February 20, 2018
|Thunderbird Aquatic Club|
|TAC Weekly Letter|
Quote for the week:
"The principle is competing against yourself. Its about self-improvement, and being better than you were the day before."
~Steve Young, NFL Hall of Famer
Practice This Week is Normal
We will have normal practice on Friday and Saturday. I hope to see you there.
Boys Win State
Our TAC boys raced fast this past weekend for Anacortes and wins the 2A state tournament. This is the 3rd time Anacortes has won the 2A state tournament in the past 4 years. Great job, the meet was close, they won by 8 points.
A few highlights:
Jacob Hoxie made his first futures cut in the 100 breaststroke.
Emmett Moore set a new meet record in the 100 fly, made a summer junior national bonus cut and a winter Junior national cut.
All the guys did great and it was a true team effort to get the win.
TAC Baby Shower March 1st
Calvin's wife, Rachel is having a baby. TAC will be throwing a baby shower for them.
The baby shower will be March 1st at 5pm. The event will take place in the balcony as practice finish's up.
They are registered at Amazon: Rachel Mank and Calvin Milbach.
They are also registerd at babylist, https://www.babylist.com/
I hope you can come and help celebrate this happy time.
TAC-E March 3-4(Last Day to Register)
Our next home meet is coming up, lets get online and sign up. Remember with home meets any swimmers that have not "accepted" or "declined" will be entered in the swim meet.
Custom Cap Order
You can go online and put in a order for custom swim caps. I will be finishing the order on the 19th and billing accounts on the 20th. The caps are $10 each and you need to order 2 of them. Please put down what you want on the cap when signing up.
The Spring Showdown will be held at the Federal Way swimming pool. This meet is for swimmers who have not made Regionals or Senior Sectionals. I have attached the meet information. If you are interested in this meet sign up online. We will need at least 12 swimmers to sign up for the meet.
It is a prelim and finals meet for 11 and over swimmers.
10 and under boys swim on Saturday
10 and under girls swim on Sunday
See meet information for more.
Check out the team feed
Order Team Gear Online
Please note that your team suits are custom embroidered and may not be returned or exchanged so please be sure of your size.
Following are guidelines for how sports parents can contribute to a Coach-Parent Partnership that benefits youth athletes.
Recognize the Coaches Commitment.
Your childs coaches have made a commitment that involves many
hours of preparation beyond the time spent at practices and games. Quite likely in youth sports they are volunteers. Respect their commitment and imagine yourself in their place before approaching them to discuss
any issues you may perceive.
Make Early, Positive Contact with the Coach.
As soon as you know who will coach your child, contact those coaches to introduce yourself and offer any assistance you may provide. Establishing a positive rela-tionship with the coaches will help you proactively shape a positive experience for your child and will lay the foundation for respectful, productive conversations with coaches should a conflict arise later.
Fill the Coachs Emotional Tank.
Too often, coaches hear only from parents who have complaints.
Filling the coaches Emotional Tanks with specific, truthful praise positively reinforces them to continue doing the things you see as benefiting the youth athletes. Dont Put the Player in the Middle. You wouldnt complain to your children about how poorly their math teacher explains fractions. Dont share your disapproval of a coach with your children. Doing so may force the
child to take sides, and not necessarily your side! If your child has an issue with the coach and can maturely articulate it, encourage your child to approach the coach and at the very least learn some life lessons in self-
advocacy with an authority figure. Otherwise, if you disapprove of how the coach handles a situation, seek a private meeting to discuss the matter.
Let Coaches Coach.
It can confuse players to hear someone other than the coach yelling out instructions. Also, your instructions may counter the coaches strategy and tactics, undermining team performance.
Fill Your Childs Emotional Tank.
Competitive sports can be stressful to players. The last thing they need
is your critiquing their performance...on top of what the coach may deliver and what they already are telling themselves. Let your children know you love and support them regardless of their performance.
Contribute to a Positive Environment.
Fill all the players Emotional Tanks when you see them doing something well. Honor the Game as a spectator, respecting ROOTS (Rules, Opponents, Officials, Teammates and Self), and encourage others around you to Honor the Game.
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
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