The Newburgh Rowing Club became only the second rowing club in the nation to include Diversity Training as part of its USRowing Level 2 Coaching Certification program, said Coach Ed Kennedy, Programs Director of the Newburgh Rowing Club. Approximately 2 dozen coaches came to the Newburgh Rowing Club for Level 2 Coaching Certification, provided by officials of USRowing. USRowing is the governing body of the sport of rowing in America.
The Diversity Training portion is new, and the Newburgh Rowing Club became the second club in the nation to implement the training, which was prepared by Richard Butler, USRowing’s Inclusion Rowing Manager and the Director of America Rows.
“We are delighted to be a part of this moment in history,” said Coach Ed Kennedy. “Mrs. LoBiondo has been doing a fine job running the America Rows Newburgh program, for our young student ambassadors, of which we have about 50 right now. They are part of our inclusion rowing program. We had coaches from all over New York State joining us for this Coaching certification program. We are honored to be only the second club in the nation to offer the Diversity training, prepared by Mr. Butler, as part of the Level 2, or Performance Coaching, program. Coach Cunningham and I were pleased to assist the officials from USRowing who administered the program. We plan to continue on as a Coaching certification site for USRowing.”
For more information about the Newburgh Rowing Club, contact Coach Ed Kennedy at (845) 541-2313 or Team Mom Juliana LoBiondo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo by Coach Edwin Cunningham