Seeking: Casual Rowing Coach

Casual Rowing Coach – Richmond Rowing Club

Richmond Rowing Club is a community rowing club that strives to provide opportunities to participate, develop and compete in a friendly and inclusive community on and off water.

The role

Richmond Rowing Club has enjoyed regular appearances and success at Vic State Championships and Australian National Masters Championships.

We have opportunities available for enthusiastic and experienced Rowing Coaches to work with both our Development and Senior Programs, with availability to work throughout the week and weekends. You will work closely with the Head of Rowing and Senior Coach to coach, mentor and contribute to the club rowing program.

These roles play a critical part in ensuring that the training schedules and guidelines established by the Coaches are delivered in a professional manner whilst role modelling the behavior and standards expected of Richmond Rowing Clubs reputation and ethos.

About You

To be considered for a rowing coach position, it is essential that you have:

  • Level 1 or 2 Rowing Coaching Accreditation
  • Previous experience in coaching a rowing team with successful results will be highly regarded
  • Exceptional organisational and time management skills
  • Strong communication skills; both written and verbal
  • Displays a high level of self-awareness and the ability to maintain positive relationships
  • A current National Criminal Record Check or WWCC
  • Preferred Level 1 First Aid Qualification
  • Boat License preferred, but not essential

It is expected that Rowing Coaches must attend all training sessions (weekdays, weekends), camps and Professional Development activities organised by the Head of Rowing. If this sounds like the role for you then don’t hesitate, apply today

Please ensure that you provide a cover letter addressed to Christine Sullivan, The Head of Rowing:
[email protected]
With a resume and qualifications/accreditations as part of your application.

Applications Close 24/01/23

Spring training camp 2018

Lucia Denniss

Recruiting a head coach

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I am excited to announce we are now actively recruiting for a head coach to join our team of volunteer coaches and work alongside the Head of Rowing to manage and implement a rowing program for the upcoming season.
Check out the attachment for the detailed job description and how to apply. Contact [email protected] for more information.
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Camp Video Feedback Session

Thanks to everyone who helped clear out the boat bay to assist with the new racking install today. Whilst we have limited access to boats this week we will be using the time wisely to get some good theory and land session training.
All rowers are advised this Wednesday, 4th November at 6.30pm we have a camp video feedback session which we would like as many people to attend as possible. It doesn’t matter if you went to camp or not, if you are competing this season or not, anyone who is interested in learning more and improving their rowing skills and knowledge should come along.
Our coach mentor, Sue and other coaches will be in attendance to critically review some of the recent video footage of training crews to help people see practical examples of what what we are hoping to achieve or improve upon through training.
Hopefully see you all there.

Coached Sculling Sessions

For those interested in working on

technical skills in sculling, Gerry Goss will be running sessions on Saturday mornings at 9.45am, regatta schedule permitting.
The sessions are aimed at improving technique, especially in small boats and anyone is welcome.
We will work on specific drills, and video footage will be obtained where possible.

RSVP is essential in order to assign boats, as resources are limited.
If you wish to be added to the email list then let Gerry know ([email protected]) . An email is sent during the week confirming the session and requesting RSVP.
It would be great to see you there!

BOAT TRAINING – September 2014


Week 8 – Session 1

  • For the past three weeks we have concentrated on individual externals – this week we continue but look at each of these in the one session
  • We wish to look at OVERALL boat movement
  • We still wish to avoid RUSHED, VIOLENT, SUDDEN movements of hands and bodies BUT most importantly we want the following:

–       Blade traveling at constant depth below the water
–       Blade traveling at constant height above the water
–       Blade traveling at a speed through the water greater than the boat’s speed
–       Blade traveling at a speed above the water equal to the speed of the boat
–       Blade entering the water with even minor splash to front and back
–       Blade exiting the water cleanly without being enveloped by puddle

Yarra River Closures

Safety first!
Yarra River usage is managed by Parks Victoria, which regularly publishes updates on:

  • upcoming river events
  • river closures
  • works to the river, banks and paths

Before you hit the water, check the latest updates here.

New Weekly Sculling Sessions

Hi RRC members,
I will be running a weekly sculling session for RRC members on Saturday mornings at 1030 am and all are welcome to attend.
The sessions will be technique focussed and probably no more than 1.5 laps. Each week we will focus on one specific part of the stroke cycle with drills and feedback. Later I hope to incorporate some video as well.
To make the most of these session, you are encouraged to participate in small boats to really develop the ‘feel’ of sculling – but all and any are still welcome.
If you are interested to come then please do let me know by email by this coming Wednesday 13 November, so that we can allocate boats in time for our first session.
[email protected]