Coach Connection Newlsetter #50 - 12/15/17

Coach Connection Newlsetter #50 - 12/15/17

 | Friday, January 5, 2018

Regional Coach Clinic

Registration for the Jacksonville Regional Coach Clinic is now open! 

The clinic will run from February 9-11 at the Ponte Vedre Inn & Club in Jacksonville, FL. 

The Regional Coaching Clinic program brings affordable clinics directly to teams in their own LSCs. These clinics are designed for the entire coaching staff from the novice coach to the senior level coach.

The clinic cost is $75 per coach or $200 for a coaching staff of 3 or more. Our clinics are priced to encourage participation by the entire coaching staff. 
Registration and full information
 

Safe Sport Mondays

Join the conversation!

Safe Sport Mondays is a program to launch a national conversation within swim clubs about everyday issues that clubs face. Having regular short conversations about different team- and Safe Sport-related issues can strengthen a club’s values and open productive communication channels.

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Travel Benefits for USA Swimming Members

Through its national partnerships with well-respected travel providers, USA Swimming is proud to offer its members exclusive travel discounts. Read on to find out how USA Swimming's corporate family is committed to helping support the sport of swimming with special offers for all of our members.

Take Advantage

Travel Benefits for USA Swimming Members

Through its national partnerships with well-respected travel providers, USA Swimming is proud to offer its members exclusive travel discounts. Read on to find out how USA Swimming's corporate family is committed to helping support the sport of swimming with special offers for all of our members.

Take Advantage

How to Create Youth Sports Goals That Get Results

We live in a goal-obsessed society.

From school curriculums to corporate mission statements to the latest gaming apps, goals are so ubiquitous they can give people ‘achievement anxiety’ when they struggle to reach them. This anxiety is only amplified when we abandon our goals, such as the nearly 90% of people who fail to follow through on our New Year’s resolutions. TrueSport

USADA Update

#DYK: Supplement laws don't require a product to be effective in order to be sold. Understand why the laws don't protect you when it comes to #supplements. 

Resources:

Coaches - do you know your role in the #antidoping process? Understanding your athletes' rights and responsibilities is vital in your in your influence over your athletes.

Reduce Your Risk 

Herm Edwards: "Are You Interested Or Are You Committed?"

From Positive Coaching Alliance, December 2017

"Are you interested or are you committed?" Honestly answering that question may mean the difference between reaching your goals or falling short. Commitment means a willingness to sacrifice in pursuit of goals, and that discipline can go toward shaping character.

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You Need to Learn How to Make Emotions Work for You, Instead of Against You

By Justin Bariso, Founder, Insight, Inc.com, December 2017

In 1995, science journalist Daniel Goleman published a book introducing most of the world to the nascent concept of emotional intelligence: the ability to identify emotions (in both yourself and others), to recognize the powerful effects of those emotions, and to use that information to inform and guide behavior. The idea, which was primarily based on the research of psychologists John Mayer and Peter Salovey, quickly took off--and went on to greatly influence the way we think about emotions and human behavior.

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Change Your Coaching Staff Dynamic (in 20 minutes)

By Stephanie Zonars, Coachingtoolbox.net, December 8, 2017

A team can’t develop healthy team cohesion if the leadership team (i.e. coaching staff) isn’t cohesive.

Seems logical, yet somehow coaches believe they can still build a unified team despite distrust and other fractures among the staff.

Won’t happen. Can’t happen.

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Values in Youth Sports: Part I

By Dr. Jim Taylor, PrimeSports, December, 2017

When you think of sports, values are probably not the first thing that comes to mind. Yet, whether you’re aware of it or not, the values that you instill in your children as part of their sports experiences have an immense impact on every aspect of their athletic lives as well as their life in general in the short term and well into the future. The values you convey to your young athletes act as the lens through which they view the entirety of their sports participation. As a consequence, you should be thoughtful, deliberate, and proactive in instilling in your children the values that you believe will lead them to a fulfilling and enjoyable sports experience, a positive and healthy lifelong relationship with sports, and a successful, happy, and value-driven life.

Values

2017 Books to Read

By John O'Sullivan, changingthegameproject.com, December 5, 2017

It’s that time of year again, where we review our favorite books of 2017. There were some amazing books out there this year, and the choices were tough. This year, we also brought in some staff favorites to add to our master list. Hopefully, you can find a great read for the coach, parent or athlete in your life.

Some Great Reads!


 

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