PDA

View Full Version : A Coach as viewed from the pool



Bendy
February 6th, 2014, 10:44 AM
So you are a Masters coach? Is that because your pool needed one and you were tapped because you were currently coaching 8-10 year olds for the age group team? Excellent.

Don't give any rules for lane etiquette, and certainly don't correct any stroke technique for anyone needing it or asking, that is another source of revenue best saved for private lessons.

Recruit many unsuspecting swimmers to write a glowing account of your coaching prowess and become selected national coach of the year for no other reason other than you had more letters than someone else.

Make sure that the swimmers know you have little interest in supporting the assistant coach, especially if they give away free advice to a swimmer in need. Loudly proclaim to the assistant that private lessons are to be given on personal time, not during workouts. Make sure all of the swimmers in nearby lanes are able to hear your rebuke.

Take and then teach coaching certification classes so you can spread your wisdom. Locally, anyway.

jpetyk
February 7th, 2014, 12:28 PM
So you are a Masters coach? Is that because your pool needed one and you were tapped because you were currently coaching 8-10 year olds for the age group team? Excellent.

Don't give any rules for lane etiquette, and certainly don't correct any stroke technique for anyone needing it or asking, that is another source of revenue best saved for private lessons.

Make sure that the swimmers know you have little interest in supporting the assistant coach, especially if they give away free advice to a swimmer in need. Loudly proclaim to the assistant that private lessons are to be given on personal time, not during workouts. Make sure all of the swimmers in nearby lanes are able to hear your rebuke.



All the reasons I left my old team