Coaching Workshop

RCA Coach Weekend #1 – Postponed

Starts28Mar ’20

COVID-19 Update: All in-person coaching workshops have been suspended until further notice. Please see the full announcement from Row Ontario here.


  • Event Dates Mar 28 - Mar 29, 2020
  • Start Time 08:00 AM
  • Host Ottawa Rowing Club
  • Venue Ottawa Rowing Club
  • Address 10 Lady Grey Drive
  • Location Ottawa, Ont.

In the RCA Coach context, coaches are guided through course curriculum and practical exercises focused on coaching athletes in a competitive context.  RCA Coach is appropriate for coaches working with athletes in the Train to Train and Learn to Compete stage of the Athlete Development Pathway.

The knowledge, skills, experience, behaviour and attitude of an RCA Coach directly contribute to the athletes’:

  1. Skill acquisition and development / proper rowing technique
  2. Preparation and readiness for competition
  3. Safety
  4. Level of enjoyment
  5. Level of confidence
  6. Identification with the sport of rowing and loyalty to the sport in the long-term

Getting athletes off on the right foot by guiding them through stage-by-stage progressions in technical, tactical, psychological, physical and lifestyle skills is critical to their long-term participation in the sport, whether they be junior, young adult, or masters-aged rowers.

RCA Coach Weekend #1 includes classroom curriculum facilitated by a trained NCCP Learning Facilitator, as well as practical experience in the following modules:

  1. Making Ethical Decisions (Review)
  2. Long Term Athlete Development
  3. Analyze Performance – Technique
  4. Analyze Performance – Rigging
  5. Design a Sport Program – Categories of Intensity
  6. Movement Screen
  7. Support Athletes in Training
  8. Support the Competitive Experience – Rules of Racing and LTAD

Upon completion of RCA Weekend #1 (including prerequisites), coaches will be considered “In Training”.  After applying the concepts learned in Weekend #1 by actively coaching for a recommended six months, coaches will complete RCA Weekend #2 to achieve “Trained” status in preparation for evaluation and certification as an RCA Coach.

Workshop Prerequisites:

  • Create an account and register with RCA as a coach
  • Register in The Locker
  • Complete the RCA e-learning module “Rowing Essentials”*
  • Complete the NCCP Making Ethical Decisions workshop, including the Evaluation*
  • Complete the NCCP “Coaching Initiation in Sport” eLearning module*

*Available in the eLearning tab in your Locker profile.

Learning Facilitator:

TBC

Time/Date:

Saturday March 28 – Sunday March 29 (all day – approx. 8am-5pm but exactly times TBC by Learning Facilitator)

Cost: $160 + HST

Course registration closes at 2:00 pm on Monday, March 23.

For more information, please contact Sport Development Manager, Andrea Miller (andrea@rowontario.ca) or telephone 905-572-7245 x222.

Register for this workshop at RCA Coach Weekend #1 – Ottawa

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Receive 60% of your course fee OR 70% for workshop and evaluation fee back through Quest for Gold! CLICK HERE to apply for a Coach Bursary.