Coaches’ Feedback & Announcements
These past few weekends, we have been focusing on race prep for Tempe and Spring LB race. While individual improvement and strength is important, it all matter how we translate that power and intensity on the boat as a team.
Race start - race start command is 6,5,4,3,2,1, UP 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1, POWER 9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1, REACH!
Sync - Sync with the main strokers in the front of the boat and in the middle of the boat. Eyes up at all times.
Snap back recovery - do not hang back at the end of the pull. Always engage that hip to initiate that recovery, round the outside elbow just a little bit, relax the wrist to snap the blade back forward. Remember, at the same time, you are also twisting your back and shoulders, rotating the body back into the A-frame position.
Power - Exhale with every stroke and kick hard with your outside leg to give power.
Race finish - The race command is “Alright XG...Finish it NOW!”
Closed practices - March 9 - April 13
In anticipation of our upcoming races (Tempe and Spring LB), we will have closed practices to focus on race prep. That means no new guests who have not yet attended their first XG practice. Past XG members may join knowing our focus is on race prep.
Benchmarks - March 16 & March 17
Benchmarks are required to be considered for the most competitive boat for Spring LB. It is also a great way for you and the coaches to analyze your stats compared to the rest of the team. If you did not get the evite or have questions about it, please contact Lee or Mable on groupme directly.
Practice Filming - March 23 - March 24
Want to see how you really look like on the boat? We will be filming practices on both days. Come out to practice!