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Great Coaching: Dan Harris on creating a successful programme

Dan Harris has spent the last 10 years as coach of the World Class Start Centre in Bath and was head coach for the Great Britain team at the 2019 European Under-23 Championships. He shares five key factors in putting together a successful training programme

I’m not a physiologist, I’m a rowing coach. When I started out in coaching I did lots of research on concepts such as periodisation, but I also found that my own rowing journey was a really important source.

Textbooks can give you the ideal way to do things, but putting together a programme that athletes can do consistently with really good intent should be the main goal.

With that in mind, here are five things you should be thinking about when you put together a training programme.

Use your own experience

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