Water Polo

Big Waves is dedicated to growing water polo through scholarships, education, and high school teams.

Water polo has the unique ability to help young athletes develop critical thinking, problem solving skills, patience, persistence and handling loss and disappointment in a healthy manner. Have you tried to tread in water for 30 minutes? It’s incredibly challenging and for youth with a little extra energy to expel, water polo can be a great outlet.

Water polo is a sport played by the quickest, stongest, smartest and best conditioned athletes. The players in the pool consist of 6 field players and a goalie. The object of the game is not only to keep one’s head above water while the opponent is trying to drown you, but also to shoot the ball past the goalie to score one point. Imagine a combination of soccer, basketball, and hockey in a pool. Referees enforce rules seen above the water. However, below the surface looks like piranhas enjoying a snack.