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Youth sports' training, recruiting radically transforms with technology
Youth sports' training, recruiting radically transforms with technology

As a young man growing up in Canada, Peter Cookson practiced and competed as a rower the old-fashioned way — out on a lake, his coach the sole guide to what he was doing right and wrong. Watching his teenage daughter Madelaine participate in recent championships in Long Beach was an entirely different experience. ------------ FOR THE RECORD April 9, 2015: This article incorrectly identifies Cookson as Peter Cookson. His name is Mike Cookson. ------------ There were 15 computerized rowing machines linked to a large video screen showing animated boats that moved with each stroke, the cheers of about 200 spectators merely backdrop static to the music blaring over each of the...

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