How to build confidence in the rowing boat
One of the best lessons that you can provide a beginner rower is to make them confident in a single scull.
Confidence in the boat is the secret to performance. If you have confidence in a single then you can deal with any boat.
Lyall McCarthy, world champion coach, considers that the most important item you can teach a beginner is to have a relaxed grip. Simple as that - a relaxed grip!
Here see Lyall discuss the 4 items that are of primary importance in rowing. Following that we demonstrate a series of exercises that every rower should be able to master to maximise their confidence in the boat.
If athletes get this right then they are able to perform better in any boat.