Balancing a rowing shell is not easy. All coaches have been faced with a group of beginners flopping around in an eight or four and seemingly unable to get the blades off the water during the recovery.
This eBook gives coaches a “coaching lesson plan” detailing exactly how to teach oar control to sweep or sculling crews. The plan sets out the detailed steps from before the outing, the briefing, the progressions through the drill, things to watch out for and what do say in the de-brief after the outing.
These steps will give you confidence you can coach a crew to balance the boat perfectly because they will understand HOW to balance it and what to do with their oars, hands and bodies to affect and change the im-perfectly balanced boat.