About This Show
RowingChat is the first podcast dedicated to the sport of rowing. Produced by the team at Rowperfect UK, it brings world class coaches and athletes close to the the fans by allowing the audience to ask the questions. Each podcast features a different guest and has included participants from UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
Each event is published using an Eventbrite signup form and this is where attendees can submit their questions. Go to http://www.rowperfect.co.uk/rowingchat/ for links to the latest event.
Rowperfect UK has been at the forefront of innovation in the sport of rowing since it was founded in 1991 by Harry Mahon the legendary NZ rowing coach and Tony Brook World Gold medallist. The podcast is hosted by Rebecca Caroe - masters athlete and coach.
Most Recent Episode
RowingChat: Tim Edsell of Coxn School
Tim has set up the first online tutorial service to train rowing coxswains and I was delighted to be chatting with him on RowingChat. His experience as a regatta referee and a coxswain coach has showcased the need for improved instruction. In this interview we run through a range of tips and tactics coaches and coxswains can use to up-skill and improve their boat control.
Timestamps to the interview
01:00 Introduction and background in rowing
04:00 How to spot if coaches are failing to teach coxes well. Rowers telling the cox what to do.
05:00 Keeping your point (what it is and how to do it)
10:00 coaching coxswains - books are hard to get people to read.
13:00 start coaching by listening to a recording of a race or a practice. How often do coxes repeat themselves?
16:00 Why coxing improvements is like getting rid of a computer virus
19:00 Should a cox also be a coach?
21:00 How to make corrective calls five different ways e.g. catch timing
24:00 Teaching HOW to make a correction
25:00 Taking notes after an outing - ride in the coach launch and watch rowers individually
26:00 What does a coxswain feel? Rush and Check.
28:00 What a coxswain can hear
29:00 Simultaneously monitoring
32:00 How to choose a remedy - pick the biggest flaw first
33:00 Start by coaching the whole crew before doing individuals. The power of positive calls
38:00 Exercises and drills to reinforce technical changes. Use this to broaden vocabulary. Try new words. Pick a theme for the outing.
41:00 How to take the drill learnings into normal rowing
45:00 Encourage the crew to give feedback on pieces and what went well. Ask people individually, don't let one or two dominate.
50:00 www.coxnschool.com guided tour. 50% discount for April enrolments
55:00 The best way to know they have learned is to quiz the learner
60:00 Evaluating your recordings - number of words per minute.