Just for rowing and sculling coaches – information to help you prepare your crews and teach them good technique.
These pages are written for you because being a rowing coach can be a lonely job, often unpaid and there may be few opportunities to learn techniques and new skills if you don’t have a coach mentor. On these pages the rowing coach writes
- self-learning – articles to help you teach yourself improved skills
- ask questions – learn by questioning others’ methods
- discuss with other coaches – debate and review others’ suggestions
There are many ways to move a rowing or sculling boat. What’s important is for you to work out for yourself the method that you think is the most effective. For this reason, we don’t just write “do it like this”; we give you information so that you can test, and trial and work out the range of different movements that seem to give the best results. These may change for different crews, different rivers and different boat classes. Your coaching skill and adaptability is a mark of a well-rounded coach.