Category Archives: Club Management

7 steps for Rowing Coaches dealing with pushy parents

A Parents' Guide to Rowing book

There are many conversations across the web about how coaches deal with pushy sports parents doting over their children. Some parents even stop their children from competing for fear of injury or loss of study time. Mac from Basketball For Coaches recommends these 7 steps: Coaches and Parents behaviour: never talk to someone that is […]

My rowing club is closed

Tim, a facebook follower of our Masters rowing international Group asks: Our Club management has closed the rowing club. We are not allowed to enter the club or the boats until April 30th. Why can’t I use my single sculler for rowing? Dear Tim, we know it is very sad. Many rowing clubs throughout the […]

Douro River Rowing Tour in Portugal

Douro River Rowing tours Are you getting ready for the 2020 touring season? Would you like to know about the relation of Porto and Harry Potter? Rowing in Europe is specialized in Tour rowing on European waters.  Today they post about a tour in Portugal. They describe a wonderful possibility of rowing vacation in Portugal: […]

One Million Metre Charity Row

King’s rowers set their sights high in their annual One Million Metre Charity Row. Over eighty King’s Worcester pupils will be taking part in the annual One Million Metre Charity Rowing challenge over the course of the weekend.  The gruelling challenge, which is now in it’s 7th year, sees pupils starting at 4pm on Friday […]

Selecting a new rowing boat

Boat Building for Rowing Filippi

I have been privy to a Facebook chat where the initiator asks this question “Rowers, got any views on buying and selecting a new rowing boat. Budget is key and interested on views. Think SWIFT, Wintech v Janousek=Stämpfli.” While not keen to start a public discussion on the benefits of any one boat maker compared […]

A Coffee Shot before Sports. Rowing with caffeine

We received an email from Kunda from Sydney. We will soon be moving our ladies crew training’s into the morning hours. Question: I never leave the house without drinking an espresso with sugar. I am rowing with caffeine in my blood. Can this hurt me during training? Dear Kunda, a coffee shot before rowing is […]

Boat Whispering at the Masters Championships in Velence

We just came back from Velence and were impressed what we have seen in Hungary. Hundreds of boats, thousands of rowers, and we joined many conversations with rowers, suppliers and officials. What a wonderful community the Masters Rowers are. The daily interaction were my highlights of the event. Some of them in the shuttle bus […]

Trailer weight distribution – check out your tonque weight

A Video is worth a thousand words Last weekend I had to pull our club trailer to a regatta. We had 11 boats on the trailer, about 1500 kg of trailer weight. While inspecting the trailer after loading I noticed, the trailer was leaning to the “rear”. I showed my crew this video I once […]

Help – we lost our boathouse

What do you do when something terrible happens to your boathouse? Coach Neil Bergenroth was involved in one of this terrible incidents. He is describing his experience in this post a while ago. Specifically, it is the coaches hope that other rowing clubs can have things in place prior to the unthinkable. Photo Credit: In […]

Success planning for rowing clubs

Success planning for rowing club? Is that possible? Howard Aiken has spoken about this some time ago. Most of his ideas are still valid and work for most clubs. (Photo Credit: Worldrowing) “In a recent article on the German national rowing squad I reviewed the formidable level of planning which they bring to the consistent development and deployment […]