Don’t let their age fool you. 14-year-old students taught by Simon Scarborough at Culverhay School in the UK developed 10 tips on how to master Waboba. The game is played at an indoor pool with goals on opposite ends.
1. Pass to players over 5m away as it is difficult to bounce at short distance.
2. Look to pass the ball up the pool quickly.
3. Shoot from anywhere if possible.
4. If you can’t shoot, pass to someone who can shoot (to most likely player able to socre, based on position in relation to the goal and if they are being marked by opponent or not).
5. Goalkeeper pass to midfield or attack (not defender).
6. Play a target player about 10m away from the goal. Get the Waboba to him as soon as possible to shoot.
7. Difficult to shoot from close range because ball tends to bounce over the goal if thrown with power.
8. Rotate positions so you can develop a range of skills.
9. Waboba’s travel further when bounced than when lobbed through the air.
10. Bounce the Waboba just in front of the goalkeeper. The bounce can make it more difficult for them to react to and save.
To read the full post, visit Simon’s blog – Excellence Through PE.
What other tips/skills would you suggest?