High School Coaching Academy: Swimming Series

High School Coaching Academy: Swimming Series
High School Coaching Academy: Swimming Series
Item# MD-03932
$139.99
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Product Description

  • Includes 14 essential focus areas that are the framework for program success
  • Complete skill set with teaching progressions for all four strokes, starts and turns
  • Learn to create a high school seasonal plan
  • Build strength, speed, explosive power and endurance into your swimmers
with Mark Onstott, former New Trier HS (IL) Head Swim Coach,:
7x Team State Champions (IL), 2x "National Boy's Swimming Coach of the Year" Award (NFHSCA),
awarded US' 'National Championship' HS team (2007) by Swimming World magazine,
team was named 2009 National Dual Meet Champions by NISCA (National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association).

Coach Onstot breaks his presentation into 14 essential focus areas he feels provides the framework for not only developing a highly successful program but maintaining a high level of excellence year after year.

A few of these essential focus areas include:

  • Dual Meet Objectives: Six key concepts for getting the most out of each dual meet from each swimmer and how to maximize dual meets in terms of program development.
  • Leadership: Get specific strategies for grooming leaders on an ongoing basis. Defined roles for each class, frosh through seniors. Also includes captain selection criteria and captain responsibilities.
  • Goals: Proven strategies for implementing team and individual goals.
  • Team Banquet: Create a banquet that generates excitement and a sense of inclusive success for each individual and his/her families — an essential component of Onstott's program success.
  • Coaching Staff: See how to organize a staff and to how to delegate various team management responsibilities to each staff member to best enable them to be fully engaged in the program.

Onstott also includes athlete recruitment and retention, club swimming, working with parents, developing a lettering policy and putting athletes on a consistent and obvious path to success.

Included with each of the 14 focus areas is invaluable information as to the why and how of implementation and benefits to the team, coaches, and the overall program. Throughout this presentation, you will see how Onstott's program centers around developing behaviors that breed excellence.

62 minutes. 2011.


with Mark Onstott, former New Trier HS (IL) Head Swim Coach,:
7x Team State Champions (IL), 2x "National Boy's Swimming Coach of the Year" Award (NFHSCA),
awarded US' 'National Championship' HS team (2007) by Swimming World magazine,
team was named 2009 National Dual Meet Champions by NISCA (National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association).

In this comprehensive 2-disc presentation, Mark Onstott, one of the country's top high school coaches from legendary New Trier (IL) High School, shares a comprehensive set of essential skills for competitive swimming success.

Onstott begins with a review of several essential competitive skills. This segment includes wall basics for pushoffs, effective streamlining, dolphin kicking and sculling. He shares demonstrations of the four sculling drills that he incorporates, which start out basic and advance in difficulty.

Next, in the Stroke Instruction Segment, Onstott teaches Freestyle, Backstroke, Butterfly, and Breaststroke that each includes a concise and consistent teaching progression. Each stroke segment includes:

  • Overview of the stroke
  • A seven-drill teaching progression that includes body positioning, recovery, catch, entry, pull patterns and timing and rhythm of the stroke
  • Full stroke review
  • Common errors and correction

In the Starts and Breakout Segment, Onstott includes complete instruction for the following:

  • Forward start technical breakdown; set up, leg angles, hand positioning, take off and entry
  • Forward start drills
  • Breakouts for each of the forward start strokes: free, fly, breast
  • Relay take offs
  • Backstroke start lead up progression
  • Backstroke start
  • Backstroke breakout
In the Turns Segment, Onstott includes: