The 9th Seat Coxswain Clinic Series

I’m passionate about creating a unique coxswain clinic experience that will make coxswains confident leaders, better teammates, and stronger decision makers.  

This year a 2-day coxswain clinic will be unveiled. There will be three workshops to choose from or attend all three. Round table discussions, hands on learning, and audio review will help you become a boat mover, trusted teammate, and a stronger leader.  

The 9th Seat Coxswain Clinic Series: Washington DC


  • Georgetown University 3700 O Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20057 United States

Workshop #1: Race Tactics and audio Review

When: Saturday, 3-6pm

This is a 3-hour workshop for race audio review. Race tactics will be discussed and audio will be reviewed for best practices of race plan communication in small groups. Coxswains will share their recordings with their peers in a small group environment with the supervision of Mary Whipple. Selected recordings from participants will then be analyzed as the groups come together to discuss best practices of communication to your team during high pressure situations. This workshop will be limited to 30 coxswains.

Register for Workshop #1

Workshop #2: How to be a Boat Mover

When: Sunday, 9:30am-1pm

This is the lecture based portion of the day focusing on maximizing practice time, race strategy, steering, and audio review/round table discussion. There will be an audio review session towards the end where 2 volunteers will share audio. If you are interested, please bring an audio example that can play without having to be streamed.

Register for Workshop #2

Workshop #3: Developing Your Technical Eye: Athlete Experience

When: Sunday, 2-4pm

This session is designed to focus on developing your technical eye, learning technique and drills to problem solve common boat problems, and working on core strength for better boat feel. Participants will start the workshop by watching technical video.  Participants will then transition to ergs to practice technique and work on how suspension feels.  Boat feel is a critical skill for coxswains to learn and that is why we finish the workshop with core strength moves. 

Register for Workshop #3