November 7, 2017
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Your 2018 board members:
President: Laurie Bergvall
Vice President: Niabi Drew
Treasurer: Rob Hoxie
Secretary: Lissa Snowman
Parent Rep: Elton Erickson
Parent Rep: Silvy Yamazaki
Parent Rep: Monica Harris
AGI Entries closes 11/7 sign up now
This is the last day to sign up for AGI, dont miss out
We will be having a normal practice on the 11th, plan on being there.
Please dont idle in the parking lot
As it gets darker please dont idle or park in front of the doors blocking the parking lot.
Dont forget to print off and sign the waiver for Friday. We need those turned in this week.
On the 10th the pool has hired a professional photographer to take photos of the pool in action. They are planning on using these photos on the pool site to promote the building and classes.
TAC will be involved with these photos. The older swimmers will be doing a mock swim meet that Friday and the younger swimmers will get to play on the wibbit. This will take place during normal practice time.
We will need each swimmer to fill out a waiver allowing their faces to be used in the photos. If you are completely against seeing your adorable kids on the pool website please keep them home that day. I will have a waiver that will need to be filled out before the 10th.
For Friday, high school girls will be at state.
They will then help set up the wibbit from 4:00-4:30.
Senior and Junior swimmers might be asked to work on the TRX with Kyle for more photos or they might go home.
Anacortes Girls take 2nd at Districts
The Anacortes girls took 2nd at districts. Nice job and keep swimming fast at State.
So we have had two meets and are about to have a third meet all in the month of October.
So what is next for your swimmer?
The pace will slow down a bit for November, the team will only have one swim meet and swimmers need Gold cuts to attend. For those swimmers that do not have Gold cuts the next meet will be in December.
November 18-19th AGI meet. This is for swimmers who have Gold time standards, it is also the last chance for PNS time cuts. It will be held at Juanita Aquatic Center, Kirkland WA. The meet invite will go out after the Fall Thunderbird.
You can go online and sign up today.
Husky Invite December 1st, 2nd and 3rd, it is a very fast meet. The team will attend 1 day of the meet, see if we can set some team records, make some final swims and kick some butt. This is mainly for our Senior and Junior groups. The day will be determined by which day we have the most qualified races/relays.
Fall Divisionals December 2nd and 3rd . This is our final swim of the season for all our swimmers who do not have PNS times. The meet will be held in Snohomish, it is a great meet for all our Bronze, Silver and Gold swimmers. Please plan on attending, and lets see a lot of time drops, final swims and lots of excitement into the Holidays.
PNS 14 and Under Champs December 8th, 9th and 10th For all the swimmers with PNS times. If you have time cuts this is the meet where you show off, it is a highlight meet for all 14 and under swimmers with the time cut and TAC does expect swimmers to attend. If you have the time cut make sure the date is clear. The meet is held in Federal Way.
2017-2018 home meet dates
These are our home meets for this year. Please reserve these dates and keep clear.
Fall Thunderbird October 28th and 29th
January Challenge 6th and 7th
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COACHING YOUR OWN KID
A lot of parents start off by coaching their own children. This is a very difficult balancing act to pull off. VERY DIFFICULT! I recently was asked a question about this by a coach-father who noticed that he was being much harder on his son than the other players. He also noticed that his boy was no longer having fun playing. He asked, "At what age should a parent should stop coaching his kid?" Here's my response:
You'll find a lot of articles on the topic in my newsletter archives as well as shorter ones on my mental toughness blog. However, to directly answer your question, the time is NOW! If you are sensing that your son is starting to have less fun then it's time to let someone else coach him.
A lot of parents coach their kids in the beginning as the child enters youth sports and competition. The problem is that this is a very difficult dual role to pull off. One important role of a coach is to push a child outside of his comfort zone, and to criticize, to provide helpful feedback on what needs to improve. The problem is that this role directly conflicts with a parent's primary role which is to love your child unconditionally.
In sports, more parents get into trouble when they start coaching, either formally or informally from the sidelines. This is because our kids need us to be there for them when things go badly. They need us to be supportive and loving. They don't need us to push them, criticize them and be hard on them. Even in the best of situations it is very difficult to coach your own kid.
One critical litmus test of whether things aren't working in this precarious relationship of parent-coach is the fun level of the child. When your son's fun leaves the sport, both you and he are in trouble. If he's not having fun, then most likely he's spending practices and games feeling badly about himself and that he's letting you down. Without fun he will be vulnerable to burnout and performance problems. If your criticism and pushing is one of the reasons for his unhappiness, then chances are high that continuing to coach will strain your relationship together.
If your son wants to
and regularly asks, work with him on his own, get his rebounds,
help him out, but find another competitive situation for him to be
involved in where someone else is doing the coaching. It will make
your life and his much easier and it will improve your relationship
with him. And, as far as I'm concerned, this is what's really
important. It's not whether he excels in basketball and becomes a
star. This is the little picture. It's your long term relationship
with him that really counts. Long after he puts the basketball
away, when he's fully grown and has a family of his own, hopefully
you guys will have a solid loving relationship. This is what's
truly important. Don't let basketball get in the way of
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