Should clubs have a masters learn to row program?

 In Faster Masters Rowing Radio

Learn to row programmes for masters. Masters rowing has two types of member – returning rowers who learned in their youth and adult beginners. Should club boards consider adding more learn to row programs? We discuss the advantages and disadvantages.


01:30 Learn to row – who wants to do it?
02:30 Clubs need a strategy and goals first. Does LTR fit into this?
Marlene coached in 1982 Boston, MA and it was the only learn to row in town.
04:30 What is the funnel pathway to membership of the club? This is important to figure out.
A community club needs presence with townsfolk.
06:00 when someone tries rowing it is either a yes or a no. Do they like it?
08:30 Pathways – some run LTR over 6-8 weeks and that isn’t effective. it’s better to do a weekend to get them hooked.
A 48 hour camp where you – row Sat/Sun and learn a lot.
12:30 For a small club after LTR integrating a whole group is challenging.
Large clubs with coaches can have 3 groups – beginner /intermediate / advanced
13:30 Give the Learn to Row course members the best coach you can – It’s their first impression. So they feel understood. Many clubs host introductions to rowing throughout the year.
We recommend you add an entry level class – with a skills checklist to confirm skills before you can join the intermediate group.
17:15 LTR courses are a great fundraiser
The goal of the program is an adventure camp. Learn something new and fun.
20:00 Are masters receptive to coaching?
Or is it a lack of coach communication skills?
Masters attend camps because of coaching. When you ask what’s important to them you find a focus for your coaching.
You can’t coach masters like juniors. Give people time to explore rowing.
Masters Rowing – the book by Volker Nolte and Wolfgang Fritsch has a chapter on running a masters learn to row course. It’s exactly the way Rebecca teaches her novices.
Buy the book

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