Inspiring sports coaching for boys and girls aged 7-16


Rowing Academy - returning soon!

  • Ages: 11-16
  • Dates: We will be returning in 2018 with our popular rowing academies!
  • Time: 09.30–15.30 (Drop-off from 9.00, Pick-up before 16.00)
  • Price: TBC

The Academies

The Rowing Academy aims to introduce novices to rowing, whilst developing practised rowers to a higher level. The team of qualified coaches will instruct junior rowers to use a variety of boats from single sculls to eights.  Coaches will focus on mastering and improving techniques, and instruction on best practice for equipment use. This academy offers junior rowers an unrivalled opportunity to experience rowing and develop their skills. 

We will transport children to and from the boat house each day, except on the last day when parents are welcome to come and watch the rowers' new skills from the boat house (details will be provided nearer the time).

For novices, the Academy will cover the following:

  • Safety in a boat
  • Maneuvering a boat
  • Confidence drills
  • Check-point drills and posture
  • Sequencing the rowing recovery
  • Sequencing the rowing drive phase

For advanced rowers, the academy will cover:

  • Sequencing and preparation work
  • Correct muscle activation
  • Advanced placement and blade work
  • Confidence drills
  • Advanced confidence drills

For Day 1 capsize drill, please bring the following clothing to swim in:

  • Swimming costume
  • Shorts
  • T-Shirt

This will be worn during the capsize drill and it will all get wet so please bring two additional changes of clothing so these can be worn in session 2 and 3 of the first day. The swim test on day 1 morning will be 50m swim (2 lengths), treading water for 2 minutes and swimming underwater for 5m.

Should your son / daughter fall in during session 2, they can simply get into dry kit and continue.

Please can children also bring the following every day:

  • Warm clothing and spare set of clothes
  • Towel
  • Food for lunch
  • Drink bottle
  • 3 hearty snack packs for between sessions

The swim test on Monday morning would be 50m, treading water for two minutes and swimming underwater for 5m.

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