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Jr. Coaching Program

The coaches of the Cardinal Hill Swim Team are extending an invitation to any swimmer 13 years or older that would like to volunteer their time and talent to help support the team. Primary duties include supporting the Swim Coaches during team practices and swim meets, offering young swimmers tips to improve their swim strokes, and helping the coaches conduct these activities in a safe manner. Junior Coaches will also act in a leadership/mentoring role to foster young swimmer growth, demonstrate good sportsmanship and strengthen the sense of community among our younger Cardinal Hill swimmers. Finally, you will have the opportunity to help out with team social events throughout the swim season. The amount of time for your commitment is up to you!

Summary of Responsibilities for CH Jr. Coaches
The duties listed below represent the areas in which you may help the Coaches and parent volunteers during the season.

Practices

  • Assist coaches in set up and clean up of the supplies necessary for daily practice (clock, kickboards, lane lines, etc.).
  • Provide extra assistance on-deck or in the pool during practice, as requested by coaches (eg. demonstration of proper stroke technique or proper executions of a practice drill).
  • Under direction from the coaches, work with an individual or small group of swimmer(s) on a specific area of weakness or skill development.
  • Encourage younger swimmers to behave in an orderly and safe manner.

Swim Meets

  • Report to coaches 30 minutes prior to start of swim meet to assist in final set-up.
  • Locate swimmers by age group when called by Swim Team Coaches and have them collect meet cards prior to event.
  • Usher swimmers with meet cards to Clerk of Course in a timely manner.
  • Hand out key chains to 8 & under heat winners. (2 per home meet)
  • Act as role model for team spirit and support. CHEER!
  • Encourage younger swimmers to behave in an orderly and safe manner.
  • Clean up after meet, as needed.

Thursday/Friday Activities

  • Support, encourage, and recruit younger swimmers to participate in the social activities on Thursday evenings and after practice on Fridays.
  • Assist (as requested) during Thursday/Friday social activities
  • Design, paint, and hang posters in preparation for home meets (Friday afternoons). This will include Friday night preparation and delivery of encouragement posters, balloons and streamers for 1st time swimmers in an A meet. Transportation will be provided by a swim team parent or coach.
  • Help Coaches and parent volunteers maintain order during all social activities. 

Jr Coaches Social

Additionally there will be a Junior Coach social at the beginning of the season and an end-of-season Junior Coaches party where special recognitions will be awarded to those for a “job well done”.

How to Sign Up

Please email your completed application by May 26, 2018 to the Team Rep, Denise Butler at dbutler@yahoo.com OR you may mail the application to her at 1342 Stokley Way, Vienna, VA 22182. 

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