The 9th Seat Coxswain Clinic Series

Stay tuned for what 9th Seat has brewing for the 2019 season! Expect access to clinics no matter where you live…hint-hint..!

After the successful online clinic for USrowing this fall, 9th Seat is in the process of creating a live online series that will get coxswains and coaches ready for racing.

Enjoy the holidays and check back at the first of the year for info, dates and pricing! And of course, keep an eye on 9thseat’s insta account for updates on when the online series will drop.

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  • Mt. Baker Rowing & Sailing Center 3800 Lake Washington Boulevard South Seattle, WA, 98118 United States (map)

Workshop #1: Race Tactics and Audio Review

When: Saturday, 5-8pm

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.

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.

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. 

Earlier Event: January 27
Later Event: February 10
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