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Coaching Education


The World Rowing Development Team has assembled the following resources to guide coach education for World Rowing. World Rowing recognises the high quality of existing national coach education programmes and thanks them for their continued collaboration. This programme has been created for nations or individuals who do not have existing national coach education programmes.


In addition, seminars and conferences add to the overall knowledge of coaching in rowing (see tab “World Rowing Coaches Conferences” at the top of this page).


LEVEL 1 – Learn To Row Classic and Para Rowing

This Learn To Row Book covers the basics of rowing and is aimed for teaching beginners.

Learn to Row – Handbook V2

Apprendre à Ramer – FR


LEVEL 1 – Coastal Rowing

The Learn to Row – Coastal Rowing book covers an introduction to coastal rowing for everyone.

Learn to Row – Coastal Rowing

In addition, World Rowing recommends these guidelines on safety and athlete selection:


World Rowing’s Minimum Guidelines for the safe practice of Rowing

Capsize and Recovery Drill


Testing Athletes for Selection – English.pdf

Selection Best Times 2018 for Senior and U23.pdf

WR Selection Policy (FRA).pdf

WR Selection Policy (ENG).pdf

Reference Documents

Rigging Survey – June 2018