SOVA Water Polo

SOVA Coaching Opportunities

SOVA is committed to the long term process of creating and contstantly improving an involved, enthusisatic and growing water polo community of parents, players, referees and coaches in South Valley region of the San Joaquin Valley.

A foundational pillar of achieving long term success is the recruitment and development of quality water polo coaches. Our goal is to maintain consitency with our long term head coaches with significant coaching experience at the club, high school and college level.

To maximize the value to our players we recruit post-high school, college and master's players to fill the assistant coach positions. We also extend an invitation to parents and coaches from other sports to participate as coaching assistants as we mentor them to become experienced, effective and motivated water polo coaches.

Coaching Resources

SOVA has t encurrent age groups teams; Boys and Girls 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U. On some teams we have enough players to send two separate A and B teams to tournaments. As we grow we expect A and B teams for each of our age group teams. Our region has a long history of outstanding water polo programs and we look forward to providing interested community members the opportunity for continuing their participation in the sport as mentors to our young players.

Experienced Coaches

If you have coached water polo or been a certifed CIF/USA Water Polo/FINA referee, we encoruage you to register here on our website as a coach and we will contact you discuss your experience and potential participation with SOVA.

New Coaches

If you are a former player or parent and are interested in becoming a coach we would like to hear from you. We encourage you to register on our website as a coach and we will contact you to discuss your interest in coaching.

Time Commitment for Coaching

SOVA operates from January through July for most age groups. Girls and Boys 12U and 14U teams also play September through December. During the SOVA Winter/Spring Session (Jan - April) practices are on weeknights betweem 7:00 PM to 10 PM depending on the age group and Saturdays between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Most teams have one weeknight practice and one Saturday practice. In general the time commitment is two 2-hour practices per week. There are four tournaments during the Winter/Spring Session which are generally two day events out of town.

For more information contact:

Coaches Registration
If you have questions or problems, please read our Troubleshooting Guide.
  • Parent Guide to SOVA Operations

    Posted January 13, 2019
    Parent Guide to SOVA Operations

    This guide is to help parents understand the SOVA registration process and access the systems we use to communicate important club information. The guide covers:

    Registration and Fees

    Family Discounts

    Payment Plan

    Partial Registration Scholarship

    Practice and Tournament Schedules

    Pay Tournament Fees

    Use TEAM CONNECT Mobile Application


  • Partial Registration Scholarship Application

    Posted January 12, 2019
    Partial Registration Scholarship Application

    Our goal is to make SOVA Water Polo available to any young person who wants to play.  We understand not all families have the same available resources. The attached file is the SOVA Application for a Partial Registration Scholarship in the amount of $150.00. For scholarship consideration:

    1. Register your player(s) and select the Payment Plan.

    2. You will pay the $135.00 initial fee during online registration.

    3. Fill out the application, sign it, scan and email to

    When the scholarship is awarded, a $150.00 credit will be applied to your account.  The remaining balance due will be divided into three equal monthly payments on Feb 1st, Mar 1st and April 1st.

  • SOVA Coach wins USAWP Zone Award

    Posted January 4, 2019

    Congratulations to SOVA Coach Tom Felsted for his selection as the recipient of the USA Water Polo: 

    2018 Ted Newland Distinguished Coaching Award for the Central Zone

  • 2019 Winter/Spring Registration

    Posted January 1, 2019

    Online Regsitration for SOVA 2019 Winter/Spring Session opens Friday January 4th.