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Coaching Education

FISA has developed a coaching framework following the guidelines of the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE). This framework consists of 4 levels covering basics up to modules for a Head Coach.

Each level corresponds with specific skills and knowledge for coaching roles. For an overview of these roles:

FISA Coaching Framework

FISA is compiling and developing materials for level 1 and other modules. FISA's member federations have many coach education resources readily available. In addition, seminars and conferences add to the overall knowledge of coaching in rowing.

Please find a basic training programme for clubs below: 

FISA_Club_training_program

 

Level 4: Table of contents

Level 4: Chapter 1: Current trends

Level 4: Chapter 2: Advanced Rowing Technique

Level 4: Chapter 3: Biomechanics of Rowing

Level 4: Chapter 4: Advanced Physiology

Level 4: Chapter 5: Women's issues

Level 4: Chapter 6: Training Theory and Planning

Level 4: Chapter 7: Overtraining and Regeneration

Level 4: Chapter 8: Peaking and Race Preparation

Level 4: Chapter 9: Monitoring and Performance Assessment

Level 4: Chapter 10: Nutrition for Rowing

Level 4: Chapter 11: Mental Training and Psychology

Level 4: Chapter 12: Management and Coaching

Event Information

26-28 January   FISA Coaches Conference, Vancouver
5-7 May   World Rowing Cup 1, Belgrade
13-14 May   International Para Rowing Regatta, Gavirate
20-21 May    European Junior Championships, Krefeld
26-28 May    European Rowing Championships, Racice
15-18 June   World Rowing Cup 2, Poznan
7-9 July   World Rowing Cup 3, Lucerne
19-23 July   World Rowing U23 Championships, Plovdiv
2-6 August    World Rowing Junior Championships, Trakai
2-3 September   European Rowing U23 Championships, Kruszwica
24 Sept - 1 Oct    World Rowing Championships, Sarasota-Bradenton
13-15 October   World Rowing Coastal Championships, Thonon

Check the pages of each event to stay updated on schedules, entries, weather etc. 

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FISA annually organises the Coaches Conference and the Youth Coaches Conference.

The next Coaches Conference takes place in Vancouver, Canada from 26 - 28 January 2017

To view content and materials from previous conferences click here.

 

Coaching Courses

FISA Coach Education Courses can be organised by national federations who do not have existing coach education programmes or via the National Olympic Committees with Olympic Solidarity.

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Competitive Commission

The FISA Competitive Rowing Commission is responsible for the following areas:

  • To increase participation in all types of competitive rowing.
  • To raise standards in competitive rowing.
  • To  provide  advice  to  the  Council  on  all  matters  related  to competitive rowing.
  • Seeding during events 
  • Fairness

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Coaching Videos

Behind the Megaphone

Featured coach: John Parker -  More drills available on his blog.

Watch the video for everyday rowing drills working on body mechanics and drive.