Cornell Big Red Competitive Rowing Camp and Clinic
- Ithaca, New York
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High Performance Rowing Camp
This camp is geared toward experienced, intermediate, and/or novice rowers who want to sense what it is like to row, train, and live as a competitive Division I athlete. This camp can help to prepare you for summer racing, fall seasons, the start of a rowing career (for learn to row individuals) and beyond. We will utilize a mix of eights, fours, and pairs depending on skill level. The week may include, but is not limited to- general skill instruction and coaching (individual and boat focused), seat racing, erg tests, strenuous water and land workouts, video review, yoga, seminars about training, the recruiting process, and more.
This camp is designed to focus on general skill building in the sport of rowing, race strategy, competitive skills, tools for erging, and supplement basic technical knowledge. Coxswains will receive individual feedback, specific coxswain sessions and trainings, and an opportunity to create and review recordings. Row twice daily from the state of the art Cornell University Rowing Center on Cayuga Lake. Utilize the Cornell Rowing facilities on campus as well including: ergs (a variety of types) and indoor tanks.
One-Day Rowing Clinic
Following our Junior Day, on Sunday, we will be offering a one-day rowing clinic with an opportunity to work with all of the Cornell Rowing coaches in a series of training sessions focused on physical training, technique, and erg test preparation.
- Work in our indoor rowing tanks
- Coordinated ergometer technique/training
- Concentrated video analysis
- Classroom seminar on training to be a competitive athlete and spring racing strategies
- Special coxswain clinic offered
- 8:30am: Check in at Teagle Hall
- 8:45-9:45am: Session 1 (on campus or at boathouse)
- 10-11am: Session 2
- 11am-12:15pm: Lunch
- 12:30-1:30pm: Session 3 (on campus or at boathouse, switch from morning sessions)
- 1:45-2:45pm: Session 4
- 2:45pm: Depart campus
Please feel free to email Steph Chivers (Women's Rowing) email@example.com, David Burke (Men's Heavyweight Rowing - coxswain specific questions) firstname.lastname@example.org, or Bill Brumsted (Men's Lightweight Rowing) email@example.com with any questions.
One-Day Coxswain Clinic
Following our Junior Day, on Sunday. we will be offering a one-day rowing clinic with an opportunity to work with all of the Cornell Rowing coaches in a series of training sessions focused on physical training. Run concurrently with our Rowing Clinic, coxswains will spend time with a current Assistant Coach and former Division 1 coxswain on a variety of topics.
Coxswain Clinic Highlights:
Classroom sessions to discuss topics including:
How to navigate the Coxswain/Coach and Coxswain/Rower relationship
Discussion on the role of the coxswain
Race day execution
One technique oriented session working with the additional rowing staff
8:30am: Check in at Teagle Hall
8:45-9:45am: Session 1 (on campus or at boathouse)
10-11am: Session 2
12:30-1:30pm: Session 3 (on campus or at boathouse, switch from morning sessions)
1:45-2:45pm: Session 4
2:45pm: Depart campus
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Director of Coxswain Coaching
Marcus is a six-time world medalist, three-time world champion, and an Olympic bronze medalist coxswain from Philadelphia. He holds a B.A. from Temple University and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco. He has worked at Sparks since 2010. As a coxswain, he is intimately acquainted with the recruiting and training issues around specialized sport positions and is the primary architect of Sparks' coxswain curriculum.