1st Annual Lobo Water Polo Clinic Happens March 12-13

The UNM Men’s Water Polo Team is offering a co-educational Water Polo Clinic for ages 12 to 18 on March 12th and 13th 2011. They plan to make this their first annual clinic, which will be held at the Armond H. Seidler Natatorium, also known as the UNM Olympic Pool.

Clinic Staff

The clinic will be headed by the UNM Men’s Water Polo team head coach, Craig Biberston. Players from the UNM Men’s Water Polo Team will also help coach and teach at this clinic. Several of the men’s players are also coaching the high school teams this season, so high school players will get a chance to work with their coaches before the season actually begins.

What Will Be Taught

The clinic is for players of all skill levels, and all participants are sure to gain new skills or improve current skills, as well as getting a good workout.

The focus of the clinic will be to provide beginners with an understanding and some practice of the basics of water polo, and offer experienced players an evaluation and extension of their skills. Some of the skills will include:

  • Individual ball handling skills
  • Offensive and defensive drills
  • Shooting techniques
  • Training workouts focusing on swimming, leg work and dry land exercises
  • Scrimmaging

This will also allow multi-sport players to make the mental and physical transition from high school swimming to high school water polo.


Players are required to have a USA Water Polo membership. All those who are participating in the clinic must pay a $65 fee beyond the USA Water Polo membership fee. Each athlete must arrive at the pool with a speedo, goggles, the money required for the clinic, and proof of membership in USA Water Polo.

For any questions, more information or to grab a spot before the clinic fills up, email Craig at craigbiberston@yahoo.com.

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