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WELCOME - Let’s Get Better! USRowing’s 2020 Annual Convention is going virtual this December! Although all of us would rather be meeting in person, COVID-19 had other plans. No worries though. In fact, this year’s convention promises to be bigger than ever with brand new diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) training that will be available free of charge to all of our members along with our ever-popular Para/Adaptive, Coaching Education, Business of Rowing and Referee tracks. And the best part is all of this great content is available from the convenience of home!

We’ll focus on getting better across the spectrum -- improving as coaches, creating more inclusive boathouses, strengthening our organizations as we come back from COVID-19, enhancing our physical and mental well-being, and more. While 2020 has been a challenging year, this year’s Annual Convention serves as a springboard to start 2021 off stronger, healthier, wiser … and better!
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USRowing is excited to announce that VESPOLI USA will be sponsoring the 2020 USRowing Annual Convention, and as part of the sponsorship, convention goers will have the chance to win a new Vespoli SD single. Click Here to Register! 

Click link for the Official Rules. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY, void where prohibited. 16+, U.S. Residents only. Begins 12/8/20; ends 12/13/20. Operated by United States Rowing Association, 2 Wall Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
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Tuesday, December 8 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Supportive Coaching: Utilizing Understanding and Self-Awareness to Promote a Positive Environment

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As a coach, you are constantly working to create a positive team culture, motivate your athletes, and help them perform up to their potential. This session will help you consider how to best meet these goals through reflective exercises and concrete techniques that you can integrate into your coaching style. You will gain a better understanding of athlete mental health and performance anxiety, while learning strategies to help your athletes manage in moments of stress. Additionally, this session will help you reflect on how you can be a truly supportive coach by connecting with each athlete, fostering intrinsic motivation, and creating a positive environment.

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Chris Chase

Director of Youth Rowing, USRowing
Chris Chase started coaching in 1996 when he founded the Saratoga Rowing Association, while teaching social studies at the local high school. The club grew into one of the largest in the country.  In 2019, Chase left Saratoga and joined USRowing.As a coach, Chase’s crews won or... Read More →
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Lonnie Sarnell

Sport Psychologist, Lonnie Sarnell, Psy.D. LLC
Lonnie Sarnell, Psy.D., CMPC, is a Clinical and Sport Psychologist who works with adolescents and adults at her private practice in Millburn, NJ. Dr. Sarnell has experience working with a wide range of concerns, with particular specializations in peak performance and anxiety management... Read More →

Tuesday December 8, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST