After seeing and experiencing the limited amount of coaching received by coxswains, in addition to noticing a lack of up-to-date and relevant information online pertaining to coxswain education, I created this blog in October 2012 to act as a go-to reference site for everything coxswains want and need to know but aren’t taught by their coaches. The majority of coaches out there are former rowers who (some by their own admission) lack the insight needed to teach coxswains the skills that are required of them. I’m excited to use this space to share all my tips, tricks, and accumulated knowledge and assist in the growth of the global coxswain community.
Once I started coaching and working with novice coxswains, I was constantly telling them that just like the rowers work every day to improve, they too must do the same. Read articles, watch videos, listen to recordings, etc. The only problem with that is how and where do you find it all? That was one of my main motivations for starting this blog. If you try and find information on coxing online, you’ll be sorely disappointed. You might find a manual or two from a crew in the UK or some outdated articles from a website that hasn’t been updated in six years, but nothing that will REALLY help you learn the ins and outs of coxing. That’s what I hope to provide here.