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This series is a first-of-its-kind instructional series dedicated to coaching the developing swimmer. Each DVD delivers stroke, turn and start instruction in an individual setting followed by technique work in a group setting.
The unique group work segments provide coaches with a clear understanding of how use the technical instruction in a more "realistic" team setting. It also shows coaches how to progress their athletes through the skill levels for each stroke.
Not only will you see how to effectively teach the techniques for each stroke, but you will witness the country's top age group coaches working with their swimmers.
This series is perfect for any coach at the high school, club, age group, summer league, or junior high level facing the many challenges of coaching the developing swimmer.
Coaching the Developing Freestylerwith Bill Thompson,
Make your practices more efficient by incorporating this proven method of weaving great freestyle technique into a group setting.
With over 40 years of coaching swimming, Bill Thompson is one of the country's most experienced and successful swimming coaches. His range of experience includes everything from teaching novice swimmers to coaching Olympians and every level in between.
In this in-depth swimming DVD, Coach Thompson breaks down the technical aspects of coaching the freestyler from an individual standpoint, as well as showing how to incorporate the individual technique into a group workout setting with incredible results.
Coach Thompson uses 30 of his favorite drills to teach the four segments of his stroke - Pull Pattern, Balance, Breathing and Kicking.
Thompson begins with narrated demonstrations showing the most common turning errors for developing freestylers. He demonstrates 13 drills, including a flip turn progression, that address those challenges. You will see how to train a swimmer to turn comfortably with whichever arm initiates the final stroke into the wall, to fix arms that are out of control during the somersault, and proper foot placement and push-off techniques. Thompson's drills show you how teach turn competitiveness and how to train a swimmer to develop the sense of urgency to get the feet to the wall as fast as possible.
Thompson presents a total overview of the start that includes establishing balance on the block, foot positioning, hand placement, head placement and reaction. Thompson shows you eight drills that train all aspects of proper start mechanics, including several advanced drills that teach proper leg drive off of the blocks. You will learn several tricks that Thompson has developed to help swimmers to focus on a pathway for the arms for a cleaner streamlined entry. You will also see drills that train start competitiveness within a team. In addition, Thompson shares a complete start rehearsal that begins with behind the block strategies through the start and breakout.
To conclude the DVD, Thompson details his strategy of breaking each race into strategic segments for optimal performance.
Tap into the coaching excellence of Bill Thompson for a complete look into all aspects of freestyle competition. DVD. 2 DVDs (165 minutes). 2010.
Coaching the Developing Backstrokerwith Ad'm Dusenbury,
One of the country's brightest young coaches, Ad'm Dusenberry, delivers a comprehensive backstroke library that details every aspect of competitive backstroke.
This DVD focuses on Dusenbury's ""Golden Rules"" for backstroke - kicking consistency, streamlining and turnover rate.
In each segment Dusenbury presents instruction in an individual setting, as well as a larger group setting. This allows you to study the technical details of the stroke and see how Dusenberry teaches these techniques in a team setting.
Dusenberry presents a five-part breakdown of the backstroke.
Dusenbury presents a four-step sequence to teach an effective and efficient backstroke turn. See how he teaches swimmers to count strokes from the flags for wall consistency; how to maximize the crossover stroke into the flip turn; how to build confidence in the turn; and how to push off, kickout and breakout.
From a simple gutter start to a block start, Dusenbury shows how to build a start for the developing and advanced backstroker. Great technique for any level of swimmer.
Throughout the presentation, Dusenbury offers tips and observations of the common challenges he works through with his swimmers. This insight is appropriate for coaching any level of backstroker.
This instructional swimming DVD is packed with over 3 hours of information that is sure to assist you in becoming more successful in all phases of coaching backstrokers. DVD. 2 DVDs (144 minutes). 2010.
Coaching the Developing Breaststrokerwith Sheri Stoddard,
Teach your swimmers to slice through the water with a flat, forward-focused breaststroke.
In this breaststroke DVD, Sheri Stoddard presents step-by-step progressions for the stroke, start and turn.
What makes this DVD unique is that all of the technique work is done in both an individual setting and in a group setting. This gives you the chance to learn the technique, see how it's taught and pick up ideas on how train individual athletes in a team setting.
Coach Stoddard presents a 15 drill progression to build a fast, efficient, and forward-focused flatter style of breaststroke. Beginning with kick basics on deck, Stoddard progresses through seven drills that isolate the technical aspects of the kick including proper body and head position, as well as breathing.
Using six drills, Stoddard builds the pull pattern from the outsweep progressing to the insweep and recovery. The uniqueness of Stoddard's progressions is that while she isolates specific aspects of the stroke, her drills include ""whole stroke"" accountability. Adding timing to the pull, breath and kick, Stoddard presents three additional drills designed to ""jump the hips"" into the stroke to maximize forward propulsion at the end of each stroke cycle.
Get more from your starts with this four-step progression for the forward start which includes jump drills behind the blocks. On the block, Stoddard progresses to a full extension drill to train the swimmer to consistently ""drive"" off of the blocks with maximal leg power.
Stoddard breaks the pullout into segments that include the push off, the arm movement of the pullout, the timing and placement of the dolphin kick, arm recovery and kick into the breakout stroke.
Stoddard details a five-segment progression that isolates, and then connects, the most critical steps of a fast and efficient turn and pullout. To assist the breaststroker that swims the IM events, Stoddard includes a breakdown of the individual medley turns through a ""mini IM"" drill that includes instruction for all of the IM turns and transitions.
Stoddard's breaststroke progressions are clear, concise and easy to understand. Her methods have successfully produced some of the fastest age group breaststrokers in the country and are sure to assist you and your swimmers as well. DVD. 103 minutes. 2010 .
Coaching the Developing Butterflyerwith Russ Kasl,
Discover 45 drills you can use to train your developing butterflyers!
Russ Kasl delivers a complete butterfly curriculum that has been successful for his SwimMAC Carolina swimmers and can have an immediate impact on your team.
Each technique is taught in a an individual setting and a team setting. This provides you both a detailed view of the stroke and essential techniques for teaching the stroke in a group setting to kids at different ability levels.
Kasl breaks down his stroke instruction into seven areas and uses extensive drill work to build the stroke:
Kasl presents a six-drill progression for the butterfly turn. These drills include teaching a tight spin to optimize change of direction speed, simplified cadences for arm actions and training the swimmer to grab a breath while maintaining a low profile on the wall.
Kasl includes block set-up and strategies for an arrow-like, streamlined entry into the water. He also discusses specific strategies for the butterflyer to transition from the start entry into the kickout and maintaining optimal speed through the first stroke cycle. Also included in the start segment is a single step relay exchange.
Kasl concludes the DVD with a brief segment detailing race strategies for the butterfly events.
This DVD affords you over 3 hours of butterfly instruction that is sure to assist you in coaching your developing butterflyer! DVD. 2 DVDs (183 minutes). 2010.
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