onsdag 31 oktober 2012

Eftermiddagens uppgift

Kvällens pass är fokus kvalitet, sista hårda passet inför DM i helgen.

Först eget insim i 40 min.

4x75 sp pace 400/200 (25/50) 1:45
300 löst
4x75 sp pace 200/100(50/25) 2:15
300 löst
4x75 sp "go for it" st 3:00

12x100 3 ben, 3 medley, 3 arm, 3 vf

Line up ready go!

Starts Turns - Up and Outs

tisdag 30 oktober 2012


God morgon!

Nu finns hemsidan coachludde.com publicerad där kan läsa mer om mig, vad mitt företag Lundin Coaching & Consulting kan erbjuda och mycket mer.

Jag kommer att fortsätta att använda denna blogg men för mer ingående information så ber jag dig att gå till coachludde.com

Är du intresserad av att kontakta mig så kan finns kontaktinformation här



onsdag 24 oktober 2012

The Passion to Prepare = or > The Potential to Perform

Sporting talent? Who needs it? There are tens of millions of people all over the world with the talent - the potential to be outstanding athletes. However, without the passion to prepare - a passion which equals or exceeds their level of talent, these people remain largely undiscovered and their potential unrealised. This article presents the view that regardless of the level of talent an athlete possesses, without the commitment, dedication, motivation and passion to prepare to the limits of that potential, they can not succeed at the highest level.

Link: http://www.sportscoachingbrain.com/passion-and-potential/

tisdag 9 oktober 2012

Nytt jobb och nya möjligheter

Jag har sagt upp mig från mitt nuvarande jobb som elittränare i Järfälla Simsällskap och arbetar där året ut. Från januari 2013 arbetar jag som elittränare i simning i Polisen IF Simidrott.

Är du simtränare och söker nytt jobb? då söker just nu Järfälla S efter en ersättare, klicka här för annonsen.

Jag kommer nu att avsluta på bästa sätt i Järfälla S och jag är personligen väldigt stolt över att varit delaktig i den utveckling som Järfälla S haft de senaste 7 åren och de simmarna jag tränat i Järfälla S kommer att finnas kvar länge i mitt hjärta.

Samtidigt så ser jag fram emot att börja nytt arbete. Att få nya arbetskamrater och träffa en ny simfamilj kommer att bli roligt och lärorikt. Jag ser verkligen fram emot att träffa och börja jobba med simmarna och tränarna. Jag har många idéer med mig i bagaget som jag kan förverkliga och det kommer att bli bra för simmarna. 

Så här skriver Polisen om mig och min anställning på deras hemsida

Så från januari 2013 kommer ni att få se mig i nya klubbfärger!

Mvh Ludde

söndag 7 oktober 2012

Nine Ways to Balance Sports and Family Life

Raising sports active kids is difficult, perhaps never more so than today. Parents feel pressure to help their kids succeed and to keep up with other parents in an increasingly winner-take-all society. Too often, parents feel that if they don't do everything for their child, they are bad parents. Some parents seem to take pride in how busy and stressed are their lives and those of their kids, as if it is a measure of how successful they are and how successful they must be as parents.

Research shows that parents intuitively know how to balance their child's development. Yet more and more parents seem to be ignoring their own intuition by over-scheduling and over-stressing their child.

