November 6, 2013
SCSC Weekly Chlorine - Week of 11/03/13
Schedule for the Week of 11/03/13
Due to PASA Invite there will be NO WORKOUTS for Hi-Performance, Performance, Performance Prep, Gold and Yellow 1.
AM MWF 5:30am -7:00am
PM M-F 3:30pm – 5:45pm, Mobility 3:00pm - 3:30pm; Dryland TTH 5:45pm – 6:30pm
AM TTH 5:30am – 6:45am
PM M-F 3:30pm – 5:30pm, Mobility 3:00pm - 3:30pm; Dryland MWF 5:45pm – 6:30pm
AM W 5:30am – 6:30am,
PM M-F 3:30pm – 5:30pm, Dryland MWF 5:45pm to 6:30pm
PM M-F 5:45pm – 7:30pm Dryland TTH 4:45pm -5:15pm
AM Sat 6am – 8am
Gold Boys and Girls
PM M-TH 5:30pm-7:30pm Dryland TTH 4:45pm – 5:15pm
PM Friday 5:30pm – 7:15pm
PM M-F 5:45-7:30pm Dryland 4:45pm -5:15pm
AM Sat 8:30am – 10:00am
Yellow Bells 1
PM M-F 4:15pm - 5:45pm Dryland TTH 5:55pm – 6:15pm
Yellow Bell 2 (Wilson)
PM M-F 4:00pm – 5:15pm
AM Sat 10am – 11:30am (ISC)
Age Group Make-up (Wilson)
PM MWF 6:00pm – 7:00pm
M-F 4:15-5:15pm (Peterson)
TTH 5:15-6:15pm (Peterson)
Friday 6:00-7:00pm (Peterson)
M-Th 5:30-7:00pm (Peterson)
Friday 4:00-5:30pm (Peterson)
MW 6:15-7:15pm (Forest Park)
TTH 6:15-7:15pm (Forest Park)
BELL Fit Fri
Friday 5:15-6:00pm (Peterson)
BELL FIT Sat
Saturday 8:15-9:00am (Wilson)
Saturday 9:00-9:45am (Wilson)
MW 4:15-5:00pm (Peterson)
MW 5:15-6:00pm (Wilson)
MW 6:15-7:00pm (Peterson)
TTh 5:15-6:00pm (Wilson)
TTh 6:15-7:00pm (Peterson)
Friday Make-up 5:15-6:00pm (Wilson)
11/9-10: PASA Invite (Palo Alto)
11/16-17 SCCA C/B/A+ (Santa Cruz)
11/22-24: Gilroy C/B/A+ (Morgan Hill) this is the priority meet.
11/22-24 Osprey C/B/A+ (San Jose) if the Morgan Hill fills up then you can sign up for the Osprey Meet.
12/6-8: JO 14&U Championships (Morgan Hill)
12/6-8: Walnut Creek Senior II (Pleasant Hill)
Fall and Winter Schedule
Team Store NewsNew
The Team Store will be open at the ISC
Monday 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Thursday 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Friday 4:30pm – 6:00pm
PASA Invite Timing--Stay tuned for information about timing signups at next weekend's PASA invite.
The 6 Key Components of Commitment
By Jeff Janssen (Owner Janssen Sports Leadership Center)
How do you define commitment?
What exactly does it mean to truly be committed to someone or something?
In today’s age of entitlement and instant gratification, the critical concept of commitment is getting watered down in the minds of many athletes.
80% of coaches believe that today’s athletes don’t fully understand nor appreciate the importance of commitment. To combat this insidious assault on the importance and value of commitment, I have athletes define the concept of commitment and have them discuss the 6 Key Components of Making and Keeping a Serious Commitment listed below.
Here is how we define commitment:
Commitment is a serious, long-term promise you make and keep with yourself and others to fully dedicate yourself to your task, training and/or team, even when, and especially when times are tough. Further, commitment means not only promising to do something, but much more importantly, actually investing the necessary effort and actions to make it happen.
A SERIOUS COMMITMENT IS A…..
1) SOLEMN PROMISE
Instead of just being hollow words said casually in passing, a Serious Commitment is a solemn pledge you make and keep with yourself and others. You must understand the complete consequences of your commitment and fully mean it when you say it. When you make a commitment, others will take you seriously and rely on you to be true to your word.
