Category Archives: Juniors

Rowing Camp Venues – the best and the rest

rowing camp, venue rowing, rowing lake accommodation

Rowperfect wants to compile a list of rowing camp venues accessible from the UK. We know that a lot of people travel abroad for camps – but where are the best ones? I am a coach at Loch Lomond Rowing Club in Scotland, and am hoping to run a training camp for our juniors next […]

Help get teen girls into rowing

#RowMoJo & @rowconference are working together to help get more teenage girls into #ROWING! Both focussing on some of the issues teenage girls experience as they engage with competitive sport: Physical Literacy Anxiety Training & Periods Breast Health & Sports Bras Physical movement & the ‘robust’ athlete The Female Traid & hormonal effects Diet & […]

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There is no shortage of training advice for rowers. “Train more”, “Avoid the black hole”, “Train smarter” (whatever that means), “Train like the Danes”, “Avoid junk meters”.  The best research has found that what works best for one rower might not work for another. So what can you do? Plan. Execute. Measure. Adjust. Repeat. Today […]

GB Rowers get funky in ACAI Activewear

Holly NOrton, GB Rowing, ACAI ACtivewear

ACAI Activewear have teamed up with two international rowers, Karen Bennett and Holly Norton for all their training apparel needs along with sports bras. Karen and Holly have described in their own words why they have chosen to team up with ACAI and felt that they were a good match. “We have both always loved […]

Support the campaign to stop school rowing closing down

Two rowing school programmes in the UK are closing at the end of the summer term. Millfield School London Oratory School Below are links to both schools publicity about their rowing and a support / lobby group for LOSBC.  The rowing community discussing it on FB all say the sadness is the demise of a […]

Coaching psychology: Conditional Praise

Photo credit: Huffington Post.

  THE CONTEXT: As some parents and coaches continue to rely on what I call “conditional praise” as a form of motivation, I hope they’re aware of some of the unintended consequences.  When I was a young boy competing in sports I spent a good lot of my time in the pursuit of approval—praise—from those […]

Kids Rowing Camps for Summer

Learn to row camp: Photo Credit Long Beach Rowing

What are the best Summer Rowing camps for 14 year olds worldwide? My daughter has 1 solid year rowing and top 10 provincial Erg scores. Some days the Rowperfect mailbag comes in with the BEST questions.  I particularly like new challenges where we have not previously written on the topic.  Aimee’s question was one of […]

Winter Rowing Gloves user test results

Three new winter glove designs for rowers From our recent promotion we got testers from around the Rowperfect community to test out three new winter glove designs.  The products are below The Pro is the cheapest a straightforward thermal glove for rowing. The Elite incorporates thinner fabrics and has better breathability and blister prevention The […]

RowingHack: Resistance training

Tennis ball sliced for boat tie

Loading up your work is a great way to gain strength and skill in a rowing boat.  Having a bungee or rope under the hull gives an easy way to create extra loading on the athletes.  This can be used for all ages of rower and all expertise levels. The resistance slows down the boat […]

Rowing trophies, memorabilia and gifts

cleaver oar keychain

Every Rower deserves a trophy: one that Recognises persistence Rewards effort, and is a Reminder of friendships formed. For the last four years, Gr8 Oars has been manufacturing replica miniature oars, trophies and gifts for rowers. A retired rowing coach turned woodturner, (pun intended) Jack McGee turns each oar on his wood lathe and prepares […]