How Top Coxswains Learn to Diagnose Technical Errors

By Sparks Editorial Staff | January 9, 2014

We've been looking at the core skills that top coxswains use, but don't talk about. In the last article, we discussed how top coxswains can learn from rowers’ criticism about how to give criticism productively and positively...

Coaching Coxswains

By Marcus McElhenney | January 8, 2014

How do you coach coxswains? Coaches regularly ask me how to coach their coxswains.  Most coaches have never been in a coxswain’s seat or steered a boat.  They have no idea how to actually make their coxswains better. ...

Coxswains Questioning Coaches: The No-Win Situation

By Sparks Editorial Staff | January 7, 2014

In a previous article , we talked about the difficult situation coaches face when a coxswain brings them a question to which they don’t know the answer. This happens relatively often, since we expect coaches with zero coxing...