I have been in the process of developing a series of coaching videos for some months. Progress stalled in the autumn but has now partially recovered. I hope to be recording some more clips which should will be available on YouTube. These videos will allow people to watch and benefit from the customised methods of coaching which have been developed over nearly 20 years of specialising in teaching adult beginners how to row. The specific techniques used have been praised by athletes and coaches alike for their effectiveness in ensuring that athletes fully understand why they should be doing what other coaches usually just tell them to do.
I have been requested and part funded to make and publish these videos by previous students. I intend to have individual topics covered in short presentations, addressing, as it were, FAQ’s. I would welcome the opinion and, indeed, input of other athletes and coaches alike (for this, please use john(at)oxfordrowcoach.co.uk or tweet me: @OxfordRowCoach).
Currently, I am only rehearsing the presentations and planning what to cover in each of the short clips (around 4 minutes per video). I’ll keep this page updated with any previews and releases as they become available.
JH rehearsing the presentation overview for the video series (to be added)
JH rehearsing the fundamental principles of rowing technique
JH rehearsing the biomechanics of the basic stroke
Timing of the stroke cycle (rehearsal)
The Front end (“Rowing without Catches” – placement and lock-on)
Other proposed topics:
Balancing a boat
Slowing, stopping and spinning the boat