I write most of my content as applicable training advice for rowers and rowing coaches. However, I’ve also written about things I’ve learned about coaching in general, and these are the articles you’ll find here.
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Madison Keaty rowed in high school and at Gonzaga University, attended Ithaca College to get her MS in Sport Psychology where she was also the grad assistant rowing coach, and then returned to Gonzaga as an assistant coach. In this article, she shares her coaching plan for integrating three fundamental mental skills into daily practices.
Knowing drills is one thing, knowing how and when to use them, and how to make corrections based on information from the drill is another. Check out this article for a detailed 1800-word explanation of how I coach, use, and troubleshoot this common drill for establishing a neutral spine at the finish position of the stroke.
Sport specialization is defined as playing one sport for nine months or more per year, usually at the expense of other opportunities in sport or elsewhere. Read this article for why sport generalization is better in almost every way, and what I do as a coach to encourage athletes to play multiple sports.