San Jose Express on hiatus...
SJX is closed for now…and until we get permission from the county and state to open up.
This is a difficult time for all of us, but we will make it and come out even stronger.
I will be blogging frequently during this time. We will have links
to videos Coach Cristan has been working on, along with updates on
what your coaches and teammates are doing.
San Jose Express is more than just a water polo team.
We are a community and family.
Stay safe and strong!
It's been a while since we posted...almost a month. Still no water polo, but I know the coaches are missing it.
Coach Sasha has been working on a program and plan for the team. One of the key components of the plan will be to have instructional videos for both kids and coaches.
Parents' you can watch too.
Except then you might have to jump into the pool to show us how it's done!
So in an effort to see if we can post videos on the website, I'm experimenting. Don't really have much else to do. So let's see how it goes.
And it worked! Let me know what you think.
I do have some problems. One, the video is a large file. I need to find a way to decrease the file size on the computer and on the blog.
But let's talk about what we're watching.
It's obvious a young water polo team doing a drill. They are on their backs, both hands out of the water and doing breaststroke kick.
The amazing thing, is I have never seen this drill till I saw the video. Yet, it is an awesome drill.
We've done similar drills but always with an egg beater kick. (Not even a Russian kick!) You can see how much faster the athletes go doing the breast kick. Which is kinda funny because instinctively, most kids do the breast instead of the egg beater. It's faster and easier.
And it's certainly more applicable than doing flutter kick.
I can easily see my 10U group doing this drill and having fun doing it.
The next drill in the video has the athletes swimming backstroke...with a breast kick. One kick for a right arm pull, one kick for a left arm pull. The polo players are up high and with each kick they reach up as well as try to go forward.
I will post more videos as I find out how to reduce their size. I also have to go through and rename them.
Stay safe and sane my SJX friends. Like the Phoenix will rise again!
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."