ASA Head Water Polo Coach

ASA Water Polo Coaching Course IOS

This certificate gives you the skills to plan, deliver and evaluate long term competitive coaching programmes. After qualifying, you will be able to manage and lead the coaching team to support all areas of the club programme.

Who is the course designed for?

The ASA Head Water Polo Coach course is highly demanding. It suits ambitious, committed and experienced coaches who are already coaching larger groups of athletes.

Course details

Level: Advanced

Duration: 12 months

Training Format: Mentor programme including face to face workshops and online learning

Blended Learning is a more flexible approach where you can complete theory elements of the course online through a virtual pool environment and interactive videos prior to the practical workshops.

Course content

You will be assigned a senior mentor who will guide you throughout the year-long programme. The course is then delivered through a mixture of online activities and practical poolside-based learning sessions and includes:

  • 12-month programme, nine hours a week
  • 11 units with real-life scenarios
  • Assessment is by observation and examination


There is an annual intake of coaches who are selected after a full application process. Our next Head Coach programme will begin in the Summer.

You must be at least 19 years of age and be coaching a squad. You will require a letter of endorsement from a Head Coach and a letter of support from your Club Chairman.