Free Rowing Clinic – Tulsa – December 7th, 2019


Free Rowing Clinic (For Adults)

Tulsa Youth Rowing Association is offering a free rowing clinic on December 7th at the University of Tulsa Zink Rowing Tank from 9 am to 3 pm. The clinic is geared toward coaches and people who are interested in learning more about rowing and how to coach an athlete on the Concept2 Rowing machine.

The clinic will be run by Great Britain Junior National Team Member, Division I Athlete, USRowing Level III Coach, Neil Bergenroth. Bergenroth will be assisted by Tamara Clayton, the current Head Coach of the Tulsa Youth Rowing Association.

Bergenroth has led the Tulsa Youth Rowing Association to success and growth on a National and International Stage, and brings 30 years of experience in the sport and now specializes in coaching professional development. Coach Clayton, a previous Division I athlete herself, is a USRowing certified Level II Coach with experience in coxing, lightweight, and open weight rowing.

After the lunch break, there will be a discussion about the club’s RowingSTEM outreach initiatives, and we ask that in return for the free instruction, you stay for this discussion. Our mission is to help make rowing a more inclusive and accessible sport in Tulsa. In addition, our STEM curriculum provides a framework to help students learn science along with developing healthy lifestyles.

There will be a practical part of the clinic where instruction will be provided to help participants identify the best drills to help fix rowing technique for either personal use or in a coaching environment.

Inquiries and registration: Please send an email to with the subject line “Clinic Registration/Inquiry”. Please also include your first and last name and the organization/school that you are affiliated with (if appropriate).

Tulsa Youth Rowing Association is looking for teachers and coaches who are interested in helping to run a gROW Tulsa program in Tulsa Public Schools for the 2020-2021 academic year. The program has been designed to allow for increased access to the sport of rowing. The program features STEM and physical fitness components. It is not necessary for someone who is interested in helping run these programs to have prior rowing experience as the club is offering training and support to help teach the fundamentals of rowing on a machine. Tulsa Youth Rowing Association will provide six rowing machines to interested schools. Therefore, it is recommended that a program can serve up to twelve students at a time. The program can run one or two days a week and the curriculum is built around first learning how to row and then the kids become involved in RowingSTEM activities as the program progresses.

Coaches will also be expected to help with administrative tasks such as attendance and management of program materials.

The club is offering a stipend of $50 to program faculty for each day spent coaching and teaching in the program.

Participants are under no obligation to commit to coaching following their participation.

For more information and coaching inquiries, please contact program director Neil Bergenroth at

For more information about the Tulsa Youth Rowing Association, please visit For more information on the gROW Tulsa Outreach Initiative please visit or view the summary video here: