Category Archives: Psychology

“There’s no better feeling than making a life-changing impact.” – Interview with Jack Beaumont (Part 4)

Jack Beaumont is a British rower who represented Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. This is part 4 of his exclusive interview with Ashwyn Lall, founder of Ash’s Sports Talk. Jack shares his journey to the Olympic final, his views on planning for life after sport, developing a positive mindset, and his views […]

“There’s no better feeling than making a life-changing impact.” – Interview with Jack Beaumont (Part 2)

Jack Beaumont is a British rower who represented Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. This is part 2 of his exclusive interview with Ashwyn Lall, founder of Ash’s Sports Talk. Jack shares his journey to the Olympic final, his views on planning for life after sport, developing a positive mindset, and his views […]

The Rowing Mind – Performance Under Pressure (Part 3)

The Rowing Mind - Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

This is part three of Katherine Sparks’ blog series on “The Rowing Mind – Performance Under Pressure”. Katie is an ESRC-funded sport psychology doctoral student at the University of Birmingham. She is a lover of all things rowing-related, as well as a passionate writer working to bridge the gap between academia and practice (read part […]

The Bumps: Just Like the Real Thing

I wrote yesterday about how I was struck by the similarity between the post-race analyses of our Bumps crew and that of a high-performance outfit. Last night I realised that there is a further analogy that is of interest, to me anyway!

“There’s no better feeling than making a life-changing impact.” – Interview with Jack Beaumont (Part 1)

Jack Beaumont is a British rower who represented Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. This is part 1 of his exclusive interview with Ashwyn Lall, founder of Ash’s Sports Talk. Jack shares his journey to the Olympic final, his views on planning for life after sport, developing a positive mindset, and his views […]

The Rowing Mind – Performance Under Pressure (Part 2)

The Rowing Mind - Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

This is part two of Katherine Sparks’ blog series on “The Rowing Mind – Performance Under Pressure”. Katie is an ESRC-funded sport psychology doctoral student at the University of Birmingham. She is a lover of all things rowing-related, as well as a passionate writer working to bridge the gap between academia and practice (read part […]

The Rowing Mind – Performance Under Pressure (Part 1)

The Rowing Mind - Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

My passion for rowing began 6 years ago at university. It was a definite change to my previous sports, football and boxing, but it turned out to be a sound fit; it needed the stamina, determination and psychological resilience of boxing but also the team spirit of football. Three years into my university education I […]

Coaching a Crew – Seven Bricks of Wisdom

The 7 Bricks of Rowing Coaching Wisdom

A guest post by Bob Greatorex: Little can be added to the extensive literature available on training technics and rowing coaching wisdom. So I will address areas less often discussed. Analogies are useful and I advise crews to break challenges down into component parts. I call it the ‘Brick Wall Analogy’. Lay one brick at […]

I feel excluded in my rowing club

exclusion, ducks, one yellow duck, rowing club exclusion

I feel excluded. Do I quit my rowing club? Do not quit yet when you feel excluded in your rowing club. In the first place do some personal therapy right away. Take a sheet of paper and write down why you are feeling “excluded”.  Also, include what behaviors cause that excluded feeling in the rowing […]