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The above picture shows me working with a rower on the East Coast in real time.  The internet is awesome! I love sitting outside in my backyard in Southern California and help rowers attain new heights! My wife took this screenshot on Friend Finder while I was coaching in the Newport Beach Harbor. Below, you can see a view of the back bay. I use this bridge to get to my coaching launch. Last but not least, this is my mobile office :-)   Thanks to Elite Coaching, I was recruited to Brown University, stayed undefeated, and won Olympic gold...

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Eskild Ebbesen won a truckload of gold medals, including Olympic gold medals. We are fortunate to find a lecture in English of his. It is a true gem to watch.

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High school rowers are taught all over the country by coaches who don’t have elite experience, or an elite coaching tree.  They are energetic, well-meaning and inspire confidence, but they do not produce Top 10 rowing recruits every year, or for many – they never have produced a Top 10 rowing recruit.  So, they are teaching their students to row like the driver who made that inefficient line around the track.  The problem is the longer you wait to learn the correct way to row, which will maximize your potential, the harder those ruts become and it is difficult to maintain elite form when you become tired in the race for gold, or the 2k time to be recruited to the college of your dreams.

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Hi Xeno, Yesterday, just 26 months after Eli sat down on the erg for the first time, we dropped him off at Princeton University for his freshman year and to row with the Men's Heavyweight Rowing Team. Along the way he picked up some great wins with PNRA/Mercer, including a bronze medal at US Nats this year at Lake Natoma in the MV4+, and then just 3 weeks ago a silver medal at World Rowing Junior Championships in Racice, Czech Republic in the JM8+ for the USA team (attached pic). In July of 2016, we knew that Eli was late...

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Elite coaching adapted my strengths. It utilized my emotional and psychological characteristics in an effective way. All that passion was channeled into creating the best possible performance in rowing. 

 

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