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by ramman
Tue May 28, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Water Polo on TV, Internet, Radio or Download
Topic: Opportunities missed
Replies: 12
Views: 8075

Re: Opportunities missed

Opportunities Whistling away By R.Hosch Whistle. Turn 'roun! Whistle. Whistle. Man down! What were those three whistles for? What happened? A five meter score!? Why wasn't there a whistle? Why aren't the rules an unchanging Epistle? Angry players arguing about the whistle Driving and being held is ...
by ramman
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: New News and Posts
Topic: Coach D on the Japanese National Team
Replies: 36
Views: 9324

Re: Coach D on the Japanese National Team

The reality is that there are some advantages of being of smaller stature. The time it takes to transition and change directions in the pool is much quicker the smaller one is, and the level of CO2 build-up in the muscles of bigger players compared to their smaller counter parts. The Japanese system...
by ramman
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: New News and Posts
Topic: Coach D on the Japanese National Team
Replies: 36
Views: 9324

Re: Coach D on the Japanese National Team

True. But the player for San Jose State DID have a professional contract in 2013 with Honved. As for the Concordia player, I can only imagine what he and the other players Coach Dettamanti initially recruited for San Jose State could have done together under his tutelage. Going back to the purpose o...
by ramman
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: New News and Posts
Topic: Coach D on the Japanese National Team
Replies: 36
Views: 9324

Re: Coach D on the Japanese National Team

And for what it's worth, Honved has not been so good in the last ten years or so because college teams, ironic for this discussion, like San Jose State took some of their players - even who were on Honved's professional team. I don't know why Watson would risk penalties from the NCAA, but I guess on...
by ramman
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: New News and Posts
Topic: Coach D on the Japanese National Team
Replies: 36
Views: 9324

Re: Coach D on the Japanese National Team

That "smallish" player you refer to was not taken on by Watson, and a whole backstory exists of why he eventually was taken on.... and eventually quit.
by ramman
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: New News and Posts
Topic: Coach D on the Japanese National Team
Replies: 36
Views: 9324

Re: Coach D on the Japanese National Team

I think Watson has learned from what had to be a humbling experience, being beat by the kids who he deemed to small to compete. He has since recruited more for talent than size. Good for him and San Jose. Now they are a better team. As for the losses look at the first two years Watson was the coach....
by ramman
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: New News and Posts
Topic: Coach D on the Japanese National Team
Replies: 36
Views: 9324

Re: Coach D on the Japanese National Team

San Jose State could have had a water polo team much like the Japanese team. He helped recruit several "out of the box" (under 6 feet tall) for San Jose State. These boys went there on recruiting trips and were completely ignored by the new coach. They were ignored and I even read an e-mai...
by ramman
Sat May 05, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: New News and Posts
Topic: FINA begins dialog about changing the course of water polo
Replies: 41
Views: 10300

Re: FINA begins dialog about changing the course of water polo

Thank you Coach D and for your efforts to improve our game!
by ramman
Sat May 05, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: New News and Posts
Topic: FINA begins dialog about changing the course of water polo
Replies: 41
Views: 10300

Re: FINA begins dialog about changing the course of water polo

It would help to know what the roster size is aiming to be. If the min number of players on the roster is 9 my team and strategy would look a bit different from a roster of 24.
by ramman
Thu May 03, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: New News and Posts
Topic: FINA begins dialog about changing the course of water polo
Replies: 41
Views: 10300

Re: FINA begins dialog about changing the course of water polo

I am very excited for these new rule changes. I am curious as to when it will filter down to the NCAA. Have the new FINA rules stipulated roster sizes?
by ramman
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Mens Varsity Water Polo
Topic: 50 Free World Record
Replies: 29
Views: 8674

Re: 50 Free World Record

American coaches are lazy and want three specific cheats to get a winning team: height, speed and borrowed Euro's. One can't blame them. Height is intimidating and against truly terrible opponents- the height factor will intimidate! The desire coaches have for speed and swim endurance might be helpf...
by ramman
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Mens Varsity Water Polo
Topic: 50 Free World Record
Replies: 29
Views: 8674

Re: 50 Free World Record

Let's put all of the world class sprinters and cross country runners on the basketball court. According to some logic here, they would dominate the sport of basketball because of their running speed and conditioning.
by ramman
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Mens Varsity Water Polo
Topic: Rhodes transfers from Stanford to USC
Replies: 62
Views: 27245

Re: Rhodes transfers from Stanford to USC

The most passionate arguments are the ones where both sides have a valid point. In my opinion about this I don't care how Universities get the money to bring in foreigners. It is to the extent that is relied on throughout all levels; division 1, 2 and 3 . One cannot argue that the discontent from ma...
by ramman
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Mens Varsity Water Polo
Topic: Foreigners--Again . . . . .
Replies: 67
Views: 20390

Re: Foreigners--Again . . . . .

Great and valid points! I believe there are some other things to consider. Foreign players are not just a main component of Div. 1 water polo but also are throughout the division 2 and division three and even the Junior college teams, now - even high school teams are using exchange students to bolst...
by ramman
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Mens Varsity Water Polo
Topic: Best collegiate coaches
Replies: 29
Views: 11651

Re: Best collegiate coaches

2plyBathingSuit wrote:You can win a National Championship with a score of 1-0. That's all you need to win. Unfortunately, the primary attention is almost always on "goal scorers". Always has, always will be.


tall goal scorers and sometimes, as the case with Dunstan.....just tall

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