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!
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…
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!
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…
Upon reflecting how the Beijing Olympics have shaped me into the Olympian I am today, I’ve learned that you have to enjoy the journey and believe in the process to be able to reach the destination you’ve envisioned.