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RCA Coach Weekend #1 – Virtual Delivery

March 27, 2021

RCA Coach Weekend #1 – Virtual Delivery

n the RCA Coach context, coaches are guided through course curriculum and practical exercises focused on coaching athletes in a competitive context. RCA Coach is appropriate for coaches working with athletes in the Train to Train and Learn to Compete stage of the Athlete Development Pathway.

The knowledge, skills, experience, behaviour, and attitude of an RCA Coach directly contribute to the athletes’:

  1. Skill acquisition and development / proper rowing technique
  2. Preparation and readiness for competition
  3. Safety
  4. Level of enjoyment
  5. Level of confidence
  6. Identification with the sport of rowing and loyalty to the sport in the long-term

Getting athletes off on the right foot by guiding them through stage-by-stage progressions in technical, tactical, psychological, physical and lifestyle skills is critical to their long-term participation in the sport, whether they be junior, young adult, or masters-aged rowers.

The Virtual RCA Coach Weekend #1 includes online curriculum facilitated by a trained NCCP Learning Facilitator as well as independent work in the following modules:

  1. Making Ethical Decisions (Review)
  2. Long Term Athlete Development
  3. Analyze Performance – Technique
  4. Analyze Performance – Rigging
  5. Design a Sport Program – Categories of Intensity
  6. Movement Screen
  7. Support Athletes in Training
  8. Support the Competitive Experience – Rules of Racing and LTAD

Upon completion of RCA Weekend #1 (including prerequisites), coaches will be considered “In Training”. After applying the concepts learned in Weekend #1 by actively coaching for a recommended six months, coaches will complete RCA Weekend #2 to achieve “Trained” status in preparation for evaluation and certification as an RCA Coach.

Workshop Prerequisites:

  • Register in The Locker
  • Complete the RCA e-learning module “Rowing Essentials”*
  • Complete the NCCP Making Ethical Decisions workshop, including the Evaluation*
  • Complete the NCCP “Coaching Initiation in Sport” eLearning module*

*Available in the eLearning tab in your Locker profile.

All prerequisites must be complete prior to registration. Your registration will be canceled and refunded if prerequisites are not complete at the time of registration.

Learning Facilitators: Paul Beedling & Scott Anderson


  • Saturday, March 27 – 9am – 1pm
  • Wednesday, March 31 – 5pm – 9pm
  • Saturday, April 3 – 9am – 1pm

*Coaches must attend all three sessions to receive workshop credit.

Location: Zoom (Links will be emailed to you prior to the sessions)

Cost: $150 + HST

Workshop Capacity: 12 participants

Course registration closes at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 16th or when the capacity of 12 participants is reached.

For more information, please contact stephen@rowontario.ca.