I don’t know why but I do have the feel that many rowing coaches don’t get enough coaching education. If you are a coach or a rower that WANT TO LEARN be sure you sign up to some of the coaching conferences available all over the USA and CANADA.
We have a very IMPRESSIVE coaching conference in few days HERE IN SEATTLE! I know that all the people who have worked really hard to put this Symposium together are looking to have as many rowing coaches and rowers from all over the world to improve their knowledge and coaching education.
It is our responsibility as coaches an educators to keep working on our education.
The Registration is now open for the Third Annual Kossev Symposium:
Innovative Leadership in Rowing and Sport – A Comprehensive Coaching Conference
November 19-20, 2011
The conference will be held at the Hotel Deca in Seattle’s University District, near both the University of Washington and Lake Union. The conference will run from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 19th and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 20th
The Kossev Consortium is excited to announce that Diana Cutaia, Director of Athletics for Wheelock College, will provide the conference’s keynote address. Ms. Cutaia was recently featured in a Boston Globe article in which she outlined her unique philosophy toward athletics: Keep the focus on improvement, enjoyment, character, and team building, and the wins will follow. We are thrilled to have this innovative, inspiring leader kicking off the conference. Please read the article and learn more about Ms. Cutaia on the Wheelock Wildcats website; or better yet, come hear what she has to say on November 19 in Seattle.
As the largest rowing conference on the west coast, this event will offer coaching development for all levels of coaches and will include tracks and electives for youth, club and college coaches
The theme of this year’s conference is Innovative Leadership. In sport, leadership is about having a depth of knowledge but also having the tools to share that knowledge with athletes and staff. The sessions will provide attendees with theory and research from experts but also support the development of practical application of coaching and leadership skills. Innovation stems from being well-grounded in the fundamentals of sport while being willing to take risks and chart new directions. The late Emil Kossev was a highly innovative leader in rowing, and this year’s conference hopes to spark the imagination of a new generation of athletic leaders.
Topics will include youth development in sport, biomechanics, performance psychology, and physiology with round table discussions on sustainable programming, fundraising, and organizational development.
Dr. Valery Kleshnev, Ph.D., world renowned rowing science expert and Director of Biorow
Dr. Dan Tripps, Ph.D., Director of the Center for the Study of Sport & Exercise at Seattle University
Sara Lopez, M.Ed., Co-Director for the Center for Leadership in Athletics
Dr. Kevin Alschuler, Ph.D., Psychologist University of Washington
Bob Ernst, Women’s Head Coach/Director of Rowing – University of Washington
This year’s conference is hosted in partnership with the University of Washington’s Center for Leadership in Athletics (learn more about our partner)