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About Adrian

Adrian was a former coach at Cambridge University Boat Club, then British Rowing, followed by Rowing Ireland where he was Chief Coach and coached the Irish sculler at the Olympics in London 2012. Throughout his coaching career, he worked with high performance teams and also mentored other coaches working with high performance teams.

Adrian also holds a Master’s degree in Executive Coaching and co-founded two startups, both in Sports Data Analytics.

News & Sport Insight

PRESS RELEASE: England Talent Canoe Sprint Programme announce new partnership with Ludum

British Canoeing’s England Talent Programme has today announced a new partnership with Ludum, the Athlete Management Software, Performance Analysis and Training Data Collection platform.

Data, Performance & Analytics

Rowing Chat Interview with Adrian Cassidy on Data in Rowing and New Ludum Features

Ludum CEO Adrian Cassidy speaks with Rebecca from Rowing Chat on how Ludum helps coaches and athletes, exciting new Ludum features, the importance of data

Coaching

The Importance of Streamlined Communication in Team Sports

In any team, communication is essential for success, and as we know it’s no different for us as Coaches. However, just as in other industries, often

Training Plans

Benefits Of An Endurance Training Plan

Endurance training will help you to build stamina and through this type of training your body will gradually be able to withstand longer exercise routines.

Athlete Health & Fitness

Athlete Monitoring | 6 Tips To Help Athletes Train Smarter

In this video Adrian Cassidy, Ludum Co-founder and former Olympic Coach discusses six key points to help you make sure your monitoring game is as

News & Sport Insight

The Best Olympic Regatta Ever

As part of our attempt to rank the Top Olympic Rowing Finals we also asked our panel of experts to choose what they think is

News & Sport Insight

Our Top Olympic Rowing Races Ranked

Without live rowing to enjoy, we’ve decided to look back at the most exciting, the most controversial, the closest and the most historically significant Olympic

Data, Performance & Analytics

Rowing Australia using Ludum to Prepare for World Championships

Rowing Australia have been using Ludum to better track the training of all their athletes. Having used several other well know platforms in the past

Athlete Health & Fitness

From Olympic Rowing Training to Battling Coronavirus | Crossy's Corner with Olivia Coffey

All aspiring Olympic athletes are battling with the social impact of Coronavirus but three time World Rowing Champion and Boat Race winner Olivia Coffey has

Data, Performance & Analytics

Length, Force, Stroke rate – Which is your Strength?

Is it better to be more technical, stronger? How much more power do you need to deliver if you row shorter? Is it realistic to

Data, Performance & Analytics

Determining a relevant training load score in rowing

Training load is an emerging topic for those serious about training. We have come to the limits of how much time people can train (and

Data, Performance & Analytics

Improving Sports Performance by Measuring Power, not Speed

The ultimate measure of performance is usually time. How long does it take to complete a race. Often coaches and athletes use time to measure

Coaching

Coaching through Covid | Round Table - Part 1

How do you continue to coach your team during a global pandemic and lockdown measures? We assembled a group of coaches from around the world to

Coaching

To the Coaches - Thank You!

Today would have been the start of Nat Schools 2020 and so it seems as good a time as any to publish it once again

Coaching

Cambridge University Women: Rowing Training for the Boat Race (2020)

Behind scenes, serious effort is invested to keep the edge they have and go for another win against Oxford University in the 2020 Boat Race. We

Data, Performance & Analytics

Autoupload your Concept 2 Machine data to Ludum via Float (2020)

By connecting Float to your Ludum account you will never have to type your results in ever again. The most modern and interactive Rowing Machine App.

