Coaches Forum. Mount Batten Plymouth.

West Region Rowing Council
Coaches Forum
Mount Batten Centre, Plymouth
28th January 2018
10:00 – 16:00
Cost £15
Includes refreshments and lunch

Open to all coaches, qualified or unqualified, fixed or sliding seat

Come and meet other coaches and attend 3 of the following sessions (see descriptions below).
Choose from:
Can’t go rowing today - What can I do with my rowers?
Developing a Junior Section
Indoor Rowing
Leadership Skills
Mentoring and Coach Development
Posture and Flexibility

To book your place please:
pay £15 to West Regional Rowing Council
Account Name: WRRC
Sort Code: 30-97-28
Bank Account Number: 02106211 and
email Andrea Worley at with the 3 sessions you would like to attend.

If possible, please pay by internet banking. If you need to pay by cheque, please email Andrea for a postal address.

Timetable for the Day

09:30 Arrival, coffee and biscuits
10:00 Introductions
10:30 Session 1
11:45 Session 2
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Session 3
15:15 Wrap up
16:00 Finish

The order of sessions will depend on participants’ selections of topics.

Can’t go rowing today - What can I do with my rowers?
Some ideas for activities which could be done on land. The sessions are based on the Olympic Values Education Programme training material produced for FISA this year. Includes work cards for activities.

Developing a Junior Section
A session looking in to what is needed to develop & support a successful junior section within rowing clubs. This will include ideas for recruitment and retention as well as developing links with schools and accessing funding.

Indoor Rowing
A practical session dealing with training for juniors and training programme testing from off-season to in-season tests for all crews, adult and junior. How to use group ergo sessions with music and incorporate into circuit training sessions. Bring your sweat gear, pen and paper and a memory stick for resources.

Leadership Skills
There are many aspects of life at a club that depend on the behaviour of members. This session will help you to improve your leadership skills. You will then be able to take the lead and encourage those behaviours that you want and discourage those that you do not want.

Mentoring and Coach Development
How can coaches continue to develop their skills? Mentoring has proved to be a successful way to help coaches develop. The West Region would like to introduce a mentoring scheme. How does mentoring work? This session is for anyone who would to provide or receive mentoring.

Posture and Flexibility
A review of current thinking on the interplay between Posture and Flexibility. The session includes some practical help with assessing athletes and some ideas for improving Posture and Flexibility.

All sessions will provide opportunities to share ideas & discuss challenges with fellow coaches.

If there are any specific items you would like to cover, please send these to organisers prior to the event.

To aid networking and everyone getting to know each other, we will have a “Message Board”. Anyone can post a message which may be Asking for help, Asking for information, Offering assistance, Asking a “technical question”. You can bring your questions/requests with you and post more during the day. During the final session we will summarise what was posted and the answers or resolutions and any outstanding items. We will also produce a log of the items and circulate it to participants after the forum.

WEARA Championship & Offshore Regattas. 2018

10th. Plymouth Head Race
7th. Parson & Clark Gallop. Teignmouth
21st. Breakwater Bash. Plymouth
5th. Langstone Challenge. Exmouth
12th. Thatcher Rock. Torbay
9th. Plymouth Regatta
16th. Wimbleball Regatta
23rd. Port of Bideford Regatta
14th. City of Exeter Regatta
21/22nd. Totnes & Bridgetown Royal Regatta. Two day event
28th. Greenbank Falmouth Regatta
5th. Appledore & Instow Regatta
11th. Paignton Regatta
25th. Torbay Royal Regatta
30th. Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta
1st. Muddy Rubble. Plymouth
15th. Lead Weigh8. Teignmouth
6th. Pier to Pier. Torbay
20th. Exe Raid. Exmouth
17th. Dart-Totnes Autumn Head Race.