Building Effective Youth
Rowing Programs

Season 5, Episode #43

Livestreaming Dec. 8 at 11 am ET


  • Alex Lynn, Youth Recreational Rowing Director at Community Rowing
  • Ellis Evans-Brown, Head Coach at Arlington-Belmont high school crew

In this episode, we’ll examine the characteristics of effective youth rowing programs. Our panelists emphasize the value of acquiring safe equipment and hiring experienced coaches to foster a secure and supportive learning environment.

  • Physical Fitness: Rowing provides a full-body workout that enhances cardiovascular health, builds muscle strength, and improves overall fitness in young individuals.
  • Psychological Development: Rowing promotes mental discipline, concentration, and resilience, contributing to the psychological well-being and personal growth of participants.
  • Social Skills and Teamwork: The sport fosters camaraderie, cooperation, and communication, teaching youth the value of teamwork and collective effort.

Successful programs set up a curriculum that balances rowing techniques with engaging activities, team bonding. They ensure skill development is enjoyable and tailored to various levels of ability.

It’s also key to strengthen the program’s foundation by involving the community, organizing events, and securing sponsorships to promote accessibility and encourage continuous participation.

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