It is often difficult to find just the right water polo specific gifts for your player or coach so I have assembled a list of resources that are a good starting point.
If anyone has any additions, please email me at j[email protected] to be included in my next update!.
Books and Manuals
Dante Dettamant "Fundamentals of Playing Water Polo" and "Basics of Successful Coaching". . The definitive books on training, strategy, practice, drills and tactics for coaches, players over aged 12 and parents of water polo players. 200 + pages $35.00. For Parents,players, fans and coaches, Coach Dantes books are a great resource. www.lulu.com
Jim Solum: The Science of Water Polo Series, These books will give water polo players and coaches every movement and body position needed to become a lethal shooter . The Book gives how to’s of many different shots including the physiology to help players and coaches learn to shoot effectively and prevent career crippling shoulder injuries. Recommended for High School age and greater or parents who want to help children be the best they can be.
Rick Jones: Training The Emerging Goaltender . This is a 35 page step by step ” How To” book for young goalies, 14 and under. It is a must for age group coaches and any youngster playing the goal. $19.95
Water Polo Resource Manual: Do it Yourself for FREE~ There are hundreds of water polo articles, drills, plays, How To’s and media available on Water Polo Planet from some of the worlds best coaches and players. Print them out and put into a 3 ring binder with dividers for a huge resource manual for coaches and/or players at http://www.waterpoloplanet.com/polo_articles.html and at http://www.waterpoloplanet.com/coach_hunkler.html
Swim Suits, Ball, Clothing and Equipment
S & R Sport Large selection of Suits, Caps, Balls, Goals, Equipment, Training Aids and Books
Turbo/Kap 7 USA: The most popular swimsuits of water polo players around the world and very difficult to find. THE best gear for water polo, world renowned and available in the USA from Kap 7, a trusted supplier. Turbo suits are known as the best water polo gear in nthe world and a very special gift for any water polo player.
Monster Polo for cool customized and stock clothing and suits
Water Polo Jewelry
Water Polo Pendant/Charm (girls) $10.00
Design Your Own Water Polo Bracelet (Customize with school colors, cap number and charms)
Miscellaneous Water Polo Gifts and Ideas
Photo Gifts: Professional shots of players on various gifts from My Water Polo Pics
Custom Photo Personalized Photo Water Polo Balls (great gift for a player or a coach) $30.00
Water Polo Gifts of all Kinds $10.00-$50.00 Include great slogans on T-shirts, posters, bags and more
The Worlds Toughest Sport Water Polo Poster: Download the free poster from Water Polo Planet.
Have an archival quality 2’ x 3’ poster from above download online for $9.95 at the following link: http://www.fullsizeposters.com/?gclid=CPafg8rJ9ZYCFQIfswodHmyQWw
Custom Coach Recognition Plaques $39.00
Customized Coach/Team Caricature (one of a kind) $99.00
Water Polo Training
Summer Water Polo Camp is a great (and affordable) way for kids to make friends, improve skills and get to know college coaches! An index of many camps is available at http://www.waterpoloplanet.com/camps_and_clinics.html
Red Card T-shirt $27.99
MENS White Pants (elastic waistband)
MENS White Jeans (Relaxed Fit)
WOMENS Boot Cut Chino
WOMENS 5 pocket White Jeans
Best Referee Shoes for Back and Leg Relief (available in Mens or Womens)