Course Information

Level 1 Coaching Water Polo

This course will equip you with the knowledge and tools to actively support a water polo coach in the delivery of a planned training session.


Course Content

  • The role of the assistant coach
  • The fundamentals of water polo
  • How to safely prepare, support and conclude coached water polo sessions
  • Basic and water polo specific coaching skills
  • Coach and player development
  • Good practice in coaching ethics
  • Health and safety


Prerequisites

  • Minimum age to attend this courses is 15 years old
  • Active NVB Vetting/ Access NI (16 years +)
  • Safeguarding Level 1


Prices - Members

(exclusive of credit/debit card payment surcharge of 2%)

Full course €349

Online Module €125

Virtual Classroom €150

Practical €125


Prices - Non-Members

(exclusive of credit/debit card payment surcharge of 2%)

Full course €499

Online Module €150

Virtual Classroom €175

Practical €175


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Level 2 Coaching Water Polo

This course builds on the Level 1 Assistant Water Polo Coach course, developing your knowledge, skills and abilities ahead of becoming an independent water polo coach.


Course Content

  • Roles and responsibilities of a water polo coach
  • Nutrition and hydration for water polo
  • Biomechanical 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 athletes and assistant coaches
  • Evaluating your own performance
  • Planning for professional development


Prerequisites

  • Minimum age to attend this course is 16 years old
  • Candidates must hold Level 1 Assistant Water Polo Coach qualification
  • Active NVB Vetting/ Access NI
  • Safeguarding Level 1


Prices - Members

(exclusive of credit/debit card payment surcharge of 2%)

Full course €649

Online Module €225

Virtual Classroom €275

Practical €175


Prices - Non-Members

(exclusive of credit/debit card payment surcharge of 2%)

Full course €799

Online Module €275

Virtual Classroom €350

Practical €250


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Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is an essential element of being a successful Water Polo Coach. It is vital to keep up to date with the most current practices and thinking in relation to swimming and aquatics.

CPD helps with career progression and advancement, broadening your knowledge and equipping you with the skills to specialise in specific areas.

It also provides confidence and credibility by ensuring the professional standard of Swim Ireland qualifications are at a consistently high level.


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Licensing

Licensing helps raise, maintain and regulate standards of practice and help professionalise certain aspects and areas within the aquatics.

It also helps Swim Ireland reward and recognise those working within swimming, both as volunteers and paid professionals, for their achievement of qualifications.

Licensing is renewed annually and the following are required to maintain a coach license:

  • Swim Ireland Associate or Club Membership
  • Read and accept the Teacher/Coach Code of Conduct on the Swim Ireland Membership Database
  • A passport sized ID photograph uploaded to the membership profile on the Swim Ireland Database
  • Vetting through Swim Ireland or Swim Ulster for Access NI (depending on the jurisdiction of where you are operating)
  • Sport Ireland/Sport NI Safeguarding Level 1
  • 6 CPD points


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