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RESOURCES

Presentations

Our presentations can be used in sets to deliver the required outcomes to  athletes, coaches, crews and clubs

 

THE PERFORMANCE PROCESS

This presentation outlines the key elements that need to come together to form a process that will allow you or your team to achieve the best possible performance outcomes.

DEVELOPING PERFORMANCE CULTURE

Performance Culture is the bedrock of the process and without it your process and performances will not be as strong as they could be.

GROWTH AND FIXED MINDSET

Looks at the different types of mindsets and explores how to change your mindset to get the best out of your training and performance.

GOAL SETTING TO PERFORM

Setting achievable goals is an essential part of the performance process. This presentation explains how goalsetting works and how to link it to your core values.

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

How do you prepare for performance and what sets your behaviours above others.

MINDFULNESS AND ACCEPTANCE IN PERFORMANCE ROWING

A relatively new way of thinking about who you are as a performance athlete and how to deal with and accept every aspect of you the athlete, as part of your positive development.

DELIBERATE PRACTICE

It is said that it takes 10,000 hours to develop any skill into a “ world class skill “.  In Rowing deliberate practice is an essential tool to help you develop your technique and to engage the correct parts of your body to make the boat go faster. It applies not only to your rowing but to many other aspects of your life.

MEET YOUR CHIMP

Being in control of yourself around others and learning to understand why people do and say things can help you be more focused on your performance without outside distraction and interference. It is the first step towards becoming a mindful athlete.

PERFORMANCE

What does it take to perform and what markers do you need to set to achieve your goals and ambitions

PSYCHOLOGY

If some athletes think that over 70% of rowing is in the mind then why do we not spend more time exploring who the mind can help us make the boat go faster. Rowing psychology is a very important aspect of the performance athlete.

CONFIDENCE

Without confidence you cannot perform at your best, and it needs to be the right type of confidence. The foundations for building your confidence must be strong and robust not illusionary.

RESILIENCE

Your pathway to the top of your sport will have many setbacks. The ability to deal with disappointments and bounce back stronger is an essential part of the “ armour “ you need to be a performance rower.

RACE PLANNING

Having a plan is essential. The correct type of race plan depends on many factors. This presentation explores how to build an effective race plan for a variety of different situations and conditions.

DOES IT MAKE THE BOAT GO FASTER?

For the performance rower it is the only question you need to be able to answer. We explore what type of decisions you need to make to make your boat go faster.

ROWING EXCERCISES

You can only develop your boat moving by getting your technical model correct. You can only get this correct by knowing what you need to do to develop technical skills and correct faults.

ROWING TECHNIQUE

There is a standard technique that can get the most out of your boat. Some emphasis may be different but the overall technique is the same. This presentation explains in simple terms how to move a boat.

THE EIGHT C'S

Confidence, Commitment, Change, Coachability, Consistency, Culture, Crewness and Communication are all essential and useful tools for the performance athlete. This presentation explores each area.

THE HUNGER

No matter how good you are, no matter how fit you are and no matter how strong your mental skills without hunger you cannot complete the performance process.

SELF REFLECTION

How do we analyse our own technique, training and mental skills. Do we use self-reflection as an athlete or coach ? It is an essential part of being the best we can be.

COACH PHILOSOPHY

You need a strong coaching philosophy to underpin your coaching practice. What are your values and how do your key coaching principles work in practice.

JENGA TOWER

Do you have a strong or a weak Jenga tower ? What essential blocks are required for you to perform at your best.

STRETCHING AND MOBILITY

Its simple. Without mobility you cannot get into the positions you need in a boat to make it go fast. This presentation explores why and where it is important.

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

Another essential part of the performance process. We explore the focus of S&C and how it should apply to the “Power stroke “

THE PERFORMANCE PROCESS

This presentation outlines the key elements that need to come together to form a process that will allow you or your team to achieve the best possible performance outcomes.

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Resources

Rowing Technical analysis
Rowing technique
Sculling technique
How to use the ergometer

 
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Recommended Reading

Chimp Paradox – Dr Steve Peters
Boys in a boat - Daniel Brown
The Talent Lab – Owen Slot
The Culture Code – Daniel Coyle
Mind Games – Annie Vernon
Legacy – James Kerr
Advanced Rowing – Charles Simpson and Jim Flood