|Motivational Monday Monday, February 20, 2017|This weeks poster is "Its Not The Hours". Click the link to view the PDF files. Motivational Monday posters can be viewed on our website at Coaches Ed>Motivational Posters. Every poster is available to members who are logged into the website, some posters are available to everyone. Thanks to Mel Roberts who provided the posters.
|NFHS 2017-2018 Rules Change Questionnaire Wednesday, February 8, 2017|
The NFHS has released the swimming and diving rule change questionnaire. Please take the time to go online and fill out the survey, it takes about 5 minutes. This questionnaire has also been sent out by the state associations, so if you have already answered it you do not need to do so again.
The questionnaire will close on March 6th, 2017. Please fill it out before that time.
Click this link to begin the questionnaire: http://www.nfhs.org/sports-resource-content/nfhs-sport-questionnaires/
|IMPORTANT!! NFHS Suit Rule Change Thursday, January 26, 2017|
IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION FROM THE NFHS REGARDING SUIT MANUFACTURERS LOGOS.
In August 2016, each state association administrator responsible for swimming and diving received a memo from the NFHS office regarding an editorial change that was made to Rule 3-3-2c for the 2016-17 NFHS Swimming and Diving Rules Book. The change clarifies that a single visible manufacturer’s logo/trademark/reference, no more than 21Ž4 square inches with no dimension more than 21Ž4 inches is permitted on each item of the uniform. The underlined phrase that was added to the rule had been inadvertently omitted in a previous edition of the NFHS Swimming and Diving Rules Book.
It has come to our attention that at least one manufacturer was not notified about the editorial change in a timely manner. While their current manufacturer’s logo meets the size specifications listed in the above rule for the 2015-16 season, it does not meet Rule 3-3-2c criteria including the editorial change that was made for the 2016-17 season. Therefore, the NFHS will provide a one year extension concerning the size restrictions relative to the manufacturer’s logo. To reiterate, a single visible manufacturer’s logo/trademark/reference, no more than 21Ž4 square inches is permitted on each item of the uniform through the 2016-17 season. read more ...
|How you get the AA Journal Issue is Changing! Tuesday, November 15, 2016|
How you receive the NISCA All America Journal is Changing!
In the past, the NISCA All America Journal issue was sent to all registered NISCA coaches. Due to rising costs, the decision was made to make the AA Issue of the journal a paid-for option. You can order your copy of the AA Journal by filling in the on-line order form (linked below), or by mailing in the order form found in the Journal or linked below. Orders for AA Journals must be received by August 31st and will be mailed out by September 15th. AA Journals are $25.
Click here to fill out the on-line order form and pay with PayPal
Click here to download the paper order form and pay with Check
|Swimoutlet.com Interscholastic Coach of the Month Monday, October 24, 2016|
Thanks to our partners at Swimoutlet.com who honor a different High School coach each month.
This month’s SwimOutlet.com Coach of the Month spotlights Jim Svoboda, a seasoned head coach at Klein High School in Houston, Texas. Congrats!
Name: Jim Svoboda
School: Klein High School
Hometown: Houston, TX
Years Coaching: 5 years as Head Coach
Biggest Team Success: In 2015, Klein High broke Texas State record in Boy’s 400 Free Relay
Favorite Thing About Coaching: Watching the athlete develop as a swimmer as well as a person in learning life lessons through the ups and downs of practices and competitions.
Favorite Drill for Your Team: Klein Free Drill in cooperates four different drills. The first is 6-kick switch, 2nd is thumb up the side, 3rd is fingertip drag, and the 4th is 6 kicks while their arm is moving. I want the swimmers to think during the drill, so that they can feel the change in their strokes.
Congratulations, Coach Svoboda!
Do you know a NISCA Coach who deserves to be honored as an Interscholastic Coach of the Month? Send their name and e-mail address to email@example.com. read more ...
|NFHS 2016-2017 Rules Interpretations Thursday, August 25, 2016|
The NFHS has released the rule changes and interpretations for the 2016-2017 school year. You can view the document by clicking here.
If you have questions about how to propose rules changes for consideration, please contact NISCA Rules Chairperson Diane Hicks-Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Get a Membership and Win! Monday, August 15, 2016|
The new NISCA membership year has begun and it is time to renew, or get your new membership. Members get a $1M liability insurance policy that covers them with ANY TEAM at ANY POOL, as well as our bi-monthly journal filled with great information, free All America Swimming, Water Polo, Scholar Team and Academic applications, and reduced All America Diving Application fees.
If that wasn't enough, if you get your membership (new or renewal) by August 31st, 2016 you will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Gift Certificate from Finis. Sign up today at http://niscaonline.org/Memberships.