Capital Juniors is hiring for coaches!

Are you in the DC area and interested in coaching juniors? Capital Juniors is looking for a few more coaches for this fall.

Check out the posting on row2k and below, and reach out to juniorscommittee@capitalrowing.org with a resume if you are interested.

 

Capital Rowing Club Juniors is seeking head novice coaches for the 2016-2017 rowing season. We are a competitive co-ed club program committed to providing rowing opportunities to all students in the Washington, DC area, particularly those from low-income areas. Now in its 7th year, Capital has a history of success both on and off the water, and is seeking candidates who can continue this tradition.

More information can be found at http://www.capitalrowing.org/crcwp/join/special-programs/juniors/

Responsibilities:

  • Leading our novice girls or novice boys program
  • Recruiting and retaining new athletes
  • Fostering a positive, accepting, and competitive environment
  • Working with athletes of varying backgrounds and athletic ability
  • Maintaining all safety standards
  • Promoting the culture and mission of the program

Schedule:

Capital Juniors offers fall, winter, and spring programs from September 6th through mid-May. We practice Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 4:30-6:30 pm at the Anacostia Community Boathouse

Qualifications:

  • Positive, inspirational attitude
  • Leadership and strong communication skills
  • Rowing and/or coaching experience
  • Ability to work with a diverse population

Interested applicants should submit a resume to juniorscommittee@capitalrowing.org

PRACTICE SUMMARY, JUNE 12 , 2016 BY MIKE JENNER

The Rowers:  23 rowers and two coxes turned out.  Andy volunteered to cox ‘Endurance’ with the 3 and 4 seats empty.  Sam M took ‘Spirit’ while Shannon took ‘Capital Gain’.

The Workout:  A mix of static and moving drills on the way down to the Navy Yard.  Done by fours and aimed at getting the crew together at the finish of the stroke and the recovery.  The workout was ‘builders’ ie: four minutes @ 18 spm (75% pressure), three minutes @ 20 spm (80%), two minutes @ 22 spm (85% pressure) and one minute @ 24 spm (90% pressure), by eights (or by six in the case of ‘Endurance’. 

Each ten minute segment was repeated four times between the Navy Yard and the boathouse with one rowing turn (at the War College) and two spins (between 11th St and Pennsylvania Ave bridges).

The Water:  Bright, sunny and (by the end) warm.  Brisk wind which whipped up the water on exposed reaches.  We celebrated the start of the Summer season with breakfast at the boathouse afterwards.