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					 Water Polo Strategy
      2010-13
         Craig Nicholson
ASA Discipline Development Manager
                Vision

• British Water Polo is the Worlds No1
  Player development programme by 2018
                   How?

• To create environments where players are
  getting enough work to achieve their
  potential.
  – Stronger Club Structures
  – Better Coaches
  – Leadership
                  Process

•   Fresh outlook
•   Long term approach
•   Build foundations from grassroots
•   Working together - everyone plays a part!
•   Good two way communication
              S. W. O. T.

• Strengths
  – Players
  – Volunteers/ Coaches/Referees
  – Qualifications
  – Clubs
  – Mini-Polo!
               S. W. O. T.

• Weaknesses
  – Structure of clubs
  – Not enough qualified coaches/referees
  – Poor support by LA/LP for Water Polo/Mini-
    polo!
  – Competition programme
                S. W. O. T.

• Opportunities
  – Olympics 2012
• Threats
  – Other sports
  – Stagnating platform
  – Funding
                 Strategy
• The strategy focuses on:
  – Increase awareness of Water Polo/ Mini-Polo!
  – Increase participation
  – Develop pathway and club
    structures/networks
  – Support development of young talent players
  – Develop the workforce
  – Develop a structured Competition framework
  – Communication Strategy
  – Influencing facility development to
    accommodate the needs of Water Polo
     What has happen so far?

• Approx £60k investment into the England Talent
  Programme supporting 100+ players
• Approx £10K investment over 2 years into 8
  coaches on the Advance Coaching Scheme
• UKCC Level 3 Water Polo Pilot course has
  started
• Continual development of Water Polo clubs and
  structures in Crystal Palace, West Midlands,
  Coventry and Bristol
   What has happened so far?

• Working on development of a school polo
  programme (RAPIDS)
• Swim21 British Gas Fund for clubs
• NCTP/ NPTS resources
• Development of a CPD/workshop on engaging
  with LA/LP
• Leadership/ Support from Csaba Rull.
  What has happened so far?

• Communication Strategy
  – Blogs have been sent up on
    competitions/players overseas
  – Newsletter
  – Swimming Times
                Next steps!

•   Strategy will be circulated to all regions
•   Meetings with Regional Directors
•   Article in Swimming Times – August 2010
•   Conference in January 2011
•   The plan will then be monitored by the
    Water Polo Group nationally.
Questions?

				
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