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Rookie Coaches Swimming GuideThe Rookie Coaches Swimming Guide gives you the fundamentals of coaching and swimming all in one, easy-to-follow book. Learn the basic principles of coaching as well as how to teach swimming skills to your team.
Paperback 80 pages Imported
Includes: Your major responsibilities as a coach The tools required to be an effective coach The communication skills necessary for coaching young athletes The steps in planning practices and teaching swimming skills The methods for preventing and caring for injuries How to protect yourself from legal liability Information on swimming pools and equipment A discussion of the operational procedures of swim meets Key teaching points for the four competitive strokes—freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly 19 drills for isolating and improving specific skills Techniques for detecting and correcting errors commonly made with each of the four strokes Instruction on how to properly execute starts and turns A sample season plan A glossary that defines 50 common swimming terms
Contents: Unit 1: Who, Me…a Coach? Unit 2: What Tools Do I Need to Coach? Unit 3: How Should I Communicate with My Swimmers? Unit 4: How Do I Get My Team Ready to Compete? Unit 5: What Can I Do for Safety? Unit 6: What Is Swimming All About? Unit 7: What Swimming Skills and Drills Should I Teach? Unit 8: Building a Strong Swimming Team Appendix: Sample Season Plan for Swimmers