Coach Frank Busch begins this four-coach presentation with a brief discussion of the components of backstroke zeroing in on the kick and the catch as the key to developing successful backstrokers. He shares drills that focus on the kick while setting up the proper body position for the stroke. Busch proceeds with a discussion of the catch and the elbow bend for the "throw" of the pull pattern of the stroke through single arm backstroke drills. He also includes a vertical dolphin kick segment to train the all-important underwater portion of start and turn kick. Rick Demont shares his unique perspective of the stroke nuances through drills that focus on developing a feel for the kick and the catch. He transitions into drills that focus on keeping a smooth and efficient "line" for the stroke. Greg Rhodenbaugh shares hip rotation and stroke tempo drills. Augie Busch's segment focuses upon the underwater element of the stroke, flexibility tips for ankles and the chest that help develop a more effective kick and catch and tempo drills to help develop a "core body" based stroke. The coaches end their segments with a narrated demonstration of a set of 4 x 25's descending from easy to fast, giving you different expert perspectives on the core values of the Arizona philosophy for the backstroke.
- Learn how to connect the kick with the backstroke catch
- Discover how to develop the underwater element of successful backstroke
- Get strategies for teaching an efficient catch
67 minutes. 2006.