NW Juniors Coronathon 2020 Info
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NW Juniors Coronathon 2020
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WHAT IS THIS?
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We know this season has been turned upside-down by COVID-19, and we are all missing our friends, teammates, and athletes.
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So we've put together a free rowing challenge for all NW boathouses to keep kids active and motivated in a time when we are physically separated from our boathouse communities.
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While doing in-house events is beneficial, adding the bonus of seeing what all the other clubs are doing could give every athlete the extra boost they need to just do SOMETHING.
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We know there are erg challenges going around the rowing community already, but this is geared to include athletes with an erg and those without.
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GIVE ME THE DETAILS
ENTRIES ARE CLOSED!
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When: Mon, April 13 – Sun, May 10 (4 weeks)
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Entries Due: Sat, April 11, 11:59 PM
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How are we competing?
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Each athlete earns points through exercising and other weekly challenges. Because teams are different sizes, teams compete based on average points per person!
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We are competing in three categories across all clubs: overall points, overall boys' points, and overall girls' points. (Each of these point totals is per person)
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What exercises can we do?
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Check out the Exercise Points tab for more info.
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Are there other opportunities for points?
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Every week there will be challenges set up to shake up the competition a bit. These challenges will revolve around healthy practices as student athletes.
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See the Bonus Points tab for more info.
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How do I enter my team/boathouse?
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Fill out this short entry form and we'll get you set up!
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How many people do I need to make a team?
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At least 5. If you don't have 5, we may combine your participants with another team to ensure that you can compete based on averages and not just a small number of people.
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WHO IS CURRENTLY PARTICIPATING?
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Commencement Bay Rowing Club
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Girls Row Stockton
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Green Lake Crew
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Lakeside School
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Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association
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Mt. Baker Crew
South Eugene Rowing Club
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Pocock Rowing Center
South Kitsap High School
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Renton Rowing Center
Vashon Island Rowing Club
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Rose City Rowing Club
Whatcom Rowing Association
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Sammamish Rowing Association
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OTHER QUESTIONS
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What additional work do I need to do as a coach?
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We have designed this challenge to minimize any additional burdens we place on coaches and boathouse administrators during this tough time.
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You or someone you delegate will need to enter your roster (see the Week 1 Points Entry tab for an example)
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How are points verified?
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Because of the scale and complexity of verification, we are relying on rowers to demonstrate honor and integrity when reporting their points.
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If you feel you may be tempted to cheat, please consider you are representing not only yourself, but your teammates, your coaches, and your boathouse in doing so.
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How were the points decided?
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We used a few principles based on our previous experience with these challenges.
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- Equalize points earned regardless of an athlete's speed.
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- Equalize points (as best as possible) that can be earned for steady-state vs AT vs transportation/sprint work.
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- Place limits on workout volume to mitigate risk of injury.
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- Incentivize (but not require) working out for actual improvement on a fitness benchmark (e.g. 2K erg, run, or bike)
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Are there any limits on how many points can be earned?
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Each athlete can earn at most 100 points per day and 600 points per week through exercise. Points earned through bonus challenges (on the Bonus Points tab) are not subject to these limits.
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I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS. WHO SHOULD I REACH OUT TO?
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Ben Steele, Director, Vashon Island Rowing Club
ben.steele@vashoncrew.com
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David DeWinter, Coach at Sammamish Rowing Association and Founder at RowHero
david@rowhero.com
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Sponsored by @rowheroofficial
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