Warrender Water Polo - Edinburgh - Scotland
"A perfect water polo athlete can be best described as having the over-arm accuracy of a baseball pitcher, the vertical of a volleyball player, the toughness of a rugby and ice hockey player, the endurance of a cross-country skier and the strategy of a chess player. Of course, to find a player of this ability is difficult"
"Good Water Polo players have strong legs, great players have crazy strong legs."
"If it was easy everyone would do it!"
"When you think that your legs are strong – do more. You will dominate this game if your legs are the strongest in the pool"
"Never be lazy when you pass or shoot. Think about your body positioning and balance in the water all the time. Pass and shoot in practice like you are going to pass and shoot in a game. Use your legs and be intense."
"Be a good team mate – when you help a team mate you are in a sense helping yourself. Take pride in making good passes"
"A successful team beats with one heart. "
"If you want to be the best, you have to do things other people aren’t willing to do"
"Talent Alone Is Not Enough"
"It's the attitude of the players, not their skills, that is the biggest factor in determining whether you win or lose"
"Before you can win, you have to believe you are worthy"
"You are a winner when you become obsessed with being prepared to do whatever it takes to be victorious; where you have the drive and the motivation to excel and dominate in a competitive environment"
"Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself"
"There may be people that have more talent than you, but theres no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do"
"The five S’s of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit"
"The hardest skill to acquire in this sport is the one where you compete all out, give it all you have, and you are still getting beat no matter what you do. When you have the killer instinct to fight through that, it is very special"
"Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period"
"Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better"
"What do do with a mistake: recognise it, admit it, learn from it, forget it"
"Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts"