The Rowperfect post-bag had an interesting email from Sarah-Kate Millar, Head Coach of Kings School Worcester. She had downloaded the slides from Jim Flood's Rowperfect Seminar "Coaching: Achieving the best results possible".
Hi Jim, I was reading your notes from your presentation in London in March and had a couple of questions for you. I am currently completing my MSc in sports coaching and looking at rowing coaches' behaviours. I have used four expert rowing coaches here in England as my subjects. Have you found any articles specifically on rowing and communication? I have one good article fromCanada, but that's about all. Look forward to hearing from you soon.
And here is Jim's response
Thanks for your interest – and I'm keen to share information and ideas. I've not found anything specific to rowing and communication. I'll check with my colleague Charlie Simpson and I'll have another look myself. Have you looked at this book Athlete Centred Coaching
Can you let me have a reference for the Canadian article?
Do keep in contact.
Anyone else who wants to see the slides from the event, they are available for free download. Please circulate them to your rowing coach – and remember to credit Rowperfect and Jim Flood.
[Sarah-Kate approached Rowperfect to ask for advice on the coaches she studied for the MSc. We provided introductions to the Cambridge University Lightweight Mens Boat Club head coach, Nick Brown.]