Indoor Rowing Course Lesson 2 - Catch
Please print this document and use to remind yourself and the athlete of the correct catch positions needed when they are training.
If you have mirrors in the ergo room, we suggest print and attach to the mirror so that the athlete can help coach themselves
Here we have the 2nd in our 5 part series on how to row on an ergo, this one focusing on the Catch. These lessons are designed for beginner coaches and athletes so that they can become competent in one area at a time.
We suggest watch this 7:37 minute video and print the associated document and carry it with you when you coach the athletes to remind you and them of the catch issues during the session.
Please review the pdf introducing this Key Skills series that is found on the right hand side of the video below. This document outlines how we feel this series can be used in a school or club program for best training and education outcomes.
Teaching people how to row, be them aged 13 or 83, needs to be done well otherwise bad habits prevail. It is much more effective to teach on an ergo first and if the athlete wishes to row on the water then they will be much better prepared. Indeed beginners should definitely learn on the ergo first.
Please remember it is better for the athlete to stop practicing when they are unable to maintain concentration and therefore cannot perform as well as possible, please see Fitness and Technique especially for beginners for information on fitness vs technique.
For Members: Extra more comprehensive videos with further information on Ergo rowing click here:
For Members: For when the athletes cannot achieve the correct body positions we have extra videos with further information, click here: