with Mark Onstott, New Trier HS (IL) Head Swim Coach,: 5x Team State Champions (IL), 2x "National Boy's Swimming Coach of the Year" Award (NFHSCA), awarded US' 'National Championship' HS team (2007) by Swimming World magazine, team was named 2009 National Dual Meet Champions by NISCA (National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association).
In this comprehensive 2-disc presentation, Mark Onstott, one of the country's top high school coaches from legendary New Trier (IL) High School, shares a comprehensive set of essential skills for competitive swimming success.
Onstott begins with a review of several essential competitive skills. This segment includes wall basics for pushoffs, effective streamlining, dolphin kicking and sculling. He shares demonstrations of the four sculling drills that he incorporates, which start out basic and advance in difficulty.
Next, in the Stroke Instruction Segment, Onstott teaches Freestyle, Backstroke, Butterfly, and Breaststroke that each includes a concise and consistent teaching progression. Each stroke segment includes:
In the Starts and Breakout Segment, Onstott includes complete instruction for the following:
In the Turns Segment, Onstott includes:
What is invaluable in this technical skill instruction is that Onstott
includes demonstrators of varying ability levels from lower ability swimmers to
more advanced ability swimmers. With all demonstrations, Onstott offers
suggestions and recommendations on how to alter the drill to accommodate all
levels of swimmers. He also identifies stroke weaknesses in his less experienced
demonstrators and offers tips to improve their skill level.
Each stroke's drill progression is spot on for including the latest stroke techniques and presented in easy to understand terminology. The drills are easy to incorporate for all ability levels!
This is the most comprehensive stroke instruction video on the market. Order now and receive the benefits of this time-tested, Championship-level instruction. 155 minutes. 2011.