Instruction

STEP 1 / LEARN-TO-SCULL

  • You will learn basic sculling technique and practise balance in small sculling boats.
  • We focus on teaching the stroke, proper hand levels, boat manoeuvring, and boat care/equipment
  • 5 classes of 1 ½ hours plus one ‘rain date class’, over a period of 3 weeks
  • Pre-requisite: ability to swim
  • Offered in June and July

STEP 2 / LEARN-TO-SCULL

  • Through drills and practice sessions, you will consolidate what you learned in LTS Step 1 to be able to scull safely on the Ottawa and nearby rivers.
  • You will learn teamwork as part of a crew in a double and a quad at least once in each type of boat.
  • 5 lessons of 1 ½ hours plus 5 practices, over a period of several weeks
  • At the end there will be an assessment of your sculling skills and understanding.
  • Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Learn-to-Scull Step 1 or at least one year of sculling experience
  • Offered beginning in June and July

STEP 3 / MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR SCULLING EXPERIENCE

  • Are you physically uncomfortable while sculling? Let’s fix that
  • Is there something specific in technique you’d like to improve? Let’s do that
  • Not sure what you need? Let’s work on the thing that’ll bring you greatest gains
  • This program is free for ONEC Rowing members.
  • Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Learn-to-Scull Step 2 or equivalent competency gained in another Club
  • Offered in June, July, and August

CLINICS AND WORKSHOPS

  • On-water and off-water clinics and workshops are offered throughout the year to ONEC Rowing members. Most clinics are free or have a nominal charge. See the calendar for this year’s offerings.
  • Pre-requisite for on-water clinics: Step 2 (Learn-to-Scull) or Step 3 ‘graduation’

ORIENTATION AND ASSESSMENT

  • At the beginning of the season and at several points thereafter, rowers who are new to sculling at ONEC will be able to join in an Orientation to ONEC session and have their sculling competency assessed.
  • Learn about safety on the Ottawa River, rowing patterns, how to use the boat reservation system, and other important information to make your sculling experience safe and fun.
  • Pre-requisite: Extensive sculling experience at another rowing club or at ONEC two years ago or earlier.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

  • Look up ‘Forms’ on the ONEC website to find the appropriate application form for Learn-to-Scull Steps 1 and 2. Register and go to the classes at the boathouse rowing docks public side (east).

COACH CONTACTS

  • The contact information for the coaches are on the ‘Contact’ list on the ONEC/Rowing website.

COACHING DEVELOPMENT

  • Much of the coaching at ONEC Sculling is given by volunteers. We encourage members to follow coaching courses given by Row Ontario to get trained and become certified. You can contact the coaching development officer on the ‘Contact’ list on the ONEC/Rowing website.