Do you dare to discover your limits and to push them? Can you drive yourself to go 120%?
And are you ready for an amazing year in which you are fighting for the honor of Vidar
together with your crewmates? Then competitive rowing ('wedstrijdroeien’) is something for you!
As a competitive rower at Vidar you are being trained and mentored by professional coaches,
you row at (inter)national races and you are constantly working on improving yourself and
pushing your boundaries. You row at top sport level and are trained to become a rowing
At Vidar you have the possibility to coach top sport rowing crews. The rowers train more
than 7 times a week and as a coach it is your task to guide your crew on the water as well as
The coaches are supported by professional rowing coaches who not only guide the rowers,
but also the coaches. Vidar also offers a coach trainings. Here different subjects are covered,
such as: team dynamics, rowing technique, physiology, setting goals, etc. This way you are
fully engaged in top sports and you develop yourself in a unique way as a coach and
manager on a personal and professional level.
As a coxswain you guide your rowers through the most crazy situations in your first year. You
can make sure that a rower gives just that little extra power to be the first to cross the finish
line. You can do this by showing perseverance, determination and spirit. Within a few
months you can give the commands to 8 big men or make sure that 4 light ladies go
demolish the competition.
By being sharp every training, you keep an overview of the boat and you are the brain of the boat. You decide what is needed and which way the boat goes. When you say the right thing at the perfect moment, it can make a difference. Although a steering wheel itself cannot physically add anything to the speed of the boat, this can be done by means of motivating calls and sharp steering.
The coxswain society 'Lidskialf' has been set up especially to optimally support all the coxes of Vidar. The coxswains regularly accompany each other during training sessions and this way they ensure that all the coxes are optimally positioned at the start of a race. This way the experiences are passed on to each other.
‘Groot geworden door klein te blijven’
‘Becoming big by staying small’