Water Polo Techniques

March 25, 2019

Water polo technique is a set of bio-mechanically correct and effective elements of the game that are indispensable for solving specific tactical tasks in different game situations.

The elements of the technique are based on:
bio-mechanical laws;
water polo rules;
applicability according to situations in the game.

Each technical element has a tactical aspect of the game (individual tactics). The skill of performing technical elements is necessary for achieving top-notch sports achievements, since only appropriately advanced elements of the technique allow the application of the most effective tactics, while the poorly advanced technique limits tactical solutions. The water polo technique passed a series of development phases until it came to its present form.

The technical structure of water polishing techniques is very complex and contains a large number of performance options. Technical elements of water polo can, at the most common level, be classified into two motor activities:

player movement or "moving in space";
manipulation of the ball;

The movement of players realizes tasks: conquering space of the field, release of opponents cover (defense), or control of the opponent. In manipulation of the ball included elements of water polo technique are: receiving, passing, dribbling the ball and shooting. 

For a better clarity of the elements of the technique, a classification of the technique is required by which the technique of the game is divided into areas and groups.

The technique of water polo is divided into five major areas:
the technique of basic movement in water polo;
technique of special movement in water polo;
ball manipulation technique;
technique in defense;
goal technique;



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