ASCA Brasil – Rio

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Clinic in Brazil aims to promote international training of the American Swimming Coaches Association in Brazil, providing technical information exchange making the integration between physical education teachers interested in swimming training and the main swimming coaches in Brazil. Recommended for swimming coaches and physical education professionals with an interest in competitive swimming. Topics to be discussed: Physical Education, Swimming Training and Sport Management.

ASCA Certification Schools

ASCA Level 1 Foundations of Coaching

The ASCA Level 1 clinic is designed to improve swim instructors and lifeguards’ skills and knowledge, establishing authentic professional credentials and improving career opportunities.

ASCA Level 2 Stroke School

There are no prerequisites required for this course. It is open to all coaches and learn to swim instructors. This is the primary education requirement contributing to a coach earning ASCA Level 2 certification.It is the most popular course in ASCA’s history with Over 14,000 coaches having taken it since 1986. The Stroke School gives the coach practical, useful tools to construct, and to a lesser extent correct, swimming strokes. The manual is a practical text for teaching. We provide just enough science to give you the needed foundation, then move on to the things that are the most helpful to you on deck every day. This special edition course is going to focus on teaching skills and progressions for developmental swimmers. We begin by looking at world class swimmers and noting trends in current elite swimmers but will shift focus and emphasis to the teaching and coaching of the 6 year old through 9th grader. (High School Coaches are highly encouraged to attend.)

ASCA Level 3 Physiology School

The ASCA Physiology School is all about the planning and execution of training for athletes of all ages, from eight-and-unders to the elite. Along the way, you are reminded of some basic science. Once you can teach strokes and understand the philosophy of our sport, it’s time to have a coherent training plan for your athletes of every age.

Level 4 – The Leadership School

The Leadership School is the fourth of ASCA’s five certification courses. One can argue that effective coaching is all about effective leadership, and, therefore, Level 4 is a course to take early in your coaching career. Leaders are not born, they are made. This course can help make them. The Leadership School teaches specific skills and steps that you need to master to lead children, or other adults, effectively.

The school helps coaches understand the agencies and organizations that administratively run the world of swimming. As each swimming organization is presented, suggestions on how individual coaches can be involved are also provided. The leadership function is then represented in sections that provide education on the skills, abilities and methodology important in making presentations of all sorts, including written and oral styles. The Leadership School also contains a review of modern leadership literature, a section on personal goals, and 50 great sales ideas to help you coach better.