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Water Polo Australia has created three fun and safe modified water polo packages to learn the basics of water polo in the school setting for students across Australia – regardless of their access to a pool!

The FlippaSchools program is aimed at improving children’s swimming ability and water confidence in a fun team sport environment. FlippaSchools packages include lesson plans that can be delivered on land or in the pool.

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FlippaSchools

FlippaSchools teaches students essential life skills such as water safety, swimming and treading water, hand-eye coordination, cooperation, communication and confidence, through familiar group games and activity for juniors.

There are three FlippaSchools packages available through Sporting Schools:

  1. Try Polo – Five x 60 minute sessions that are 100% land based activities relating to water polo, delivered on school grounds (coach or teacher delivery options).
  2. Dip into Polo – Five x 60 minute sessions comprised of three land based sessions at school followed by two sessions at the pool. Note: pool sessions often delivered as a double 120 minute session - so only one trip to the pool if needed.
  3. Play Polo – Five x 60 minute sessions introducing the skills of water polo, 100% in the pool.

Water polo FlippaBall Overview [PDF]

Supervision

All water based FlippaSchools packages have a supervision ratio of 1 coach to 12 students.

The head coach must hold a current WPA Coach accreditation (minimum level Community Coach). It is recommended that pending the student swimming ability level, additional supervisors are utilised.

Supervisors working under a Water Polo Australia accredited coach must hold evidence of one of the following:

  • Water Polo Australia National coach accreditation; or
  • Current AUSTSWIM, evidence of a valid insurance policy and WWCC details; or
  • Swimming Australia qualification, evidence of a valid insurance policy and WWCC details.

Land based programs (Try Polo) have a supervision ratio of 1 coach or teacher to 36 students.

Equipment

Minimal equipment is required to undertake a FlippaSchools program. Equipment for water-based programs is provided by the appointed coach or facility.

Teachers

Teachers can deliver water polo in Sporting Schools by meeting the requirements below:

  • Hold a valid state and/or territory teacher registration
  • Confirm adequacy of insurance
  • Maintain supervision requirements for water based sessions
Coaches

To become a coach and deliver water polo in Sporting Schools please ensure you are working towards the following requirements:

  • Be aged 16 years or over
  • Hold a current Working With Children Check
  • Confirm adequacy of insurance
  • Water Polo Australia National Coach Accreditation
  • Maintain supervision requirements for water based sessions

Note: To become an accredited coach, WPA offers an online community coaching accreditation available fully online via The LearningPool. Contact your respective State for more information.

Coaching Providers

Sporting Schools is an Australia-wide program in partnership with over 30 national sporting organisations (NSO), of which Water Polo Australia is one.

Water Polo Australia, via its State Associations coordinates all Sporting Schools programs and do not require external coaching providers. For further information please contact Water Polo Australia.

Water Polo Australia Resources

Delivery resources are available with Try Polo programs and include lesson plans, delivery tips and printable student certificates.

All resources are provided electronically to the appointed coach or allocated teacher upon confirmation of their Sporting Schools program.

Contacts

Water Polo Australia
Contact: Holly Tyrrell - National Development Manager
Email: flippaball@waterpoloaustralia.com.au
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ACT
Contact: State Development Officer
Email: admin@actwaterpolo.com
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NSW
Contact: State Development Officer
Email: competitions@waterpolonsw.org.au
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QLD
Contact: State Development Officer
Email: admin@waterpoloqld.com.au
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SA
Contact: State Development Officer
Email: admin@waterpolosa.com.au
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TAS
Contact: State Development Officer
Email: info@waterpolotasmania.com.au
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VIC
Contact: State Development Officer
Email: development@vicwaterpolo.com.au
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WA
Contact: State Development Officer
Email: sdm@waterpolowa.asn.au
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