Head Coach

Practice and Swim Meet Responsibilities

  • Provide a safe and fun swimming environment for all team members
  • Demonstrate and promote good sportsmanship at all times
  • Perform pool operations prior to the beginning of each practice and record all necessary information for Reston Association (RA)
  • Conduct dry land drills at the beginning of the first practice of the day while second assistants and team lifeguards are installing lane lines
  • Develop activities for each practice and communicate plans with the coaching staff
  • Utilize the team's white board to identify those daily practice activities
  • Encourage all swimmers during practice and offer developmental feedback to swimmers as appropriate
  • Ensure that all swimmers and coaching staff are treated with respect and fairness
  • Schedules the weekly meet stroke selection meeting at a time when the entire coaching staff is available
  • Lead the weekly meet stroke selection meeting with the team's coaching staff
  • Participate in selecting the weekly theme meet
  • Cheer for all swimmers during the weekly meet
  • Lead team cheers during the swim meet
  • Responsible for training all coaches
  • Organize set-up for all home swim meets
  • Ensure all chairs are returned to an orderly arrangement; all trash around the pool is collected and removed at the end of practice and after swim meets (both home and away meets)
  • Complete assigned responsibilities for IM's and All Stars assigned by the personnel chairperson

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Notify the Personnel Chairperson and Team Personnel Rep immediately by e-mail if you are going to be late or unable to attend practice for whatever reason
  • Attend the preseason coaches' training meeting in May
  • Attend the "Rusty Guard Training" conducted by the Reston Association
  • Attend the mid-season coaches' meeting
  • Submit a mid-season evaluation of each team coaching staff member to the team personnel representative and personnel chairperson by the date determined by the league
  • Submit new league employee and tax paperwork to Mrs. Stettner no later than the date determined by the league
  • Responsible for submitting all coaches' timesheets to Mrs. Stettner and the personnel chairperson no later than 12 noon on the day they are due
  • Submit an end of season evaluation on each team coaching staff member to the team personnel representative and personnel chairperson by the date assigned by the personnel committee
  • Facilitate the end-of-season awards preparation for their team
  • Return the team white board to personnel chairperson at the All Stars Swim Meet

Assistant Head Coach

Practice and Swim Meet Responsibilities

  • Provide a safe and fun swimming environment for all team members
  • Demonstrate and promote good sportsmanship at all times
  • Perform pool operations in the absence of the head coach and record all necessary information as required by Mrs.Stettner
  • Assist the head coach in leading dry land drills while second assistants and team lifeguards are setting up the pool prior to the first practice of the day
  • Assist the head coach in developing activities for each practice
  • Assist the head coach in ensuring daily practice activities are posted on the team white board
  • Encourage all swimmers during practice and offer developmental feedback to swimmers, as appropriate
  • Ensure that all swimmers and coaching staff are treated with respect and fairness
  • Assist the head coach in leading the weekly meet stroke selection meeting with the team's coaching staff
  • Participate in selecting the weekly meet theme
  • Cheer for all swimmers during the weekly meet
  • Lead team cheers during swim meets
  • Assist the head coach in training all coaches
  • Assist in organizing the set-up for all home meets
  • Ensure all chairs are returned to an orderly arrangement; all trash around the pool is collected and removed at the end of practice and after swim meets (both home and away meets)
  • Complete assigned responsibilities for IM's and All Stars assigned by the personnel chairperson

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Notify the head coach and Personnel Chairperson and Team Personnel Rep immediately by e-mail if you are going to be late or unable to attend practice for whatever reason
  • Attend the preseason coaches' training meeting in May
  • Attend the "Rusty Guard Training" conducted by the Reston Association
  • Attend the mid-season coaches' meeting
  • Submit a mid-season evaluation of each team coaching staff member to the team personnel representative and personnel chairperson by the date determined by the league
  • Submit new league employee and tax paperwork to Mrs. Stettner no later than the date determined by the league
  • Responsible for submitting their timesheet to the head coach by 11 AM on the date it is due
  • Submit an end of season evaluation on each team coaching staff member to the team personnel representative and personnel chairperson by the date assigned by the personnel committee
  • Participate the end-of-season awards preparation for their team

Second Assistant Coach

Practice and Swim Meet Responsibilities

  • Provide a safe and fun swimming environment for all team members
  • Demonstrate and promote good sportsmanship at all times
  • Responsible for setting up lane lines prior to practice and taking lane lines down after practice
  • Expected to be in swimming pool with the swimmers during the first practice of the day and assisting swimmers assigned to their lane
  • Encourage all swimmers during practice
  • Ensure that all swimmers and coaching staff are treated with respect and fairness
  • Participate in the weekly meet stroke selection meeting
  • Participate in selecting the weekly meet theme
  • Ensure that members of relay teams are on time for their event(s) during the weekly meet
  • Cheer for all swimmers during weekly meets
  • Participate in team cheers during swim meets
  • Assist in setting up for home swim meets
  • Ensure all chairs are returned to an orderly arrangement; all trash around the pool is collected and removed at the end of practice and after swim meets (both home and away meets)
  • Complete assigned responsibilities for IM's and All Stars assigned by the personnel chairperson

