American Swimming Coaches Association

American Swimming Coaches Association

The American Swimming Coaches Association provides leadership to American and World swimming at all levels. ASCA develops and supports professional coaches and quality career opportunities in collaboration with its partners in the world aquatics community. We are an independent professional association based on a central theme of: “Leadership, Education, Certification.” We are dedicated to creating […]

Bert Blyleven: ‘Coaches Need To Let Athletes Play Whatever They Want’

2011 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Excellent radio broadcast featuring Bert Blyleven. Scroll down the linked resource page for the audio link. Blyleven’s advice? Go play flag football. Go play other sports and forget about baseball for awhile,” he said. “The sad part is, when you get into high school, a lot of the coaches make you pick a sport, but […]

Masters Throwing

Shot put held against neck with hand and shot covered in chalk.

There are two types of master athlete – those who performed successfully as senior athletes and have continued or returned in master age groups, and novice masters who have taken up activities at “advanced age” without previous competitive experience.