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AGE GROUP PROGRAM

AGE GROUP BLUE: Grades 5-8

General Objective

Prerequisites:

  1. Committed to practice attendance, meets and IMX.
  2. Desire to grow within the sport physically, technically and mentally.
  3. Solid understanding of all 4 strokes, possibly only competitive in 3.
  4. Very coachable.

Growth Focus:

  1. To learn ownership of progress at practice technically and at meets (not necessarily time driven), of personal  best times and splits, of practice awareness (intervals, speeds/personal times,  reading of workout, etc).

Stroke Objective

  1. IMX.
  2. Middle Distance/Distance.
  3. Sprint.

Meet Prep Goals

  1. Setting of Seasonal Goals including time, possible splits, and technical details.
  2. Setting of Mid-Season goals including general time and specific technical details.

Mental Training

  1. Introduction of Coach-Athlete Communication with Parental Involvement or Support.
  2. Ownership of Swimming (.
  3. Introduction of Consistency: Technically,.

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          AG SILVER or VARSITY

AGE GROUP SILVER: Grades 6-8

General Objective

Prerequisites:

  1. Dedicated, possibly multi-sport athlete.
  2. Strong work ethic.
  3. Capable of making short term goals.
  4. Races with strong technique.
  5. Very coachable. 

Growth Focus:

  1. Education in understanding of commitment to long term goals.
  2. Consistency of technique at practice regardless of distance or speed.
  3. Encouraged Exposure to national level meets, including Travel meets and Zone+ meets.

Stroke Objective

  1. IMX
  2. Middle distance FR
  3. Distance and Sprint FR

Meet Prep Goals

  1. Annual goals include States and Zones
  2. Short term Goals include JO’s and States
  3. Mid-Season Goals include mastering of holding technique through race and of race strategy

Mental Training

  1. Moving towards Coach-Athlete Primary Communication with Parental Support and Updates
  2. Ownership of Swimming 
  3. Introduction of Consistency: reactionary/emotional, technically

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          AG NATIONAL or NATIONAL PREP

AGE GROUP NATIONAL: Grades 7-8

General Objective

Prerequisites: “Desire. Dedication. Determination.”

  1. Dedicated: Swimming is primary sport.
  2. Strong work ethic.
  3. Understanding of annual & short term goals.
  4. Positively impacts group.
  5. Strong technique.
  6. Highly coachable.

Growth Focus: “Swimming for Self”

  1. Fine-tuning of technique.
  2. Strength, Flexibility and Power.
  3. Exposure to national level meets, including Travel meets, Sectional+ meets, and NASA or equivalent season meet.

Stroke Objective

  1. Primary Stroke.
  2. IMX or Distance FR.
  3. Distance FR or IMX.
  4. Sprint.

Meet Prep Goals

  1. Long Term goals include national meets.
  2. Annual Goal includes Sectionals.
  3. Short Term Goal includes scoring at States.
  4. Mid-Season Goals include mastering of holding technique through race and of race strategy.

Mental Training

  1. Communication will be focused on learning coach-athlete primary communication with parental support.
  2. Understanding of “Eliminating the Ceiling” to be more successful as JR/SR year of HS.
  3. Ownership of all aspects of swimming: Meet event selection, Goals, Splits, Practice Habits, etc.
  4. Understanding of Consistency: Practice volume, Mental and Physical Intensity, Emotional Reactions, Critique (self & received).
  5. Start of Keeping a Swim Journal.

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          VARSITY, NATIONAL PREP or SR NATIONAL