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Notify the head coach, Personnel Chairperson, and Team Personnel Rep immediately by e-mail if you are going to be late or unable to attend practice for whatever reason
  • Attend the preseason coaches' training meeting in May
  • Attend the "Rusty Guard Training" conducted by the Reston Association
  • Attend the mid-season coaches' meeting
  • Submit a mid-season evaluation of each team coaching staff member to the team personnel representative and personnel chairperson by the date determined by the league
  • Submit new league employee and tax paperwork to Mrs. Stettner no later than the date determined by the league
  • Submit their timesheet to the head coach by 11 AM on the date it is due
  • Submit an end of season evaluation on each team coaching staff member to the team personnel representative and personnel chairperson by the date assigned by the personnel committee
  • Participate the end-of-season awards preparation for their team

Team Lifeguard

Practice and Swim Meet Responsibilities

  • Provide a safe and fun swimming environment for all team members
  • Demonstrate and promote good sportsmanship at all times
  • Responsible for setting up lane lines prior to practice and taking lane lines down after practice
  • Expected to be in swimming pool with the swimmers during the first practice of the day and assisting swimmers assigned to their lane
  • Expected to participate as a swimmer during the second practice of the day
  • Encourage all swimmers during practice
  • Ensure that all swimmers and coaching staff are treated with respect and fairness
  • Participate in the weekly meet stroke selection meeting
  • Participate in selecting the weekly meet theme
  • Ensure that members of relay teams are on time for their event(s) during the weekly meet
  • Cheer for all swimmers during weekly meets
  • Participate in team cheers during swim meets
  • Assist in setting up for home swim meets
  • Ensure all chairs are returned to an orderly arrangement; all trash around the pool is collected and removed at the end of practice and after swim meets
  • Complete assigned responsibilities for IM's and All Stars assigned by the personnel chairperson

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Notify the head coach, Personnel Chairperson, and Team Personnel Rep immediately by e-mail if you are going to be late or unable to attend practice for whatever reason
  • Attend the preseason coaches' training meeting in May
  • Attend the "Rusty Guard Training" conducted by the Reston Association
  • Attend the mid-season coaches' meeting
  • Submit a mid-season evaluation of each team coaching staff member to the team personnel representative and personnel chairperson by the date determined by the league
  • Submit new league employee and tax paperwork to Mrs. Stettner no later than the date determined by the league
  • Submit their timesheet to the head coach by 11 AM on the date it is due
  • Submit an end of season evaluation on each team coaching staff member to the team personnel representative and personnel chairperson by the date assigned by the personnel committee
  • Participate the end-of-season awards preparation for their team


 
Substitute Lifeguard/Coach

  • Provide a safe and fun swimming environment for all team members
  • Demonstrate and promote good sportsmanship at all times
  • Responsible for providing practice support in place of an absent coach and perform corresponding duties (ie: if substituting for Second Assistant, then follow Second Assistant practice duties)
  • Any team may request any substitute, as needed, throughout the season
  • Substitute coach should submit timesheet to Personnel Chairperson and Team Personnel Rep within 1 week of subbing at a pool
  • Substitute coaches are compensated based on his/her experience and based on the position s/he is replacing on deck

Coaching News

News: 2017 Meet Schedule CORRECTED
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Editor misread the schedule! 2017 RSTA Meet Schedule now updated. Read more...

News: Revised Summer Registration Dates
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2017 Summer Registration Dates REVISED: Read more...

News: Proposed 2017 Budget Released
27 Feb 2017 01:44 - Liz Falcone

The RSTA Board has released the proposed 2017 Budget. View here.

News: 2017 New Swimmer Evaluation Open
23 Feb 2017 00:10 - Liz Falcone

The 2017 New Swimmer Evaluation Registration is now OPEN. Read more...

News: 4/23/17 New Swimmer Evaluation
23 Feb 2017 00:10 - Liz Falcone

RSTA has added an extra New Swimmer Evaluation session on 4/23/17. Read more...

News: 2017 Spring General Membership Meeting
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News: Coaches Wanted
18 Feb 2017 15:50 - Liz Falcone

Now Accepting Applications for 2017 Coaches Read more...

News: Winter Swim
18 Feb 2017 15:11 - Liz Falcone

2016-2017 Winter Swim Open: Read more...

News: Handbooks
18 Feb 2017 15:04 - Liz Falcone

Updated 2016 RSTA Handbooks Online: Read more...