Rowing Coach Education

I got asked about rowing coach education available in Europe. Here are some suggestions for self education – which is a great place to start.

1 – Go to your local club and speak to the coaches there – ask if you can sit beside them and watch and learn from them

2 – Read – lots. Find books, articles. Listen to podcasts and videos. Each time ask yourself

Why is that crew going faster than the other crew? 

Then ask 

What would I do to try to improve their rowing?

3 – Find a local club or school and volunteer to coach. Try out the things you learn in 2. 

​World Rowing has free online coaching resources which you can use to teach yourself

https://worldrowing.com/technical/coaching/

Also join the email list for CRI in Boston MA, USA – they have a one year coach education course which is highly regarded – the Institute for Rowing Leadership. 

https://www.communityrowing.org/programs/coach-education/rowing-leadership​