Do you have big ambitions for your rowing club? The saying goes, ‘by failing to plan, you’re planning to fail’. If you want to reach your goals for the year, it is important to take the time to plan how you will achieve them. And what better time to do that than the beginning of the year when everyone has returned refreshed and excited for the new season? Here are some things for you to consider in your annual plan, that will
Is your club rapidly expanding? Are you worried your boathouse needs an overhaul to accommodate? We have a strategic way to increase your space and usability without redesigning from the ground up. A client approached us who required a major overhaul which led us to develop our… Boathouse Action Plan This is a 4 stage boathouse upgrade which saves you both time and money! Step 1 – Think ahead Firstly, he says, you have to assess your rowing programme and identify what the club focuses on most.
(Photo credit: Cherwell boat house) Rowing club management can be a lonely job, that’s why we’re here to support you. Our blog is all about connecting you with rowing club management tools, tips and advice written by our own experts and gathered from around the internet. We’re trying to bring the world of rowing closer together, especially the world of rowing club management. Have something to contribute? We’d love to hear from you! Below we have 7 articles from our archives and some
Does your club get a heap of new member and learn to row joining enquiries after the Olympics? It’s pretty normal. The key is to have a programme ready to welcome your members and an easy way to let people “Try Out” rowing for a small fee before deciding whether to join the club. What are the key goals and strategies for your club? Where do you think you could improve e.g. one club had 75 new learn to row athletes but only
First, what is a Stake Boat? A Stake boat is where the rowing boats start the race from. A volunteer will hold onto the stern tip of the boat to keep it from drifting away. The other job of the volunteer is to move the boat in and out according to the "aligner" (person to the side on shore that makes sure all the boats start evenly)'s commands. Since some boats are longer than others, the aligner simply lines up all the bow
In the past few months, SSRS has had the pleasure of working with one of the fastest growing and exciting rowing organisations in the US. Founded on a vision to support, promote, and expand the sport of rowing, RowAmerica is setting the standard in club development around a model of a centralized administration that creates nurturing environments for athletes and coaches alike, and puts high priority on safety. With additional faculties as a boat distributor, equipment manufacturer, and repair provider, RowAmerica can
As we begin to focus our eyes on upcoming regattas around our clubs, it is easy to get carried away with our own preparations and neglect a group of people who ensure our regattas run smoothly. The volunteers who assist with launch and recovery docking, referee boat driving and even the finish line flag person are always appreciated, though attention to their involvement is rarely recognized. We thought it was about time the humble regatta volunteer had their time in the sun. Below we share some
If your boathouse seems to be outgrowing it’s current form and fit-out, you will benefit from having a look at the SSRS Boathouse Action Plan. A simple way to breakdown how best to spend your club’s time and money, that will also provide the greatest long term benefit to you. In a Part 1, we discussed steps 1 and 2 - here’s a quick recap: Your first and most important step requires thinking in advance and anticipating the future needs and desires
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How to Work with Boatmen article hits the mark with readers That was a terrific article by your writer,, Jon K. I am coach, and was a carpenter for 12 years before taking over as director of our rowing club. We are fortunate enough to have a volunteer boatman working with us. I am all too familiar with the plights you mentioned. As a tradesman, I am also wired like a boatman, and I thought the article was spot-on.