Masters scullers range in age from Grade AA (21 in the US) or Grade A (27 in the UK) to Grade M (89 plus). Although diverse in age, these athletes all have one thing in common - they are each unique. This book partners with each individual athlete to achieve performance improvements based on their own aspirations, technical skill and fitness level. The focus is on understanding and efficiency, both in the acquisition of skills and training. The dynamic technique described offers scullers a high-performance sculling approach, carefully tailored to support a Masters sculler's long-term career. Illustrated with superb colour photographs, diagrams and a wealth of examples, coverage includes individual assessment of an athlete's sculling skills, flexibility and aerobic fitness; compilation and application of evidence-based data; formation of highly individual training programmes; experiments for athletes to explore their connectedness, versatility and speed, and finally, race strategies and plans for competitive athletes. Based on the athlete's needs and aspirations, Masters Sculling provides you with the knowledge and skills to build an individual training plan that minimizes injury risk, achieves continuous improvement and fosters a lifelong enjoyment of the sport.
Dr Nancy Churchill has thirty-five years of coaching experience working with all ages of athletes across a variety of sports. She is a Rowing Australia Level 3 Performance Coach, as well as a USA Hockey Level 4 Performance Coach. Her interests are in developing innovative strategies for skills acquisition, increasing participation, and most of all, the fun of sport.