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: Bo Hanson Athlete Assessments
Bo Hanson has three Olympic Medals representing Australia and now leads the Athlete Assessments business tutoring coaches in the techniques that build resilient athletes and "toughness"
01:00 Introduction and background in rowing
02:00 Why is rowing different from other sports? Accountability and responsibility from the athletes.
05:00 What is athlete toughness? Strategies to develop these qualities. Most teams don't set goals effectively.
08:00 The equation of Toughness W-I-S-E. Why, Identity, Strategies, Environment.
11:00 This generation's experience is different from previous ones
14:00 How to communicate - creating engagement by coaching styles.
16:00 Situation - Behaviour - Result. The DISC Model for sport.
19:00 Work in Threes. Listening before you go out rowing.
21.00 Getting on the same page before an outing. GRUP Model. Goals, Role, Understand, Process/procedure.
27:00 Role switches as a learning experience.
29:00 Conflict in a rowing crew. Start with the point of commonality. Behavioural clash - what's the best outcome for the crew? Diversity creates better results. Values Clash (philosophically) needs a hard conversation.
34:00 Bo's own role in his Olympic crews
36:00 The 2000 Olympic final against Sir Steve Redgrave and Matt Pinsent in GBR 4-
41:00 How to approach setting up a new crew. Objectives and Expectations.
44:00 How to be an effective team. Productive relationships and how to adapt. There's no individual in rowing. Be the best person for the boat rather than the best person in the boat.
47:00 Skills for working effectively. Differences are a positive. Harmony over honesty isn't always good.
50:00 Race planning and preparation - what information can you reuse and at what part of the race as fatigue encroaches
52:00 Physical pain in rowing. Working around the stroke cycle - directed and productive focus.
56:00 Tim McLaren - inspired the work Bo does today. He builds phenomenal relationships, has an extraordinary ability to innovate and made it possible for Bo to aspire to a higher standard himself.