Squad AspirationTo prepare members to join competitive Senior or Masters squads within 12 months.
To develop competency in sculling technique up to Silver and Gold Sculling Proficiency Award*
To develop Watermanship and understanding of steering crew boats
To provide opportunities to improve both sculling and sweep rowing
To develop physical fitness and strength
To compete at local Novice and Club level events, eg Marlow, Maidenhead, Reading.
Watermanship SkillsComplete Adult Learn-to-Row programme
Complete Bronze sculling award (1x), working towards Silver and Gold
Ability/willingness to scull in single or crew boats
FitnessAttendance at supervised introduction to ergos and circuits to develop strength and fitness.
Training CommitmentAttendance at squad training at least 3x /week* on the water and in the gym.
*Typically, in summer, this would include: Saturday or Sunday on-the-water coached squad session, at least one other otw squad session or an ergo session; and in winter: Saturday or Sunday otw-coached squad session, squad circuits or ergos (with participation in group ergos expected).
Club ContributionSquad members are expected to make a positive contribution to the running of the squad and the club, be that serving on the weekend breakfast rota and co-ordinating social events alongside Senior squads, or volunteering at regattas.
EntryEntry to the squad is at the coach’s discretion, typically following a successful Learn To Row course. All squad members will be required to meet the criteria above in order to make the necessary progress so they can move up to the next level at the end of 12 months. The coach will review each person’s development at an intermediate assessment after 6 months. In exceptional circumstances, the criteria may be relaxed by the coach.
PathwaysAdult Learn to Row
CoachingCoaching is provided by experienced coaches:
Lisa Knill (Lead)
There is a monthly fee for coaching