STEVE HAMANN WATER POLO CLINIC
GOALKEEPERS AND COACHES
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Goalkeeper 1965-Present (47 years)
National Team Member 1972-1984
Hall of Fames
California Community College Water Polo Hall of Fame (1998)
CIF/Central Coast Section Athletic Alumni
College of San Mateo Hall of Fame (2012)
MVP Christmas Tournament, Puerto Rico, 1971
MVP US Masters Championship, 2006, 55+
MVP World Masters Championship, 2006, 55+
MVP US Masters Championship, 2007, 55+
MVP US Masters Championship, 2008, 55+
Voted #1 Goalkeeper, World Masters Championship, Sweden 2010
MVP WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP, 2012, 60+
VIII Pan American Championship 1979, San Juan,
I FINA Cup, 1979, Belgrade-Rijeka, YUGO... (Silver)
VII Pan American Championship 1975, Mexico.
III FINA Cup, 1983, Malibu, CA. (Fourth)
II World Championship 1975, Cali, COLUMBIA. (Eighth)
NIKE World Master Championship 1998 (Portland), 45 + (Gold)
NIKE World Master Championship 1998 (Portland),
40 + (Silver)
US Masters Championship 2006 (San Diego), 55 + (Gold)
FINA World Masters Championship 2006 (Stanford), 55+ (Gold)
US Masters Championship 2007 (Newport), 55 + (Gold)
US Masters Championship 2008 (Concord), 50 + (Gold)
US Masters Championship 2008 (Concord), 55 + (Gold)
Senior Games 2009 (Stanford), 55 + (Gold)
Senior Games 2010 (Stanford), 55+ (Gold)
US Master Championships 2010 (San Diego) 50+ (Silver), 55+ (Silver), and 60+ (Gold)
World Masters Championship 2010, (Sweden) 50+ (Silver)
US Master Championships 2011 60 (Gold)
FINA World Master Championship 2012 (Italy), 55+ Gold
FINA World Master Championship 2012 (Italy), 60+ Gold
California Old Boys
Bay Area Masters (BAM)
Tri Valley Water Polo Club
Santa Barbara Water Polo Club
Steve has been a presenter at the Northern California All-Sports Clinic:
January 25, 1998
January 22, 2000
January 26, 2002
January 17, 2004
January 27), 2006
Steve has been a presenter at the Southern California All-Sports Clinic
January 23, 2004
I would like you to meet the four coaches who had the greatest influence on me, not only as a goalkeeper but as a person.
My high school coach at Sequoia High School in Redwood City, CA, Bill Warren. Bill gave to me the love of the game of water polo. He taught me the basic fundamentals of blocking a water polo ball and from him I began to understand team play and the need to watch how my opponents shot the ball. Bill taught me to learn from my errors and not to make the same error twice. In my clinics I explain that Coach Warren taught to me the most important "thing" a goalkeeper must always do in the cage. Goalkeepers in my clinics will learn that most important "thing". I became a High School All-American because of Bill. Thanks Coach Warren for everything!
My junior college coach at College of San Mateo (CSM) in San Mateo, CA, Rich Donner. I played for Rich through three seasons. The summer before my senior year in high school (where I played in the US National Championship in Chicago during the summer of 1967) and two years at CSM. Rich developed my skills from a raw goalie into a goalkeeper that players feared. It was through his guidance that I began to understand the many different aspects of being a goalkeeper. Rich developed my ability to block the second and third shot. Because of Rich, I blocked my first 3 on 1 shot during our league championship game against Foothill College. In my clinics, the goalkeepers will learn many of the skills taught to me by Rich including how to block the second and third shot. Many thanks to Coach Donner for turning me into a Junior College All-American and paving the way for my future success.
My college coach at San Jose State University in San Jose (SJSU), CA, Lee Walton. I also played for Lee through three seasons. The first two at SJSU, where in my senior year we lost only one game the entire season, unfortunately it happened to be the NCAA Championship game. Lee was also the goalkeeper coach for the World Student Games in Moscow in 1973 (the third season I played for him). Lee gave to me something that took a while for me to understand and that was a mental toughness needed to play in the goal. For the World Student Games he put me through the most grueling 13 days, 3 hours per workout, of double days that I had ever gone through in my entire life. From that 13 days, I found new limits that I could take my body to. Not only am I a College All-American, I was named the "Top College Goalkeeper in the World" in Moscow. In my clinics, I use the knowledge that Lee gave me as I explain many of the drills. To Coach Walton, thank you for turning me into a world class goalkeeper.
My club coach at De Anza Water Polo Club and Stanford Water Polo Club, Art Lambert. My first year under the leadership of Art was in 1972 and to this day I still do not understand why he allowed me to join his team. At that time he had the top two goalkeepers in the country and the previous year his team won the National Championship. Art put the finishing touches to me. I was able to play at the level I played, for as long as I did, because of him. In my clinics, I bring many of his ideas. From Art, I learned how to turn a 10 foot cage into a 9 foot cage and I gained a much greater understanding of angles (I teach this knowledge in my clinic). I am a many times over AAU All-American, a 9 year starter on the USA Water Polo National Team, Olympic Water Polo team member and for two years the Top Goalkeeper in the World, because of Art. Coach Lambert. THANKS!
I was very lucky to be coached by these four men. While on the national team I used the skill/drills taught to me by them. The national coaches left the goalkeepers to themselves. We were, for the most part, left on our own. In my clinics, I find that many coaches need ideas on how to run a goalkeeper workout and my clinics give them many drills/skills they can use in their own programs. Coaches Warren and Donner did not have an assistant coach to help during practice but they were able to work with the goalkeepers and the field players at the same time and we, the goalkeepers, were not swimming laps, we were doing goalkeeper drills. Coaches Walton and Lambert had assistant coaches and all of the coaches worked with the goalkeepers at different times. In my clinics I bring this experience to the coaches to help them understand how to run strong goalkeeper workout. Coaches must understand that I (the goalkeeper) am not a swimmer just as a quarterback does not do lineman drills on a football team..
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