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Rookie Coaches Swimming Guide

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    The 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.

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    • 80 pages
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    • 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

    • 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


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    This guidebook all the resources a coach needs and provides detailed and easy to follow instructions along with illustrations when explaining proper technique, injury prevention, drills, workouts, etc. This wonderful guide truly is an essential tool for every coach and his or her team!!

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