Tag Archive: swimmers

May 12

Progressive Developmental Model for Age Group Swimmers

American society’s competitive values are equally reflected throughout all sports. Therefore, athletes (swimmers) are often exposed to undue pressure to succeed very early on and are frequently treated a ‘miniature adults’ in regard to expectations by coaches and parents. According to sport psychologists and sociologists burnout rates have increased, as has dropout (73% across all …

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May 12

Managing Conflict in Your Club Program

An issue turns into a problem, and easily into conflict if the former cannot be resolved. The latter can be defined as a ‘disagreement’ but it is really more than that. In Your club program conflicts can arise from several sources: coaches, swimmers, parents, organizational-emotional and /or psychological factors. It becomes complex because it is …

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