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.
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…
I’ve always wanted to offer coxing clinics at the San Diego Crew Classic because it is a tough but rewarding course to navigate. I’m offering two options: (1) small group session and (2) One-on-one session. Kick off this racing season right and get dialed!
Earning your seat for spring racing happens during practice. If you don’t like where you ended this fall use winter to get better. Most collegiate teams go on winter training trips so use those trips to get back to basics. These 4 tips will help you organize your approach to getting better in the 9th Seat.
It’s been two months since Hurricane Sandy. The Jersey Shore has been a great day off adventure to all the National Team rowers training at the Princeton Training Center. Two members of the rowing community have chosen to help those affected by the storm. Please join me in helping this great non-profit give back to the small businesses that have made the Jersey Shore a fun day off from day to day stress of training for the Olympics.
One of the most important duties of any coxswain is to be able to make his or her calls as effective as possible. They need to permanently motivate their team and push them one stroke closer to reaching their goals, and this is something that needs to be especially one towards the end of a race. This is the time…