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Coaching Clinic Overview and Upcoming Clinics

Coaching education is part of the core mission of USRowing. Approximately 500 coaches go through our certification program every year. The Level 1 and 2 programs are an excellent way to introduce your coaches to more information that will help them be safer and more effective coaches.

To host a clinic, you need to provide a suitable space, ergs or rowing tanks, boats to rig and the core group of participants, we require a minimum of 10 participants.  USRowing will provide an instructor, materials, handle all registration, finances and help advertise the clinic to rowing clubs in the region.

BENEFIT TO HOST

The host organization will get one free participant for 12 paid participants in the Level 2 clinics. This is to encourage the host club to talk to local clubs to boost participation.

We try very hard to honor all reasonable requests for clinics, but due to location and/or scheduling conflicts with our instructors, we are occasionally unable to schedule a clinic in a specific location.

LEVEL 1

Level 1 is designed for someone who has never coached rowing before, such as a parent, teacher, or recent college grad. We recommend this program for coaches who will teaching “learn to row” programs. Currently, we are working on a delivery system for the Level 1.

LEVEL 2

Level 2 is a one and a half day program for a coach who has completed Level 1 or has been coaching for about a year or has rowed in college or at a club for four years. This program is the “bread and butter” of our coaching education program.  It will train coaches who will be assistants and new head coaches at the high school and college level. USRowing provides an instructor to address the topics outlined in our manual.

Level 3

Level 3 is under development. Level 3 will be for an experienced head coach or pre-elite coach. Sections of the program will be taught at the Annual Convention and at special clinics during the summer. This program will be expansive in scope and will require a significant commitment from the participant.

For more information, contact Willie Black at willieb@usrowing.org or (317) 450 3229.

Below is the current list of clinics. Please be aware that we add and, occasionally, have to cancel clinics due to demand.


Clinic Information 

  • The Level 2 clinic will be a day and a half day clinic. Level 1 clinic is a six-hour clinic.  Typically if you have rowed for four years and will be coaching a program that will be racing,  Level 2 is the appropriate clinic. The Level 1 clinic is waived for experienced rowers or coaches.
  • USRowing championship-level membership is required to access the online manual and attend the clinic. Coaching manuals must be read, “activities” listed in the manual completed, and other materials must be reviewed prior to the clinic. We have put the coaching manuals online and when you register you will get the link to the manuals. You will receive a paper copy when you arrive at the clinic. CPR, First Aid, Boating Safety, USOC Safe Sport Training, Mentor hours and current USRowing membership are required for Level 1 and 2 certification. You do not have to obtain the certifications prior to the clinic. If you have copies, you may give them to the clinician or you can mail or email them later to Willie Black.

Registration

  • Registration is done at RegattaCentral in the Camps and Clinics section, under the USRowing link at the bottom of the page. Registration will not be available until the dates are listed below. Registration closes three weeks (one week for Level 1) before the clinic to ensure that the coach has enough time to read and review the material. Payment for the clinic is made on site by check (made out to “USRowing”), VISA, MasterCard or by prior arrangement.  Payment through RegattaCentral is not available.

For more information on the new Level 1 and 2, please see the Coaching Education Program Overview.

Contact for more information: Willie Black willieb@usrowing.org or (317) 450-3229.

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