Virginia and DC area is the second stop for the 2015 Coxswain Clinic Series. With the help of West Springfield Spartan Crew, The 9th Seat is headed back east. I’ve given many coxswain clinics in the DC area and the rowers and coxswains there never disappoint!
Last year’s Boston clinic was a blast so it was a no brainer to come back. This year I’m adding a special second session for coxswains who want to take their leadership skills to the next level. The full day experience is designed to give coxswains a glimpse of what topics and skills are covered during my week long Coxswain Leadership Camp.
Winter is here which means for coxswains it is time to dust off their clipboards, get new running shoes, and brush up on your stereo management skills. Or it means to take the time to reevaluate your spring time goals, your leadership style, and your technical eye. I’ve designed a new and improved coxswain clinic format that I’m excited to share to the whole rowing community!
Rowing is just as mental as it is physical. Racing season is here and being present each stroke will lead to fast racing. Is your team ready for racing with a winning attitude? Mental toughness and creating a boat identity will lead to fast races.
I know many coxswains who are great motivators but don’t get boated because they can’t maneuver their boat well enough. It is very important to coaches to trust their coxswains. The coxswains who are in the right place at the right time are true leaders. Summer camp is a great way to take the time to study and learn the skills that coxswains never have enough time to practice during practice.
You’ve got questions about my coxing and rowing camps? I’ve got answers. This is a working page and I will update it with any new answers to all your questions.
The 9th Seat is not just for coxswains I’m expanding my summer camp program to include two-one week rowing camps that will allow junior athletes a chance to train like a national team athlete at the University of Washington boathouse, Conibear Shellhouse.
If you have recently started out your coxswain training and preparation, you are most likely focused on making your boat move as fast as possible and hence worrying less about whether your rowers are ready or not. If you notice them being alert and eagerly waiting for your commands, and you see them sitting in the right position, it means…
Fall rowing means longer mileage and Head Races on tricky courses. Here is a fall update and advice for avoiding mid-race collisions and recovering with the cleanest line.
Coxswains are the central piece of a boat and they pose the same degree of importance as the rowers themselves. Their primary concern is to struggle to maintain the boat in a straight position while moving on the water; they are hence responsible for steering the wheel of the boat and encouraging the rowers to maintain the established cadence. They…