As a Masters rower, how often are you able to take the time to really analyze the effectiveness of your technique with the help of a professional coach?
Competitive masters rowers certainly train hard enough, but there are many seconds to be gained by going back to the fundamentals of the stroke. It is possible to lay a whole new platform for increased speed by becoming more efficient through a better understanding of the physics of rowing, and better adapting your musculature to its requirements.
Through digital video analysis and becoming aware of how you are missing inches to feet per stroke of easily acquired purchase on the water, you can gain significant speed in one of these clinics. Learning to relax and eliminate extraneous muscular involvement can be another source of speed.
Master's clinics are available for sweep and/or sculling. All levels are welcome to participate. The duration of each clinic varies depending upon interest and topics covered, typically 1 to 5 days. The topics covered include the following, but are not limited to:
"Teaching Coaches How to Teach Rowing"
Clinics are designed to help coaches at all levels develop or enhance their teaching skills by being coached by a master coach with 48+ years of coaching on the intercollegiate and international level.
Rowing is a complex motor skill requiring precise repetitive motion. It is critical to know how to teach correct fundamentals from the very first days of rowing. Or if you inherit rowers with flawed technique, how to undo the damage of thousands of repetitions of misguided neurological pathways.
These clinics are designed to give each participant a complete understanding and rationale for each aspect of the stroke and how to teach it.
By rowing and being coached and observing others being coached, you will learn to teach a skill by learning a skill. That does not mean that you will become an accomplished rower during this clinic, but you will have experienced and hopefully embodied what you are trying to teach, thereby enhancing your ability to properly instruct your athletes. (You do NOT have to be fit to participate in this clinic.)
Coaches clinics are available for sweep and/or sculling and all levels are welcome to participate. The duration of each clinic varies depending upon interest and topics covered, typically 1 to 5 days. The topics covered include the following, but are not limited to:
Any organization can host a RowSkills "Teaching Coaches How To Teach Rowing" clinic as a private or regional function.