Seat Racing Coxswains

By Marcus McElhenney | January 20, 2014

Recently I was asked my opinion on seat racing coxswains. Over the years I have been involved in several and have witnessed many more.  I actually have done quite well with them, but regardless I do not support them.  Let me know what...

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. ...