Club School Coach/Level 2 Coaching Course Application

Participants: minimum of 12 people required

Course Information:

Cost: $375
Additional Resources if desired: Better Coaching Manual - $69.40
Rigging Manual - $13.20
Better Rowing Technique Poster - $15.00
Pre-requisites: Must have LTR/Level 1 Accreditation for 12 months
Intermediate Coaching General Principles
(unit unit 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13)
What to bring: Pen, paper, rowing attire, drink bottle etc

Proof of completion of the General Principles must be provided along with the course application and payment to reserve your place in the course. Your attendance will be confirmed upon receipt of payment of the course fee.

Course Overview
Module Content Delivery strategy Duration
  • Utilise and develop a coxswain through:
    • Communication
    • Use of a Feedback sheet
  • Presentation
  • Workshop
  • Group presentation
  • Peer Evaluation
1 hour
  • Identifying conditioning components and their contribution to rowing performance
  • Introduction to physiological testing
  • Introduction to benchmarking and its uses
  • Presentation
2 hours
Rowing Technique
  • Technique of sweep & sculling
  • Analysis of rowing stroke
  • Fault analysis and correction
  • Exercises for improving and correcting technique
  • Presentation
  • Video "Better Rowing"
  • Practical workshop (group work with ergos)
  • Video analysis workshop
4 hours
  • Importance of proper adjustment and maintenance
  • Basic tools required for rigging
  • Adjustments that can be made and standard procedures
  • Standard measurements for club/school/masters sculling and sweep boats
  • Rigging Charts
  • Basic equipment care
  • Terminology associated with rigging measurements
  • Presentation
  • Demo
  • Workshop - rig boats and oars
4 hours
Training methodology
  • Elements of training sessions
  • Training Intensity % for each phase in rowing
  • Classification of training using rating
  • Monitoring of training with a coach's diary
  • Crew selection methods
  • Presentation
  • Workshop
  • Group presentation
  • Peer evaluation
2 hours
Medical Issues
  • Basic rowing hygiene
  • Core stability and body awareness
  • Basic stretching program for rowing
  • Presentation
  • Practical workshop
1 hour
School age, masters and adaptive athletes
  • The ageing process from childhood to old age
  • Introduction to the physiological factors of the ageing process that affect the performance of school age/masters athletes
  • Implications of coaching crews with varying needs (i.e. junior, youth, club, masters, adaptive), including selection of rowers into crews with matching abilities, peer pressure and appropriate training levels for each specific group
  • Adapting a standard training program to suit specific groups (eg. Masters, school ages rowers, adaptive)
  • Teaching sound techniques to underpin future development
  • Technique adaptation for adaptive athletes
  • Presentation
  • Workshop
  • Practical workshop (group work with ergos)
3 hours
Total in-course hours: 17 hours
Coaching practice
  • Mentored coaching practice with official sign off by an RA approved, qualified assessor
Post-course practical 20 hours


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact:

Email: Alan Bennett
Phone: 02 9555 6111




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