Leinster Water Polo

Leinster Coaches Clinic July 2015

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Program & Schedule

Program Description

Educating  and illustrating coaches on how to progress the game of water polo with classroom discussions and in the water applications. Being as technical and as descriptive as possible on coaching the players to raise their level of play. Outlining training sessions geared towards 14-18 year old athletes.


Aspects of Clinic 

1 - How to teach eggbeater, leg strength and positioning.

2 - Movement of the player in the water, with and without partner ( attacker & defender )

3 - How to control ball under pressure and passing under pressure

4 - How to shoot. Leg position. Ball position. With and without defense.

5 - Priorities to learn in water polo as the athlete grows in strength and size

6 - What the athlete needs to learn at 14, 16, 18 to be successful at the senior level and internationally

7 - How to structure a practice for each age level and what is important to keep growth and fun for the athlete

8 - Drills to always run in practice no matter how much time is available

9 - Drills to add to training outside of water polo that will assist the young athlete progress in water polo

10 - What is always important to stress fundamentally during each training session

11 - Learning what the overall goal or each game, each season, each year for the athlete and team

Draft Schedule (Subject to minor change)

Friday 10th July: 
    - 17:00 - 17:30 Registration & Introductions
    - 17:30 - 20:00 Classroom
    - 20:00 - 22:00 Pool

Saturday 11th July: 
    - 08:30 - 12:00 Classroom 
    - 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch @ Swim Ireland
    - 13:30 - 15:30 Pool
    - 15:30 - 17:30 Classroom
    - 17:30 - 19:30 Pool

Sunday 12th July:
    - 08:30 - 10:30 Classroom
    - 10:30 - 12:30 Pool

Individual Session Details

Details of what Gary will  cover in each session are provided at the links below (things might change a little):

Swim Ireland CPD Points 

Swim Ireland CPD points will be awarded as follows:  
Friday Evening – 3 points   
Saturday (Full Day) – 6 points (Half Day) – 3 points   
Sunday – 3 points 

Sign in sheets will be in use on the day and will need to be completed to ensure you will receive your CPD points. 

Candidate will need to contact the Swim Ireland Education department after the clinic to arrange CPD points. 

All candidates must be registered and paid in full before attending the Coaches Clinic.

Bookings will be taken through the Swim Ireland Education Office. 

Our contact is Julie O’Connell and Julie can be reached by email at edsupport@swimireland.ie and by phone at 01-6251101 (International +35316251101).

Payment methods are:


Credit/Debit Card Payments

Telephone Julie O’Connell (Swim Ireland) on 01-6251101

By Post
Send your cheque (made payable to Swim Ireland) clearly marked to:

Julie O’Connell
Swim Ireland
Irish Sports HQ
National Sports Campus
Blanchardstown, Dublin 15


Bank Transfer

Bank: AIB
Sort Code: 932515
Account Number: 59772048
IBAN: IE03 AIBK 9325 1559 7720 48

Please clearly reference "WP Coaches Clinic" in your payment.