The statistics are troubling:
  • A University of Michigan study reports that:
    • only 30 percent of the days of school-age youngsters are "free" time, to use as they wish.
    • The other 70 percent is packed with classes, part-time jobs after school, homework, and extracurricular activities, like sports.
    • Structured sports time doubled between 1981 and 1997.
    • At the same time, unstructured outdoor activities declined 50 percent.
  • Today's parents spend eleven hours less a week (about 90 minutes a day) with their teenagers than they did two decades ago.
  • The average mother spends less than a half hour per day talking with her teens.
  • Only six in ten fifteen- and sixteen-year olds regularly eat dinner with their parents.
  • Family vacations are down by 28 percent.
  • Sports have replaced church on Sunday for many families.
  • Children are being benched for missing practice to be with their families on Christmas Eve
Here are some tips on finding balance.
  1. Have the courage to say no. Be honest with yourself and your children and, if you and/or your child are overextended, recognize the toll sports and other activities are taking on you and on your family instead of worrying that if you don't go the extra mile your kids will somehow suffer or will fall behind his peers. All too often kids seem to get the message from society and their parents that they can have it all. Setting priorities and understanding that you only have so many hours in the day and only so much money is something every child has to learn, sooner or later. It might as well be sooner. Sometimes the best thing a parent can do for a child is nothing.
  2. Balance sports and family life. Parents in the United States spend less time with their children than those in almost any nation on the planet. Set aside some family time. Research has shown that teenagers who eat dinner with their parents five times per week or more are the least likely to be on drugs, to be depressed, or in trouble with the law, and the most likely to be doing well in school and to have a supportive circle of friends. Set aside one night a week or month as Family Game Night, when you choose a board game, play card games, make tacos, and just be together. Make it sacred time. Before you allow your child to play a particular sport, or on a particular team, consider the amount of travel time to practices and games, your work schedule and your spouse's, your child's school schedule and homework demands, carpool availability, and the needs of other family members. Consider what you and your family will have to give up (Friday night pizza, family vacations, church on Sunday, etc) and whether those experiences are so important that you need to find time for them in your family's schedule. The irony is that weekends, the time families used to spend relaxing from the work/school week, are now filled to brim with sports activities. Try to set aside some time on the weekends to rest and recharge your batteries and those of your children for the week ahead.
  3. Set limits that fit your family. Find the level of sports and extracurricular participation that works for your child and your family. Take your cues from your child and trust your intuition. For some, one sport, one team per season may be right. Some children thrive on more intense involvement. Make sure that the limits that are set are ones that everyone in the family can agree on. Help your child learn to structure her own schedule and find personal balance between activities and downtime.
  4. Look for balanced sports programs. Look for leagues and clubs that balance sports, family, school and emphasize just having fun as much as winning. A child shouldn't be penalized for missing practice on Christmas Eve to be with his family.
  5. Find a balance between sports: Introduce your child to a sport such as golf, tennis, squash, racquetball, cycling, sailing, windsurfing, rock climbing, jogging, kayaking, rowing, or canoeing that she can enjoy after her competitive career is over. Encourage him or her to keep engaging in sports and activities with you as long as he or she enjoys them, like bike riding, hiking, skating, sailing, running etc. Encourage her to play different sports and avoid early specialization. Not only will it help your child to develop a variety of transferable motor skills such as jumping, running, twisting, which will ultimately help him to become better at sport in which he ultimately chooses to specialize, but it will reduce the risk of overuse injuries that too often result from early specialization and playing on a select team.
  6. Balance sports and academics. Schoolwork should always come first. Remember that there are thirty times more dollars available for financial aid based on academics than for athletics.
  7. Allow for a social life outside of sports. Being on a select team often requires a year-round or near year-round commitment and extensive travel. If you allow your child to participate she can end up socially isolated from her family, peers and the larger community. The athletic role can become so consuming and controlling that childhood essentially disappears. Early specialization can thus interfere with normal identity development, increasing the risk that a child will develop what psychologists call a one-dimensional self-concept in which she sees herself solely as an athlete instead of just a part of who she is. Many experts believe that if your child waits to play on a select team until seventh grade or later and waits until high school to specialize in a sport he is likely to be better adjusted and happier, have a more balanced identity, and less likely to have an identity crisis when his competitive sports career finally ends, as it is likely to do after high school.
  8. Make sure your child gets enough sleep. "Parents spend so much time and money optimizing their children's success yet the one thing they are not doing is making sure their kids get enough sleep," says Judith Owens, M.D., past chair of the Pediatric Section for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and co-author of Take Charge of Your Child's Sleep: The All-In-One Resource for Solving Sleep Problems in Kids and Teens." "The greatest challenge for parents is the balance between homework, sports, music and sleep - don't over program your kids so that they give up their much needed sleep," advises Dr. Owens.
  9. Provide for unstructured free time. Play is, as Williams College professor Susan Engel notes in her book, Real Kids, "a central and vital process during childhood. It is not merely that children need time to unwind or have fun. Rather, without play they will be much less likely to develop just the kinds of thinking we feel are so vital to a productive and intelligent adult life." Believe it or not, boredom is actually good, stimulating kids to think and be creative and providing opportunities for real parent-child communication. That our culture seems to increasingly devalue free time doesn't mean you should. Kids need to grow up feeling comfortable with silence.
It is possible to create balance within your family's everyday life, even with children who participate in sports. But it is up to you as the parent to make certain that your kids don't over schedule and establish the right priorities.

