Here is a selection of great videos and websites for coaches to reference. Not only are they useful, but some are just down right cool.
Here is a selection of great quotes from coaches I found in the News this month.
From Duncan Laing about double gold medallist Danyon loader:
"Beneath the laid-back exterior is a steely determination. He does not speak of it, he just does it."
This gives a great insight into what it takes to be a champion, determination and actions, not words.
Story from NZ herald click here for more
Tim Coltman, James de Lisle and Adam Middleton have won the 2012 Governors Cup, a youth match racing event at California's Balboa Yacht Club. Twelve teams from four nations competed, but the RPNYC Crew reigned supreme.
The ISAF Youth Worlds came to an end on July 21st in Dublin, Ireland. “This year was an exceptionally tough and trying event and all the sailors did well to stay focused right to the very end” said lead coach Ian Neely. “The team really finished off the last race of the regatta strongly.”
Eleven races have been completed at the 2012 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships in Dublin Bay, Ireland, and just one more remains. The NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team excelled in the more settled wind and water conditions which were handed to them on this penultimate day of the event.
After a day of rest and recovery, the 2012 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships have resumed racing in Ireland at Dublin Bay. The NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team had a day of mixed results, but still the overall standings are improving.
Auckland based Laser Radial sailor Andrew McKenzie started the day well, winning his first race of this regatta.
“I came out of the lay day with the right mindset and managed to play the shifts well” Andrew said, “but the conditions are still so taxing.”
The ISAF Youth World Championships have reached the half way point of the regatta, and three of the NZ teams are in the top ten. “We’re really happy to have consistent scores” said Ellie Copeland sailing in the girls 420.
Three more races were completed overnight on day two of the Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships for the young New Zealanders in Ireland.
Most of the NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team of under 19 year olds improved their overall standings as a result of completing the fifth race which allowed a discard of their worst score to date. Wind and weather conditions were even more tricky than yesterday, with gusts of up to 25kn and big shifts in direction.
The first day at the Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships concluded after a long seven hours on the water, and two races for all fleets.
Nine of New Zealand’s top youth sailors are due to start competition at the 2012 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships tonight in Dublin Bay, Ireland.
This annual week-long regatta is regarded as the pinnacle event of the global youth sailing calendar, and is a significant step for many into the Olympic class pathways.
The NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team who will represent NZ include: