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RYA Optimist Coach Handbook (eBook)

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Following on from the RYA Optimist Handbook, this title is an ideal reference guide for all coaches of youth sailors. Good coaching often leads to a young sailor's lifetime enjoyment, and many go on to Olympic and professional sailing careers - including becoming a coach. 

Written by experienced and admired Optimist coach Alan Williams, this eBook is sure to offer useful tips and advice for great coaching no coach or aspiring coach can afford to be without!

Chapters include:

  • Basic psychology and mental toughness
  • Coaching techniques
  • The coaching plan
  • Advanced boat handling and speed
  • The finish
  • Team racing
  • Working with parents

All the principles and content of RYA Optimist Coach Handbook apply to youth coaching. Adapted for its eBook format, content has been enhanced with useful videos from the author that contain great tips to improve coaching skills.


'This book – coaching for the coaches – is aimed as much at the pros as the parents. The author, one of the world’s leading Optimist Coaches, brings to the book all his expertise, covering every aspect of coaching, with tips and new ideas to help you – pro or parent – on and off the water … it is an invaluable aid.' – Sailing SA, July 2011.

'Fantastic and will be of great help … congratulations to Alan Williams and the RYA …' – RYA Member, March 2011.

'The depth of influence is reflected in the breadth of advice between these covers.' – Chris Gowers, GBR Olympic Laser Coach, 2011.

'I really like the high intensity games included in the book.' – Stephen Park OBE, RYA Olympic Manager, 2011.

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