Swim England Water Polo Coach

Builds on the Swim England Assistant Water Polo Coach certificate, developing your knowledge, skills and abilities ahead of becoming an independent water polo coach.

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This course builds on the Swim England Assistant Water Polo Coach certificate, developing your knowledge, skills and abilities ahead of becoming an independent water polo coach.

Training format

  • Face to Face – 8 days
  • Blended Learning – 15 to 20 hours of online learning followed by 5 to 6 days face to face

Blended Learning is a more flexible approach where you complete the theoretical elements of the course online through interactive activities and checks on learning, prior to the practical workshops. The online learning and completion of assessments should take you are approximately 15 to 20 hours to complete.

Who is the course designed for?

Anyone who has a Swim England Assistant Water Polo Coach certificate who wants to become an independent coach.

Course content

The course is delivered through a mixture of classroom activities and practical poolside learning. You will participate in at least six training sessions to gain hands-on practical experience.

You will learn about:

  • Roles and responsibilities of a water polo coach
  • Nutrition and hydration for water polo
  • Bio-mechanical principles in water polo
  • Key physical and mental qualities of a skilled player
  • Planning, delivery and evaluation
  • How to coach water polo sessions
  • Session management skills
  • Communication skills within the coaching environment
  • How to use a variety of coaching methods to meet player needs
  • Developing technique
  • Motivational techniques
  • How to support performers and assistant coaches
  • Evaluating your own performance
  • Planning for professional development

Prerequisites

You must be at least 18 years of age and hold the Swim England Assistant Water Polo Coach, ASA Level 1 Award (QCF) in Coaching Water Polo or equivalent Swim England/ASA qualification.