Advance Youth Strength & Conditioning Platform for Rowing

Supporting Rowing Coaches and Athletes

The youth strength and conditioning platform has been created for rowing clubs that coach and support large number of youth athletes.


The Demands of Rowing

Rowing is extremely popular both for young males and females.  For the athletes to perform well, they need to cope with the demands of the sport.  Rowing can lead to high training volumes, which may place the youth athletes at risk of non-functional overtraining, and symptoms of burnout, and injury. 

Athletes need an excellent aerobic/anaerobic capacity, as rowing is generally viewed as an endurance sport.  Other athlete performance characteristics important for sporting performances, include

  • High levels of maximal strength 

  • Improvements in relative strength ratio

  • Peak and average power output 

  • Motor skill development 

Through regular strength and conditioning training that incorporates strength training, power and plyometric drills, this will improve overall performance.  Both high levels of strength and power have been correlated with rowing performance.  Plyometric training has also been shown to improve rowing times when compared to endurance training in youth elite rowers. 

Pathway to Performance

The youth strength and conditioning platform supports the coach through the four areas of youth physical development and overall performance. 

  • Test, track and monitor athlete's physical development and overall progress

  • A range of strength and conditioning training.  All physical capacities are highly trainable 

  • Monitor and reduce the risk of overtraining, burnout and injury 

  • Sport readiness, freshness, leading to sports performance 


Test & Monitor Athlete Physical Development

It is highly recommended that we monitor the long-term development of our youth athletes. 

The Youth Strength & Conditioning Software helps coaches to track their athletes 

  • Library of strength and conditioning tests 

  • Upload test scores

  • Analyse test scores for future development 

  • Support and feedback to athletes 

  • Create, share, download athlete reports (individual athletes or teams)

Reduce the Risk of Injuries in Rowing

The injury rates in youth athletes are increasing, with most injuries being classified as overuse or sport-related injuries. 

A general lack of preparation and high volumes of sports-training (sport practice and competition) can place the youth athlete at a higher risk of overtraining, feelings of burnout, and sustaining an injury. 

Unfortunately, there are a high level of reported overuse injuries in both female and male youth rowers.  The athletes report a high level of lower back injuries, followed by knee injuries, and forearm-wrist type injuries. 

As rowing is a high-dynamic sport, having an excellent aerobic/anaerobic capacity will aid in performance.  Rowers should also focus on developing their strength, relative strength, power, and reactive strength.  Integrating neuromuscular training within their strength and conditioning may help to reduce injuries, as reported in other sports. 

Neuromuscular training consists of 

  • Balance drills 

  • Strength training 

  • Plyometrics drills 

  • Agility cuts and drills 

Strength, Speed, Agility, & Plyometric training

The Youth Strength & Conditioning app empowers each youth athlete to regularly perform their strength and conditioning training. 

Strength and conditioning programmes are fully automated to save time.   Each programme consists of a range of exercises, including neuromuscular training.  Athletes can watch the exercise and drills, which demonstrate optimal form and technique. 

Athletes can upload the repetitions, training loads, and effort level, which is synched to the coach’s portal, allowing the coach to analyse training volume and adherence. 

The youth athletes can select from the below training 


Recovery & Wellbeing

The importance of player wellbeing and recovery are essential for the growth and development of each player. 

To reduce the risk of high-volumes of sport training and competition, overtraining, and feelings of burnout, athletes can track their wellbeing and overall recovery. 

Created for youth athletes, the youth athletes complete weekly questionnaires that monitor key areas 

  • Overall fatigue level 

  • Muscle soreness 

  • Energy levels 

  • Motivation 

  • Sleep quality and feelings of freshness  


Improve Overall Performance

All sports have a specific demand.  For players to perform they need to be fully prepared and recovered. 

All aspects of the player's training and recovery - strength and conditioning, sports training, sport competition, and lifestyle factors need to be coached, as they are all linked to sports performance. 

As each player grows and matures, their strength and conditioning training and recovery strategies need to develop with them.  This will give each player every opportunity to perform at the highest level. 

CPD & Workshops for PE and Sport Coaches

To accompany our youth strength and conditioning curriculum, we regularly deliver CPD and workshops - professionally endorsed by Active IQ. 

  • Long-term athlete development.  Testing and monitoring progress

  • The role of strength training for youth athletes

  • Plyometric drills for youth athletes 

  • Youth female athlete.  Strength training considerations 

  • Load management 

  • Nutrition for growth and development  


Chose a Plan





  • Up to 50 athletes 

  • Access for 2 coaches 

  • S&C session plans 

  • Test & video library

  • Platform training 

  • Initial set up & support

  • Up to 100 athletes 

  • Access for 3 coaches 

  • S&C session plans 

  • Test & video library

  • Platform training 

  • Initial set up & support

  • Up to 200 athletes 

  • Access for 5 coaches 

  • S&C session plans 

  • Test & video library

  • Platform training 

  • Initial set up & support

  • More than 200 athletes 

  • Unlimited coaches

  • S&C session plans 

  • Test & video library

  • Platform training 

  • Initial set up & support

  • CPD workshops

One consultation with an S&C coach to get you started One consultation with an S&C coach to each month Two consultations with an S&C coach to each month Ongoing consultations with an S&C team

 £100 per month 

£150 per month  

£200 per month 

Price upon request

 *All prices are subject to VAT.