Coaching – meaning « accompanying towards performance » – is in fact based on a form of didactics, on the « pedagogy of success ». « Coach » is an English term, but it comes from the French word « coche », which itself comes from the hungarian word « kocs » meaning « carriage for travellers ». The « cocher » (the carriage driver) is therefore the one who carries the travellers from one point to another. Let’s note that the latter does not choose either his passengers or their destination. He only intervenes to help persons who wish it to reach the goal they have targeted for themselves.
Beyond the technical and physical aspects specifically tied to the rowing activity, the rower is seated on a three-legged stool: muscles, breathing and emotional state. From this basis, but also by taking into account the abilities of each athlete, I build an adequate methodology aiming no only to improve the crew as a whole, but above all to transmit pieces of advice that each rower will be able to keep and reuse individually after the training session.
Coaching for FRC?
FRC sites choice often brings us to exceptional natural landscapes. Such an approach is an extra asset which simply helps each person to get better in her/his ways by rowing, with her/his technical background, motivations and « cultural » richness she/he often does not know well…