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Middle School Rowing

New Athletes Wanted for Spring Season!

New to Rowing? Try our program out for a week free of charge!


GENERAL INFORMATION

The Middle School Rowing program provides the opportunity to expose your young athlete to a new sport in a fun and relaxed environment. Athletes will spend two days per week on land and one day per week on the water. The land days will be spent practicing rowing technique on the indoor rowing machines, participating in circuits designed to improve mobility and fine motor skills, and learning basic weight-lifting techniques.

In young athletes, fine motor skills are still developing and the staff at NRC find that focusing on these skills can ease the learning curve if the athletes choose to progress through the Middle School and High School programs. NRC Coaches also focus on teaching correct form for all the exercises and lifts used. This promotes healthy exercise habits by allowing the athletes to develop smart, safe, and conscious form for each lift.

During on-the-water days, athletes will warm-up together then go on the water in coxed quadruple sculls (4 rowers, 2 oars per rower, 1 coxswain to steer and run drills). They will learn very basic oar-handling skills and learn how to participate in a safe practice on the water. The athletes will practice safe boat-handling skills, familiarize themselves with the rowing language, and improve their basic rowing technique.

The coaches at Newport Rowing Club understand that before true interest and passion can be developed, student-athletes need to enjoy what they do. All these goals are accomplished in a fun and engaging environment to help the athletes to grow to love rowing as a lifelong activity.

SEASON DATES

Spring 2019 March 13, 2019 to May 11, 2019
Fall 2018 September 12, 2018 to November 10, 2018

PRACTICE TIMES

Wednesday 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Friday 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM

COST

$250 / athlete per season

RACING

Newport Rowing Club does not race with the Middle School Rowing program.


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Contact

Newport Rowing Club
301 Harvey Drive, Suite 8
Newport, DE 19804
newportrowingclub@gmail.com
(302)998-4000