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SOVA Coaching Opportunities

SOVA is committed to the long-term process of creating and constantly improving an involved, enthusiastic and growing water polo community of parents, players, referees and coaches in South Valley region of the San Joaquin Valley (South of Madera through Porterville).

A foundational pillar of achieving long term success is the recruitment and development of quality water polo coaches. Our goal is to

To maximize the value to our players we recruit post-high school, college and master's players to fill the assistant coach positions. We maintain consistency with our long-term head coaches with significant coaching experience at the club, high school and college level. 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

USAWP Coaching Manual

Vertical Game - USA Water Polo Coaching Academy

USA Water Polo - High Performance Education - You Tube Channel

SOVA current 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 certified CIF/USA Water Polo/FINA referee, we encourage 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 between 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: [email protected]


Visalia, California 93291

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