027 | Calling Drills

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  • 00:23     Intro

  • 00:47     This episode is about calling drills

  • 02:09     Drills vary by coach, region, etc.

  • 02:46     Drills can be demanding for coxswains

  • 04:05     How we call the pick drill (4 options!)

  • 10:46     There is no one right way to call a drill

  • 11:48     Challenges of calling the pick drill

  • 15:05     Communicate with your coach

  • 16:34     How we call the double pause drill

  • 18:50     Switching pairs on the pause

  • 21:33     Consistency vs. experimentation with calls

  • 23:41     How long should you hold the pause?

  • 26:26     Hacks for counting numbers of strokes

  • 29:41     When the coach takes over calling the drill

  • 33:13     From pausing to continuous rowing

  • 35:24     How we call the release-to-catch stationary drill

  • 43:41     Avoid "bow bias" by rotating pairs equally

  • 46:53     Align your calls with the drill's purpose 

  • 47:34     Hone your calls through feedback

  • 48:19     Reference drills during a race

  • 48:45     Use your voice to supplement the drill

  • 52:07     Switching pairs while the coach is talking to them

  • 55:07     If the coach provides no feedback during a drill

  • 58:56     When the coach has high expectations

  • 1:01:23  Episode recap

  • 1:03:43  Quick pick: "coach hieroglyphics"

  • 1:05:40  Shout out: pairs that pay attention

  • 1:06:42  Closing