Tag Archives: rowing coach

Jim Joy versus the Rowing Stroke

Jimmy Joy - rowing coach

One of our popular rowing expert authors is Jimmy Joy – founder of the Joy of Sculling conference and author of books on the subject.  He takes an unique approach to our sport.  I received this message from him recently. Hi Rebecca: At the urging of friends I have taken ownership of the stroke cycle. […]

Teaching the swing for rowing stroke

Coaching Rowing Swing

In Marlene’s description of the sculling stroke she describes preferring applying the swing earlier in the stroke than what other coaches have instructed (legs, back, arms)  please provide the rationale for this preference. Marlene Royle’s answer: I do not coach an extremely segmented style, I coach a more collected style emphasizing drive suspension and body […]

Jimmy Joy – the Two Wholes – mind and body and rowing

Jimmy Joy book Quantum Sculler

Jimmy Joy is the ‘thinking’ coach, focused on mind, body and rowing.  He integrates the psychological with the physical in his thinking and in his coaching. In November 2017 he presented to the Rowing Coaching Conference in Sarasotsa USA “The Two Wholes / The Two Holes”.  In this slide deck which he has generously shared […]

UK testers needed for new rowing oar design

rowing oar, engineer oar,

It’s always exciting to see new products for rowing and sculling come to market.  But it’s rare for us to get involved in early user testing at the prototype stage of a new rowing oar design. We were delighted that the team at Oscar Propulsion got in touch to ask the Rowperfect community to help […]

Magic secrets of top rowing coaches

Advanced Rowing Book

We all want to know the deep secrets of top rowing coaches.  Surely they must do things that “normal” coaches don’t do? Charles Simpson is the co-author of Advanced Rowing and shares his deeper thoughts about rowing, life and how to become a better rower and coach. Why did I choose to write this book? […]

Medals for Coaches?

Should we give medals to rowing coaches?

Should we give medals to coaches as well as athletes? Rachel Hooper gives her view (first published here)   This summer saw coaches at the athletics world championships being awarded medals alongside their athletes for the first time. It’s certainly a nice gesture to recognise their efforts but at elite level, but it also  takes […]

British Rowing Acknowledges Rowperfect

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We are stoked that British Rowing mentioned Rowperfect in their Coaches Survey as a source of rowing education. If you’re in the UK and haven’t taken the British Rowing coaches survey, please do so today – http://britishrowing.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f2f672f3e9155d0bb90468d1e&id=a107da3e56&e=b8c6b9cf48 And share this post to your coaching friends.

RowingChat with The Rowing Network

Matt Lehrer

The Rowing Network is a coach education website set up by Community Rowing Inc in conjunction with Rowing Australia led by Matt Lehrer and Ron Batt. Listen to RowingChat with The Rowing Network on SoundCloud Timestamps to the interview 01:00 Introduction and background in rowing 06:00 The inspiration for the Rowing Network 08:00 Coach educator traditional role […]

Coaching the Recovery using Data

Coxmate PC analysis software

We got a customer asking about how to use rowing data in order to improve the coaching of the recovery for a crew. “I think the important factor is making the recovery as smooth as possible so we don’t lose too much boat speed in the 8+. We have spent a lot time optimising the […]

Online rowing coaching education goes live!

rowing network, rowperfect, CRI Boston, Rowing Australia

www.therowingnetwork.org is a new rowing website created by Rowing Australia (RA) and the Institute for Rowing Leadership (IRL) at Community Rowing Inc. (CRI) today announced the launch of an inclusive online international coaching education resource, The Rowing Network (TRN). This new website, accessible for all coaches internationally, provides meaningful connection to expertise from across the […]