RowPerfect Shop subscribe to newsletter

Dear customers, thank you for being loyal to Rowperfect. Unfortunately we closed our shop, we can't accept any new orders.
Our blog will still be running, feel free to check it out!
Customers from UK can still purchase products on fwd2row.co.uk. Customers in the EU can purchase products on our Rowing-Network at rowing-in-europe.com

RowingChat: Athlete Retirement Gearoid Towey

Crossing the Line Sport is dedicated to helping athletes “cross over” into retirement from active sport.  Whether you’re … read more

Share this Post

Advertisements

Crossing the Line Sport is dedicated to helping athletes “cross over” into retirement from active sport.  Whether you’re an Olympian or a club athlete, scaling back your rowing can be a challenge – weaning yourself off dopamine.  Gearoid Towey set up CTL to educate federations, coaches and athletes about the process and how to help teach the skills.

Listen to RowingChat with Gearoid Towey athlete retirement on SoundCloud


Timestamps

  • 01:00 CTL is a preventative service for athlete retirement
  • 08:00 The genesis of CTL – addiction post sport to dopamine and seeking subsitutes
  • 06:00 Do clubs see coach education as their responsibility?
  • 11:00 The stigma of asking for help – a grief process of retirement when it’s not your choice (injury or deselection)
  • 14:00 CTL has articles and resources on transition – Headspace (mental), Careers (passion and purpose), Tools for Life (skills to repurpose)
  • 20:00 Federations have a responsibility for athlete development
  • 22:00 Everyone can benefit – start working with junior teams to learn the skills young
  • 26:00 Conferences on mental health, career development with Greg Louganis (diver), Ben Johnson (sprinter), Kim Brennan (rower)
  • 28:00 Greg’s story – he was HIV Positive at Olympics and diving was a refuge for depression as well as battling his sexuality
  • 32:00 How to handle depression – Mental Health First Aid Course
  • 34:00 Symptoms of depression – withdrawing, distant from the group, performance declines.  Solutions depend on acuteness.
  • 40:00 Drugs in rowing – we’d be naive to think rowing is immune
  • 42:00 Ben Johnson’s story – taking drugs at the Olympics.
  • 46:00 Athletes make the choice to dope Joerg Jaksche ASADA video. What is good decision making?
  • 50:00 Whistleblowing on doping – sign the WADA code.  Reporting is an obligation.  Protect your right to a fair race.
  • 52:00 Should doping bans be for life?
  • 56:00 CTL Webinars and Drop-ins – monthly live chats.

Watch RowingChat with Gearoid Towey on YouTube

About Rebecca Caroe
Rebecca is the host of RowingChat podcast and is a masters athlete and coach. Passionate about helping others enjoy the sport as much as she does. View all posts from Rebecca Caroe
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Blog Related Posts

Join RowingChat with Angelo Savarino

This month, our RowingChat guest is.. Italian National and Newcastle University Head Coach Angelo Savarino Angelo Savarino[/caption] Angelo’s… read more

Strength Coach Roundtable Podcast Recap

Thanks to everyone who tuned in to the first-ever Rowperfect Strength Coach Roundtable! We all three wrote an… read more

THE STRENGTH COACH ROUNDTABLE RETURNS!

On April 17th at 11:30am PDT (7:30pm GMT), Joe Deleo, Blake Gourley, and Will Ruth return to the RowingChat… read more

RowPerfect Shop subscribe to newsletter
X
Open chat
1
Questions, put an order, suggestions?
Hello, welcome to Rowperfect UK! How can we help you?