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by Missy
Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: High School BOYS
Topic: Glendale HS Water Polo Law Suit
Replies: 18
Views: 3663

Re: Glendale HS Water Polo Law Suit

Just received this email. I'm not sure that this is the same lawsuit. I'm going to write a letter. I hope some of you can join me: Dear Water Polo Friends and Family, **URGENT** need your help by Monday, Dec. 14, 2015 by 3:00PM Recently, in a high school water polo game a 15 year-old player was enga...
by Missy
Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Do We Really Need a 2-meter Player
Replies: 45
Views: 7039

Re: Do We Really Need a 2-meter Player

James and Dante are both excellent coaches. It is great that statistics are being kept on the games and I respect an analytical approach to strategy. Thank you both for thoughtful posts. I agree that the officials are integral to the coaches' strategy. To me, the men's NCAA game looks much different...
by Missy
Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Buy/Trade/Sell
Topic: Cap Experiences
Replies: 10
Views: 7658

Re: Cap Experiences

Thanks!
by Missy
Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: Buy/Trade/Sell
Topic: Cap Experiences
Replies: 10
Views: 7658

Cap Experiences

We need a new set of caps and I have been very unhappy our last set. The strings have had to be re-sewn numerous times. I am wondering what brands everyone has been using that have shown to be durable.
by Missy
Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: The Quicker Kicker Outer
Topic: New HS Rules Clarification - Shot Clock
Replies: 6
Views: 1785

Re: New HS Rules Clarification - Shot Clock

Thanks for clearing that up. I hear you about the confusion about the language and the points of emphasis and other "clarifications". I wish they'd stop making special rule sets for special interests. Everyone should use the FINA rules.
by Missy
Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: The Quicker Kicker Outer
Topic: New HS Rules Clarification - Shot Clock
Replies: 6
Views: 1785

New HS Rules Clarification - Shot Clock

According to http://www.nfhs.org/waterpolo/, one of the rule changes is as follows: 12‐21‐1  The shot clock shall not be reset when the team that was in possession of the ball retains possession.    Rationale: There is no reason to reward a team that is keeping possession of the ball a new shot cloc...
by Missy
Wed May 21, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: General International Water Polo
Topic: Riverside FINA tournament: No Female announcers?
Replies: 4
Views: 3564

Re: Riverside FINA tournament: No Female announcers?

I'd like to comment on this intelligently but I am still stuck on the fact that USA WP is not doing a free webcast but the Extreme Pride people are. From possibly 1000s of viewers, they are reducing their web audience down to less than 100 I would bet (and they should publicize these numbers). They ...
by Missy
Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: New News and Posts
Topic: How to Grow Waterpolo in the US?
Replies: 8
Views: 1656

Re: How to Grow Waterpolo in the US?

It would be great if USAWP would copy other sports in their support of grassroots development. Here is an example from soccer http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/programs/SoccerStart/ In order to have a successful program, it requires organization, marketing, a whole host of things that are hard to find in...
by Missy
Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: US Mens National Water Polo Team
Topic: Roster for Volvo Cup in Hungary
Replies: 110
Views: 15870

Re: Roster for Volvo Cup in Hungary

This thread has been too far derailed. We were attempting to discuss what steps could be taken to improve our national team. I think we should return to that topic. Although we are making progress, I think we still have a lot of work to do to grow the sport throughout the country. I definitely agre...
by Missy
Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: US Mens National Water Polo Team
Topic: Roster for Volvo Cup in Hungary
Replies: 110
Views: 15870

Re: Roster for Volvo Cup in Hungary

Missy, I appreciate your enthusiasm, but I would never encourage a pre-high school kid to give up playing multiple sports to focus on only one. That is a recipe for burnout. God forbid the kid do things for enjoyment. How dare these families put family vacation time over their children's athletic s...
by Missy
Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: US Mens National Water Polo Team
Topic: Roster for Volvo Cup in Hungary
Replies: 110
Views: 15870

Re: Roster for Volvo Cup in Hungary

This part is just flat out wrong. As another poster said, we already have more players by far than European teams do. The problem is, currently we have QUANTITY but not QUALITY. That is why everybody here is so obsessed with finding a way to develop better players. We need better players to build s...
by Missy
Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: New News and Posts
Topic: Team USA loses every game at the Volvo cup
Replies: 31
Views: 6038

Re: Team USA loses every game at the Volvo cup

Didn't Udovičić start out with a very young team in Serbia? The losses don't bother me. I think he has the long view in mind. Time will tell.
by Missy
Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: The Quicker Kicker Outer
Topic: Getting the official's attention...
Replies: 41
Views: 4734

Re: Getting the official's attention...

I'm glad to see so many of us saying that there should not be a lot of contact for younger/new players. I just wanted to share my strategies for this situation. * Try to understand what is going on with the ref and adjust to it. Is there only one ref? Is the officiating only on one side of the pool?...
by Missy
Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: New News and Posts
Topic: CLUB vs High School WP, Why is the difference so Great?
Replies: 18
Views: 4044

Re: CLUB vs High School WP, Why is the difference so Great?

In my area, we have a lot of seasonal players. The coaches are adequate and the players improve through the season but, really, it is so hard to have maybe a couple of experienced players and a bunch of players with varying abilities to swim, tread, etc. No win situation for the coach. The key is to...
by Missy
Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: General International Water Polo
Topic: Maccabiah Games
Replies: 9
Views: 2745

Re: Maccabiah Games

You don't have to be Catholic to go to Catholic school but they take Catholics before non-Catholics and you usually get a fat discount if you are Catholic.

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