The Hialeah Storm Water Polo team , is coached by Olympian Nelson Dominguez and Former Division one Water Polo Player Alexander Donis. We are dedicated to creating a love for the sport of water polo in all of our athletes, we are a competitive team, that competes all over the nation. The team has been the Sunshine State Games State champions 4 years in a row.
A team consists of 6 field players and one goalkeeper in the water at any one time. In addition to this, teams may have substitute field players and one substitute goalkeeper who are not in the water. Each team consists of 6 field players and a goalkeeper. Except for the goalkeeper, players participate in both offensive and defensive roles.
Water polo is typically played in an all-deep pool (usually at least 1.8 meter deep or 5.9 feet), and players require stamina and endurance to play the game.
Contact, Fouls & Stamina
Water polo is a contact sport. Minor fouls occur frequently and exclusion fouls (in which a player is suspended from the game for 20 seconds) are common. The game consists of swimming (with and without the ball), using a special form of treading water known as the eggbeater kick, throwing, catching, and shooting the ball. All throwing and catching must be done using a single hand.
Water Polo Equipment
Special equipment for water polo includes a water polo ball, which floats on the water; numbered and colored caps; and goals, which either float in the water or are attached to the side of the pool.