Empowering Athletes

8 Jun

British Rowing has recently published a series of articles on coaching as a part of Coaching Week, 4-10 June. They asked me to pen some thoughts about “Empowering” with coaching drawing on my experience working with the adaptive rowing programme – “Coaching Week series: empowering the athletes”. I discussed the subject with the squad and they shared lots of great perspectives and a few juicy quotes:

I have the chance to push myself to my limits in a sport and that’s something that I never thought I’d be able to do.” – Kingsley Ijomah, PR1

I talked about three aspects…

  1. Leadership – Caring over craft.
  2. Community – Strength in numbers.
  3. Flexibility – There’s a reason it’s called “adaptive” rowing.

Adaptive rowing makes me feel limitless rather than limited.” – Ella Holloway, PR3

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