BRIGHTON, Mass., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The national governing body for rowing in the United States, USRowing, and the largest rowing club in the world, Community Rowing (CRI), today announced an exciting partnership to promote the Institute for Rowing Leadership (IRL) Fellowship Program at CRI.
In its fourth year, the yearlong post-graduate level coaching education program develops leaders in the life-changing sport of rowing through Active Learning education. It is the first sport specific certification program to adopt the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) National Standards for Sport Coaches in a full-time, yearlong program.
"We are delighted to have USRowing's support and partnership with the IRL," said CRI Executive Director Bruce Smith. "USRowing's staff and leadership of the U.S. National Team add a new level of depth and expertise to our Program."
Glenn Merry, CEO of USRowing, said, "Community Rowing's IRL Fellowship Program is a unique and innovative opportunity to develop high-quality leaders for our sport. CRI's leadership serves the long-term growth of rowing, and USRowing is excited to support this coaching education program."
Fellows attend daily classes taught by top-level instructors from universities including Brown, Boston, Northeastern, and Harvard. In addition, fellows implement learning through a mentored program with world-class coaches on the Charles River.
The IRL Fellowship Program is accepting Class of 2015 applications through March 17th of this year. Apply online at http://www.IRLatCRI.org/.
Community Rowing, Inc., based in Brighton, MA, is the largest nonprofit rowing organization in the United States, with more than 2,000 members programs for beginners, recreational rowers, and competitive athletes. CRI was founded in 1985 by a group of Olympic and National Team Rowers with the goal of widening the circle of rowing and securing public access for the sport on the Charles River. Learn more at www.communityrowing.org.
USRowing is a nonprofit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States. USRowing has 60,000 individual members and 1,200 member organizations, offering rowing programs for all. Additional information may be found at www.usrowing.org | Twitter: @usrowing | YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/usrowingorg | Facebook: www.facebook.com/usrowing | Tumblr: http://usrowing.tumblr.com/.
SOURCE Community Rowing, Inc.