The Purcerverance Coaches Retreat will provide coaches an opportunity to gather and share thoughts, questions, and presentations within a team-building setting. The objective is to learn with and from other coaches, increase your understanding of a topic through presentation and build community through teamwork. All coaches are asked to prepare a 15 to 20-minute presentation on a topic of their choice to share. Ongoing discussion on all topics throughout our time together will foster an atmosphere of collaboration and growth. Mike Purcer will be presenting several sessions from his current research and work over the past year.
Limited number of spots available
Date: (save the date)
Thursday, February 3 to Saturday, February 5, 2022
To be announced (Muskoka Area)
Rigging, (2014 Ed) in PDF format is ideal to save on your computer or smartphone for immediate reference. Using the Adobe APP the file is easy to search with rigging information always at your fingertips.
Rigging is an in-depth reference guide to selecting and setting-up the boat, rigger and oar. This book identifies rigging adjustments and provides an explanation of how they affect the stroke. There are numerous standard rigging charts for coaches with less experience to provide a place to start.
Individual rigging and advanced rigging sections provide experienced coaches a discussion to take rigging to the next level. Mike would be the first to say that rigging does not win races and in the same conversation remind you that poor rigging has lost races.
To order your PDF copy of Rigging by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org You will receive a PayPal invoice for $17 CAD that can be paid by credit card or PayPal account and your copy of Rigging will be emailed to you.
Comparative Analysis of Rigging Set-Up and Success Amongst Single Scullers at the 2016, 2017 and 2018 FISA World Championships (Rowing) is a paper by Zachary Lewis and Mike Purcer. The study began in the fall of 2016 with rigging analysis of the top twelve singles in each of the eight category at the U19, U23 and Senior World Championships in Rotterdam, NED. The research was supplemented with analysis of the senior men and women at the 2017 and 2018 World Championships. The information presented within suggests that coaches would be wise to analyze Drive Time and Blade Slip to determine the efficiency of their rigging.
About the authors:
Zachary Lewis is a high performance coach with an extensive background researching and training elite athletes and performers. He has completed certifications in sport psychology, coaching, strength and conditioning,functional movement training, and athletic nutrition. As a consultant Zak has worked with athletes competing at the NHL, NCAA, Crashed Ice, World Championship and Olympic levels, from national sport organizations across Canada, Australia, and Vietnam. His primary research interests include performance psychology, coaching, and performance model investigation.
Mike Purcer has coached with a particular interest in rigging for over forty years. His book RIGGING was first published in 1985 and has been updated and reprinted several times with the last addition in 2014. Mike authored the Performance Analysis - Rigging Chapter of the Rowing Canada Avrion Performance Coach manual that provides advanced level coaches an outline of rigging analysis. He continues to research in many areas of rowing, presenting regularly at coaches conferences in Canada and USA as well as providing camps and other opportunities for athlete and coach development.
A series of papers that discuss a variety of rigging dimensions to provide coaches and athletes an insight to how the measurements are taken and the effects they have on the rowing stroke.