Should we give medals to rowing coaches?

Medals for Coaches?

By Rebecca Caroe

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 a […]

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British Rowing Acknowledges Rowperfect

By Rebecca Caroe

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

By Rebecca Caroe

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 […]

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Coaching the Recovery using Data

By Rebecca Caroe

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 […]

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Online rowing coaching education goes live!

By Rebecca Caroe

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 […]

How Thames Rowing Club used RPs to win Henley Royal

By Rebecca Caroe

Thames Rowing Club in London are in the process of continuing to upgrade the club ergos to RP3 rowing machines.  Their Head Coach, Ben Lewis, sent us this video about their 2015 win at Henley Royal Regatta last summer.  He credits the RPs as an integral part of the crew’s training regime which led them […]

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Coaching the catch in rowing

By Rebecca Caroe

Coaching “The Catch” a guest post by HowardtheCoach If you Google the term “catch” you find “intercept and hold (something which has been thrown, propelled, or dropped”) and in rowing “the catch” is precisely about intercepting and holding the moving interface between the boat and the water. It is a simple term for a subtly complex concept, […]

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Join RowingChat with Sara Hendershot

By Jeremy Peskey

Rowperfect is delighted to have Sara Hendershot, Olympic athlete and elite rowing coach join us on RowingChat. Join RowingChat with Sara Hendershot Sara grew up as the oldest of four siblings in Simsbury, CT. She played many sports growing up and tried rowing at Simsbury High School, where she was immediately hooked. She was recruited […]

Buy rowing coaching advice from World Experts

By Rebecca Caroe

We just took an order from Sean in Australia to Hire Walter Martindale in Canada – how’s that for a collaboration.  Across country and timezone boundaries. Buy remote Rowing Coach services from a wide range of experts from lightweights to dieticians. Walter specialises coaching mainly technique: Coaching the coach, Sweep technique, Sculling technique. I can offer […]

How do I get athletes to respond to my emails? by Mike Davenport

By Rebecca Caroe

I hit “Send Message” and waited. And waited. And waited. My head began to spin … I muttered, “What’s wrong with these athletes — why don’t they respond?” Do they hate me? Have they quit? Were they kidnapped? Are they conspiring against me? Nothing but silence. Argh … You’ve probably had the same experience Many […]