World Rowing Level 2 TCC & Dev Academy – Schinias, Greece

World Rowing (WR), in collaboration with the Hellenic Rowing Federation and NOC, seized the opportunity to host a groundbreaking Coaching and Education Academy in Schinias, held from December 10 to 17. Under the esteemed auspices of the Olympic Solidarity Technical Coaching Course programme, this initiative was designed to benefit coaches from diverse regions and continents.

The event served as a crucial platform for coaches to acquaint themselves with the newly introduced WR Level 2 Classic Coaching Course. Beyond that, it provided an invaluable opportunity to establish systems aimed at guiding and supporting coaches worldwide, enhancing their high-performance programs

A total of seventeen coaches attended the academy, with representation from five countries—Austria (1), Cyprus (1), Greece (12), Portugal (1), and Serbia (2). The diverse group consisted of five women and twelve men, contributing to a rich and inclusive learning environment

Facilitated by a distinguished panel of fourteen experts and educators hailing from ten different countries, the sessions encompassed a comprehensive range of topics. While the majority of sessions were conducted in person, a few were delivered online, showcasing the adaptability of the program.

The modules covered during the academy were extensive, including Risk Assessment, Technique, Biomechanics, Rigging, Physiology, Profiling, Training Plan development and monitoring, Psychology, and Transformational Coaching. Notably, all participating coaches underwent the WR Safeguarding course, emphasizing the importance of ensuring a safe and secure coaching environment.

World Rowing expresses sincere gratitude to all stakeholders involved, including the Hellenic Olympic Committee, the Hellenic Rowing Federation, Olympic Solidarity’s Athletes and Sport Development Department, WR Experts, WR Coach Educators, course material contributors, and, most importantly, the coaches. Their unwavering commitment, time, and support were instrumental in making this inaugural positive development a reality through collaborative efforts. Without such collective dedication, this milestone would not have been possible.