2017 JUNIOR PROGRAMS
SPRING/FALL BEGINNER PROGRAM
Weekday session: Tuesday and Thursday 5:15 pm – 6:45 p.m.
Spring: April 4 – June 1
Fall: September 5 – November 2
Weekend session: Saturday and Sunday 11:30 am – 1:00 p.m.
Spring: April 1 – June 11 (no 4/15-19 and no 5/27 -28)
Fall: September 9- November 12 (no 10/21 – 10/22)
This is a beginner level program designed to introduce young athletes to all aspects of rowing. Athletes are exposed to both sweep (one oar) and sculling (two oars) and experience rowing in singles as well as team boats. Focus is on technique as well as improving fitness. In addition to spending time in the boats, athletes will do land training (erging, running, and calisthenics) to help improve fitness and technique for on the water. On the recommendation of coaches, participants can graduate to the intermediate or be invited for a try-out for the competitive program.
Weekday session – Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:15-6:45 p.m.
Spring: April 3 – June 2 (no 5/29)
Fall: September 6 – November 3
Weekend session – Saturday and Sunday 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Spring: April 1 – June 11 (no 4/15-19 and no 5/27 -28)
Fall: September 9 – November 12 (no 10/21-22)
This program is designed for athletes who want to better prepare themselves for the competitive program or for those who cannot commit to practicing 5 days a week. On the water athletes learn to train more rigorously while continuing to focus on technical development. On land athletes erg, run, and do a variety of calisthenics to improve overall fitness and their performance in the boats. Athletes will not travel to regattas but they will experience inter-squad racing. On the recommendation of coaches, participants can be invited for a try-out for the competitive program.
WINTER BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE PROGRAM
Weekday Session: Wed. and Fridays 6:00 pm – 7:30 p.m.
November 29 – March 2 (no 12/27, 12/29,)
Weekend Session: Sat. and Sundays 11:00 am – 12:30 p.m.
December 2 – March 11 (no 12/23-24, 12/30-31)
This program is designed for both intermediate rowers and beginner rowers as an introduction to indoor training. Athletes will use the ergs (indoor rowing machines) to learn and improve technique as well as improve cardiovascular fitness. They will also do a variety of calisthenics to improve strength and stretching to improve flexibility. Athletes new to rowing will be well prepared to move onto the water in the spring while intermediate athletes will continue to improve both their rowing technique and fitness.
SUMMER BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE PROGRAM
Monday through Fridays from 9:30am – 12:00 pm, or 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Session 1: June 12 – June 23
Session 2: June 26- July 7 (7/1 instead of 7/4)
Session 3: July 10 – July 21
Session 4: July 24 – August 4
Session 5: August 7 – August 18
SRC’s two-week summer sessions are an intensive introduction to rowing for youngsters. The program is also a great way for athletes that have been in one or more of our beginner/intermediate programs throughout the year to continue into the summer. Athletes are exposed to both sweep (one oar) and sculling (two oars) and experience rowing in singles as well as team boats. Focus is on technique as well as improving fitness. In addition to spending time in the boats, athletes will do land training (erging, running, and calisthenics). On the recommendation of coaches, participants can graduate to the beginner or intermediate programs in the fall.
Spring/Fall Practice: Monday-Friday 3:30-6 p.m. plus weekend practices/regattas.
Spring: March 6 – May 26
Fall Pre-Season/Try-Out: August 14 – August 25 (practice Mon-Fri 3-5 p.m.)
Fall: August 28 – November 10
Winter Practice : Boys: Monday-Friday 3:30-5:30 p.m., Girls: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Friday 3:30-5:30 p.m. November 27 – March 2 (no 12/25-1/1)
This is a competitive program that represents the club at many regattas throughout the year. Athletes have the opportunity to compete in several regattas each season in both sweep and sculling events. Attendance at practice and regattas is required (more than 3 unexcused absences could jeopardize the athlete’s boat placement as well as result in dismissal from the program). Water and land training are used to help athletes develop both mentally and physically. Improvements in technique and fitness level are measured through periodic testing. Seat placement (varsity, junior varsity, and novice) is determined by test performance, commitment, and work ethic.
Admittance into the program is based on technique, erg scores, coach’s recommendation, and a try-out. Those interested on being on the team should contact Junior Program Coordinator, Mary Green, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Fall Pre-Season/Try Out is open to anyone interested. In the winter athletes from the intermediate program will be invited to competitive practice for a try out session as time and space allows.
SUMMER COMPETITIVE PROGRAM
Competitive Racing Team: Practice Monday-Friday 10 -12 pm and 4 – 6 pm, Saturdays 10 -12 pm. (* June 5th-June 16th practice times are 3:30pm-6:00pm)
June 5 – July 19
Participation in the racing team is by invitation only by the Head Coaches. Athletes selected will be expected to be at all practices and regattas. Additional guidance in nutrition, strength training, stretching, injury prevention and sports psychology will also be offered. Athletes not in our Spring Competitive Racing Team but interested in this summer program should contact Boys Head Coach Sharon Kriz, email@example.com or Girls Head Coach Gordon Getsinger, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Competitive Training Team: practice Monday-Friday 2-4 pm.
June 5 – July 28 (* June 5th-June 16th practice times are 3:30pm-6:00pm)
The Training Team will be comprised of novice rowers, V/JV rowers that are not on the summer racing team, and all others interested in becoming a competitive rower. There are program standards that all athletes must meet (these standards are based on age and experience). Athletes in the SRC spring beginner and intermediate programs that meet the standards will be recommended by their coaches. Athletes from outside the SRC program should contact Mary Green, email@example.com to learn more about the program standards.
Athletes in this program will train for fitness and technique both on the water and on land with the goal of learning more about being a competitive rower and preparing for the pre-season try outs.
There is an option to sign up on a weekly basis for those that can not commit to the entire session.
Studio Row for Middle School and High School Students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders or Learning Related Special Needs
Level 1- Studio Row:
Join us for an introduction to rowing skills and techniques in a developmentally based rowing program. This indoor “learn to row” class will give instruction to participants at an individualized pace while targeting efficient, rhythmic movement, fitness and positive interaction with others in a small setting. This class is designed to teach rowing skills and technique at a slower rate, as a boost, with the long term goal of progressing forward to the next level of rowing skills.
Choose a 2 Week Session (4 classes per session)
Session 1: July 17 through July 27
Session 2: July 31 through August 10
Choose a session time:
Middle School Program Selection:
M-W: 3:00pm – 4:00pm (or) T-Th: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
High School Program Selection:
M-W: 4:00pm – 5:00pm (or) T-Th: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: Sessions 1 & 2/ level 1: $300.00
Level 2: Transition to the Water!
(Completion of level 1 pre-requisite, and advancement at coach’s recommendation/based on safety & skills)
Level 2 is an introduction to transferring Level 1 skills to use on the water. It is a Learn to Row Combination Program at an individually based pace, continuing to progress with technique while combining safety skills, and positive team camaraderie using both the rowing machine and wider body safety boats and equipment.
Session: July 31 – August 10
Choose a session time:
Middle School Program
High School program
Spread the word! For more information about this program, please leave your contact information (name, phone, student’s name, age and email) for Claire Nicklas OTR/L at 203-221-7475 or stop by the front desk of the Saugatuck Rowing and Fitness Club
521 Riverside Ave, Westport CT