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Finding Joy in Molding Teens into Athletes

by USRowing video by Ed Moran, ed@usrowing.org | Dec 16, 2015
Brian de Regt was looking for what to do next in rowing after finishing up his competitive career in 2012 and knew that the next logical step would be coaching. What the 2015 Fan’s Choice Junior Coach of the Year found was a completely new challenge – helping to transform teenagers dealing with their always changing young lives into athletes capable of competing at a constant competitive level.
Brian de Regt was looking for what to do next in rowing after finishing up his competitive career in 2012. He knew that the next logical step would be coaching. What the 2015 Fan’s Choice Junior Coach of the Year found was a completely new challenge – helping to transform teenagers dealing with their always changing young lives into athletes capable of competing at a constant, competitive level.

“It’s very intellectually challenging,” de Regt said of coaching juniors. “Especially with junior boys, who I’ve been coaching, mainly. Junior boys, junior girls, they’re going through so many changes themselves that considering them a constant is very difficult. When you try to put the pieces together, you may be working with different pieces of different days,” he said. “It’s really enjoyable to me to try and figure out how the pieces go together, what motivates an individual and then what motivates a boat and what motivates a team.”

Check out what de Regt had to say about coaching juniors and leading his men’s youth eight to a 2015 national championship in this interview prior to the Golden Oars Awards Dinner on Nov. 19.

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