Coaching

Rowing coaching tips part 1 | Interview with Bobby Thatcher

This informal discussion was recorded at the 2019 Rowers Conference (https://RowersConference.com) between Bobby Thatcher, head coach of the highly successful St Pauls School Boat Club,

Coaching

How to improve training following a defeat | Interview with rowing coach James Loveday

In June 2019 we caught up with Leander Club Junior Coach James Loveday to learn more about their program, how education plays a major role

Coaching

Building your teams confidence | Rowing coaching tips from Samuel Wells

Head Coach Samuel Wells describes how he turned around the fortunes of the Oxford University Lightweight Rowing Club (OULRC) by building up the confidence of

Coaching

Role of a Coach - Organising your Training Plan [2020]

The Role of a coach is primarily to organise the training plan, communicate clearly with the athletes and keep track on the athlete developement. Will Reynolds,

Coaching

How Oxford University Lightweight Rowing Club use Ludum

Oxford University Lightweight Rowing Club has been using Ludum to change the club culture to instill confidence in athletes and improve athlete retention rate. They

Coaching

First Impressions: 2 weeks of using Ludum

The Royal Shrewsbury School Senior Girls Rowing Coach, Will Reynolds, has been using Ludum to speed up the planning and communication for his team. The

Data, Performance & Analytics

What is Ludum? | Using data to improve your sporting performance

Training management and performance analysis tool for coaches & sports scientists. Data insights, streamlined organisation, centralized communication. At Ludum we make simplify your process’ and give

Training Plans

How University of London Boat club use Ludum

The University of London Boat Club (ULBC) have been using Ludum to power their performance and streamline their organisation and communication. Using Ludum to plan

Coaching

5 Stages of Coaching – How to Become an Exceptional Coach

Every sports coach is different. Some are good at doing it traditionally by the book, others experiment and try new methods so they get creative

Training Plans

Should training programmes be written in time or distance?

Time to Distance…. which is the best. Coaches vary in how they write their training programmes. Some assign session duration by time and some by

Coaching

6 Habits of Highly Successful Sports Coaches

Getting athletes to perform is all about having the correct behaviours. In order for athletes to have those behaviours they will need some guidance. It is

Data, Performance & Analytics

Technology can Demonstrate Improved Athlete Skills and Performance on the Water

Getting objective data that helps athletes focus on technical queues that coaches give them makes it possible for athletes to get feedback on their technique

Data, Performance & Analytics

The sliders indoor rowing test | Rowing tips from Shrewsbury School Boat Club

“The pain hits you within the first two minutes!” “It’s awful in terms of lactate build-up…” “Why would you put yourself in that much pain…?” Most rowers will

Coaching

Coaching Skill instead of Technique

Technique versus skill… which is more important? Do you know the difference? Which do you coach, and why? A exploration of why some crews go faster

Coaching

Rowing coaching is more than just teaching sport | Rowing coaching tips from Jonathan Males

This talk by Jonathan Males was delivered at the 2020 Rowers Conference. Jonathan’s passion for performance started when he raced in four World Championships with

Coaching

Does rowing vary between countries? | Rowing coaching tips from Paul Thompson

“Three countries, different people, same problems… Yes or No?” was the title of this presentation to R4, the Rowers Conference held at Dorney Lake, UK

Coaching

Roles of a Coach | What makes a good rowing coach (tips from Mike Spracklen)

What a delight to have two legends of rowing sit and discuss Mike Spracklen’s history both as an athlete and a coach, his philosophy of

Training Plans

What Training are your Athletes Actually Doing?

Not only do the vast majority of coaches not know what the amount of training quality or volume each of their athletes has done, they

Training Plans

Who actually completed the Club Training Programme? Anybody?

Most coaches have no absolutely no insight into what training any given athlete has completed over a season. They could produce a copy of the

Coaching

Ludum Coaching App Can Help Manage Your Club

Running and organising a rowing club is a complex movable feast that seems to require the use of many platforms and technologies in order to

Data, Performance & Analytics

Data Provides Answers – but also Raises Questions

At the 2017 World Rowing Coaches’ Conference, a wide-ranging and interesting discussion about data was had. Covering data collection devices, data management platforms and some philosophies

Athlete Health & Fitness

Why monitor Injury and Illness?

In order to maximise an athletes rate of improvement they need to complete as much of the training on testing in programme as possible. Understanding

Data, Performance & Analytics

Measuring Race Performance

Simply recoding the time and maybe the 500m splits is not sufficient to really understand how good a performance an individual or crew has delivered. Until

Data, Performance & Analytics

Why use Biomechanics?

Dr. Conny Draper is the world leading expert on Biomechanics in Rowing. Here she concentrates on the three main areas of focus within the rowing