Coach Connection Newsletter #47 - 11/24/17

Coach Connection Newsletter #47 - 11/24/17

 | Tuesday, November 28, 2017

2017 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards

Caeleb Dressel, Katie Ledecky Take Top Honors at 14th annual red-carpet celebration and fundraising gala held Sunday in Los Angeles

2017 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Award Winners below:

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8 Ground Rules to Know about Sports Nutrition

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN, November 21, 2017

Swimmers want to win. They want to do better than their last performance, and perform at their best every time they compete. It takes a lot of hard work to get to the next level. Endless hours in the pool, working on stroke technique, weight training and conditioning.

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The USA Swimming Insurance Marketplace

By USA Swimming, November 10, 2017

Open enrollment for insurance is upon us, and members of USA Swimming and their clubs, employees, and families can now shop for health insurance absolutely free.

Get expert advice from licensed insurance agents on Obamacare plans, group insurance, short-term medical and other products tailored to USA Swimming members, such as workers’ compensation and more. A wide range of products are available, including:

·     Major Medical
·     Short-term Medical
·     Dental
·     Critical Illness
·     Vision
·     Accident
·     Life
·     Long-term Care

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The Seven Competitive Turns

By Glenn Mills, GoSwim Video of the Week, November 22, 2017

It's easy to break turns down into two forms, open turns, and flip turns. We wish it was that easy, but competitive swimmers will need to know all seven of the competitive turns.
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USADA Update


During an #antidoping drug test, athletes will be asked to provide a sample of at least 90 ml. Learn more about the Urine Collection Process. #cleanport 


Unfortunately, you can't tell if a supplement product is safe or not just by looking at the label. Get the Simple Truth about #supplements.

Dr. Peter Vint, Former USOC High-Performance Specialist, on Coaching and Parenting Elite Athletes

By Reed Maltbie,, November 12, 2017

Do the principles and beliefs we discuss regarding youth athletes apply to “elite” athletes? How do you approach the process of parenting elite athletes? Dr. Peter Vint, one of the world’s top experts on high-performance athletes, shares his views on elite athletes, quality coaching, and parenting at all levels of the game.


The 6 P’s for Ski Racing Success

By Jim Taylor, Contributor at, November 18, 2017

A healthy attitude can be summed up in what I call the “Six P’s for Ski Racing Success.”...

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Delusional Parent Disorder(DPD) in Youth Sports

By Gordon MacLelland,, May 2017

Definition of Delusional Parent Disorder: Parents who have false or unrealistic beliefs or opinions about their children even when confronted with facts: “Watching John yell at his son after the game makes me think he suffers from Delusional Parent Disorder.”

I am not a psychologist. To my knowledge, there is no confirmed condition called Delusional Parent Disorder (“DPD”)…

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Why Smart Leaders Use Corny Catchphrases

By Daniel Coyle,, November 14, 2017

Catchphrases have a bad reputation. They are corny. They are over-obvious. They sound dumb. As a result, we tend to avoid using them. (Think about how you reacted the last time someone suggested you “work smarter, not harder.”)

But here’s the funny thing : When you visit highly successful cultures, you’ll notice they use a lot of catchphrases. I mean, they use tons of them. You can’t walk around for thirty seconds without hearing or seeing a corny-sounding catchphrase. 

For example, here are a few… 

10 Steps to Resurrect a Problematic Program

By Jeff Janssen,, October 29, 2017

If you find yourself faced with the daunting task of resuscitating and resurrecting a problematic program, you obviously have a big challenge on your hands. You likely need to make some major overhauls to your program’s talent, culture, attitude, commitment, chemistry and team leadership. That is a lot to do, but the key is to break it down into a manageable process and prioritize.

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