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Ulsaker picked to coach for Olympic Development Program

Tim Ulsaker of Mobjack Rowing and the Mathews High School Crew program is going to spend his summer coaching for the USRowing Youth Olympic Development Camp in Jacksonville, Florida. He is on the staff as the U20 High Performance Men’s coach.

Chris Chase, who started this program, asked Ulsaker to be on the coaching staff. Chase joined USRowing as the Director of Youth Rowing in 2019. He is responsible for the U19 National Team. Chase’s idea for the Olympic Development Program was to help teenagers learn how to row properly and keep them safe while doing so.

Ulsaker said that the early style for junior rowing selection teams used to be “brutal” and “a downright fight.” In this program, young athletes will have the support they need to get better while being cared for properly. There will be one coach for every eight athletes and one staff member for every seven athletes. In addition to the coaching staff, there will also be a yoga instructor and a nutritionist.

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