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
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      Posted June 7, 2019


      Below is the link for our apparel website.  There is no deadline for ordering (unlike the SOVA suits). When you order online you may choose to pick up your orders at the Visual Ink Store or chose to have it shipped to your house.




      Address: 7123 Pershing Ave, Visalia, CA 93291

      Phone; 559-712-2020


       A big THANK YOU to Breanne Phillips (SOVA 12U Coed Coach) for organizing & making SOVA apparel available to us.


      You can also find the link to the SOVA Store at the top of the home page. Look for "SOVA APPAREL".

    • SOVA Summer/JO Session Coaches

      Posted May 27, 2019



      Team Coaches:


      12U Coed - Coaches: B. Phillips, J. Feierbach

      14U Girls - B. Hatcher

      14U Boys - M. Hatcher, J. Gendron

      16U Boys - R. Nordell, S. Nordell

      18U Boys - M. Yenigues, J. Hohne