches and athletes to embrace innovative training methodologies. Among these, video testing and assessment have emerged as powerful tools, revolutionizing the way players refine their techniques and strategize their gameplay.

The Rise of Video Analysis

Traditionally, water polo training has relied heavily on the keen eyes of coaches to spot areas for improvement. However, the introduction of video analysis has provided a new dimension to training sessions. By recording and reviewing gameplay and practice sessions, both above and below water, teams can conduct a more thorough examination of player movements, game strategies, and opponent tendencies.

For instance, the “Tune-up” system, utilized at Fordham University, showcases the potential of video analysis in water polo. This system allows for split-screen comparisons, offering a clear visual representation of a player’s performance over time. Similarly, Fenwick High School’s water polo testing videos serve as a testament to the effectiveness of video assessment in enhancing goalie training.

 

2020 Water Polo training videos, both above and below water, were recorded at Fordham University in Bronx, New York.

Videos of the 2019 Water Polo Testing at Fenwick High School in Oak Park, IL. Analysis and training techniques.

GOALIE 1: Coach in water at 3:10 MIRROR TRAINING

GOALIE 2: COACH IN WATER AT 2:45 FOR MIRROR TRAINING

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