Coaches Corner: Mental Training with Coach Mark Schubert

By Fitter and Faster Staff

Mental Training: Coach Mark Schubert

SUGGESTED AUDIENCE: Coaches, Parents, Athletes & Team Administrators

SHOW DATE: Monday, October 19th, Recorded. 

How The Mission Viejo Nadadores Incorporate Mental Training:

Coaches Corner host Mike Murray welcomes the Head Coach of The Mission Viejo Nadadores, Mark Schubert, for a discussion on how their team implements all aspects of mental training; including visualization, mindfulness and breathing exercises to prepare athletes for better performance in both training sessions and competition.

Coach Schubert has demonstrated coaching success at all levels – club, college, and international – matched by few coaches in the history of the sport. At the club level, Schubert found success on the national swimming scene as the head coach of the Mission Viejo Nadadores from 1972-85, where his teams won a record 44 U.S. National team titles during his tenure. Schubert also served as the head coach of Texas Aquatics for four years, leading the club, along with head coach Eddie Reese, to 10 national team titles. While leading the University of Southern California, the Trojan women took home one NCAA team title under Schubert in 1997. His USC swimmers won 49 NCAA individual titles.

At the international level, Schubert has been a familiar face on the Olympic coaching scene, serving on every Olympic coaching staff since 1980 and placing 38 swimmers on U.S. Olympic teams. Schubert was Head Women’s Coach in 1992 and 2004. He was the Head Men’s Coach in 2000. He was a Women’s Assistant Coach in 1996, and an assistant for the combined Men’s and Women’s teams for 1980, 1984, and 1988.

(Bio courtesy of Mission Viejo Nadadores).

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