Strength Coach Roundtable #17: Black Lives Matter, guest Frank Clayton
Co-hosts Will Ruth, Blake Gourley, and Joe DeLeo sit down with guest Frank Clayton, rowing strength coach and outreach coordinator at the Oakland Strokes rowing program, for a discussion on strength training, current events, and the Rowers4BLM fundraiser occurring this Saturday, June 13th. Anyone can participate from anywhere as a rower or sponsor, and funds go to four different Black Lives Matter organizations: Peoples Program – Oakland Bail Fund, Reclaim the Block, Black Visions Collective, and Unicorn Riot.
- Will Ruth, RowingStronger.com, @willruth335
- Blake Gourley, RowingStrength.com, @rowing_strength
- Joe DeLeo, LeoTraining.io, @jdeleo
- Follow Frank on Instagram / Facebook
- Frank’s roles with Oakland Strokes
- Background and getting into rowing
Training Talk: 4:45
- What Frank kept and changed from football strength training to rowing
- Oakland Strokes facility and programming
- Female/Male training differences
Current Events: 28:30
- Frank’s work as Outreach Coordinator
- Overcoming barriers and achieving equality in rowing
- Black Lives Matter
- A Most Beautiful Thing by Arshay Cooper
- Schoolteacher Jane Elliot “blue eyes/brown eyes” video
- Understanding and Acting Upon White Privilege in Coaching and Coach Education free book chapter by Dr. Brian Gearity.
Rowing4BLM Fundraiser: 56:07
Thanks to Frank for joining us and sharing his knowledge, experience, and perspectives! Feel free to leave any questions or comments below, or contact us individually via social media or email. As always, you can see past episodes in the archives here on Rowing Chat.