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ADHD and Adult Rowers

One would hope that  rowers with ADHD have gotten the help they need by now to learn how to manage their time and impulsiveness. The unfortunate truth is that many youth athletes with ADHD receive only negative feedback because they have difficulty learning rules and strategies. This frustrates teammates and coaches. Older athletes with ADHD […]

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Synchronizing your body.

Coordination is the integration of the central nervous system’s processes of speed, strength, endurance, and flexibility. To improve your rowing, you must learn to perform the stroke in consistent patterns. Adapting to higher stroke rates and being able to make subtle adjustments in your stroke to stabilize the hull or clean up bladework can be […]

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Sharpen your stroke

The final month before your peak race is a time to shave off every possible second and add to your boat speed. Start by maximizing your time on the water through careful planning and by putting extra emphasis on the weakest part of your race. Keep your technical work at 75 percent pressure. This allows […]

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NSU Varsity Rowing is back!

“It is an understatement to say that this was a very difficult decision for all involved. We are also mindful and empathetic of the consequences that this decision has and will have. Our focus right now is the current student-athletes, the alums, and the staff who have been directly affected. The student-athletes and coaches who have represented NSU rowing since the inception of the program have been true ambassadors, true leaders, and true champions of the university who will always be celebrated within the NSU Athletics family,” Director of Athletics Michael Mominey said.

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Added Value

Josy Verdonkschot was named chief high performance officer by USRowing in late 2021 and begins the job as the boss of Olympic rowing for the United States at its lowest point in history. Disappointed by a two-medal performance at the Rio Olympics in 2016, some members of the fractured USRowing board of directors called for staff firings, while others resigned in response to the board’s continued dysfunction.

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