Spring Rowing is the sprint season, athletes race on a 1500-2000m straight course head to head with other boats. These races typically last 6-8 minutes, and can be won and lost by mili-seconds. Spring Rowing is the competitive season, holding the championship races; states, midwest and nationals.
The novice season is for any first season rowers. Athletes are able to join anytime in high school, and will all start at the same point, in their novice season. The novice year is built to teach the foundations of rowing, get the athletes interested in the sport, and form the baseline for our future JV and Varsity teams.
Rowing JV is open for all athletes outside of the senior class. When the athletes reach JV, the focus is more into the intricacies of the sport, and building the foundation of fitness. These athletes start working on smaller boats, and getting more comfortable with pushing the boundries of their athletic capacity.
The varsity rowers are learning the physics of rowing, delving deeply into the technique, working daily to improve their athletic capacity. They are focused on the championship season, leading the younger members of the team, and assisting to build the foundation for the future of the team.
We focus on three main trainings; rowing, weights, yoga.
These will teach us the technique and power application, strength and endurance, as well as breath, intention and how to be mindful
Learning and applying the technique of rowing, how to efficiently and effectively move the boat. Learning how to use physics and our body weight to propel the boat in conjunction with our strength.
Mandatory for all athletes.
Workouts designed to engage our quads, lats, and abs. Working to produce quick repetitive movements, that we can sustain and control. Learning workout techniques, for injury prevention, and strength building.
Tuesday mandatory for varsity, encouraged for novices.
Working on our flexibility, for injury prevention, helping to relax and loosen our muscles. Yoga practices mindfulness, and will help us control our heart rate and breath, allowing us to stay calm when under stress and pressure.
Mandatory for varsity, encouraged for novices.
March 6th - Athlete Callout Meeting
March 11th - Dock In / Boathouse Cleanup
March 13th-14th - Varsity Mens Tryouts
March 15th-16th - Varsity Womens Tryouts
March 20th - Parent Meeting
March 25th - Spring Sprints
April 12th - Parent Meeting
April 15th - EGR Scrimmage
April 22nd - Kensington
April 29th - Grand Rapids Invitational
May 6th - Laddie Cup
May 10th - Parent Meeting
May 13th - Midwest Championships
May 20th - State Championships
May 21st - CROM
May 27th - National Championships *
June 2nd - CSSRA*
June 7th - Banquet