Competitive Edge
August 25, 2021
Instead of talking about ways to improve the catch, or clean up the finish or be more powerful on the drive, I want to encourage everyone to learn to play around in the boa  more

We don't talk much initially about how to turn the boat while rowing because we want people to first focus on going straight.  more

It may be easier to work on technique on the erg than on the water - fewer factors in play, fewer distractions  more

This month we look at three reasons why the body goes up and what you can do to try and keep the body still.  more

If you want to row this year, your best bet is to row a single; what better time to learn than the middle of the summer when the water and air are warm  more

If you want to get out on the water this year, you'll probably have to row a single. Here are tips for getting started.  more

Collegiate Coaches Corner
Rowing Technique Part 2 - Program Consistency
May 19, 2020
This week the Collegiate Coaches Corner focuses on the topic of Technique with the following question: What is your approach to ensure technical consistency throughout the roster?  more

In our zealousness to make up for rowing's "fun drill" deficit, sometimes it seems we mistake torture for fun  more

Collegiate Coaches Corner
Rowing Technique Part 1 - Coaching the Catch
April 28, 2020
Looking for some different perspectives on how to coach the catch? Here is part 1 of the Collegiate Coaches Corner discussion on rowing technique on how to coach the catch.  more

Erg Drills: Feet Out Rowing
April 8, 2020
Feet out rowing is a staple tactic both on the water and off  more

Technique Feature: Make It Easy
August 14, 2019
The ability to relax is an important yet often overlooked skill - exercise is supposed to be hard so they try to make rowing hard. I want to make it easy.  more

Rowing is demanding enough once you start trying to go fast, no need to make it hard where it doesn't need to be.  more

On the erg, there's no need to lift or lower the handle - we recommend keeping the handle level throughout the stroke, and we want you to do basically the same thing on the water  more

The rowing motion should contain three elements: 1) horizontal 2) relaxed and 3) fluid  more

While we used to see and coach 10 to 15 degrees, now the top rowers go to at least 30 degrees, quite a few to 45 and some even beyond that; core strength is essential to do this  more

Get comfortable on the erg to make it easier to work on both fitness and technique  more

We did four days of racing at the Master's World Regatta in Sarasota, FL in borrowed boats, and there were a few things we made sure to check each outing  more

Technique Feature: Sweep Technique
October 4, 2018
There are some technical areas that are singular to sweep rowing  more

It became obvious that my first piece was never my fastest, despite feeling that I had done a solid warm up and was ready to go  more

While every rower is different, year after year we see people making the same mistakes, so I try to tackle the most common ones, their causes and how to fix them.  more

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