By Joan Colomer, BIWPA coach.

All of our training programs, from our water polo camps to Team Training Camps, through our Full and Short Water Polo Program, are based on a specific training methodology  for maximum performance. Today we will tell you a little more about the BIWPA‘s training methodology.

Our trainings are based on the methodology applied in team sports, where to get the most out of the player and the team, we create the ability to solve the specific problems facing it during competition, training through situations as similar the competitive event. This is asking that his actions are made ​​with the involvement of different factors mixtures and simultaneously.

This specific methodology that allows us to approach the peak performance through a simulation as close as possible to competition, is what we call “Integrated Workout”. For comprehensive training understand all those simplified game situations through which we try to develop technical, tactical, physical and psychological aspects that are required in the competition.


This integrated training concept is based on the physiology of sport which demonstrates that ADJUSTMENTS (a result of training) are specific to the type of training performed, and the intensity with which we trained.

As already stated, the main objective of training is to bring integrated conditions of competition to the practice of training. This structuring of the work is what fits most the players. There are other objectives, that may be secondary, among which we highlight the possibilities: give variety to the physical working environment and technical learning under conditions of fatigue.

To achieve the first objective, to train in conditions close to the competition, you have to be really precise. There preferential relations and integration of training should follow some guidelines which can extract this concept the most. These three preference relations refer to dual three groupings:

• Strength and technique.
• Reaction rate and individual tactics.
• Resistance and gameplay.

Game actions respond to more or less standardized biomechanical parameters are conditioned by factors (conditional, motor, informational, psychological, environmental equipment) and require constant adaptation to the changing situation.Most times the correct perception of reality and the decisions that the player adopts, will make profitable or not the implementation of the technical and tactical action.

Therefore, when assessing the training content we will consider exercise to be carried out from three points of view:
1. Perceptual.
2. Resolution.
3. Execution.