Juniors Rowing

Posted on Nov 10, 2017 |


Juniors Rowing

Juniors Rowing – We Have A Seat For You

East Bay Rowing exists to spread the sport of rowing in the beautiful East Bay of Rhode Island. We offer rowing classes, camps and competitive rowing teams for juniors. For information on how you can join the most rewarding sport on the water follow the links below, or email Deb@eastbayrowing.org. Not sure if you want to join rowing? Maybe our junior rowers will convince you.

East Bay Rowing offers both fall and spring competitive rowing for youth ages 13 and up. We have boats for novice through junior varsity and varsity rowers with boat options of 4’s and 8’s. EBR competes in about 4 regional regattas each season (spring and fall). Junior rowers start as novice for their first year of competitive rowing. Then they join our junior varsity and varsity program. Our coxswain training gives kids the knowledge and confidence to lead a boat of their peers. (Rowers need to have completed one of our learn to row camps or have had on-water rowing experience to join a team.)

Info for all teams:  You must have prior zephyr experience AND a recommendation from your previous coach to sign up for this program.This is a competitive racing team- rowers will participate in up to 4 races throughout the fall.  Races will require travel and occur on the weekends.  This program is treated as a highly committed and competitive program. Attendance at practices are required.  

Rowing is a water sport- you will get a little wet.  Participants will water launch their shells.  This means they will enter the water to their knees to launch as we do not have a dock.  In addition, safety of our rowers is first and foremost.  Weather conditions in the spring are quite variable.  It is the coaches decision to be on the water.  We will meet indoors if the conditions are not favorable.

Interested in being a coxswain for a junior program? Click here for more information on becoming a coxswain.

Spring

Junior Competitive Team

Open to all rowers 13 years and older who have taken a learn-to-row class. The team is mix of supportive girls and boys who train hard and have fun. Come join the best team you will ever be part of!
Spring Registration: Registration is now closed

 

Summer

Juniors Rowing 

East Bay Rowing offers learn to row singles, learn to row team boats, and advanced team training. Our summer camps are each one week and your rower can progress from singles to team rowing if they sign up for multiple weeks. Rowers must be 13 years of age and pass a swim test to join the fun!
Summer Camp Registration: Register here

  • Zephyrs Camp: Learn to row in a zephyr rowing shell! Zephyr’s are very stable singles, you will row on your own. This class will teach you the basics of the rowing stroke. The language and mechanics of rowing will be taught. YOU MUST BE 13 YEARS OLD! Class size limited to 5 rowers
  • Beginner Sweeps Camp (*must have completed zephyr learn to row first):
    Learn how to row in a team sweeps boat. Camp will run with a minimum of 5-signed up- maximum 12. Get a jump-start on the competitive season by doing this camp! This is a great opportunity to do team rowing!
  • Advanced Ramp Up Camp:  For previous competitive team rowers ONLY. Get on the water this summer and perfect your technique. Up to 20 rowers per camp week only!

Fall

Juniors Rowing Competitive Team:

Open to all rowers 13 years and older who have taken a learn-to-row class. The team is mix of supportive girls and boys who train hard and have fun. Come join the best team you will ever be part of!

TRAINING BEGINS  MONDAY AUGUST 20th
TENTATIVE PRACTICE TIMES (assume every day of the week and weekend mornings):
Girls- 3:15-5:15pm 
Boys- 4:45-7pm
TENTATIVE REGATTA SCHEDULE
Sept 15- CRI Classic, Boston
Sept 22- Head of the Hudson, Albany
Sept 30- Textile Regatta, Lowell
Oct 7- NE Junior Championship Regatta, Worcester
Oct 13- Bay Coast Invitational, Fall River
Oct 20- Head of the Charles, Boston (varsity pick only)
Oct 27- Halloween Howl, Barrington 
Cost: $350 (includes races entry fees)

Fall Registration is OPEN. Click here to register

 

Winter

Juniors Rowing  – Indoor Erg

In the winter EBR rowers head indoors to train on the ergometers (ergs). The erg is a fantastic machine that works every part of your body with no impact. Look up the definition of an erg on Urban Dictionary and you’ll giggle. We play fun music and get a terrific low impact, full body workout. Bonus – it is really great training for on-water racing. We train from November thorough March. We train to compete for the Crash B’s in Boston.  Check it out! You WILL get a great workout. EBR’s Indoor facility is located at 84 Cutler Street Warren RI.

Indoor strength and conditioning training for youth beginning Tuesday, Dec 5th thru the Feb 25th CRASH B’s. Spend the winter training for the CRASH B’s 2K World Championships in Boston. We are hoping to have up to 24 ergs per time slot.  Groups will meet Tues/Wed/Thurs and occasional Saturday.

NOVICE GIRLS: 3-4:15pm
VARSITY GIRLS: 4:15-5:30pm
NOVICE BOYS: 5:30-6:45pm
VARSITY BOYS: 6:45-8pm
Cost: $250
Registration: Registration is now closed

 

 

For more information on any of our programs, email Deb@eastbayrowing.org.