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Junior & Youth Coaching

Junior & Youth Coaching

Junior & Youth Coaching

This section contains information on Junior & Youth coaching and a collection of material that will prove useful for parents undertaking coaching of Optimists, Toppers, Fevas, Laser4.7s and other junior and youth sailing.

If you have any other coaching materials that you would be happy to share with others please forward it to one of the Junior Committee and we will place it on this page.




Oppie Club Parent Coaching Meeting 23rd February 2009

The following document is the presentation (in .pdf format) given during the meeting of parent coaches on the 23rd February 2009.

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Optimist Rigging Guide

The following document is a guide to rigging an Optimist (in .pdf format). It is important that all parent coaches are able to rig an Optimist for sailing and as part of the coaching should then help and encourage the sailors to do this for themselves.

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Optimist Parts of a boat

The following document (in .pdf format) shows the various parts of an Optimist - use this to help the sailors learn the correct names from an early stage - this will help them as they progress further.

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The 5 Essentials

The following document (in .pdf format) shows the 5 essentials of sailing - although this is demonstrated on an Optimist the same 5 essentials apply to virtually all boats - all sailors should know these and coaches should be reminding them both at the briefing and on the water.

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IOCA Logbook Summary

The following document (in .pdf format) is a summary from the IOCA logbook - our own Oppie Club groups broadly follow the Start Sailing, G1, G2 and G3 in this summary and so you can see what skills we are expecting the sailors to be coached in for each group and when we would expect then to move up a group.

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Sailing Exercises and Games

This link below contains a number of .pdf documents that can be downloaded and that have lots of exercises and games with a fun element for teaching sailors basic to intermediate skills - they can be used for Oppies and adapted easily for other Junior sailing classes.

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IOCA Grade Criteria

The link below contains a number pdf documents that show what IOCA expect sailors to be achieving at each grade of Start Sailing, G1, G2 and G3.

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IOCA Grading Sheets

The link below contains a number of pdf sheets for Start Sailing, G1, G2 and G3 which help coaches to understand what skills sailors should be taught in each of the grades.

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Created on 15/07/2008 08:48 AM by Phil Harland
Updated on 24/02/2009 10:37 AM by Phil Harland
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