The Grand Rapids Rowing Association is pleased to partner with Michigan State University Men's Rowing to offer a "Fundamentals of Coaching Rowing" coaching clinic on Sunday, January 23, 2011.
The curriculum for this program covers rowing technique and physiology, training and program design, and basic rigging. This course is designed for beginning coaches or those who desire a refresher course on basic coaching methods.
We are pleased to announce that Mike Bailey, Head Coach of MSU Men's Rowing, will be the clinician for this session. Coach Bailey has previously coached at the University of Wisconsin, Loyola Marymount University, University of California - Santa Barbara, Mendota Rowing Club, Milwaukee School of Engineering, and has led his teams to regional and national success. In 2010, Bailey was selected as the Coach of the Year by the American Collegiate Rowing Association.
Coaches need not be a member of USRowing or the GRRA to attend this clinic. We do recommend that coaches become certified in First Aid/CPR, and also obtain a boating safety certificate from the Michigan DNR. Coaches will not receive any form of certification at the completion of the course, but will receive excellent instruction and lunch.
This clinic will be hosted at GVSU's DeVos Center (click for a map) in downtown Grand Rapids, MI. The clinic will start at 9 AM in Room 302E (close to the corner of Fulton and Mt. Vernon) and parking is available in the DeVos, Fulton, or Mt. Vernon parking lots (see map).
Public registration is $50, GRRA members and coaches registration is $35. Registration is available until the end of the day on Friday, January 21, 2011.
First Aid/CPR: The USOC/Red Cross First Aid for Coaches course is now available online and at Red Cross Chapter offices. The course was developed for coaches and other people working with athletes. CPR is a mixed course, meaning you can do most of the course online but must visit your local chapter office to do a short practical on a CPR dummy.
Link to the Grand Rapids Red Cross Chapter Office
Boating Safety: Information on boater safety in Michigan is available at http://www.boaterexam.com/usa/michigan/ or http://wwrw.boat-ed.com/mi/index.htm). These sites offer online courses that cover very basic boating safety issues, but be aware these courses may not be recognized as an official state boating license.