Fall 2017 Season (Middle School Team)
August 29, 2017 - September 21, 2017
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:45 pm - 7:45pm
The middle school team focuses on the basics of rowing technique, mental strategies, and racing concepts. The program is catered to younger rowers and coxswains to prepare them for high school competitive rowing. The season consists of rowing in eights and fours where athletes will continue their development of the rowing stroke.
Middle School team members are not responsible for the annual membership fee. Middle School participants are only required to pay for seasonal fees. The cost of registration for the fall season is $100.
If you will miss some practices due to outside commitments we can accommodate your schedule. Please notify the coaching staff if you will be missing practices.
Middle School Team Timeline
The following is a breakdown of the timeline for all middle school students. We do allow some eighth grade students to join the high school team and many have had success in the past.
- High school freshman will be on the high school team
- Students entering 8th grade have the option to join the high school team (with coach approval).
- All of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students will continue with the middle school team.
High School Program vs. Middle School Program
Students entering 8th grade in fall 2017 have the option to either continue rowing with the middle school program or join our competitive high school program. The middle school program focuses on basic rowing techniques in a non-competitive environment. The high school program has an intensive training schedule, longer and more frequent practices, longer season, and increased costs to be involved with. Multiple 8th grade students have successfully joined the high school team in the past, and it is something you may want to consider as the parent of an 8th grader.
Note: This must be approved by the coaching staff.
Middle School Fall Practice Schedule
August 29 -- September 21; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:45 - 7:45 PM
Practices take place immediately after high school team practices. The fall season will see the addition of new athletes from our LTR sessions this summer.
High School Fall Practice Schedule
August 28 -- November 3; Monday - Friday, 4:15 - 6:30 PM
The high school team has four regattas (races) in the fall season:
- September 16 -- Milwaukee River Challenge, Milwaukee, WI
- October 8 -- Head of the Rock, Rockford, IL
- October 14 -- Rowtoberfest, Chicago, IL
- October 21-22 -- Head of the Charles, Boston, MA
- November 4 -- Head of the Hooch, Chattanooga, TN