Category Archives: Coaching

European Rowing Championships in Lucerne

Are you ready for the 2019 ERCH in Lucerne? Lucerne was honored to stage the 2019 European Rowing Championship from May 31 – June 2, 2019. According President Andreas Bucher the reparation is well under way. They expect a great venue and make sure all visitors will have an unforgettable time  in Lucerne. “The beautiful town […]

Can I train your mental strength?

Imagine that there is a muscle that is called “Mental Strength”. Could you train it? (Photo Credit: wikimedia Comments) Rowperfect has tried to research this and believes: Yes, we can train our mental strength. When we go through the world of elite sports and watch the big athletes, Jeannine Gmelin, Madalena Lobnig, Oliver Zeidler and […]

How to find a rowing talent?

Many clubs, many countries and national rowing organisations use talent identification programmes to look for the best athletes. Some try to recruit talents from school, some do extensive marketing to find great rowers. That feeling of rowing talent World Rowing placed a post (Full article) some time ago about a Canadian study to identify talents and […]

When is the best age for kids to start rowing?

We have received a question in our social media some time ago. A concerned parent was wondering: When is the best age for kids to start rowing in a club? Can they even participate at a regatta? Many parents do not consider rowing as the first choice sport for their children. They are not aware […]

Effects of altitude training in athletes

What are the effects of high altitude training on athletes? We all know that the top teams always go back to the mountains to row there. But what are the benefits of altitude training for athletes? Is altitude training really a source of performance improvement or just a fashion trend? Whether long-distance runners, rowers or […]

Boat Race – the Classic

Yesterday was Boat Race day. Woman and Men were racing the course. And we all know who won the cup (Photo Credit Wikepedia). The results (view boat race page): What was fantastic to witness was the constantly shifting power dynamic in the contest – Oxford once again appeared to be clawing back inches on their […]

Regatta Safety: prepare your team

Always a top issue in while we race at a regatta or while touring with our crew: Regatta safety on the course. Ask yourself: which precautions have I taken for a safe rowing day? See all the mess what can happen to us and our boats. Boat crash pictures Coaches – teach your crews and […]

Free riders in a rowing boat or what can a masters crew do with a free rider

The puddle tells the truth.(Photo Credit: Fotoclub Eggenburg) One of the glories of rowing is that a boat is only as fast as the slowest crew member. Agreed? If yes… please continue to read this post from Duncan Holland, published a while ago. Unless all the members are contributing the boat will not be fast. […]

How to carry my rowing shell

Spine Sparing Boat Carrying In this guest post Joe DeLeo, CSCS and Dr. Stuart McGill, PhD review some important environmental factors about rowing. Read their blog here:  “Earlier this year, I attended the FISA World Masters Regatta in Sarasota, Florida. During that weekend, I had the opportunity to catch up with Dr. Stuart McGill, who […]

Aligning power in a mixed masters quad

We have just formed a mixed quad crew and want some advice on how to align our power and get the crew going well together. Several time ago, Roland Beevor wrote to us after reading the original article. Let’s share this again.  I think this issue is a good issue to explore, it addresses a big […]