Willem Jan De Widt and The Dutch Jr. M8+

By Ryan Sparks | November 4, 2015

This is an interview with Willem Jan De Widt, the coach for the Dutch Jr. M8+ that won the recent junior world champs in Rio. Please find the timecode mark-up for the interview below, however clicking on them will open a new window in Vimeo.

This interview was filmed during preparation for our Dutch Rowing Program Summer 2016.

0:04 - What is Differential Learning?
1:11 - Jumping
1:52 - Circular Deep Movement
2:16 - Rowing Motion
2:57 - Differential Learning for Novices
3:48 - Assortment of Land-Based Exercises
4:46 - Example of Differential Learning: Open Blades
5:40 - How the 1X Translates to the 8+
7:03 - Cons of 1X rowing in 8+ Training
8:15 - Differential Movement Exercises: Advanced Theory and Coaching
10:05 - On Using Weights with Juniors
11:16 - Example of Successful Weight Usage
11:56 - The 2015 Dutch Jr. M8+ that Won: Selection
13:27 - The 2015 Dutch Jr. M8+ that Won: Usefulness of 1x in Recovery Training
15:08 - The 2015 Dutch Jr. M8+ that Won: Boating Strategy
15:29 - The 2015 Dutch Jr. M8+ that Won: Utilizing and Weighting Erg Scores
16:31 - Finest Moment as a Coach
17:18 - On the Value of Play