Aquil Abdullah has represented the United States at the World Championships and Olympic Games, highlighted by a 6th place finish in the 2004 Athens Games in the Men's Double Sculls along with partner Henry Nuzum.
Aquil was also the first male African-American to win USRowing Nationals, the Diamond Sculls event at the Royal Henley Regatta, and to represent the US at the World Championships and Olympics.
Show Notes00:00:00 - Introduction 00:02:01 - Maintaining Body Awareness and Staying Curious
00:07:31 - The Challenge of Warming Up
00:11:05 - Psychological Racing Strategies
00:16:25 - You Need Good Athletes
00:18:23 - Challenges Faced by Diversity Initiatives
00:38:01 - Selling the Sport to Novice Rowers
00:42:58 - Egalitarianism in Rowing
Eric Carcich is the Head Coach of Women's Rowing at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.Show Notes 00:03:28 - Expanding the Sphere of Competitive Teams 00:20:00 - Career Path for Professional Coaching
00:32:54 - Human vs Capital Resources
00:36:55 - Taking the Time to Learn and Listen
00:43:26 - Understanding Your Role as an Assistant Coach
00:50:08 - Effective Recruiting Practices
01:00:58 - Habits of High Performing Athletes
01:08:30 - Respecting the Role of Rowing in your Athletes' Lives
01:10:15 - Partitioning Athletic Scholarships 01:15:15 - Deficiencies in Youth Development 01:26:12 - Recruiting the Diamond in the Rough 01:33:55 - The Process of Elevating a Program 01:36:51 - Lessons Learned from a Career of Coaching 01:43:32 - Talking Shop: Rigging Advertiser Links: ARSE Stability Platform http://www.ps-sport.net/rowingresource
Steve Gladstone is the Craig W. Johnson '68 Head Coach of Yale Heavyweight Rowing. With a career that spans over five decades Steve has produced a remarkable and in many ways unmatched record of achievement in the sport. In this episode Steve reflects on that career and the strategies he uses to consistently elevate his athletes and teams to the highest echelons of competition.Show Notes 00:00:00 - Introduction and Early Career 00:12:01 - Influence of Ratzeburg Method 00:20:29 - Maintaining a Sense of Play 00:34:42 - Urgency to Get the Work Done 00:38:27 - Building a Team 00:45:03 - Forming Relationships 00:59:20 - Selecting Your Leadership 01:02:29 - Dealing with Doubt and Anxiety 01:11:12 - Advice for Parents 01:16:40 - Developing a Competitive Mindset 01:29:15 - Scouting the Competition 01:31:11 - Growth Opportunities for the Sport 01:38:30 - Why aren't more teams competitive? 01:42:48 - Investing in People, Not Things 01:45:20 - Thoughts on the Indoor Rower 01:49:52 - Relative Value of Each Boat Class 01:53:11 - Positioning Athletes in the Boat 01:59:15 - Rigging Preferences 02:01:40 - Thoughts on Youth Development
Rebecca Veninsky, Assistant Coach for Women's Crew at Wesleyan University sits down for a Q & A to explore the challenges facing young coaches at the dawn of their careers.
Chris Maietta has been involved in the startup of no less than four rowing programs and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Wayland-Weston Rowing Association. His professional experience involves the acquisition, development, financing, construction, marketing, and management of commercial, industrial, retail, and residential assets. In this episode Chris and I explore the challenges of establishing a program, structuring it for success, and ongoing management of the same.
Justin Moore, Chief Coach at Hydrow, talks about training methodology and challenging the paradigms that currently dominate the sport.
Mike Irwin, Head Coach of Men's Rowing at Saint Joseph's University, talks about establishing a team culture that will lay the foundation for success and the value of reinforcing the fundamentals throughout the annual training cycle.
Laura Simon, Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for Women's Rowing at Yale University, talks about coxswain development and the college recruitment process.