I am a new coach...

I am a new coach...

Post by Chri » Thu, 27 Mar 1997 04:00:00


I recently got an assistant coaching position for a summer team.  I will
be coaching the 9-10 and the 11-12 age groups.  I was just wondering
about any practices (or drills and sets, ect.) that would be appropriate
for them.  I am used to a higher caliber of training than what this
group is used to and could probably not rely upon my past experiences.
Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks in advance.

-Chris

 
 
 

I am a new coach...

Post by Nancy Morri » Fri, 28 Mar 1997 04:00:00

One word:  GAMES.  Make verything a game.  When you are working on
streamlines, play "Barge, Battleship, Destroyer"  When you are working on
body roll, bring in tootsie rolls to give out for good rolling.  Anything
you think of that might somehow be construed by a child as a game is
great.  When doing drills, throw in something that may be useless, but
will look funny -- like chicken arms, hand in armpits swimming.  If they
know coming to practice will be more than jsut back and forth swimming,
they will look forward to it.  Also, outside of practic eactivities are
good, too.  Kids like anything.  After practice McDonalds trips, go to a
water park, whatever.  They want to do things like what seniors do,
social stuff.  Parents can organize it, if you let them.  Oh, yeah.  Let
them have a ball -- literally.  Throw them a water polo ball once every
two weeks.  Letting kids play a team sport will especially draw the boys
to practice -- they like to be rough and horse around -- here they are
allowed to a little bit.  I think incorporating water polo is the key to
curbing the decline in the number of boys participating in swimming.

Quote:

> I recently got an assistant coaching position for a summer team.  I will
> be coaching the 9-10 and the 11-12 age groups.  I was just wondering
> about any practices (or drills and sets, ect.) that would be appropriate
> for them.  I am used to a higher caliber of training than what this
> group is used to and could probably not rely upon my past experiences.
> Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks in advance.

> -Chris


 
 
 

I am a new coach...

Post by Jill Gillha » Fri, 28 Mar 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> Throw them a water polo ball once every
>two weeks.  Letting kids play a team sport will especially draw the boys
>to practice -- they like to be rough and horse around -- here they are
>allowed to a little bit.  I think incorporating water polo is the key to
>curbing the decline in the number of boys participating in swimming.

Just a word of warning about polo. It can get to be a pretty physical
game very quickly. Make sure everyone is competent is the water before
you try it, and spell out the rules beforehand (dunk/no dunk, what you
can grab, when you have to back off someone)

In my experience it's a great game though, and the girls may surprise you
by being every bit as agressive as the boys.

Jill Gillham

"God grant me the strength to change the things I can change, the wisdom
to accept the things I cannot change, and the wisdom to hide the bodies
of those who***me off"

 
 
 

I am a new coach...

Post by BAYCITVIDG » Sat, 29 Mar 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>I recently got an assistant coaching position for a summer team.  I
will
>be coaching the 9-10 and the 11-12 age groups.  I was just wondering
>about any practices (or drills and sets, ect.) that would be
appropriate
>for them.  I am used to a higher caliber of training than what this
>group is used to and could probably not rely upon my past experiences.
>Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks in advance.

>-Chris

      Chris:  

       say...try http://www.altavista.com

          then search for swimming coaches
                          coaching swimming
                          swimming coach
                          how to coach
                          how to swim coach

         it's there....for you....and you....and you....and you....no,
    not you, but you....

        good start....plenty references

                       also try     swim coach videos
                                    swim coach books
                                    swim coach clinics
                                    swim coach burnout
                                    swim coach attire

        let it rip

        bill conduit
        etc.

 
 
 

I am a new coach...

Post by BAYCITVIDG » Sat, 29 Mar 1997 04:00:00


Quote:


writes:

>>I recently got an assistant coaching position for a summer team.  I
>will
>>be coaching the 9-10 and the 11-12 age groups.  I was just wondering
>>about any practices (or drills and sets, ect.) that would be
>appropriate
>>for them.  I am used to a higher caliber of training than what this
>>group is used to and could probably not rely upon my past
experiences.

>>Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks in advance.

>>-Chris

>      Chris:  

>       say...try http://www.altavista.com

>          then search for swimming coaches
>                          coaching swimming
>                          swimming coach
>                          how to coach
>                          how to swim coach

>         it's there....for you....and you....and you....and you....no,
>    not you, but you....

>        good start....plenty references

>                       also try     swim coach videos
>                                    swim coach books
>                                    swim coach clinics
>                                    swim coach burnout
>                                    swim coach attire
>     and this one will really hit

      your needs to a t:     http://www.swim workouts

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>        let it rip

>        bill conduit
>        etc.

 
 
 

I am a new coach...

Post by Thomas Dene » Sun, 30 Mar 1997 04:00:00

You may also want to try the Waterproof Coach for some fun workouts.  
Look it up at   http://www.sandglass.com/waterproofcoach  
Best wishes, Tom Denes