Student Talent ID

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Covid-19 Update

With the cancellation of BUCS Regatta due to Covid-19, we are unable to do our regular testing for our Student Talent ID programme. We have been reviewing the initial stage of testing and have decided to request any interested athlete to complete this student application form.

We are continuing to review the possibility of the Sculling Camp in August as the situation evolves and will keep this page updated.

As usual, we are continuing to look for any beginner or intermediate athletes who show potential. Particularly those who have started rowing at university.

The form will ask for as much information as possible so we can get the best understanding of all applicants. Please ask applicants to complete as much and as accurately as possible. We understand athletes will be unlikely to complete all ergo data requested. Please note any applicants must meet height requirements. (Women must be over 174cm and Men, 186cm).

As well as personal information we will ask for the following ergo scores if they have them:

  • 7 Stroke Max
  • 250m
  • 1km Rate 24
  • 2km
  • 5km
  • 30 Min

Student Talent ID

At the Rio Olympic Games, 21% of rowers representing Great Britain started their rowing career at university! If you row at university and want to see if you have the potential to make the GB Rowing Team come and visit the British Rowing tent at BUCS Regatta in May.

At the Regatta we run a quick series of tests to see if you’ve got what it takes to be the best. Women must be over 174cm and Men over 186cm. We’ll take your name, age, height and arm span and will also test your leg/arm power. Don’t worry this won’t tire you out for racing at the regatta, the tests are short and sweet.

Those who show potential will be invited with their coaches to a testing day at Caversham, home of the GB Rowing Team, where we’ll put you through your paces to assess your potential with further tests to measure how fit and powerful you really are.

Following this testing, a group are invited to a training camp at Caversham in September. During this week the rower and coach will have the opportunity to work with the Performance Talent team to improve your knowledge, ability and technique and therefore identify areas of improvement/development.

From here successful attendees will be invited to be part of the Performance Talent programme, where the PT coaches will work with you and your coaches to help guide you on the next stage of your rowing career.

DateFocusLocation
Postponed TBC Test Day Redgrave Pinsent Rowing Lake, Caversham
Wednesday, 26th to Sunday, 30th August 2020 Sculling Camp Redgrave Pinsent Rowing Lake, Caversham
Friday, 8th to Sunday 10th of January 2021 Land Camp Redgrave Pinsent Rowing Lake, Caversham
Date:
Postponed TBC
Focus:
Test Day
Location:
Redgrave Pinsent Rowing Lake, Caversham
Date:
Wednesday, 26th to Sunday, 30th August 2020
Focus:
Sculling Camp
Location:
Redgrave Pinsent Rowing Lake, Caversham
Date:
Friday, 8th to Sunday 10th of January 2021
Focus:
Land Camp
Location:
Redgrave Pinsent Rowing Lake, Caversham

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