Mental toughness in Rowing

Mental toughness in Rowing

25. November 2018|Blog

Is Mental Toughness All It’s Cracked Up To Be? asks Jason Dorland – and gives answers to our audience. THE CONTEXT: By continually celebrating the merits of mental-toughness, are coaches possibly limiting their athlete’s ability to reach their highest potential? What if telling our athletes they need more grit in order to be successful was actually restricting their ability to train and race at their highest level? Sound crazy? Well, 20 years ago I would’ve thought so—but now, I’m not…

Rowing tours and Lightning

Rowing tours and Lightning

12. December 2018|Blog

Did you know that it’s dangerous to row during a thunder storm? We all had this happening to us: Touring and bad weather? Thats ok. But what to do when lighning comes? We read a great discussion about it with this awesome photo. Helpful advice about what to do if you’re on water and a lightning storm starts. When thunderstorms are nearby, there are three main factors determining what gets struck, the objects: 1) height relative to other objects, 2)…

How to choose my club?

How to choose my club?

5. January 2019|Blog

How to choose a rowing club I have been coaching a young athlete who has ambitions to row at the Olympics – one of the things we discussed what how to find the right rowing club for her to join. English: Marlow Rowing Club Boat House (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Setbacks and red herrings I was very frustrated by being asked for advice (which club to join) only to find that many people were being asked the same question. What puzzled…