Coach Connection Newsletter #28 - 7/12/19

Coach Connection Newsletter #28 - 7/12/19

 | Monday, July 15, 2019

Adult Athlete APT Requirement

As a reminder, all athletes ages 18 and over MUST complete Athlete Protection Training not later than July 23, 2019. All athlete members who are age 18+ who have not completed the training by July 23, 2019, will NOT be members of USA Swimming in good standing. Athletes that are not members of USA Swimming in good standing will not be able to participate in USA Swimming sanctioned events. All athletes that turn 18 after June 23, 2019, will have 30 days after their 18th birthday to complete the training before their membership is affected. The training can be accessed here:

Will athletes be notified of the requirement?

Athletes will be notified directly using the email address they have registered in SWIMS. Email notifications will be sent 30 days prior to the athlete's 18th birthday, on the athlete's 18th birthday and then 30 days after the athlete's 18th birthday.

How can clubs check to see if an athlete is completed the requirement?

A club will be able to view whether or not an athlete member has completed the training by viewing the roster in the Club Portal. If you are having problems running the report from the Club Portal you can contact your LSC registrar and have them run a Membership Status report..

For additional information, please reference the FAQ posted here:

We highly recommend that all clubs complete the Safe Sport Recognition Program. To add your team to this growing list; and to learn more about the program, please visit here:

Next month's newsletter will provide additional information on this program and how to achieve this status. 

State of the Sport Report

The National Select Camp Assistant Coach Application is Now Open! 

Each fall, USA Swimming brings 96 of the top USA Swimming member athletes in the nation for a once-in-a-lifetime camp experience. Swimmers are selected from the SWIMS database of top times. During the camp, these swimmers will learn about post race recovery, drug and supplement rules, psychological training skills, nutrition, race strategy and more.

Camp dates:

2019 Girl's: October 10-13, 2019

2019 Boy's: October 24-27, 2019

Camp Location: U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO

If interested, the assistant coach application is available here and will be open until Friday, August 9th

IMAGINE Making A Difference in Your Community Via WATER

At one of three BAP Conferences left in 2019

St. Louis, MO - BAP Conference – September 15 & 16, 2019

at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel

Check out the St. Louis Gateway Arch and the Regional Build a Pool Conference. You are invited to attend the 71st BAP Conference. Everything you need to get started with planning for your dream pool(s). Summer is going fast and the fall will be here before you know it. Don’t be a procrastinator click here now to learn more and to register for the BAP Conference. Don’t forget to go back and make your hotel reservation – limited rooms

Williamsburg, VA BAP Conference

October 19 & 20, 2019

at the Williamsburg Lodge

Check out the Historic Area with over 20 guided and self-guided tours and the Regional Build a Pool Conference. You are invited to attend the 72nd BAP Conference. Everything you need to get started with planning for your dream pool(s). Summer is going fast and the fall will be here before you know it. Don’t be a procrastinator click here now to learn more and to register for the BAP Conference. Don’t forget to go back and make your hotel reservation – limited rooms - Complimentary on-site covered parking is provided for all Lodge guests, as well as valet parking for a fee.

Denver, CO BAP Conference

November 8 & 9, 2019

at the Denver Airport Marriott at Gateway Park

Check out the LoDo (lower Downtown Denver) or the famous Denver Zoo before or after you attend the Regional BAP Conference. You are invited to the 73rd BAP Conference. Everything you need to get started with planning for your dream pool(s). Summer is going fast and the fall will be here before you know it. Don’t be a procrastinator click here now to learn more and to register for the BAP Conference. Don’t forget to go back and make your hotel reservation – limited rooms - Airport shuttle service, scheduled, complimentary

Your presenters for the BAP Conferences are Mick/Sue Nelson with USA Swimming and Kevin Post with Counsilman Hunsacker

Questions email Sue Nelson

6 Things Swim Coaches Can Do to Help Their Athletes Focus at Practice

By Olivier Poirier-Leroy, contributor, June 26, 2019 

The ability to focus and concentrate is a powerful weapon for the swimmer intent on drop-kicking their personal best times.

Whether it’s to help them focus on things that boost their performance, calm pre-race nerves, or speed up technical development, the ability of a swimmer to pay attention to the right things in the water factors big-time in how they swim.

Learn more

Clean Sport

United States Anti- Doping Agency (USADA)

The information below should be shared with your athletes and their parents. Please distribute it via email, a club newsletter, or link to the articles on your team webpage.

Resources:

Our 2019 Athlete Handbook has the info you need on antidoping to help you competeclean. Give it a look!

Do you have even just a hint of uncertainty on your medication's prohibited status in sport? Globaldro can help!

Supplements:

Wondering how you can reduce your risk of testing positive from a contaminated supplement? Check out the steps at this link.

@NSFCertForSport

The American Swimming Coaches Association 51st Annual World Clinic

Dallas, Texas, Sept. 3-8, 2019 

Education, Information, and INSPIRATION for Coaches of all levels of athlete!

The Greatest Coaches Clinic in the World, for the 51st time! The “business meeting” revised as the “Coaches Forum!” for the important

Issues in American Swimming. The Annual Awards Dinner and special this year, The Head Olympic Coaches Dinner Reunion, (open to all)

From Learn to Swim to the Elite athlete, this is where coach education and inspiration takes place.

Huge Exhibit Hall “Christmas Morning for Swimming Coaches.”

Registration, Program information, additional schools offered, and Hotel Registration information is HERE: 

How to Hack Your Brain to Become More Successful

By FastCompany.com, July 9, 2019
Most of us understand very little about how our brains really work. Here are three things you can do to harness the power of your brain to do things that you might not think you’re capable of.
Watch video:

Build Confidence Through The Actions You Control, Not in Expected Results

By Jeff Julian, Rose Bowl Aquatics, July 7, 2019

Quite often I’ll have conversations with swimmers and wish I could have been talking to the entire group as my thoughts came together on the question. One of those times came up last Tuesday morning, and I wanted to be sure to share the message here.

Learn more

What My Parents Made Me Do When I Wanted to Quit the Team

By Emma Bireline, Grownandflown.com, January 2017

When I was a freshman in high school, my basketball team was small. In fact, it was so small that we didn’t have a freshmen or JV team. My coach was tough. He had high expectations and conducted physically and mentally demanding practices. I suited varsity, but only got in the last-minute or two (if we were winning by enough). Essentially, I only had the opportunity to play in practice. However, I battled, knowing that next year could be my year.

Learn more:

Team Sports May Help Children Deal With Trauma

By Perri Klass, M.D., nytimes.com, July 8, 2019

I wrote last week about finding ways to make sure that sports participation stays fun for kids, so they can enjoy the benefits of physical activity and fitness. Keeping the body healthy and active has psychological benefits as well, and a new study suggests that organized sports participation may be helpful for kids who are dealing with childhood trauma.

In a study published in May in JAMA Pediatrics, people who had experienced traumatic events as children had better mental health outcomes as adults if they had participated in team sports during adolescence.

Learn more
 

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