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If you’re a coxswain wanting to improve or you want to help a coxswain you’ve come to the right place. Our Resources for Coxswains page is where you’ll find all the coxing resources you will ever need. Ranging from Coxing videos and audio recordings through to Books and key articles, no matter how experienced a coxswain you are, the resources you need to develop can be found here.

 

Key Articles from Coxmate's Blog

Coxmate writes all about coxing with expert authors such as Olympic Gold Medallist Coxswain Mary Whipple, Australian Olympic Coxswain Michael Toon, International Coach and Cox Andy Probert and more.

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How To Cox The....

Steering is a job that takes excellent focus, skill and know-how. Coxmate is compiling a resources list of how to cox all of the major head races to benefit the coxswain. Below you’ll find articles written to help you steer the best possible courses at some of the major courses in the world. If you’d like to contribute to this list and write one on a course we don’t already have please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Do you have experience racing a course not listed above? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. we would love to hear your insights and continue to expand our list.

 

Coxing Audio Recordings

Do you sometimes struggle for calls on the water? Listen to calls from other coxswains and get inspired. Do you have a coxing recording to add to our list? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or you can purchase audios of some of the best coxswains in the world with the Down and Dirty Guide to Coxing on the Water. It is 75 minutes and has over 10 tracks.

 

Coxmate’s Top Tips

Do you want the edge over your rivals? Need to advance your racing skills so you're not just another Coxswain? Then sign up to one of our two email series where our expert authors will email you with their tips on how to become a great cox.

If you are new to coxing, or maybe re-starting your coxing career, Andy Probert, UK international coach and coxswain has created an email series just for you. If you don't know your bow loader from your stern post or whether to steer corners tight or loose, this is the advice series for YOU. Sign up for Probert’s Coxswain Top Tips now.

 

If you’ve coxed for a couple of seasons then Australian Olympic Medallist Coxswain Michael Toon’s email series is for you. With strategies to win in any situation, Toon shares what it takes to cox at an Olympic level. Sign up for Toon’s Advanced Racing Tips.

 

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Books

  • Coaching the Coxswain. If you are a coach who has never coxed, this eBook is essential to build your skills. This book is a carefully written three-stage programme for teaching skills to coxswains that will enable them to steer, communicate what you ask to the crew and race (both head racing and side-by-side).
  • Down and Dirty Guide to Coxing by George Kirschbaum. The guide for anyone who is a coxswain - beginner or more experienced. This book contains something for you. It is also useful for coaches who need to teach and guide coxswains.
  • Balance by Jim Flood. A free E-book from Rowperfect UK. ·Jim Flood is a rowing coach. He writes about what it takes to balance a boat. Understanding this is crucial for a cox.
  • The Good Coxswain Guide Book Series. A successful crew cannot be successful without a good coxswain. By purchasing "The Good Coxswain" Series you will be able to raise the level of expectation, the standards of safety and the appreciation of a coxswain's job well done! It's an e-book download so you can share it. 
  • Coxswain's Manual. Written by Ian Fox, covers all aspects of being a Coxswain.