Safeguarding is a core foundation of good coaching practice, and British Rowing is committed to the ongoing development and provision of policies, best practice guidance and central support towards Safeguarding Children, Young People and Adults with care and support needs.
This is your opportunity to hear from the safeguarding team, who presented their responses in an online discussion.
Measuring coaching success: Beyond wins and losses
In a world where success is often is portrayed as a simple statistic, wins and losses, it is hard to sometimes see the broader view. Katie Sparks, Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Staffordshire University, explores how to do that in this new British Rowing Plus article commissioned specially for Coaching Week.
Olympian and author Cath Bishop hosted a panel discussion with Advanced coaches Richard Chambers (below left, Leander Club), Hannah Vines (below centre, Dorney Boat Club) and Tristan Mayglothling (below right, Dulwich College) and discussed what success means to them across a range of coaching environments.
“If we only value outcomes, then we are bereft if we don’t achieve those” – Cath Bishop
Read our interview with Cath following publication of her book The Long Win.
Using goals to help athletes recognise their success
Coaches Hannah Vines, Matt Mole and Kate O’Sullivan talk to British Rowing Learning, Education and Development Manager Rachel Hooper about the process and importance of goal setting in supporting rowers and coxes to recognise success at every stage of their development.
Delivered by current and former GB Coxes from @thewinningcox: Zoe DeToledo, Matilda Horn, Morgan Baynham -Williams, Sasha Adwani and Autumn Mantell, who between them have one Olympic medal, over 20 senior international medals, 13 U23/Junior medals, five HRR medals, 10 HWR medals and two Boat Race medals, plus 75 years of combined coxing experience between them!
This webinar addressed how coaches can support coxes to define their own success.
Good coaches can do so much more than help to make boats move faster! We’ve seen how much young people can develop their life skills through taking part in rowing but we now have strong academic findings to support this, just one year into a study of a Youth Rowing Programme. Trainee Sport and Exercise Psychologist, Scott Whitfield, will discuss the findings, and in particular just how important the role of the coach is in helping young people recognise how they are developing their life skills through rowing. This knowledge can be used to inform your own rowing sessions and coaching practices moving forward. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions throughout the session.
Speaker: Scott Whitfield Trainee Sport and Exercise Psychologist
iRowClean for Coaches
We invite coaches to join this free 1 hour webinar which will provide you with an opportunity to understand your anti-doping roles and responsibilities and how to advise your rowers. There will be opportunities to ask questions throughout the session.
Presenter: British Rowing Anti-Doping and Integrity Manager, Jacqui Traynor and Dan Cooper U19 Programme Manager and UKAD Clean Sport Educator
High Quality Land Training: Developing Athletic Rowers
The British Rowing High Quality Land Training Workshop provides coaches with the tools to make rowers’ land training as effective as possible, reducing the risk of injury and improving the potential for performance on the water. It covers the key principles of good movement and conditioning for rowers and how to apply them, directly relating these areas of development in the gym to performance on the water.
The University Coaching Assistant provides more entry levels for you to get involved in supporting rowing activities at your university clubs. The University Coaching Assistant training came about as a result of university rowing clubs identifying that despite a lot of people delivering activity in university clubs, there needed to be a more effective way of succession planning between year groups to ensure that there were enough students with some training in delivering activity year on year.
The Club Coaching Assistant provides an entry level for you to get involved in supporting rowing activities at your club. The Club Coaching Assistant training enables people to get involved in coaching and provides an entry onto the formal British Rowing Coach Education pathway. By providing more ways to get involved, the aim is to create a welcoming environment for newcomers and encourage them to participate for longer and to see rowing as a lifelong sport.
We invite rowers, coaches, volunteers, parents or carers to join this free 45 minute webinar for a deeper discussion about supplements and medications in sport, which will provide you with a better opportunity to understand your anti-doping roles and responsibilities. There will be opportunities to ask questions throughout the session.
Presenter: British Rowing Anti-Doping and Integrity Manager, Jacqui Traynor
We are delighted to be joined by Olympic Gold Medal winning coach Robin Williams who will share his expertise in discussing the fundamentals of coaching British Rowing Technique. Robin is highly skilled in making his workshops relevant to all coaches, regardless of whether you’re working with performance athletes or complete beginners.
Speaker: Robin Williams MBE and Tom Pattichis, Olympic Pathway Manager
Level 3 Senior Club Coach Certificate
The course will ensure you can safely implement a training programme appropriate to the participants that you coach, who may vary in their goals, ages, and abilities.