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 Central States Swim Clinic. These courses may be attended separately or in conjunction with the clinic.
*Dryland for Age Group Swimmers
(May 18th: 1pm – 5pm) $50.00
This course is how you select age & ability appropriate exercises to create fruitful routines that will improve athletic ability, mental toughness, & a winning attitude. This course is NOT about the thousands of exercise descriptions readily available in books, dvd’s & on line. We will present an intelligent program & an explicit philosophy of dryland training for the different age groups. We want to understand the differences between coordination, balance, core, power, & strength routines & when each is appropriate. You’re going to come away with many practical & philosophical ideas. Manual included. (15 education credits)
*Coaching the Developmental Swimmer – 9 Yr Olds to High School
(May 18th : 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 an experienced or a head coach 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. (5 education credits)
*The Physiology School
(May 19th: 9am-5pm) $75.00
This course includes fundamental physiology, energy systems, nutrition, & principles of training during the first half. This “core knowledge” provides the basis from which a coach creates a season training plan & writes daily workouts. The second half of this course covers designing a season training plan & writing workouts. We will outline a high school season, a senior middle distance program (discussing differences in sprinting & distance) & design a complete season training plan for an age group team. We will also talk about weekly & daily workout design & managing the workout to make use of every minute. Level 3 manual is included. (15 education credits)
*Creating Team Leadership
(May 19th: 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
(May 20th: 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
(May 18th & 19th: 6:30-9:00pm) $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.