Water polo started out as a water version of rugby and handball. It is definitely not a sport for the faint hearted – the action gets quite rough in the water! This swimming ball sport also requires quite a bit of stamina. Although high-level water polo is especially popular in Southern and Eastern Europe, the Netherlands has one of the largest water polo competitions in the world thanks to the large number of recreational teams.

The swimming, water polo and triathlon association DSZ WAVE offers water polo training for beginners to advanced players in collaboration with X. Water polo is only possible through this association.

During the water polo training sessions, you work on your fitness, basic technique and tactics. At the start of every session you do some drills to improve your fitness level. Then you work through a number of defensive and offensive exercises to improve your basic technique. For example, you learn how to shoot at goal when there is a defender in your way. The training sessions end with a few tactical exercises, where you have the chance to learn and practice offensive strategies.