In order to be a registered and certified USA Water Polo coach there are five (5) steps that must be completed. Note: that coaches will not validate through the online roster verification system should any one of the below steps be unfulfilled.
1.) Register/Renew your membership with USA Water Polo. You will need to select the "Coach" option from the menu. Renewal is required each calendar year. Those coaches who do not register as a coach put themselves and their clubs at risk.
2.) All coaches must have taken the USOC online SafeSport course.
3.) Coaches must have current CPR and First Aid certification on file with the National Office. Current EMT, Paramedic and ACLS Certifications are also accepted.
4.) Coaches must have a current background screening on file with the National Office. Background screenings cost $20 and are required every 2 years.
5.) Coaches must successfully complete concussion and head injury education at least once, either in person or online. Accepted courses include, but are not limited to the CDC or NFHS HEADS UP Concussion Online Training Course.