Middle School Rowing – Our spring middle school Rockford Rowing program allows young athletes to be able to develop and expand on key rowing technique as well as learn how to handle the equipment and become comfortable being on the water. Rowers will work with our coaching staff to learn the stroke of rowing on the rowing machines, the dock, then transitioning onto the water. This is a great way to introduce rowing to those who are interested in the sport for the long run, as well as those looking to just try out something new! Rockford Rowing is a great way to meet people and feel a sense of community, as we are a no cut sport and welcome all athletes. Our goal is to provide all rowers with a safe and positive experience while rowing.
Because this is a club sport, this rowing program is available to 6th through 8th graders from all surrounding school districts. The middle school program begins in April date TBD, We practice at the Jupiter Boathouse from 6:00 to 8:00 pm every Monday through Thursday. Practice clothes consist of layers in the spring. Athletic shorts (if warm) or leggings and t-shirts or jackets (if cold). A water bottle is also needed for practices.
Physicals are recommended but not required to participate; these can be done by a family physician. The form can be found at your school office or at Rockford Community Services or online at www.rockfordschools.org; view forms under “athletics.” Equipment and spring rowing t-shirts are provided.
** Please refer to our website to download and turn in the following forms: Rockford Crew Registration Form (this would give us all of your e-mail contact info), Emergency Contact Form, and Volunteer Consent form. These need to be turned in on the first day of practice.