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 Training for Swim Coaches
(May 17th: 1pm – 4pm) $50.00
Whether you have a large team or small, 8 and unders or teenagers, every coach needs a dryland program to enhance their team’s time in the water. Strength, flexibility and durability (injury prevention) are all part of the creation of better athletes. This program will discuss program design and execution for all ages, and will be based on minimal facilities and equipment. We will also discuss equipment options for those with a budget.
*Effective Swim Meet Coaching
(May 17th: 5pm – 8pm) $50.00
Coaches ply their craft in two settings. First, at practice, which is where we all get opportunity to get better. The second is at swim meets, where meet coaching is a small fraction of the time we spend in the sport. Swim meet coaching is a learned skill and is what we teach in this course. We’ll discuss meet philosophy, teaching your athletes to prepare for success mentally & physically and explore how to speak with different athletes before their races. This will be relevant for coaches of all ages of athletes from 8 and unders through the elite athlete. “The most important course I ever took” is the most frequent comment from past attendees.
*The Stroke School
(May 18th: 9am- 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. Manual Provided. Level 2 Certification available for ASCA Members.
*Creating Team Leadership
(May 18th: 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.
**USA Club Leadership/Business Management
(May 17th & 18th: 6:30-9pm) $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.