Amanda Callahan Coaching Skills ClinicDates/Time: Wednesday, January 23rd, 2012
Location: Clearwater Community Sailing Center (adjacent to the Clearwater Marriott)
Cost: $100, or $75 if you also sign up for either the Tim Herzog Clinic or the IMG acadamies Clinic.
Registration available here.
About the Clinic
Explore management and coaching strategies from successful College Sailing programs, which can translate nicely to summer sailing and high school programs. There will be emphasis on teaching team racing in the afternoon, but we will also focus on critical coaching skills that will help your sailors get to the next level in fleet racing as well. Participants will learn how to take and break down video footage with equipment that is neither expensive nor complicated. In addition, participants will walk away with the framework necessary to implement a high level sailing program.
|9:00-10:00 AM||Team Management: creating a team environment|
|10:00-11:00 AM||Coaching skills: beyond driving the powerboats and handing out lunches|
|11:00 AM-12:00 PM||Video Debriefs: using technology to advance your sailors|
|12:00 PM -1:00 PM||Lunch (included in cost of registration)|
|1:00 PM- 4:00 PM||Teaching Team Racing|
Amanda Callahan's Bio
Amanda Callahan began her duties as Head Sailing Coach and Waterfront Coordinator in August of 2007. Since then, the Hawks have consistently been one of the top ten teams in College Sailing based on the Sailing World rankings. In 2008, the team made their first trip to the ICSA Coed Dinghy National Championships, where they placed fourth in a field of 18. They have returned every year since. Later that year, she guided Cy Thompson to victory at the ICSA Men’s Singlehanded National Championship, the first sailing national championship in school history. In addition, Callahan has coached seven sailors to All-American honors. In 2011, the Hawks won the ICSA Team Racing National Championship, the first team racing national championship in school history.
Callahan came to RWU from Stanford University, where she spent the 2007 season as the assistant coach of the Cardinal sailing team. While at Stanford, she assisted in qualifying two teams for the Collegiate National Championship. Under her tutelage, she assisted in developing two All-American sailors and one honorable mention.
Prior to her post at Stanford, Callahan held the head coaching position at Tufts University during the 2006 season, where she qualified three teams for the spring Collegiate National Championships and guided them to impressive results. The Team Racing squad finished second in its event, while her Coed Dinghy team came in fourth place at the championships.
In addition to her coaching duties, Callahan continues to sail competitively. Her team, Silver Panda, had a banner year in 2007, winning the Triple Crown of team racing: British Team Racing Championship for the Wilson Trophy, the U.S. Sailing Team Racing Championship for the Hinman Trophy, and the ISAF Team Racing World Championship. Silver Panda, the first and only team to complete this feat, was later short listed for the Rolex Sailor of the Year Award. Silver Panda won the ISAF World Championship again in 2009. Outside of team racing, Callahan actively races sunfish and competes in women’s match racing.
A 2003 graduate of William Smith College, Callahan is a member of the 2003 Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association’s All-America Team. She was named captain of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Varsity Sailing Team 2001-02 and 2002-03.