Coaching water polo is one of the hardest parts of this sport. Maybe, it seems quite easy, but I assure you that if you want to be a good water polo coach, you must have some things in your little finger, sort of speak. Some things like knowing heart of water polo philosophy, like knowing human psychology, knowing human biomechanics or anatomy, knowing structure of water polo training, knowing of training methods ... etc. Coaches come from all walks of life – parents, teachers, ex‐athletes, and sports fans. What unites them is their common passion for sport and sharing that passion with others.
Coaches want to do more with their time and energy than watch the game on TV or cheer from the bleachers. They want to have a direct and lifelong impact on others, to help them learn, grow, develop new physical and life skills, and gain self‐confidence.
To be a coach means much more than teaching athletes how to participate in a sport, they also fill the role of trainer, assessor, friend, mentor, facilitator, chauffeur, advisor, supporter, fact finder, motivator, counselor, organizer, and planner. In short, when you
become a coach, you will help others reach beyond themselves, to reach higher, both in sport and in life.