Category Archives: Coaching

Crossing the Line Sport Webinars October 2018

Athlete retirement and wellbeing,

An athlete/player’s intense training and competing schedule leaves little time for education and personal development. Crossing the Line (experts in supporting athletes) have responded to this need by developing a unique series of webinars that are available live and on-demand to cater to their various schedules and time zones. The team hosts two webinars per […]

Happy New Rowing Year

New year 2018, Rowing year 2018

Hey every Northern Hemisphere reader – it’s the start of the 2018-19 rowing season.  Summer break is over.  School and work are kickstarting for the autumn. Get back into rowing shape Hopefully your summer break was fun, relaxing and didn’t include lots of training.  But we all know that autumn training means long distances and […]

Rowing wrist injuries

rowing injury, tendonitis rowing, sculling wrist injury

Getting injured sucks and more importantly, most rowing injuries are “over-use” types.  Which means they develop slowly over time and are hard to overcome because when you come back to training, the possibility of recurrence is high. Rules for Rowing Injuries Always get treatment FAST Rest and ice is not treatment (until after you do […]

Crew Watch App

CrewWatch app, rowing app

Crew Watch is an app made by rowers for rowers that aims to solve many of the common struggles associated with coaching rowing. The Crew Watch team is comprised of Matthew Fournier and Patrick McVey, who have both been heavily involved in the Canadian rowing community for the past twelve years, as both athletes and […]

Feathering on the recovery

Sculling grip on the recovery (feather)

Feathering on the drive and feathering into the body is the subject of this “dock talk” by Marlene Royle. How to move the feather to the recovery When our hands are coming in to the body you are on the drive, when they move away from the body you are on the recovery. Marlene observed […]

Simple boat stabilisation for beginners

Wraptor Balance component parts novice sculling

The Wraptor Balance is an amazing tool for teaching beginners how to row and scull.  It saves coaches time, saves the club money, and enables athletes to learn handling the oars faster. Wraptor Balance is a flotation device that straps onto the stern of a rowing boat to aide stability.  It works on single sculls […]

Rowing power compared to split

Rowe.rs logo, Adrian Cassidy, rowing app

Adrian Cassidy from the Rowe.rs app encourages us to adjust how coaches and athletes view rowing data. Data is only useful if you can use it and so we should understand the metrics and their implication for rowing boats. Increasing speed requires power There was an interesting article on the BBC website during the Tour […]

Correcting sculling wrist fault

rowing in backwater, rowing quietly, rowing drills, World Rowing

I have a habit of letting the oar collar slip slightly loose from the rigger on stroke side, despite applying thumb pressure. I have not been able to correct this despite all attempts. I am wondering if it may be connected to a different problem on bow side, where I have a habit of rowing […]

Rowing Camp in Varese September 2018

Rowing camp in Varese, Italy: for advanced athletes and professional coaches One of the most prestigious rowing camp venues in the world is on Lake Varese. This lake and small town in northern Italy is known for hosting international rowing regattas. And as a result, our rowing camps in Varese are top notch. Just recently, top European […]

The art of rowing hard

Pedro Figueira, rowing coach

A Passion for Rowing Figueira said his passion for rowing started in 1988 after watching an Olympic eight on television as a 12-year-old boy. “I knew then I was hooked and by October 5, 1988, I remember the exact day, I started training in a four at a local club,” he said. For the last […]