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This course features professionally produced short videos on the critical Soft Skills of swimming coaching, plus engaging and stimulating educational tools to to help you with studying, learning and applying the course information in your own coaching program.

Learning Resources

In each lesson you'll have the opportunity to watch video, then read an article or download printable charts and diagrams to help you reflect on your learning.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating

Great educational resource for novice or experienced coaches

Ralph Richards

Successful coaches from past generations have always distinguished themselves as 'good communicators', with the ability to work with their athletes and guid...

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Successful coaches from past generations have always distinguished themselves as 'good communicators', with the ability to work with their athletes and guide them along their journey. Wayne Goldsmith has spent his professional life observing and categorising both good and bad coaching practice. His new coach education resource, Soft Skills - High Impact, reflects his years of observation and analysis. The 'Science' of coaching has been the core of our coach education programs for many years; Wayne unpacks the 'Art' of coaching swimmers in this online resource. How does a swimming coach instil confidence in his/her athletes; encourage athlete commitment; inspire leadership, and build a successful culture and team environment? Wayne's observations and examples are underpinned by key psychological principles and social science research. Athletes deserve more than just the most up-to-date physiological and technical coaching practice to shape their training/competition experience. Wayne shows us how coaching 'intent' and 'connection with the athlete' can improve coaching effectiveness and athlete outcomes. I would not hesitate to recommend this resource to any novice swimming coach, and also see Soft Skills as a 'value added' proposition for the experienced swimming coach. Dr Ralph Richards (former National Coaching and Development Coordinator for Australian Swimming)

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5 star rating

A challenge to all coaches

Brett Reid

For well over a decade Wayne Goldsmith has been an innovator when comes to identifying participation trends and creating performance coaching models. 'Soft s...

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For well over a decade Wayne Goldsmith has been an innovator when comes to identifying participation trends and creating performance coaching models. 'Soft skills - High Impact' is another example of Wayne identifying and challenging orthodoxy in coaching. Any coach willing to challenge themselves to better understand how they can focus on 'intent' as well as 'content', and then apply that understanding every day will, I believe, find greater joy and success in coaching, and perhaps more importantly, they will have an everlasting positive impact on the people they coach. Well done, Wayne! - Brett Reid, Triathlon Coach and (in a previous version of myself) Sport Psychologist

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Soft Skills-High Impact: A Holistic Approach go Coaching ...

Trevor Rill

Goldsmith’s years of experience and knowledge of the sport truly shows with this course. His theories and practices are down to earth, understandable and eas...

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Goldsmith’s years of experience and knowledge of the sport truly shows with this course. His theories and practices are down to earth, understandable and easily applicable for any coach. This course is a must-have for any coach, new or old.

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A course to be part of the formal education of any new co...

Philippe Voisard

Wayne’s course comes at a time where coaches around the world are acknowledging more than ever the crucial importance of the soft skills in coaching. Coachin...

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Wayne’s course comes at a time where coaches around the world are acknowledging more than ever the crucial importance of the soft skills in coaching. Coaching is more than writing sets with carefully thought out repeats and intervals (the content), coaching is the art of inspiring change through emotional connection with our athletes. As very few coaching courses and professional development conferences include the soft skills of coaching, I feel this course is a must for anyone looking to take their coaching to the next level. At the beginning of my coaching career, many of the mistakes I’ve made could have been avoided had I have the knowledge Wayne shares in this course. I suggest this course be part of the formal education of any new coach. Philippe Voisard Swim coach, Canada

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    1: Soft Skills - High Impact: An Holistic Approach to Coaching Swimmers

  • 2

    2: Coaching Confidence

    • Coaching Confidence

    • Coaching Confidence

    • Learning - Self-Reflection and Application

    • The Confidence Can

  • 3

    3: Commitment

    • Commitment

    • Commitment

    • Learning - Self Reflection And Application

    • Commitment: Easy Way - Hard Way

  • 4

    4: Courage

    • Courage

    • Courage

    • Learning - Self Reflection And Application

  • 5

    5: Leadership

    • Leadership

    • Leadership

    • Learning - Self Reflection And Application

  • 6

    6: Winning Teams

    • Winning Teams

    • Winning Teams

    • Learning - Self Reflection And Application

  • 7

    7: Successful Culture

    • Successful Culture

    • Growing a Successful Culture

    • Learning - Self Reflection And Application

  • 8

    8: Engagement

    • Engagement

    • Engagement

    • Learning - Self Reflection And Engagement

  • 9

    9: Motivation

    • Motivation

    • Motivation

    • Learning - Self Reflection And Application

    • "Layer-Man" Getting to Know and Understand Athletes

  • 10

    10: Change

    • Change

    • Change

    • Learning - Self Reflection And Application

  • 11

    11: Mental Toughness

    • Mental Toughness

    • Mental Toughness

    • Learning - Self Reflection And Application

    • The Mental Toughness Model

    • The Performance Practice Process

  • 12

    Summary and Follow Up

    • Soft Skills - Better Coaching Begins Now.

    • Soft Skills - Better Coaching Begins Now.

    • Learning - Self Reflection and Application

    • Learning - Self Reflection And Application

COACHING THE UNCOACHABLE

This course will show you how to coach the "un-coachable" elements of swimming...confidence, commitment, courage, mental toughness, resilience, team-spirit....all the things we know are vitally important but that until now have been difficult to learn and challenging to coach - the Soft Skills.

Instructor

Coach & Trainer

Wayne Goldsmith

For more than 25 years, Wayne Goldsmith has been one of the most influential people in world swimming.

His work has inspired many of the sport's leading coaches, scientists and leaders across the globe. His teaching has challenged the way swimming is coached all over the world and he has transformed the way coaches and scientists think about the sport.

When it comes to performance, Wayne knows what works. He’s been there – Olympic Games, World Championships, Professional Football Finals, International Tours with professional teams – he understands what it takes to bring out the best in individuals, teams and organisations.