Building a Successful Team Every team has an opportunity to solidify their mark on the legacy of their program. It’s important to establish a unique identity through the mission and team values they deem most important to their own success for the upcoming season. The team’s success each year largely depends on the roles and norms that the coaches set for the team, empowering athletes to find their place within the culture that has been established. The coaches also need to l
Controlling the Controllables in Water Polo Do you ever wonder how athletes stay calm when under immense amounts of pressure? How about when athletes seem to “rise to the occasion” and make a clutch play when the game is on the line. There are a number of ways that peak performances happen but usually it has a lot to do with your focus on controlling what you can control.
When training your own or your athlete’s ability to play mentally tough, it is important to develop com
Originally published on Kap7 International Inc. by Brian Alexander Sports are a vehicle for life. Some would say sports are life but when you take a step back to really see what your young athlete is learning in the pool you might discover that they are learning skills that will propel them into success in every aspect of what they do. In fact, that should be the first separation parents make with their young water polo players. We see this all too often with professional ath