Example: “Our tradition calls for a commitment to accountability. This is not an assumption – this is a promise that I will be there for you; and I can count on you being there for me.”
----Bob Ladouceur, former head Coach of De la Salle High School Football
2) FULL INVESTMENT
A Serious Commitment means you fully invest yourself in the cause – physically, mentally, and emotionally. You connect completely with your cause and passionately pursue it by putting your whole heart, mind, and soul into it. You don’t hold back, but go “all in”, putting in your full attention, energy, and effort to accomplish your goal.
“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.”
3) WILLINGNESS TO SACRIFICE
When you make a Serious Commitment to someone or something, It also means you willingly and selfishly make individual sacrifices for it. It is a key priority for you and something you willingly work the rest of your life around, even if it causes some personal hardship to you. Commitment means you knowingly and willingly give up things you might want in the short-term to potentially gain something of greater value in the long-term. In a team setting, commitment also means sometimes sacrificing your individual goals for the good of the team.
“I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.
----Mia Hamm, USA Olympian, Soccer
4) LONG-TERM OBLIGATION
A Serious Commitment is a long-term obligation you must continually work toward and ideally see through to completion. It isn’t something you try out and then easily abandon. It is something you establish, embody, and embrace for the long haul.
“Those who stay will be champions.”
--Bo Schembechler, former Head Coach, University of Michigan Football
5) PACT TO PERSEVERE
A Serious Commitment means sticking with something even when, and especially when times are tough. Just like the traditional marriage vows of “for richer or poorer, in sickness and health,” true commitment is unwavering regardless of the circumstances. When you make a commitment to someone or something, you make a pact to persevere through the tough times together. It won’t be easy, but it is almost always worth it.
“Everyone starts strong. Success comes to those with unwavering commitment to be at the end.”
----Howard Schultz, founder and CEO of Starbucks
6) AGREEMENT TO ACT
Finally, a Serious Commitment is way more than words. It is best demonstrated and proven by your actions on a regular basis. People will initially listen to your words, but will ultimately measure your commitment and your character by your deeds.
“Commitment is an act, not a word.”
---Jean-Paul Sarte, philosopher
"Never stop just because you feel defeated. The journey to the other side is attainable only after great suffering” - Santosh Kalwar
On Monday, there will be a sign up sheet in the office for goal meetings. They will take place after practice and the first day of meetings will be on Tuesday. These will be held Tuesday-Friday this week and next week as well.
If you are attending the PASA Invite, you must be there by 7:30am for warm-ups. Also, if you make finals in any of your events this weekend, you are expected to swim those races.
"The only way you can consistently enjoy your sport, continue to improve and become the best that you can be is by learning, that's right I said LEARNING, to develop a growth mentality. You, your parents and coaches must learn to change the priorities with which you approach your sport and competing. You must let go of that obsessive need to win or beat others (which is actually limiting you) and instead focus on being the very best that YOU can be. Simply put you must make your goal improvement, NOT winning." ~ Dr. Alan Goldberg, Sports Psychology for Athletes, Coaches & Parents
"Loss and failure are NOT evidence of your inadequacy as a competitor. They provide, instead, invaluable information about what you need to do to get better for next time! Failure isn't fixed. It's temporary and necessary for you to go through over and over again to ultimately achieve your dreams." ~ Dr. Alan Goldberg, Sports Psychology for Athletes, Coaches & Parents
Gold - boys
Please find the time to schedule one on one goal meetings with Coach Mark in the next few weeks. 10-15 minutes before or after practice. This week's question: "what does confidence mean to you?" Let's get ready to do the little things great this week to prepare for the PASA invite and beyond!
Gold - girls
Congratulations to all Gold girls who competed in the IMX swim meet. Please note we still need to rehearse our breakouts in all strokes , streamlines and our finishes. Touch the wall please.
The Blue Bell Group will be having a meeting at the start of practice this Wednesday. We will be evaluating our performance over the past two meets and adjusting our goal sheets accordingly. If you have not yet filled out a goal sheet please see coach Steve.
The Yellow 1 Group will be having a meeting at the end of practice this Tuesday. We will be evaluating our performance over the past two meets and adjusting our goal sheets accordingly.
Each swimmer should have a pull buoy no later than the end of the month. You can purchase them at the team store, or any sporting goods store. Thank you and looking forward to a great season!
White Junior/White Senior
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