2019 FISA / ARF Junior and Women Coaching Program
11th Dec. to 17th Dec.
Bulletin No. 1
Dear FISA / ARF Member,
FISA has been operating its development strategy ensuring that equality is integrated in all development activities. A large number of activities in the development strategy have been identified to align with this objective.
Current rowing coaching, both at national and international level, is unbalanced. Statistics demonstrate that, around the world, 27 percent of rowing coaches are women and an even fewer percentage reach senior coaching levels (women national team coaches are only 17 percent).
In 2019/2020 FISA would especially like to ensure that more opportunities are created to develop the quality and number of women coaches and to make this a part of a larger overall coaching education strategy for the future. Increasing access to education opportunities for women coaches and awareness amongst FISA´s main stakeholders is key, together with establishing a system for sustainable progress with a focus on women rowing coaches’ pathways in place.
The ARF / OCA training camp initiative for Asia, at a Junior level, is seen as an ideal context to create the FISA Women in coaching program and ensure the promotion of a culture of opportunity in order to see more women coaches succeed.
For this objective FISA designed a 7-day pilot coaching program for female coaches to be previously selected by their member National Federations to enable them to gain practical skills they may then bring back to their communities to help develop the sport of Rowing in their region. Engaging female coaches and their National Federations is critical to ensure their professional development. Through a sustainable and dedicated mentorship system FISA wishes to expand the participation of women in coaching together with the Asian Rowing Federation and the Olympic Council of Asia
The FISA Women in Coaching Program stands on a combination of theoretical/practical components and includes a module on female coaches’ pathways.
By putting forward this application your National Federation indicates the support for your female coach to attend the 2019 Women in Coaching program in Pattaya, Thailand, and potentially stay for the Asian Rowing Junior Championships accompanying your national team. In parallel ARF commits to cover the female coach local costs (accommodation, local transport and meals) from 11 to 17 December 2019. After the camp, Women coaches should stay at least one day 18th for the heat racing of ARJC/ARMC/AC and paid local costs by your national federation from 18 to 22 December 2019.
Interested Federations should apply to FISA/ARF/OC by the 15th November 2019.
Entry email to
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com (two ARF email box for approval),
firstname.lastname@example.org (FISA email for information and approval)
email@example.com (Thailand OC for visa and local arrangement)
Free Training Camp for ARF/FISA Junior Rowers and Women Coaching
- Date: from 11-17 December 2019 (7 days)
- Venue: Pattaya Thailand, venue for ARJC.
- Accommodation: Royal Thai Navy Rowing Center or Ambassador City Jomtien, Pattaya
M1x, M2x, M4x ,M2-, M4-, LM1x ,LM2x, LM4-
W1x, W2x, W2-, W4-,W4x ,LW1x, LW2x, LW4x
- Free Quota:
if 1 female coach+2 rowers, each NF enjoy 3 free quota
if 1 male coach+1 rower, each NF enjoy only 2 free quota.
if more than 2 or 3 free quota, NFs should pay 100usd/person/day for the additional participants.
all teams should stay at least 1 day 18th for the heat racing and paid by NFs including
accommodation and boat rental fees. Otherwise cannot enjoy free camp.
- Financial Support: free camp means free local transportation and accommodation, boats
during camp, excluding air ticket. Don’t support the airfare and insurance. Participants shall
bear the airfare and insurance for the training camp period.
- Key date & Schedule:
Date Schedule Note 10th Dec. 2019 Arrival in Thailand & Site Visit NF->Pattaya, Thailand 11th -17th Dec. Junior Rowers and Women Coaching Camp ARJC Rowing Venue 18th Dec. 2019 First racing day for ARJC Start to pay by NFs
Please submit your entry for the below 4 emails at the same time before deadline 15th NOV.
– ARF for approval
ARF Sec-Gen: firstname.lastname@example.org
– FISA for information
Mr. Yihuan Chang: email@example.com
– Thailand OC for visa and local arrangement
Captain Jirames: firstname.lastname@example.org