ROWONTARIO is excited to announce the launch of a new project for our membership. We recognize that there are many coaches and athletes in Ontario who would benefit from the opportunity to collaborate with one another. In response to this, ROWONTARIO will be piloting a new project aimed to develop a Remote Coaching Network. This network will be primarily based online with the use of coaching to video, but will also include some training camps for the participants.

To make this project a success, ROWONTARIO will be looking to our rowing community to take part in the pilot stage. There are many opportunities to take part in the pilot project. We are looking to hire a number of contract workers to support the project, we will be seeking both coach and athlete participants, and we will be looking to our clubs to host a few rowing camps. You can find more details about each opportunity below.

The project will begin its development in July 2017 and will run until March 2019, at which time the project will move into its legacy phase as a regular program available to the Ontario rowing community.

We are really looking forward to this project and hope that you will join us in making it successful!

 

Interested in Participating?

There are many different opportunities to participate is this project.

Part of making this project a success will be the ability to bring the participants together to receive some in-person training at club-based camps. The following are the style of camp and the timing that we are looking to host. If your club is able to host, please complete the Club Interest form.

Camp #1

Style: On-Water Camp

Timing: late summer to early fall of 2017

Club Requirements: This camp will require the use of coach boats and will participation of club rowers as they will be coached by the project participants.

Camp #2

Style: Erg Camp

Timing: late fall to early winter of 2017

Club Requirements: This camp will require the use of ergs and will participation of club rowers as they will be coached by the project participants.

 Camp #3

Style: On-Water Camp
Timing: spring 2018
Club Requirements: This camp will require the use of coach boats and some rowing shells.
If your club is able to host a camp at a different time or you have a different camp suggestion, please fill in the Club Interest form.
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In order to run a successful pilot project and to develop the Remote Coaching Network, we will need 20 coaches and 40 athletes to participate. Participants for this project will fall into one of two categories, Developing Coaches (DC) and Club Lead Athletes (CLA). If your are interested in participating, please complete the Participant Interest form on the Remote Coaching Network webpage.
Developing Coaches
We will be seeking 20 DCs to join this project in August 2017. A DC is a club coach who, for a variety of reasons, lacks the resources or support to developing their coaching skills. For the duration of this project, DCs will be assigned to a Regional Coach (RC). DCs will be trained on to take proper video of rowing practices and how to coach to the video. They will submit their videos to their RC to receive remote coach training. DCs will be expected to attend all weekend camps offered during this project.
 
All interest forms to participate as a DC must be received by July 31, 2017. Participants will be informed of their acceptance into the project by August 10th, 2017.
Club Lead Athletes

We will be seeking 40 CLAs to join the project in January 2018. A CLA is someone who would like to focus on developing their own rowing skills, yet because of resources at their club, they don’t have a lot of access to coaching or they end up being the coach a their club. During this project, CLAs will be assigned to a DC. CLAs will be trained on how to take proper video and will submit videos to their DC to receive remote coaching. CLAs will also be invited to a weekend camp in the spring of 2018.
All interest forms to participate as a DC must be received by December 31, 2017. Participants will be informed of their acceptance into the project by January 10th, 2018.
Participants in this project will receive some compensation for travel expenses to attend weekend camps. As this is a provincially based project, it is ROWONTARIO’s intention to have participant representation from across Ontario.

Remote Coaching Network: Club Interest

Remote Coaching Network: Club Interest

Remote Coaching Network: Participant Interest

Remote Coaching Network: Participant Interest

Contract Employment

We will be looking for various rowing experts in Ontario to join us in the development and execution of this project. For more information on these opportunities, please visit the Employment Page.