Water Polo Essay.docx - Water polo is a combination of the sports soccer basketball and swimming This sport can be very demanding on your body and

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Water polo is a combination of the sports soccer, basketball, and swimming. This sport can be very demanding on your body and requires you to have good ball-handling skills and good hand-eye coordination. According to the Washington post, for women the sport is played in a 25 x 17-meter pool whereas for men a 30 x 20-meter pool (“Understanding Water Polo”). In addition, water polo is a contact sport 1 which can be difficult when trying tread water throughout the course of the game. It is regulation that all pools must be at minimum 6.5 feet deep, thus not allowing players to touch the bottom of the pool at any point in the game. There are 14 players in the pool at once. This includes a goalie, two drivers (flat), two attackers (wing), one center (hole set), and one center defense (point) on each team. To further understand the set up and roles of these positions refer to the diagram. Whenever a team is on offense, they have the ball, this is how the players should be set up. Each position is given a number to better distinguish between where each player is in the pool. So, the 1 position would be the left attacker/wing and the 2 position would be the left driver/flat and so on. The black part of a rectangle is representing the goal, which is very similar to a soccer goal in size. The only difference is that a water polo goal floats and a soccer goal doesn’t. Like in soccer, the goal of the game is to score the most goals as possible. 1 a sport in which the participants necessarily come into bodily contact with one another.
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Each position in the game has a different role. Since the game is so fast paced, players frequently switch positions while playing. The two wing positions generally swim all the way
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