Winter training in single scull and double scull

Due to the positive reactions of participants after the winter training programmes in previous years, SaarRowingCenter will again be running a training programme in the autumn and winter of 2017/2018. This programme is aimed at experienced or advanced scullers who are keen to improve their technique and fitness in a single or double scull. The aim is to prepare rowers to race the Scullers Head or the Doubles’ Head on the river Amstel in Amsterdam. The actual decision to race is, of course, all up to you.

Are you an experienced rower, looking to refine your technique in the single or double scull over the autumn or winter but you don’t have a coach? Are you an experienced single sculler looking to sharpen your technique? Always wanted to race in the Scullers’ Head or the Doubles’ Head but never felt quite ready? Keen to get some serious training in this autumn and winter and looking for some support? Participate in the winter training.

If you have substantial sculling experience in C-boats (also called tubs, training sculls or touring gigs) and are keen to make the switch to a single scull, a good first step would be to follow the winter training programme in a C1 rowing tub in Duisburg.

Contents, intensity and frequency
Participants in the winter training programme receive intensive coaching as well as support through video-analysis. For each outing there will be one coach per 2 rowers. Upon request, bespoke training schedules can be produced for training at your own club (sculling, erg training and core stability). How often you participate in the training programme is up to you. Some rowers will choose to join all six weekends of the programme, while others will skip one or more, or will only come for one day per weekend rather than two.
In addition to single and double sculls, we are also happy to provide coaching for larger crews outside the set training weekends. Please get in touch if you have specific requests for coached outings at a particular location, in a particular boat type or with a particular intensity.


Locations and dates
The regular winter training programme runs in Amsterdam and in  Duisburg.

• 2 coached outings per day, focusing on technique
• Location: Amsterdam and/or Duisburg-Wedau (combinations are possible)
• 1:2 coaching, i.e. 1 coach per 2 rowers (90 min. morning outing and 75 min. afternoon outing)
• Lunch and video-analysis between the two outings
• Participants are welcome to use a single or double scull from SaarRowingCenter

Participation fees (including VAT)
Coaching + training schedules: EUR 100/pp/day
Single scull, C1/tub or seat in 2x: EUR 20/pp/day

During the outings, you are welcome to use one of SaarRowingCenter’s own single or double sculls. Both the boat and the sculls (oars) will be adjusted to the individual rower (span width, inboard distance, length of the scull (oar), size of the grip, gate height, shoe size). SaarRowingCenter will arrange boat transport. Participants who prefer to use their own or their club’s boat will need to arrange their own boat transport.

Training at your home club
In addition to these training sessions, you will obviously be rowing regularly at your own club, in the single or 2x. If you like, we can provide you with a training schedule tailored to your individual technique and fitness level. Your personal schedule can be tweaked or adjusted after each training day, if necessary. This training schedule will be an excellent way to continue working on your technique and fitness while rowing at your own club. The training scheduled will be accompanied by an erg schedule for targeted fitness training on the ergometer. To top it off, you will receive a schedule with core stability exercises that can be done at home, during indoor training or in the gym.

Racing in the Scullers’ Head or the Doubles’ Head
If you choose to race in the Amsterdam Scullers’ or Doubles’ Head, you (or your club) will need to enter you. If you like, you may race in the same boat you have been using while training with us. If you want to use one of our boats, SaarRowingCenter will arrange transport of the boat to the Amstel. You will need to bring your own sculls (oars) with blades in your club’s colours. Of course you are free to race in your own boat, or one of your club’s boats. In that case, you will need to arrange your own boat transport.

AmsterdamSunday 25 March 20181
DuisburgSaturday 21 - Sunday 22 April 20182
Contact and Bookings

Contact and Bookings

For questions, please send an e-mail to . If you prefer to talk to someone directly, feel free to call Theo van den Broek on +31-6 512 00 637. You can also request a registration form by e-mail.  Your registration is final once ...