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A review of the Boat Club for season 2012 - 13

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Carey review

  1. 1. Carey Rowing Season Review2012 - 13
  2. 2. My BIG 5I’ve grouped your feedback into the followingfive critical areas:1. Culture: What values do we have?2. People: How do we treat our most importantasset?3. Operations: The detail – boring essentials.4. Events: Camps, regattas and special events5. Performance: Was it all worth it?
  3. 3. Culture• Friendly and welcoming environment• Supportive and cohesive• High athlete drop-out rate• Low interaction between crews and squads• Outcome vs process focus• Relationship with school leadership• Party culture, laziness and arrogance
  4. 4. Culture
  5. 5. People• Great leadership and mentoring• High rate of pay• Great parental support• Narrow hiring process• Co-coaching and role clarity• Coach education• Cox education
  6. 6. People
  7. 7. Operations• Clear, regular communication– Facebook, email, SMS• Well managed boat shed and equipment• Crew selection processes• Lack of pre-season planning• Gym program• Athlete management, esp. injuries
  8. 8. Operations
  9. 9. Events• Well-organised, well-run camps• Review location and duration• Efficient boat loading• Presentation dinner and BBQs• Row past
  10. 10. Events
  11. 11. PerformanceGirls• Consistent results throughout program• 50 – 60% drop-out each yearBoys• Good retention from year to year• Significant drop-off in performance
  12. 12. Retention vs performance010203040506070Year 9 Year 10 SeniorRetention GirlsRetention Boys01234567Year 9 Year 10 SeniorPerformance GirlsPerformance BoysDrop inperformanceHighdrop-out
  13. 13. Performance
  14. 14. Summary• A strong program with good foundations anda record of above-average results.• Systemic change required to retain betterathletes, provide better coaching at all levelsand set clear expectations of all stakeholders.• It is not a matter of working harder; rather acase of working smarter and trying newthings.
  15. 15. Future...

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