2021 SPRING RACE TEAM

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED
PLEASE EMAIL YOUTHROWINGWBC@GMAIL FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR NEXT RACE TEAM SEASON

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Spring 2021 will once again be open to novice & varsity athletes, alike. NO EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED to join the competitive spring team, simply a willingness to learn new things & work hard. We will have coaches available for all levels of athletes allowing everyone to participate in races throughout the season. As with past years we will have sculling & sweep opportunities which will be determined by the size of the team. Our goal is to qualify multiple boats for USRowing Youth National Championships which will be held in Sarasota, FL this June. As we continue to grow in size we will continue to grow in speed, we highly encourage all of our athletes to recruit a friend to join the fun. See below for 2021 program specifics.

Rowers participating in this program will be expected to:

  • Attend practice six days a week, with any absences excused in advance (and kept to a minimum). Practices are mandatory. Coaches should be notified whenever an athlete will miss practice, the sooner the better. Good rule of thumb- If an athlete is too sick to go to school, they are too sick to attend practice, but if they make it through a school day, practice should stay on the agenda.
  • Spring season practices begin on Tuesday, February 23nd & run through late May (or mid June for those who qualify for Nationals).
  • Practices* will be Tuesday- Friday, 4:00-6:00p (drop off no earlier than 3:45p, practice begins promptly at 4:00p, pick up by 6:15p); Saturday, 11:00a-1:00p (drop off no earlier than 10:45a, pick up by 1:15p); Sunday, 11a-1p (drop off no earlier than 10:45a, pick up by 1:15p).
  • Commit to the training plan set forward by the coaching staff. This may include body weight circuits, or other such workouts, to be performed outside of practice.
  • Commit to competing in the regattas especially those varsity athletes who qualify for Nationals.
  • Cost for spring of 2021 is $1,600. This includes entry & trailer fees for regattas + 2021 HRC Facilities Fee. Payment by check only. Check can be brought to first day of practice or mailed prior to the beginning of the season-
    Whitemarsh Boat Club
    Attn- Junior Racing Team
    PO Box 944
    Conshohocken, PA 19428

*This practice schedule is subject to change. The reason for removing Monday afternoon & replacing it with Sunday is to gain more valuable water time when the river isn’t quite as crowded. The added bonus is this gives families a weekday to schedule all those pesky appointments that seem to come up in the course of raising kids. We do, however, understand this is a big change & the coaches are talking to parents & athletes to see if it is feasible. Many weekend practices will wrap up by 1:00, the noon end time is simply to allow for the extra time needed when the trailer will be loaded. The coaches will give the athletes a heads up anytime the pick up shifts from 11:30a to noon.

2021 Tentative REGATTA SCHEDULE *Updated 2/04/21*

  • March: Metropolitan Youth Speed Order, Kearny, NJ

    April: Neczypor Regatta, Cooper River Park, NJ

    April: Mercer Lake Sprints, Mercer County Park, NJ

    April: Cooper Cup, Camden, NJ

    May 8 & 9: USRowing Mid-Atlantic Youth Championship, Mercer County Park, NJ

    June: USRowing U15/U17 National Championships, Cooper River Park, NJ*

    June 10-13: USRowing Youth National Championships, Sarasota, FL*

    *Qualifying crews only.

COACHING STAFF

The Head Coach of Junior Programming for WBC is Joe Sullivan & he will continue as Head Coach of the spring season. Steve Kowalik is once again with us for the spring & we are ecstatic to have him back! Should the program continue to grow we will add coaches who will be announced at a later date. All of our coaches will be working towards the same goal- creating the most successful junior club program on the east coast & “graduating” well rounded athletes who love the sport.

Email our program coordinator, with any questions or concerns-
YouthrowingWBC@GMAIL.com

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