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Troy Howell from Craftsbury Outdoor Center was our guest this week on RowingChat – he’s an expert sculling coach and the author of the book Ease and Comfort in the Boat

Watch Troy Howell Video Recording

Listen to Troy Howell Recording on Audio

https://soundcloud.com/rowperfect/rowingchat-troy-howell-expert-sculling-coach-from-craftsbury-september-2016

Timestamps and topics we covered

0:00 Introduction and coaching CV

08:00 What do you do when coaching a new crew for the first time?

09:00 Good rowing looks simple -set aside the superfluous

10:00 Good coaching is intuitive – be wise enough to be silent until you have something substantive to say.

12:00 How to acquire a picture of good sculling

19:00 Filming a crew – which shots to use

22:00 Review the stern wake from a boat

24:00 Where does style come in compared to base technique?

27:00 Physiology for sculling – long arm scullers

28:00 Hug the horizon at the catch – rowing in place drill (Kim Brennan’s Stuff-the-Duck)

31:00 Faster Masters

33:00 Skills learned from elite Nordic skiers – crossover to rowing

35:00 Weight transfer in the boat

37:00 When you add effort you can get slower

39:00 Swimmers ride the glide which is analogous to the catch in sculling

40:00 How to teach weight transfer in sculling

46:00 The essence of weight transfer is moving from passive to active suspension

48:00 How to prepare a schedule for a rowing training camp

52:00 How coaches can get coaching from other coaches.  Be a launch dog for another coach.

55:00 What do you think about when rowing alone?  What is the one thing in your mind which will unlock the perfect stroke?

Plus a bonus video of ease in the sculling boat

A lesson from Brian de Regt

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
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