Category Archives: Juniors

Top 5 Reasons Why Competitive Sport Is Important in Education

Guest Post Are you still not sure if you should do competitive sports? Actually, such a type of sport can influence any individual a lot, especially when it comes to education. Here, you can find the top 5 reasons why competitive sport is important in education and why it can be beneficial to you. Find […]

Racing Hope – FISA World Rowing shares updated racing calender

FISA, World Rowing Association has recently announced the 2020/21 European racing calender! You can take a look at the calendar by clicking here! Changes to the 2020 international rowing regatta season has seen the majority of the season cancelled. But a ray of rowing racing hope remains with the European Rowing Board confirming the European […]

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 […]

Coaching psychology: Conditional Praise

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  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 […]

Makeup and Rowing

Last week after rowing in our boathouse: Four women – six men. All of them Masters. We were just about leaving when a very interesting topic came up: Makeup in sports and makeup in rowing We were discussing  sunburns and how to protect your skin while rowing. Belinda asked the queston: Besides sunscreen lotion – […]

World Rowing Regatta Calender

Soon after the World Champs in Linz, World Rowing Counsel of FISA has updated and released the World Rowing Regatta Calender for the next few years. Some destinations are not fixed yet – still most are confirmed. Take a look at some selected events. More infos at the World Rowing Regatta Calender. Here. Some bids are […]

How much should juniors train for rowing?

children rowing a double scull

Rowperfect gets asked this frequently by concerned parents.  Below we summarise a speech given by the National Junior Coach at the British Rowing Conference in 2008. Additional reading for Parents of junior rowers the Sporting Parent guide to communication and understand how you should be talking with your child about their sport. The Parents Guide to […]

Sport nutrition for a 17 year old girl

Apart from the 3 square meals per day, how can my 17 yr old daughter a competitive rower , what protein shakes can she have to increase her performance & bulk do you recommend? What foods does she need to eat and what portions she does train 6 times per week. Great question. I”m not […]

What Shape is your Rowing Club? Filling out the Hourglass

In his article “What Shape is your Rowing Club?” Duncan Holland introduced the ‘Hourglass’ model which represent many clubs, with many Masters and Junior members but few Seniors. Until recently my club was in the same position. The club has always had a large junior squad, but we would lose our older juniors who moved […]

Rowing rigging for 16 year olds

nuts bolts guide rigging

Question: What Rigging set up should I use for a 16 year junior girl?  From a high school in New Zealand. You asked about rigging boats for a 16 year old girl – here are some Rowperfect Resources which should help you out. You don’t specify sweep or sculling so I’ve included both. Sweep Oar […]