Posts Tagged ‘The Online Synchro Coach’

A Unique Way to Train Synchronization

Now this way to train synchronization occurred completely by accident. I was filming patterns for my pattern book and there is something in the book I call “synchronization options”. From doing the synchronization options I noticed we got better at synchronization. And there was no coach guiding us either! Let me step back and explain…

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How to Fix the Bent Knee Surface Arch Position

I really enjoy working on the Bent Knee Surface Arch (BKSA). Generally, I find the position is lacking in accuracy due to hip extension and not a lack of back flexibility. Don’t get me wrong, back flexibility is key, but I find that the hips get over looked. Look at the photo below. The arrow is pointing at…

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30 Day Knee Extension Challenge

Did you participate in the 30 DAY Ankle extension? If not I have a new one for you to start Friday. For July created a 30 day KNEE extension challenge. Feel free to download it and print if off. I would absolutely love it if you shared it with others. Check out the video link below to…

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30 Day Ankle Extension Challenge

I thought this may be fun for the swimmers to try. I created a 30 day ankle extension challenge. Feel free to download it and print if off. I would absolutely love it if you shared it with others. Check out the video link below to see the move you will be doing for this…

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13 Reasons Synchronization Errors Happen in Patterns

I absolutely love analyzing, training and creating pattern changes. There are some obvious and maybe not so obvious reasons that pattern changes are unsynchronized. Here are 13 points to consider to increase your teams synchronization ability. There are NO COUNTS. Coaches you need to choreograph the start count of a pattern, the move counts and the…

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A Few Thoughts From the Shiseido Canadian Open

I was fortunate this year that the Canadian Open was only a few hours away from me, so I drove up in the morning to catch the combo and team events. I highly recommend that if you get a chance to go to a competition to observe you should. You really get a different perspective.…

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9 Thoughts on Retaining New Athletes

Are you a club that desperately wants to find a new ways to keep your newest and youngest members? I have had some first hand insight into why we lose so many newbies in sport. Here is a bit of background for you. My daughter is now 5, but was 4 when she started ballet.…

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To Eat or Not Eat Before You Compete?

Have you ever felt a rumbling in your stomach before competing and you really want to eat, but you are scared about what may happen? What a horrible feeling. And all you can think about is wanting to eat. I have a cure for you. Practice Eating. What?! Practice eating. I bet you are bit confused…

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Top 4 Olympic Qualifier Tech Teams 2016

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Includes all pattern changes and swimmer positions.