Group Criteria

    Group                                 Aims                                    Training Required

 High Performance Group

Win all/most local regatta races at correct level.

Top 1-5 in competitive head races.

Minimum top half in National Sculling Head/Schools Head, National Schools Regatta, National Championships. 

Represent Thames downriver at Inter-regionals for J14-J16.

J16 camp. 

Potential GB candidates.  

For J15 and older: 7 sessions at club up to 10 total p/w.

 For J14 and younger: 4 to 6 sessions per week.

Performance

Win most local races at correct level.  

Competitive in harder events.  

Ball Cup medalists. 

Aim for same as A* where possible.

For J15+: 4+ sessions per week 

J14 and younger: 3+ sessions.

Intermediate

Improve technique and fitness.  

Gain knowledge and experience.  

Prepare to join racing groups. 

2-3 sessions per week at the club. 

Optional extra fitness sessions to progress quicker

Development

Keep or get active.  

Enjoy being outside.  Improve fitness.  

Row with good posture and technique.

Consolidate base knowledge

1-2 sessions a week.

Saturday & Sunday 2nd Session and Tuesday circuits only

Beginners


Learn to Row. 

Per course timetable 


Commitment – shown by attendance at all sessions to which the individual is invited and huge effort at training. Can include extra fitness, stretching or core strength sessions at home/gym as directed by coach. 

Attitude – sportsmanship and positive approach to rowing, training, racing and other members of the club. Willing to try new technical exercises and train hard whilst encouraging others to do the same. Respect and listen to the instructions of the coach as they are there to help you improve and ensure your safety and wellbeing.

Behaviour – Polite and eager to help other members of the club.  Focussed and determined to improve.

Ability (physical) – Results of training and racing, timed pieces on the water and testing on the ergo machine. 

Ability (technical) – Posture, sequencing and tidy blade work. Able to row in the most efficient way possible to go fast and use power to best effect.

Knowledge – about all the different aspects of performance and rowing. Such as knowledge on stretching exercises, perfect technique, technical exercises, ideal posture, core strength exercises, ideal nutrition, psychology, how to prepare for racing.

 

A* Athlete will in addition have experience of training and racing to their best ability. They will reach an outstanding standard at physical testing (ergos) and have good previous results in racing.  These athletes will get priority on coaching, equipment and extra support.

Group\Attributes

Commitment

Attitude

Behaviour

Ability (physical)

Ability (technical)

Knowledge

High performance

Outstanding

Outstanding

Outstanding

Outstanding

Outstanding

Outstanding

Performance

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Intermediate

Good or excellent

Good or excellent

Good or excellent

Good

Good

Variable

Development

Variable

Good

excellent

Variable

Variable

Variable

beginner

Good

Variable

Good

Variable/improving

Variable/improving

Variable/improving

 

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