If you're in the U.S. your crews are rowing up a storm in anticipation of the Head of the Charles regatta later this month. As a boat club manager, you want to help your coaches prepare your crews for such anticipated events. Below we have a link to an excellent resource from Coxmate, […]
Fundraising is a never-ending task for rowing clubs. We've taken a tip from Rowperfect and added to their list of Quarterly Fundraising ideas. Creativity is key when you're fundraising, so let your imagination run amok!
Want more ideas? Check out our e-book: Fundraising Hints and Tips for your Rowing Club.
Night at the Movies
If we haven't already, it's time to connect. I invite you to join my LinkedIn Network, because I love meeting and connecting with fellow rowers. After all, it's all about community! (Well, I suppose there's that water aspect too…).
Yasmin Farooq, USA Olympic Rowing Cox, had the following to say when she endorsed me on LinkedIn:
Ah, the painstaking task of purchasing rowing equipment. Now that you have begun your new season, you have probably noticed a growing list of new rowing equipment you just can't do without. Fear not, with the help of boathouse finder and the fine writing of Mike Davenport, we have pulled together a three-part […]
Your rowing coaches are the pillars of your boathouse. As such it's crucial that you support them in your role as a rowing club manager. Below we have a great article from Mike Davenport, coach and writer extraordinaire. He outlines 9 points based on his excessive experience that he knows about coaches today. […]
(Well, keep it safe at least)
We talk a lot about keeping club members safe, but what about keeping yourclub safe? Your club is filled with all kinds of valuables, from the rowing shells to the coxing equipment; you don’t want anything to go missing. Here are some suggestions of how to keep those valuables safe.
As we watch the Olympians tearing through the water in their races for Gold, we’re naturally inspired to push ourselves, sometimes past our limits, in our own practices and races. Inspiration is a great thing, but not if it leads to injury. No matter the season it’s smart to be safe when it comes to […]
Organising athletes can be a major job, and a major pain, but we’re going to help make it a little bit easier for you. Structure is everything, and it all starts with a few simple lists. See our own Rowing Athletes list below. It’s simple and user friendly, and has everything you need to stay on […]
Comparing ergo scores of athletes whose body weights have a large variance is one of those difficult biannual tasks for coaches.
Power vs. weight ratio is an important consideration in coaches’ selection criteria for crews. A larger athlete is reasonably able to produce more power on a rowing machine. But when a larger athlete sits in […]
If you still use the ‘classic’ pen and paper to sign out boats at your rowing club, you’re a bit behind the times. Why not make life a little easier for you and your members, a little more organised, and save a few trees while you’re at it. We’ve discovered a free electronic logbook for […]