Anything that comes through your microphone should be useful information. Thinking out loud can make you a liability to your crew’s performance.
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Remember the rowers are listening to you and no matter what the situation you can always take a positive tone.
Do as much as the rowers and then more.
Team USA coxswain Pete Cipollone shares his thoughts on losing weight as a coxswain
Team USA coxswain Pete Cipollone shares his thoughts on coaching novice coxswains.
Olympic Gold Medalist Pete Cipollone shares his views on coxswains getting rowing experience.
The Longest Odds
It started with an innocent question:
What does it really look like to train for the Olympics?
After seven years, I was finally able to answer that question.
Imagine, a device that lets you stop a moment in time. You can’t change time or turn it back, but with a camera you can make time stand still, capture a moment and revisit it forever.
It’s that amazement and awe that keeps me reaching for my camera(s) and has allowed me to see places, meet people, make friends, and go on journeys I could have never imagined.
Project Open Archive
Opening up the archives
Team USA coxswain Marcus McElhenney shares how to set the right tone to gain a competitive advantage
Feeling the changes from the seat is such an essential part of learning, so I am not sure there is anything you can read that will get you there.
Now is the time to listen to those recordings that we took months back and never listened to because we hate to.
At the elite level, there are two responsibilities that all coxswains must do all the time, and those are to be at weight (55.0 kg) and to steer straight.
The Longest Odds
Go behind the scenes of the Olympic Journey with The Longest Odds, a photo-documentary that goes inside the Beijing and London Olympic journey of the US Olympic rowing team.
This book illustrates what you do not see on television – it’s a raw look at what athletes go through during their years-long journeys much before anything appears on television.
The Longest Odds allows us to see those highs and lows, the conflicts, joy, exhaustion, elation, fear – and most of all, the bonds of friendship being indelibly forged.