There are a few points that a person should know before they get into a boat and actually call themselves a coxswain, this is not a title that is easily earned. First you need to know the basics of what you’re about to do. Talk to the coach perhaps other coxswains, more experienced, and get their point of view. Then it comes down to your attitude. If you are not confident in the boat then your rowers cannot trust you. If you don’t have at least a little bit of their trust, things could go very wrong. Once you make a call don’t second guess yourself. Unless the coach or your stroke say anything you stand to your point and keep things moving smoothly.
YOU are in control. YOU need to know whats going on at all times. If something goes wrong it is most likely going to be blamed on YOU.
Yes this is a team sport but we have to take all the crap. but you knew this before you got into that seat, plugged that cox box in and put that NK head band around your head.
Great rowers are worth a lot, but a Great coxswain is worth so much more.
YOU have the opportunity to make good rowers great, and great rowers even better.
Our apologies for not properly crediting crewkid for his submission.