RowingTalks 2014 to Stream Live from Washington College Saturday

Courtesy US Rowing

CHESTERTOWN, Md. -- Don't miss RowingTalks 2014 this Saturday, January 25, streamed live from Washington College on USRowing's You Tube Channel. Visit to watch presentations from 8:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST.

Sponsored by USRowing and Concept2 and organized by head women's rowing coach Dr. Mike Davenport at Washington College in Chestertown, Md., this is the fifth year of the conference. In each of the past years, Davenport gathered together some of the best minds in coaching and training and put them in front of a room filled with high school and junior coaches to assist them in developing young athletes.

"Our original goal is to help high school coaches," said Davenport. "And I'm excited about it. There are a lot of clinics out there. And there are a lot of books and videos. We're trying to help people use that information."

This year's list of speakers has eight who are presenting at the conference for the first time. Four have either coached or rowed at the U.S. National Team level including Craftsbury Outdoor Center's Larry Gluckman, Steve Hargis, junior men's national head coach and USRowing Junior National Team Development Coach, Katelin Snyder, gold medal coxswain for the 2013 U.S. women's world championship eight and Casey Baker, former national team rower and Florida Institute of Technology Director of Rowing. Also presenting will be Notre Dame head women's coach Martin Stone, communications specialist Margie Elsberg, noted boatman Scott Noble and psychology professor Tracy Davenport, Ph.D. 

A full schedule is posted below. Each speaker is given 18 minutes to present his or her topic.

Schedule for Saturday, January 25, 2014

8:45 a.m. — Opening remarks by Washington College coach Mike Davenport
9:00-9:30 a.m. — Steve Hargis: The care and feeding of your team's different talent levels
9:34-9:56 a.m. — John Leekley: Using video to be a more effective coach
9:56-10:18 a.m. — Casey Baker: How to pick and use drills
10:18-10:40 a.m. — Martin Stone: A few favorite drills
10:40-11:02 a.m. — Tracy Davenport: Coaching self care
11:02-11:32 a.m. — Margie Elsberg: Communication tips for coaches
11:32-11:42 a.m. — Question session


1:00-1:30 p.m. — Katelin Snyder: A coxswain's journey
1:34-1:56 p.m. — Larry Gluckman: Keeping the main thing the "Main Thing"
2:00-2:18 p.m. — Scott Noble: Fixing the dreaded boat ding


2:30-2:48 p.m. — Jonnie Jenkins: Joint mobility in rowers
2:50-3:10 p.m. — Roy Dunshee: The power of positive coaching
3:10 to 3:20 p.m. — Question session
3:30-4:30 p.m. — Boathouse for rigging session