The Goal Is To Provide Basic Skills And Understanding of the Sport In A Recreational Format.
Splashball water polo is designed to bridge the gap between Pre-Gold and the sport of water polo for ages 5-10. Although water polo is known for its toughness and endurance, Splashball harnesses all the fun, dynamic aspects of the game in a safe, easy to learn aquatic experience that will motivate kids to swim, stay fit and get excited about water polo.
Before joining Splashball all new athletes must pass a basic swim skills test. The swim test has five parts: submerge head and blow bubbles, float on belly while blowing bubbles, float on back, kick on belly while blowing bubbles, and kick on back. We will have a coach on the deck running the test and a coach in the water to help demonstrate and for safety, but all athletes must be able to complete the test unassisted by the coaches.
We Emphasize The Step-By-Step Coaching Process.
The pool deck is our classroom with practices are our “lectures”/lessons. Athletes will learn the absolute basic water polo fundamentals of egg beatering, ball handling and control skills, water polo vocabulary, and proper demonstration of listening to coaches before moving to more technical elements of the sport.