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Hey, I am a rower in New Zealand and have just finished my final season for high school and was just wondering when the season starts and end over in America?
Wow! Hope you continue your rowing career. High school spring seasons generally begin the last week of February or first week of March and end the last week of May.
My boat is just not clicking this season. What's worse is that one girl has horrible rowing capabilities and will just not listen to the rest of us when we try to help her out and the coach worships her because she is such a suck up! WTF at this point I want to quit. But before I want to tell her off, as if I haven't already. She's ruining everything for us! This is my year and she's ruining it! And the captains adore her too as if its not bad enough. They don't see it. But we all do!
Listen bro. Take a deep breath. This is in fact your season. Right? Right. You’ve worked hard to get to the point you are now and if the rest of your crew feels the same way, it’s time for a boat meeting.
Dig deep to that part of you that wants to make this season your season & find the words that’ll inspire change in her.
Be blunt. Address the problem. No one learns from subliminal messages. It’s more effective to tell someone on the boat, for example, “Katy, bend before you slide” instead of “girls don’t forget to bend” because now Katy knows she has a problem & embarrassed, she will fix it.
It shouldn’t be an area where the rest of the boat picks on Katy, but from everything my coach points out individually for us, my coxswain repeats regularly; it’s not pressure, it just adds an edge. And sometimes that’s what a crew needs.
If she’s of the unreasonable variety, encourage seat races.
If you’re as good as you think you are, you’re safe.
It sounds like you’re in a good boat if she’s the best girl. She has what it takes & she’s not going through the same pain you are for no reason.
Some people just take a little more encouragement to realize they’re in a great place & can do great things.
Work on it together and lemme know how it goes.
Good luck this season. #dowork