The Foundations of Coaching

ASCA Level 1

It is about the philosophy of our sport and its coaching. It is, indeed, its title, the foundations of coaching. Included are starter materials on teaching strokes, training athletes, working with parents, etc. It’s Coaching 101. It makes you competent to step on-deck and assist swimmers and other coaches.  It’s minimal, it’s the start.

These ASCA courses are open to anyone, not just swimming coaches, who feels they will benefit from them.  There are no pre-requisites for attending the courses – just arrive with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn and share!

This course is run over 2 days and the cost is R 2,000 per coach.

You need to also complete a Certification Application to activate the ASCA certification process.

  1. What is a swimming coach?
  2. Coaching according to needs.
  3. What does a swimming coach do.
  4. Principles of communication
  5. Teaching skills and values
  6. Motivating your swimmers
  7. Working with others
  8. Coaching and the law
  9. Basic stroke biomechanics
  10. Physiology of training
  11. Writing a workout for a beginning group
  12. Swimmers who have disability
  13. Additional Reading and Resources
  14. Appendix A: Active Exercises
  15. Appendix B: Additional Resources

2 thoughts on “The Foundations of Coaching”

  1. When are the next ASCA level 1 to 5 courses been offered.

  2. Hi there
    Our next set of courses will probably happen around conference time in May 2019. We generally don’t run too many of then through the year unless there is a need for one. I will put your name on the wait list and when we have 10 or more we will arrange a course.
    I hope this helps you out.
    Regards, Cheryl

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