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"A profession is a vocation founded upon specialized educational training, the purpose of which is to supply objective counsel and service to others, for a direct and definite compensation, wholly apart from expectation of other business gain" ..COACHING is a PROFESSION....increase your specialized educational training
Dear Maryland Swimming Coach,
John Wooden once said, "The team that makes the most mistakes probably will win." Mistakes often result from pushing the envelope, taking chances, stretching limits, growing and learning.
Coaches who overreact to mistakes cause their players stress and make them so nervous about mistakes that they end up making even more. Or, players become so intent on avoiding mistakes that they play too tentatively to make the great play.
Coaches should help their players go for greatness. Let them know mistakes are OK, especially if they learn from their mistakes and continue giving full effort.
Russell Mark // National Team High Performance Consultant
Last month, Adam Peaty of Great Britain became the first person under 58 seconds in the 100m breaststroke and smashed the world record by over a half second in the process. Only 8 other people have ever been under 59 seconds in the 7 years since it was first done, and yet Peaty is already forging ahead to new territory.
Here are 3 things that all breaststrokers and aspiring breaststrokers can learn from Peaty’s race
2 Minute Drill for Coaches from the Positive Coaching Alliance
Respect for Self
PCA's acronym to help remember how to Honor the Game is ROOTS (respect for Rules, Opponents, Officials, Teammates and Self). The "S" in ROOTS may be the most important. Respecting yourself, at least in part, means setting and adhering to your own personal standards.
That is an important lesson for coaches to teach youth athletes, and key to doing so is living up to YOUR standards. If you set the standard, for example, that your team does not harass officials, then live up to that standard, not just to get favorable calls, but because it is your job to set an example for your players in adhering to their standards.
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You will want to identify players who are leaders and others you can help develop into leaders. Youth have a way of communicating with each other that adults just cannot replicate, so it is often useful to let players lead in team meetings, practices, games and social situations. It will help all your players to hear voices of leadership other than yours.
Having athletes on your team who are leaders will improve your team's results. Plus, an important part of your role as a Double-Goal Coach® is to help youth become leaders who can lead beyond sports.
MD Swimming Age Group Coaches of the Year - NBAC
Coach Certification Info
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The coach and the instructor are required to sign the form and falsification of this document may constitute a Code of Conduct violation. It is not your responsibility to question the validity of the instructor's signature unless you have reason to do so. In that event, contact the agency that certified the instructor and try to confirm that the instructor's certification is valid and that the skills session did take place.
A copy of the STSC Online Content Only certification and this signed Skills Sheet should be sent to the LSC Registrar; together, they complete the STSC requirement. The STSC expiration date will always be the one on the STSC Online certification because this one will always expire first.Resources