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Community Rowing, Inc.

  • Advanced Certificate in Rowing Leadership
  • The Rowing Network
  • CRI Coach Certification
  • Feedback Loops
  • The 'What Works' Summit
  • One Day Workshops
  • Certificate in Community Building for Rowing

The Institute for Rowing Leadership (IRL) is coaching education at CRI. The IRL takes a holistic approach and offers coaches of all levels multiple learning opportunities such as:

  • Advanced Certificate in Rowing Leadership Fellowship Program (ACRL) — An intensive one-year, graduate-level fellowship program designed to equip future leaders with deep knowledge and professional skills as part of a cohort learning together in the classroom and applying their knowledge daily on the water.
  • The Rowing Network — A platform, developed in partnership with Rowing Australia, offers online coaching education courses developed specifically for coaches to have access to knowledge from their desktop anytime it suits them in their pursuit of continuing education.
  • CRI Coach Certification (CCC) — At the heart of great coaching is the athlete experience and CRI Coach Certification teaches coaches the skills needed to ensure a positive experience for all levels of athletes and opens the door to the habit of continuous learning exhibited by great coaches.
  • Feedback Loops — Feedback loops save you time, improve athlete/coach retention, and have been a key component in the growth of CRI programs. We provide customized feedback surveys and results for teams/clubs with the perspective of 4,000+ surveys completed and professional question construction.
  • The 'What Works' Summit Coaching Conference — An annual coaching conference, held on the first Saturday/Sunday in February, each year has a tightly focused theme designed to send coaches back to their team ignited with directly implementable takeaways for their team.
  • One Day Workshops — Getting hands on in a small group and wrapping your arms around a specific topic is an essential way to learn by doing. Periodic one day workshops with subject matter experts provide an opportunity to learn from the best and tap into deep knowledge.
  • Certificate in Community Building for Rowing (CCBR)  An immersive 21-day leadership program designed specifically for coaches and teachers working in developing the sport of rowing at a grassroots level using the same principles proven effective at CRI and in the ACRL program.


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The Institute for Rowing Leadership is accredited at the highest level (Level 5) offered by NCACE and is the only accredited US coaching education program in rowing ever.


Photo Credit: Damian Strohmeyer