In late 2016 Rowing Australia launched CampaignNumberOne (CNO). A major change in the implementation of CNO was to shift the role and focus of the state based academies and institutes of sport towards underage talent identification and development. Each Australian state / territory has its own unique set of circumstances that requires a tailored and individual approach to their rowing talent pathway but they each have responsibility on delivering athletes to the Senior High Performances programs based in the Penrith and Canberra NTC’s
Rowing Science in the Pathways stream is coordinated and led by Dr Tony Rice. In this case Tony’s role is to work closely with the scientists and coaches in the State Academies and Institutes of Sport to help develop talented underage athletes and coaches and provide them with better knowledge of rowing science and how it can benefit their performance.
Tony works with the Lyall McCarthy (Pathways Head Coach) to design and implement the National Training Curriculum; an Australia wide technical and physical development model of Australian underage rowing. In practice this curriculum will provide a template of rowing training and technical requirements / competencies into each State Academy / Institute of Sport which is then fine-tuned to suit the unique aspects of each DTE.