Category Archives: Juniors

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 […]

Get ready for the colder rowing season

A couple of weeks ago the temperature on the water in the early morning hours (7 AM- 8 AM) went down to 2 degrees Celsius. The Fall just started, I know and Winter  lays many, many months ahead. It is still a fact though, that nothing (or almost nothing) is more disturbing for rowing than […]

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 […]

1. Bern Boat Race – Registration Deadline coming up

Are you going to participate at the Bern Boat Race on Saturday October 26th ? Have you registered yet? Hurry up. Latest entry date is October 15th 2019 at Noon. Here is what you need to know: Why is the a bear in the logo? The capital of Switzerland is called “Bern”, an old and […]

Who invented the Head Of The Charles?

With the HOCR coming up in less than a month, It is a good time to look at the roots of this amazing Regatta. Every good ting in life starts with a good idea! How did the Head Of The Charles Regatta beginn for more than 55 years? Who invented the Head Of The Charles […]

Armadacup is now Bern Boat Race

A new Head Race – Bern Boat Race Good buy Armadacup – welcome Bern Boat Race. A new Head Race in Switzerland will take place on October 26th! The new Bern Boat Race is inspired by the legendary Armadacup. Next to the Rose of Wörthersee and the Turin Silverskiff, the Armadacup was one of the […]

Announcing: Rowtex Hand Cream for Rowers

Heeling Handcreme Chapped hands and finger cracks are some of the most painful side effects of a dry climate, especially in Winter. As rowers, we experience all year around – and definately without age limits – that this problem can get tough. Check out our new product for dry, chapped skin after rowing: the new […]

Rowing Anorak – made by and for rowers!

Rowing Anorak front view

The team at Rowtex, who brought you their Rowtex gloves created a new product. It is the Anorak for rowing .It’s available in the Rowperfect shop right now. The Anorak – product development The Rowtex -Team launched a crowdfunding campaign to get early customers and to pay for the product development. Rowperfect supported them and […]

Strapping tape for rowing injury becoming popular

Strapping tape , knee injury, Tape support

We have seen it in Rotterdam at the WRC III again. Strapping Tape is becoming more and more popular. Athletes were using it in the warm up area and while preparing for their race. Do it like the champions: When you need support and strapping tape for rowing injuries, use the D3 Tape. This world`s […]