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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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Blake Gourley

Rowing Strength
Coach. Author. Teacher. Travels for Tacos.

With 13+ years of experience in competitive rowing, Blake understands what's needed to be a high-performing athlete. He also understands what’s needed when roadblocks get in your way. As a Division I recruit, he suffered a back injury which prematurely sidelined his rowing career.

With a Masters Degree in Sports Performance, 10+ professional certifications, several published articles, and a couple of books under his belt, Blake's goal is to help as many rowers as possible.

For the past 13+ years Blake has been working with clients ranging from high-performing athletes with no limitations, to clients transitioning out of injury (in collaboration with their doctors).

Blake has held internships with Stanford Sports Performance and Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning (voted the #1 gym in the USA). He spent 9 years coaching high school rowing and was the Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Santa Clara Men's Crew Team for 2 years.

Blake spends the majority of his time training rowers of all levels, he’s currently a Science of Rowing author, and a board member & associate professor for the Personal Training Certificate Program at West Valley College in California.
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  • Coaches Conference (Day 1) - The Art of Coaching
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