If you wish to register for these additional courses, please note in the appropriate space on the clinic registration form and include payment payable to Eastern States Swim Clinic. These courses may be attended separately or in conjunction with the clinic.
*How to Improve Your StayAbility (Sept 28th: 1:00-5:00pm) $50.00
We want to see coaches in long term relationships with their employers. Too often coaches accept a job without a firm contract & too often clubs hire a coach without a thorough process. This may work fine for a while but then the inevitable issues arise. This course is about what can go wrong and how to avoid it & if something does go wrong, how to fix a bad situation. This course is not academic or hypothetical, we use real situations. (10 education credits)
*Coaching the Developmental Swimmer, 9 Yr Olds to High School
(Sept 28th: 6pm-10pm) $50.00
This course is designed for both the newer coach & the experienced coach. If you are new, this is going to give you what you need to know about making meaningful progress with developing swimmers. If you are experienced, you are going to gain a valuable resource for training your staff. This course will help you if you have novice level swimmers who swim ugly freestyle, sit-down-in-the-water backstroke, unrecognizable breaststroke & non-existent butterfly or if they float off the wall with the streamlining of a bean bag & if some are listening to their parents instead of you, the rest are underwater & you have 26 kids like this all by yourself. This is about managing the group & managing your time, fundamental progressions for each of the strokes, managing parents, keeping your patience, having fun, & making real progress with young swimmers. (10 education credits)
*The Stroke School (Sept 29th: 8:30am-5pm) $75.00
The Level 2 Stroke School is about creating strokes and correcting strokes. The emphasis is on basic progressions and teaching methods for developmental swimmers aged 6 years old through 9th graders with lots of video clips of real developing swimmers. We also discuss the current trends in world class swimming today. In addition to the four strokes we will cover starts, turns and finishes. Taught by Guy Edson who has worked with nationally ranked swimmers and is currently coaching a developmental group. Manual Provided. Level 2 Certification available for ASCA Members. (20 education credits)
*Creating Team Leadership (Sept 29th: 6-8pm) $50.00
This course is for both coaches & athletes & covers what is leadership, what types of leaders are there, what are the responsibilities of leadership & how does leadership grow? These are the core topics to be discussed. Presented as a discussion, rather than a lecture, the goal is to provide athletes with a clear picture of leadership & the tools for creating a leadership oriented swim team.
*Issues & Solutions for Parents of Age Group Swimmers (Sept 30th: 9am-Noon) $50.00
Discussed will be the role of the parent, athlete & coach: How each is an integral part of swimming success & life skills success & why each must be in correct balance with the others. Why forming a partnership with the coach is important, how to do it & how to make it work in the long term. Too often we do not think of this critical relationship as a partnership. This discussion is presented by a 40 year career coach who is also a consultant to coaches & parents, & who also was a swim parent but never coached his own child, preferring to fill the role of her parent instead.
**USA Club Leadership/Business Management (Sept 28th & 29th: 6-9pm) $20.00
Required for all new USA clubs for club registration Course 201. Club coaches & board members will learn strategies to improve club governance, management, & leadership. Included are the basic models for swim teams, responsibilities of nonprofit boards, staff/board responsibilities, roles of the Head Coach, governance versus management, financial development, recruiting volunteers, evaluation, & assessment. Attendance at both sessions is required to fulfill the requirement. Either the Board/Booster Club president or Head Coach must attend (both are encouraged). This is required for new clubs, but all are welcome.