CrossFit Rowing Certification - San Francisco CA - October 24-25, 2009

San Francisco, CA
Saturday, October 24, 2009
CrossFit Rowing Certification - San Francisco CA - October 24-25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009 - Sunday, October 25, 2009

CrossFit San Francisco
610 Old Mason St
San Francisco, CA 94129

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Start time for each day is 8:45am. Meals are on your own.

Spend two days with Coach Erin Cafaro. The first day will be spent learning rowing technique, technical error analysis and correction, verbal cues, rowing physiology and kinesiology, how to structure a CrossFit rowing workout, maximizing rowing power and efficiency, increasing rowing power output for better WOD times/scores and more at this comprehensive workshop. The day will include lecture, rowing on the Concept2 indoor rowing machine, team teaching, and two CrossFit workouts. Knowing how to row correctly and teach rowing to your clients are invaluable skills within the CrossFIt community.

The second day will enable participants to take their rowing skills outdoors and into actual on the water racing boats. Transferring the skills learned on the indoor rowing machine to an on-water rowing experience will enable participants to further refine their technique and power output capabilities. 

Day 2 – This day is set aside for those wishing to learn the basics of using a single person boat.  There is a lot to learn and everyone will face different challenges, but the focus is on having fun and learning the basics. No rowing experience is needed, however swimming skills are required. You should be able to swim a distance of 75 feet, tread water for 5 minutes and swim a distance of 20 feet under water. Everyone participating in the On Water Rowing will be required to sign a standard Athlete Release Form.

What to wear and bring: You shouldn't have to purchase anything special to participate. You should dress weather-appropriately as if you were going for a jog or brisk walk. Layers are best. Man-made layers of coolmax, polypropylene or fleece work best. You should wear clothes loose enough to move in, but not so baggy that the fabric could get caught in the moving parts of the boat, specifically the sliding seat. Also, old athletic shoes and wool socks are recommended to keep feet warm, as they will get splashed. In warm weather, hats and sunscreen are advised. Gloves are not recommended for rowing.

About Coach Erin Cafaro:

Erin began her rowing career as a novice at the University of California, Berkeley in 2001.  She went on to make the Varsity and win the Women’s NCAA Rowing Championship in 2005 and 2006.  In the summer of 2005 Erin also competed in the USRowing U23 Women’s 4- in Amsterdam, Netherlands and won Gold.  Starting in the summer of 2006 Erin began training fulltime with the USRowing National Team.  She has won one Bronze Medal in Eton, England at the Rowing World Championships in 2006 and one Gold Medal in Munich, Germany at the World Championships in 2007, both in the Women’s 4- event.  Erin competed for the United States in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China where she and her teammates brought home the Gold Medal in the Women’s 8+ event.  This was the first time the United States Olympic Team has won the Gold in the Women’s 8+ event in the full 2000m race. 

During her training in the Olympic year, Erin discovered Crossfit, and incorporated the training ideologies and concepts into her fulltime rowing program.   Erin integrates Crossfit into her training program and has recently received her Crossfit Level I Training Course.   She feels that everyone can make a huge difference in their conditioning by using this philosophy and techniques.  Erin hopes that she can share the knowledge and experiences she has gained from being an elite level athlete with other rowers and Crossfitters.  She wants to incorporate new ideas and training techniques to make a positive impact on the sport of rowing for the future.   


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Payment Instructions

  • The price of this Course is $595 USD. Please place a $250 deposit to secure your space in the Course.

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