John Tanner's Intangibles for Water Polo 3-Pack

John Tanner's Intangibles for Water Polo 3-Pack
John Tanner's Intangibles for Water Polo 3-Pack
Item# WPD-04021
$104.99
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Product Description

  • Prepare yourself for the big games
  • Watch and play the game with greater knowledge and insight
  • Implement and practice the nuances of the game and cross the fine line between success and failure
with John Tanner,
Stanford University Head Women's Water Polo Coach,
2017 NCAA Champions - five NCAA titles in seven years (2011-17) and six NCAA crowns overall
4x ACWPC Coach of the Year;
and Assistant Coach of Men's 2000 US Olympic Water Polo Team

and Brenda Villa,
3x Olympian and NCAA All American, Water Polo Player of the Decade

Prepare yourself mentally and physically to perform your best and take your game to the next level!

Two time NCAA Championship Coach John Tanner and three time Olympian and Player of the Decade Brenda Villa, take provide 20 tips on how you can become a World Champion water polo player.

Using practice footage, Coach Tanner shows you how to get rid of grabbers, create more space, deal with a 2-meter player, make the perfect block, draw the foul, make a quality shot, faking, passing, taking the defender, handle the demands of the game, reversals, quickness and the importance of the hip shift.

In an interview with Brenda Villa your will learn about her pre-game and post-game routines and how she competes during the game. Learn how to improve your individual skills and make those around you better. With coaching points throughout the DVD, you can improve and perfect your technique.

71 minutes. 2012.


with John Tanner,
Stanford University Head Women's Water Polo Coach,
2017 NCAA Champions - five NCAA titles in seven years (2011-17) and six NCAA crowns overall
4x ACWPC Coach of the Year;
and Assistant Coach of Men's 2000 US Olympic Water Polo Team

and Brenda Villa,
3x Olympian and NCAA All American, Water Polo Player of the Decade

To best understand the game of water polo, John Tanner believes it is imperative to look at the game with a multi-faceted perspective. This includes seeing the game through the eyes of a referee, coach, and player. The goal of this four-part presentation is to create a clear understanding of the game that benefits players, coaches, and spectators along with sharing insights and strategies.

Fouls and Whistles
Unlike other sports where the whistle indicates a game stoppage, in water polo the whistle indicates continuation of the game, and the whistle pattern indicates both the infraction and how to continue play. In the pool, Coach Tanner defines and demonstrates examples of the following fouls: Ordinary, Exclusion, Penalty, and the Offensive Push Off foul. The detailed explanation Tanner provides coupled with player demonstrations of each of these foul situations--including the whistle pattern for each-- provide a very clear understanding of how these rules effect the continuous play of the game. Invaluable information for players, coaches, and spectators!

Water Polo throughout the World
Coach Tanner engages 3x Olympian Brenda Villa in an information exchange regarding styles of play throughout the world. Both Tanner and Villa share their experiences with these different styles and what challenges these styles create to both playing in or playing against. Discussion includes the importance of advanced planning at any level to be prepared for teams that offer unique challenges.

X's and O's of Water Polo
This segment offers a look at understanding tactics of the game. Tanner and Villa diagram and discuss the offensive and defensive strategies for a variety of systems. Tanner first shares his numbering system and proceeds to look at a variety of front court attack and defend strategies. Tanner and Villa present specifics on how to successfully attack and defend and offer invaluable nuances from their experiences as both a coach and a player.

Power Plays
Tanner and Villa again look at tactics and strategies for defending and attacking in power play situations. Villa specifically details strategies for a high school level or lower level team that offers the best of

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