Matt Zatorski of Seattle Scullers

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Innovation in club sculling from Matt Zatorski who coaches in USA at Seattle Scullers.
Matt has a particular interest in athlete-centered coaching.

01:30 Matt’s background in rowing
04:00 Seattle Scullers – a process oriented, athlete centered and research based rowing club.
We help build a pathway for each athlete.
The quality of your habits maters.
07:30 The Center for Rowing Leadership at CRI was founded by Matt.
His brief was how to get coaches to stay at CRI. The pizza and beer coaching seminars – essential for learning.
13:00 Coaching model – long term athlete development. The history is in the research.
Different sports use it.
We use internal body cues to teach learn to row – this is more effective than traditional methods.
The external focus is feedback based.
How to keep people in sport for life.
16:00 Cath Bishop – The Long Win book
18:00 Matt ran many sessions and the personal pathway is impossible if you coach eights.
His method is to go out rowing with his athletes without an objective, with safety parameters and to seek “playful learning”.
21:30 I learn a lot as a coach, every session.
Self-directed learning in 1x
Keeps the athlete honest.
26:00 One thing Matt wants to change in rowing
More 1k races.
Mixed 2x at every level in the sport, including the Olympics
30:00 Seattle scullers uses social media in a practical way to show parents, families what we dod.
We use 9 Family Values which everyone signs up to.
Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/seattlescullers/

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