My guest for this episode of the LEO Training Podcast is Jim Joy.
Jim Joy has coached at the University of Western Ontario, M.I.T, Yale University and Wesleyan University, and Hobart and William Smith. Jim also helped start Craftsbury Sculling Camp, the first rowing camp of its kind in North America.
Jim founded and has run the Joy of Sculling coaching conferences, for more than 25 years. This conference has drawn more than 5,000 coaches from youth programs, clubs, schools, colleges and national teams across the country and is focused on education and athletic development in rowing.
Jim is well known for his holistic and technical approach to a cyclical non-fragmented rowing stroke, where there is a strong bond between body, shell and water, creating a state of flow within an integrated whole.
It is this approach to the rowing stroke where our interview will focus its attention toward.
Here are 3 things you will learn:
This week's guest is Dr. Carlo Varalda. Dr. Varalda is the Executive Director of NSCA Italy. He has worked with the Italian Rowing Federation and currently is working with the Italian Short Track Team in preparation for the Winter Olympics. His work focuses on research for the improvement of performance and methods for the assessment of athletes. He evaluates muscle, posture, and function. Dr. Varalda is convinced that there is still a lot to do in the sport and, more generally, in the movement for all age groups.