A coach whose swimmers are winners – on and off the deck?
Summer League Swimming is about improvement – but not just for the swimmers. Just as swimmers can grow and develop their skills, so can their coaches. Enter Summer League Swimming – and its Coach Certification Course that helps coaches learn and grow in their craft.
SLS is proud to partner with Positive Coaching Alliance to provide a proven online course designed specifically for summer league coaches. The program is administered by SLS and is based on PCA’s Double-Goal Coach® online curriculum.
A Double-Goal Coach has two goals: to win, but more importantly, to teach life lessons through sports.
Coach Certification Course Designed for Swimmers
SLS’s course has been designed by experts and is based on the latest research. The course is self-paced and interactive, featuring videos with some of the most respected coaches and athletes in swimming.
The course provides specifics tips and techniques from leading researchers in sports and educational psychology. Coaches who complete the course are immediately equipped with the tools needed to positively impact summer league swimmers.
From what feedback tells us, both new and experienced coaches benefit from the content.
Upon completion of the course, your coach will receive a Summer League Swim Coach Course Certificate and a Double-Goal Coach certification card. The Double-Goal Coach card is now mandated by many youth sports organizations and schools across the country.
Summer League Swimming Double-Goal Coaches help swimmers enjoy and excel at swimming, help them become the best teammates they can be, and help them reach the pinnacle of sportsmanship by Honoring the Game.
So get started today and join thousands of coaches who have already put these tools to work with their athletes!
Why Is Positive So Powerful?
A positive approach gets the most from youth and high school athletes, which is what coaches, parents and the athletes themselves want. Staying positive also helps youth get the most out of sports.
Encouraging athletes with positive reinforcement helps them hear and heed the necessary corrections. With that winning combination of truthful, specific praise and constructive criticism, athletic performance improves and so do the chances that kids stick with sports longer and learn all the valuable life lessons inherently available through organized competition.
Academic research and real-world scoreboard results from millions of coaches, parents and athletes that PCA has trained and educated prove what the pro and college coaches on PCA’s National Advisory Board already know: Positive is powerful.
Summer League Swimming is committed to growth, and providing the best possible coaching for its athletes. Our partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance helps make sure every coach can be the best possible version of themselves.
“I just finished the coaches course and wanted to let you know how much this was needed. I have coached at the summer league and high school level for many years and I could have used this when I first started out as a coach. The course emphasized fun and positivity, two of the most important things a coach should do to make swimming fun especially for swimmers just starting out in the sport. The course was easy to navigate and well worth the time to take it.”
Describe methods to help youth bounce back from mistakes.
Describe methods to focus on effort over outcomes.
Describe methods to help athletes work as a team.
Identify methods to increase the ability to help youth take life lessons from sports.
Identify tools to provide a more positive experience for athletes and their families.
It is the goal of Summer League Swimming to introduce youth from the ages of 5-18 years to the sport of swimming by providing fun, safe, and healthy environments. As part of this initiative, Summer League Swimming has partnered with the Positive Coaching Alliance to offer training for coaches to enhance their skills in leading their leagues and teams as well as demonstrating leadership in their daily lives.