Read more: http://www.momsteam.com/successful-parenting/survival-skills/balancing-sports-family/nine-ways-to-balance-sports-and-family-#ixzz28aeOJaRb

fredag 5 oktober 2012

Great Coaching - Great Coaches: How to Be the Best of the Best.

Greatness is something that all high performance coaches crave. They pursue it with passion and strive to be considered one of the coaches who achieved success at the highest level of their sport. But what is greatness? Where can you find it? What does it look like? And can you measure it? This article discusses greatness in coaching and presents ten fundamental characteristics of greatness to help every coach realise their potential and fulfil their destiny.

Läs hela artikeln här

torsdag 4 oktober 2012

Turns - Streamline Jumps

Why Do It: Seriously. No matter how hard you work to improve your SWIMMING, it's how well you do THIS that will make you a champion. A solid pushoff... followed by a tight streamline... sets you up for a fast length of swimming. Every time. You can isolate these two moves... and really focus on them... by doing them vertically. How to Do It: To demonstrate this drill, and how to have some fun with it, we made a visit to the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in White River Junction, Vermont. We asked the UVAC age-group team, led by head coach Dorsi Raynolds and head age-group coach Signe Linville, to show us their best streamline jumps -- over and over again in 8 feet of water. As you can see, this takes great control with the core muscles. You get the best results when you plant your feet...lock one hand over the other...and lock the head between the shoulders. Jump straight up, and use your core to keep you straight as you shoot out of the water...and as you sink back down. How to Do It Really Well (the Fine Points): For an extra challenge, try doing Streamline Jumps in sync with your teammates. Here are a few members of the UVAC Masters team, coached by Barbara, having some fun while they practice great pushoffs and streamlines. Thanks again to all the swimmers and coaches at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center for a great weekend in a super facility.

tisdag 2 oktober 2012

Jesper Björk på 4 veckors läger i Mission Viejo, USA

Idag gick flyget för Jesper över Atlanten och han ska de kommande 4 veckorna träna med Mission Viejo Nadadores i Los Angeles. Mission Viejos simmare har bl.a. tagit 20 OS medaljer och slagit 22 världsrekord genom åren. Den legendasriska coachen Bill Rose kommer att vara hans tränare och träningen kommer säkerligen vara utmanade för Jesper. Han kommer bl.a. träna med Chloe Sutton som simmade OS i somras på 400 frisim.

Som tränare till Jesper så har jag jobbat för att han ska ”prova sina vingar” och komma ut i världen för att få bra träning men också för att få nya erfarenheter. Jag tycker att Jesper har kommit igång bra med sin träning. Han startade redan den 31 juli och har redan hunnit med ett aerobt läger i Calella. 

Träningsupplägget har varit att han ska en tillräcklig bakgrund för att klara av träning i 4 veckor med 30 timmars träning per vecka. Det kommer att bli mycket intressant att se vilken träning han genomför i Mission Viejo men också hans form när han kommer hem.