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.
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.
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.
I recently read this article and have picked up some tips from a fellow coxswain. That’s right, even after 17 years of coxing, I’m constantly learning and seeking out new ways of sitting in that 9th Seat!
I answers 8 questions from an Indiana University coxswain named Gayle. Questions ranged from favorite collegiate memory to best race ever. In Gayle’s blog post she mentioned that she recognized me by my voice which I think is so cool! Thanks Gayle for asking me those questions.
A coxswain can play a huge role in creating and maintaining a team’s culture. Here are examples of how to lead your team.
Below I’ve posted the blog I wrote for Row2k. They’ve asked me to blog for them during the World Championships. I’ll update both blogs during racing. So here it is… After being here in New Zealand for 10 days the wind has finally shown itself for the past two days. I had a feeling that the wind would start to…
The next time you get into a racing situation in practice make sure you know who is in your boat. Sometimes the best motivation for a rower is simple information. Information like: How much farther until the line? How many seats will it take to get even? How many seats until the lead? After your rowers hear the information, make…