Sculling generally refers to a method of using oars to propel watercraft in which the oar or oars touch the water on both the port and starboard sides of the craft, or over the stern. By extension, the oars themselves are also often referred to as sculls when used in this manner, and the boat itself may be referred to as a scull.
Two-oared sculling is a form of rowing—both competitive and recreational—in which a boat is propelled by one or more rowers, each of whom operates two oars, one held in the fingers of each hand. This contrasts with the other common method of rowing, sweep rowing, in which each rower may use both hands to operate a single oar on either the port or starboard side of the boat.
Sculling forms one of the two major divisions of crew, or competitive rowing, involving races between small, sculled boats with various numbers of rowers. Generally, one, two, or four rowers crew these shells, which are classified according to the number of rowers that they can hold: singles have one seat, doubles have two seats, and quads have four seats.
Winter Training with Matt Berean
Join us for winter training this season! We are expanding the program to include three different options. Choose from coached sessions on Saturdays and Mondays, as well as open, yet, competitive sessions on Thursdays and Fridays. The options are described below.
First, Matt Berean will be coaching sessions on Saturday and Monday. These sessions will focus on efficient body mechanics, technique, and flexibility needed for rowing.
Saturdays, 7-9am at the LPBC Fitness Center. 17 sessions. Matt will coach for one hour of the session. Emphasis will be placed primarily on the introduction and discussion of body mechanics as they relate to efficiency of boat movement. We will develop tools for strength, stability and flexibility and help participants find and feel greater efficiency in their bodies.
Mondays, 5:45-6:45am at the LPBC Fitness Center. 17 sessions. Matt will coach the full hour. Emphasis will be placed primarily on the implementation of body mechanics on the rowing machines along with integration of mental focus during training pieces.
Second, we are adding an option to join the team to those rowers for which the Saturday and Monday coached sessions don’t work.
Thursdays & Fridays at the LPBC Fitness Center. Join with the competitive option to be part of the sculling team, get workouts, participate in organized Thursday practices, and competitive pieces on Friday.
In order to accommodate a variety of schedules, there is not a single, fixed time for this option. We will collect and post the workout times of those participating once we start and you can join others for workouts when it fits your schedule. These practices will be organized by the Sculling Team in coordination with Trish Brubaker. Although coaches may attend, these sessions will generally not be coached.
[$300] Sign up for the “gold” option to join for Matt’s coaching on Saturday and Monday mornings, as well as the organized practice on Thursday, and competitive practices on Friday.
[$150] Sign up for the “silver” option to get one day of Matt’s coaching, as well as the organized practice on Thursday, and competitive practices on Friday.
[$75] Sign up for the “competitive” option to join us for organized workouts on Thursday and Friday.
Matthew Berean has been involved with rowing since 1991 and has coached sculling, sweep, competitive, recreational, and junior to master rowers since 1996. Matthew is a Certified Rolfer™ and massage therapist who has also completed training in visceral, vascular and neural manipulation. Matthew has practiced yoga since 1993 and has been immersed in aspects of meditative practice and theory since 1989. Matthew incorporates this experience when helping clients learn how to help themselves.
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