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Jimmy Joy is master sculling/rowing upper body strength through ergometer training and cardio development expert. He coached the undefeated Olympic Champion Bob Pearce and from this experience was able to develop his own teaching method. With this excellent foundation Jim went on to coach successfully at the University of Western Ontario, MIT, Yale, Wesleyan and Hobart-William Smith. At Wesleyan he taught a Graduate level course, the Nature of Sport, for six years, and at Hobart William Smith a similar course, Mind, Body, Spirit and Performance, for two years to undergraduates: both studies were Psycho-Philosophical investigations of Sport.
He founded the Craftsbury Sculling Camp and served as the Technical Director of Rowing Canada in the 1980’s, where he initiated a series of measures that guided the program to over 60 International medals.
Jimmy was a member of FISA's Competitive Commission responsible for the successful Coaches’ Development Program and made presentations in various countries- Belgium, England, Scotland, Egypt, Israel, Czechoslovakia, and Japan. At Hobart and William Smith Colleges where he employed a “holistic??? coaching approach, and was overseer of the birth of a nationally recognized collegiate rowing program. Jimmy started the Joy of Sculling coach’s conference, which has been held annually for over 20 years and continues to research the concepts of Flow, Integral Coaching, the Functional Athlete, and most recently, the process by which the athletes’ skills and consciousness converge and evolve.
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