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Discover Mark Onstott’s Drop Down Method!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Friday, January 1, 2016

Mark Onstott, New Trier High School (Illinois) head swim coach, teaches his swimmers a “drop down” at the beginning of every year. The drop down is the way that Onstott’s athletes start every repeat of every set they complete, no matter the type of stroke.

Drop Down

Drill Summary: Begin the drop down by putting your hand on the wall your feet at a 45 degree angle. Get your opposite arm extended toward the other end of the pool and keep your shoulders below the water. Next, focus your eyes on the wall hand and drop down deep into the water. From there, the hand on the wall drops to your ear and you push off the wall.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “High School Coaching Academy: Strokes, Starts, Turns and Breakouts.” Browse through other Swimming & Diving videos online at ChampionshipProductions.com!

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Train Your Swimmers to Have Proper Body Position for Backstroke!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Saturday, November 1, 2014

5x Team State Championship coach, Mark Onstott, details 3 variations for training the proper body position for backstroke. This segment will help enable the swimmer to maintain a good posture.

Backstroke Body Position Drill (3 levels)

Drill Summary: Position 1 is the traditional streamline kicking position that works on maintaining a high position on the water, especially the hips and feet.  Position 2 is a unique position that Coach Onstott likes to use with his developing swimmers where one arm is extended straight overhead and the other is crossed right behind the head. Position 3 is a double cross arm position that Coach Onstott uses for his novice swimmers.  Positions 2 and 3 are unique as they enable the swimmer to maintain a good posture but not be in a survival mode in the streamline position that many lower level or novice competitive swimmers try to do before they are skilled enough to do it properly.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “High School Coaching Academy: Strokes, Starts, Turns and Breakouts.” View other world class Swimming videos!




Learn How Your Swimmers Can Set and Achieve Season Goals!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, June 28, 2013

5x State(IL) Championship Coach, Mark Onstott, provides a comprehensive look into a typical high school season’s team goals. Some of the goals are slightly more slanted to the individual such as those involving swim times and others are more broad, such as sportsmanship.

Expect to get a thorough discussion of a strong program in a lecture style.

Watch and learn more valuable tips from an additional clip of the High School Coaching Academy: Training and Workout Strategies.  See other high quality Swimming Strength & Conditioning DVDs in our massive Swimming DVD collection!

 




Training Strategies to Make the Most of Your Pool Space!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, May 31, 2013

Mark Onstott has won the National Boy’s Swimming Coach of the Year award twice in his career. Listen to tips he has to offer you on how to deal with limited pool space when you have a larger team.

Incorporating dry land training, as well as adjusting some of the ways teams traditionally swim give those coaches with limited resources more opportunities to develop strong teams.

Take a look at an additional clip from High School Coaching Academy: Training and Workout Strategies.  See other high quality Swimming Strength & Conditioning DVDs in our massive Swimming DVD collection!




Achieve Great Success by Developing Better Team Chemistry!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, March 29, 2013

Mark Onstott is the Head Swimming Coach at New Trier High School. He’s also coached in a variety of different venues as well. Coach Onstott discusses the core beliefs of his team broken down to a few simple points. See what advice you can pick up that will benefit your team’s philosophy.

 

He also discusses the philosophy that is the backbone of the swimming program and how every swimmer is important to the success of the team.

Take a look at an additional clip from High School Coaching Academy: Training and Workout Strategies.  See other beneficial Strength & Conditioning DVDs in our massive Swimming DVD collection!

 




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