Goalkeepers Dani Sullá (Catalunya, Valencia Waterpolo, CN Barcelona) and Ana Copado (Ruby, CE Mediterrani, Montjuïc, Sant Andreu and CN Terrassa) will be with us for the Easter Camp, collaborating with the goalies who will join us. Both with a lot of experience in the goal. Dani has more than fifteen years in Division de Honor and Ana also having great experience to show in her display case with a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Great news we wanted to share with everyone because we emphasized on previous occasions in training goalkeepers in our Camp. In this 2016 year, we could not go wrong with this peculiar position within water polo.
BIWPA has always had a special attachment to goalies. It is not an easy position. Responsibility is high and more when you’re “the last defense against the goal” as Ana Copado says. It is the most individualistic position, “half of the team is the goalkeeper in water polo” we mentioned Dani Sullá, a direct disciple of Jesus Rollan who shaped him in CN Catalunya and does not hide what a privilege it was to grow as goalkeeper with his idol.
The two of them have asked for some statements that Dani Pinedo who we mentioned in our blog alluding to the lack of care given to goalkeepers in Spain. Both agreed on what the keeper of Atlétic Barceloneta said. The lack of staff in most of the clubs leaves many goalkeepers neglected. “80% of the goalkeeper training was not adapted to our needs. In Spain this position has been self-learning “ emphasizes Sullá . For Ana Copado, she mentioned that “except in the selection, it is difficult to find clubs that have a person dedicated to this position.”
For this reason the two goalkeepers encourage goalies to attend the camp and help guide them to find “your style and way of being a keeper” as Dani Sullá says. Ana Copado says she wants to convey the experience and advice she has gained over twenty years practicing this sport.
So goalkeepers! This Easter you will have two teachers of the three clubs to lend you all the attention of the world and continue to grow as people and athletes. A unique opportunity that can only be found in our water polo camp.