PROPRIOCEPTIVEFEEL PRESSORECEPTIVEANCHORING developed with repetition and creative movement experiences!
SKILL DEVELOPMENT Use the word TRY Say the same thing MANY different ways to trigger understanding. CORRECT skills from warm-up to warm-down 1:1 during rest periods AND while swimming. Teach OVERCORRECTION – weird, strange, different, crazy, unusual to be RIGHT OVERLEARN: repeated correction for ONE WEEK for a NEW skill to become a habit. Create the TEAM progression, squad to squad, based upon the Senior Level coach’s plan Teach to learn to RACE not to train. Correct HAND positions for minimal resistance, maximum catch Teach Proprioceptiveness (Feel)and Pressoreceptivity (Anchoring) with rope climbing ARM PATTERNS are the same for all strokes and understood with manipulation or DVD. Create MENTAL PICTURES through dry-erase drawings, pictures, video, demonstrations, flip charts and refer to it during practice for one week.
Teach using the whole method vs parts. Use parts to improve specifics with every swimmer knowing the 4 drills for 5 strokes to use on drill sets. Teach the Boomer Balance Drills for better streamlining, body position, comfortable stroke, pain-free joints, and control. Seek undisturbed water. REINFORCE skill change with a flashlight, mirrors, thumbs up, being demonstrative Make older partners responsible for YOUNGER PARTNER’S improvement Total Team Practice or Overlap 20:20 Wear a NEON GLOVE during practice coaching free from the side and strokes from the end. Get in the water with a mask and snorkel to MANIPULATE hands, fingers, legs and feet. Use a GEAR-HEAD CIRCUIT at least twice a week without swimmers knowing what day. TRANSFER OF TRAINING – dryland specificity DEVELOPS proper patterns-tubing/bench. Draw stroke pattern on deck with chalk.
SKILL GIMMICKS* Pull-buoy Starts Last swimmer swimming Rules Set Breathing R/L – L/R – CHO- same side of pool Peer Stroke Set ( 3 swimmers) Four U/W kick outs Score skill drills Technique Meets George Washington slept here Fly-lying on kickboards Core reaction with hands on butt Breast-widths one stroke/lane
STREAMLINING Count improper streamlines at backstroke pole. Teach 3 standing and 4 relay starts 4 underwater streamlines (# kicks ?) Time swimmers to 15 meters (sub-7 seconds) Six second whistle or laneline wrench on gutter First to 15 meters – similar speed waves Winners of 15 meters – champion of the day Winning lane? – first to 15 scores point for lane
TEACHING SEQUENCE 1. Explanation 2. Demonstration – swimmers looking underwater 3. Practice for Mastery 4. Evaluation 5. +Reinforcement - IF CORRECT 6. *Re-explain w/new words 7. Demonstration - 8. Practice for Mastery 9. Evaluation 10. +Reinforcement w/flashlight, thumb, score, words, partner...
GEAR-HEAD CIRCUITwww.gamesgimmickschallenges.com • EQUIPMENT FLY BACK BRST FREE • Streamline Noodles X XXX • Therakickers X X • Clickers X X • V Kick-Tubes X XXX • Turn-tubes X X • Catch-Up Tubes w/bands X X • Parachutes X XX • Tech-paddles X XXX • Tempo Trainers X XXX • Starts (8 starts, 4 U/W, 15m times, 6 sec, winners, teams) X XXX • Start Blue Ribbon/Noodles X XXX • Bungee Paddles w/ stroke patterns X XXX • Stroke Rope X XXX • Wheelbarrow Tubes X XXX • Scorecards X XXX • Stonehead X • Timed Turns X XXX • Olympians’ Starts, Strokes, Turns ( USA-S DVD) X XXX • SEND-OFFS – Rotate stations every 5 to 7 minutes – Lane captain gets gear and clean up.
EQUIPMENT THAT FORCES CORRECTIONage groupSEND-OFFS PURPOSE10 and Under TAIL WAGS THE DOG finishing11-14 25’s @ 40 sec. perfection15 – Over 50’s @ 60 or10 sr fitness twice a week but don’t tell them what days for PERFECT ATTENDANCE! GEAR – HEAD CIRCUIT
CATCH-UP W/BAND 6” of 1/2“ PVC with caps – Innertube slice for one-arm pulling
STREAMLINE NOODLES2’ of ½” PVC on T – thread bungee – cover with noodle
THERAKICKERSYellow for Age Groupers – Green for Seniors2’ piece knotted
BREAKOUT CONTESTS Ribbon Starts -Mid-pool or 15 m Times – 6 sec. Whistle – Winners – Lane Points
BREAKOUT CONES Breaststroke Pull-outs
TEMPO TRAINERwww.finis.com • Improves DPS • Regulates turn-over • Reinforces desired pace • Maintains pace/25 • Free/Back – 3 entries • Breast/Fly – 2 head pop • 25’s @ 2.6 and 1.3 w/ count
ROPE-A-DOPEUse for Fly, Back, Breast, and Free (underwater w/ knots every 4 feet
SCORE PRACTICES After practice before or while swimmers are dressing… Considerations: listening, trying, learning, … Catch them doing things right with a positive comment… 1. Scoring: 1 – 10 on squad roster 2. Color code: Magic Marker on roster Red Baaad– Yellow OK - Green Good 3. Report Card 4. Partner Motivation Chart 5. Self-Evaluation
PARTNER POSITIVE RE-INFORCMENT Post these forms on a wall with partners assigned for a week of each pair deciding what each swimmer did best in the practice and then each partner recording for the other one. It increases accountability and caring between partners. Assign them to help newcomers and those on plateau.
AUSSIE ANALYSIS for IMPROVEMENT in STROKES PER 25 and HEART RATE LTB __________________________________________________________________________________ +15F/B __________________________________________________________________________________ 100@2 TIME ________________________________________________________________________________________________ PULSE ________________________________________________________________________________________________ STR/25 ________________________________________________________________________________________________ 200@4 TIME ________________________________________________________________________________________________ PULSE ________________________________________________________________________________________________ STK/25 ________________________________________________________________________________________________ 300@6 TIME ________________________________________________________________________________________________ PULSE ________________________________________________________________________________________________ STK/25 ________________________________________________________________________________________________ 400@8 TIME ________________________________________________________________________________________________ PULSE ________________________________________________________________________________________________ STK/25 ________________________________________________________________________________________________ 100 LTB TIME ________________________________________________________________________________________________ PULSE ________________________________________________________________________________________________ STK/25 ________________________________________________________________________________________________