Water Polo Coaching Advice and Resources
The role of coach is to assist athletes in developing to their full potential.
They are responsible for training athletes in a sport by analysing their performances, instructing relevant skills and by providing encouragement. The coach creates the right conditions for learning to happen and finds ways of motivating athletes so they can achieve their goals.
Long Term Player Development (LTPD)
The Long Term Player Development is a tool used by water polo coaches to help develop their players. The plan covers techniques/skills and tactical development. Download the LTPD here.
Looking to become a coach?
If you are interested in coaching water polo first port of call would be to get qualified. In order to do this you will need to have completed the following qualifications:
- Level 1 in Water Polo - with this you are able to assist another fully qualified teacher/coach.
- Level 2 in Water Polo - on completion you are an independent water polo coach.
To book on to your course click here.
There are then further qualifications you can progress on to in order to aid your coaching career. Find out more at www.theiosonline.com.
Already a Coach?
If you are already a water polo coach then below are some resources from Paul Metz a former Olympic Coach:
CoachdeCoach is a company led by Paul Metz. The company specialises in water polo coach training, personal coaching and sports consultancy. Paul has a wealth of experience in coaching and has been involved in aquatics for over 20years.
Paul noticed a desire in coaches for less administration and preparation and more focus on actual training. To help combat this he developed the Supercoach online software.