Programs, Coaching and Safety Committee
Programs, Coaching and Safety (Director: Lynn Randazzo, Captain: Bruce Kessel)
The Programs, Coaching and Safety committee is responsible for developing and supporting MBC rowing programs and coaching staff. This includes providing appropriate programs for rowers of all range of skill levels and competitive interests and ensuring coaches have appropriate skills and resources to safely teach and coach MBC rowers. The committee is to work with MBC Captain and Program Director to define and implement policies on boat use, team selection, talent identification, safety, regatta participation and training programs. Assist the director in recruiting, evaluating, and retaining paid and volunteer coaching staff for all rowing programs (e.g. MBC School of Rowing, Novice, Club, and Competitive). Conduct scrimmages with other rowing organizations (e.g. Pike Island Challenge).

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February and March-Coach Search and planning with Assistant Program Director
April 9-Open team meeting 2 PM
April 23- Provide General update on Programs 6 PM
April 26-Launch Training 6 PM
April 30-Provide specific plans for Masters 5:30 PM
Week of May 1-collect consensus on programs, establish criteria for Bow List and Competitive Team Boatings
Week of May 8- SafeSport Policy, plans for Cincinnatti, Board Meeting
Week of May 15-Equipment Committee, Scheduling for the Summer, SafeSport Upload
May 22- Put Rowing Barge together for first Learn to Row, Junior Bow Clinics
June 5-Bow Clinics and Equipment Clinics for Juniors, Find time for Program Committee Meeting

Programs, Coaching & Safety Committee Meeting
Sunday, June 25 at 7 PM at the boat house

Agenda:
1. Program Communication
2. Three Month Plan
3. Coordinating Equipment for non-coached members

Team Descriptions

Novice: Took Learn to Row in 2017 or 2016 plus people who are working on balance and sculling in a team boat.

Masters/Fitness: Skilled in sculling and sweep rowing. Fitness level is a range from being able to scull in a team boat at a rating of 24 strokes per minute or higher for 10 minutes or above.

Open: Competitive erg scores, training 6x per week year round, full racing schedule
Independent: Own your own single, has been a member at MBC for more than 5 years, has passed the bow test for using club equipment (and paid equipment fee).

Bow Certification Process

Objectives:
Identify Safety issues of launching, docking and navigating from Raspberrry Island to the Watergate Marina.
Know all commands for steering, stopping, turning, backing, launching and landing.
Practical:
Able to take a boat out of the rack and walk it down the ramp without bumping it into anything.
Use a loud voice for all to hear.
Able to turn head and look while rowing
Keeps boats at a safe distance from barges bridges and team boats.
Demonstrates knowledge of drills and calls with their purpose for changes.

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