Water polo is a game that requires not just individual strategies and restrictive capacities (strength, speed and perseverance) yet in addition the equilibrium factor. Groundwork for balance is fundamental, both when the player is in control of the ball and needs to pass it to one more player to get ready for the shot, and when they need to move effectively without ownership of the ball to make handles, markings, or recoveries.
The vital variable of equilibrium is the development of the legs submerged joined with the singular procedures. It is, hence, important to research the sort of swimming kick the water polo player should do in the water. In this article, we will not be dissecting the goalkeeper’s kicks as they require a more profound review.
Prior to beginning to depict the number of and which sort of kicks can be utilized in the water, I might want to feature that the water polo player’s body should be visible more often than not in a slanting or level situation while swimming; the body is seldom in an upward position or in a sitting-type position as if not, it would dial back the execution of any quick development that water polo really requires. On the off chance that the body is in an even position and nearer to the outer layer of the water, it will have not so much perseverance but rather more speed in the developments of the restart, sliding or pass-shooting.
There are six significant kicks for water polo, two coming from swimming, style kick and breaststroke, while four are explicit for water polo like eggbeater, invert L kick, over kick and trudgen kick.
The free-form kick is the most well-known for all swimmers and water polo players, it permits you to have a front push, make runs and keep the rival from snatching your legs. It is the most involved kick inside instructional meetings as it is exceptionally helpful for counter-get away from activities where greatest speed is expected to settle the activity.
The breaststroke kick is the second most significant kick in swimming; it permits you to slide to have the option to make a pass, assault your rival or perform little activities in exceptionally bound spaces. It is worth focusing on that there are two kinds of breaststroke kick: the exemplary one to slide long and keep the body high with a kick of the legs, and afterward there is the half kick, which is a lot more limited and quicker than the conventional one, making the body move in numerous headings.
For example The player presses the rival with the ball by doing half breaststroke kicks all together not to lose contact with him; or during the last seconds of the game, the safeguard presses the player who has the ball and makes half kicks in about 2 or 3 meters to keep him from shooting or to prompt him to commit an error.
The eggbeater kick is vital to drift in the water. The reason for this kick is to take a stab at tracking down firm focuses in the water with your feet to have the option to help the body and should heights or parallel developments occur, to ‘snare’ the water to track down to a greater extent a lift. This kick permits to move the body advances and in reverse and keep the askew or level position. It likewise permits the body to turn while keeping the back upstanding.
In spite of the fact that it is the most normal kick for water polo, it is one of the kicks where a few errors are generally made inside preparing, for example,
Knees excessively wide separated;
feet not ‘taking’ the water appropriately;
losing the decent highlight support the body in the drifting stage;
an eggbeater kick that moves like a breaststroke kick.
These errors should be visible to checking out at the water polo player from behind. On the off chance that their back goes all over in the water, it implies that the kick included is breaststroke and not eggbeater kick, and in this manner that the body doesn’t drift yet goes all over, making what is basically an opening in the water.
Invert L KICK:
This kick happens when one arm is out of the water to get a pass from another player, shoot, get the ball, or be in a holding up circumstance prepared to take action.
This kick permits you to keep your body adjusted where one leg is opposite to the hub of the body, keeping it high while the other leg at water level gives balance or figures out how to provide guidance to the body, to then have the option to begin with the trudgen kick (in the event that the right arm is out of the water, it will be the right leg to remain high).
SIDE or OVER KICK:
This sort of kick is utilized to slide, with the feet forward, somewhere unexpected from the body. It is valuable for sliding at a brief distance and afterward being prepared for another activity, for example with an additional man from pos. 4 we need to slide to pos. 3 and afterward shoot or pass the ball, or on man down, when the protector is before the player holding the ball and moves to slide in the mirror position to forestall the shot.
The trudgen kick is vital for restarts and to have the body nearer to the water level to have the option to decrease perseverance. The trudgen kick and the breaststroke kick could appear to be comparable yet they are not; the fundamental distinction includes the place of the legs, which in the main kick is opposite L shape and the leg underneath is opposite to the body. This is important to permit one leg to push up while the sidelong leg pushes forward. At the end of the day, the trudgen kick permits one to “bounce” in the water to press or to catch a ball.
The feet in this kick ought to be prepared along these lines on the off chance that the player is correct footed: the left foot with the instep ought to push the water down, while the right foot ought to be in a sledge position and push forward, as it really does in backstroke kick.