WBC’s Middle School and Technical Team Rowing Program is a fun, low key way to learn and/or develop the basics of rowing. We are open to middle and high school students from all schools, 11 years old or older. We encourage all those who have done a learn to row or already participated in our middle school program to continue to develop your skills by joining us again. Our Spring Middle School / Technical Team Program will primarily focus on sculling (2 oars for each rower), but if the group is large enough we will also learn sweep rowing (1 oar for each rower). We like to start all our young rowers out with sculling; in sculling you get a better feel for the movement of the boat and your movement in the boat. It is also a bit better for young bodies to learn sculling as you build both sides of your body equally. Our main goal is to give the rowers the basic skills that will allow them to be good, strong rowers in high school if they choose to continue to row.
It is also a goal as the weather gets nicer and the water warmer to give all the rowers an opportunity to row by themselves in a gig (a wider, flatter bottomed single) or a regular 1x.
We look forward to you joining us for another great year on the water.
2021 PRACTICE SCHEDULE
Youth Spring 2021 Technical Team – 2 days per week 6 weeks (Saturday & Sundays)
The Spring program consists of at least 12 sessions that will kick off on Saturday, April 17th, with practices running through Sunday May 23rd. The sessions are listed below. Practices will start at 2:00p (drop off no earlier than 1:45am) & wrap up by 3:30p (pick up no later than 3:45p). If the weather is SUPER uncooperative there will be no make up dates unless there are more than 3 cancellations, we will extend accordingly. Our price reflects this. Scheduled dates listed below, please note these are subject to change due to coach & equipment availability:
- Saturday, April 17
- Sunday, April 18
- Saturday, April 24
- Saturday, April 25
- Sunday, May 1
- Saturday, May 2
- Sunday, May 8
- Saturday, May 9
- Sunday, May 15
- Saturday, May 16
- Sunday, May 22
- Saturday, May 23
Practice is RAIN OR SHINE! The safety of your child is our number one priority; if the river is too high or too fast for rowing we will still hold practice but the athletes will be kept on land. If for any reason we need to cancel practice (typically we only do this because of flooding) we will contact participants via email.
The cost of the 2021 Middle School / Technical Team Program is $600.
Questions or concerns?
Or to receive notice when registration opens, Please email our Program Coordinator-YouthrowingWBC@GMAIL.com
for directions and information about parking. Space is very limited; carpools are highly encouraged! For parents who choose to stay for practice we are asking you to move your vehicle to one of our satellite lots in order to leave room for club members & those juniors who drive themselves. While our enrollment has continued to grow, our parking lot, unfortunately, has remained the same size. We thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.