Winter 2017-18 Season (Middle School Team)
December 5, 2017 - February 22, 2018
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 pm - 7:00pm
The winter season is a great opportunity for middle school athletes to experience an indoor program specific to a rowers needs. The three month custom training plan is created based on the physiological needs of middle school aged athletes. These land workouts allow the coaches to actively work with each athlete on a more individualized basis. This more personal atmosphere is the basis for progression and understanding of the sport. There will be an emphasis on proper rowing form on the ergometer to improve the stroke. Athletes will also have the opportunity to test on the erg and experience safe body circuit techniques. Training includes a variety of activities including team relays, erg training, circuits, stairs, running, balance and medicine ball work.
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 continue on the high school team
- Students in 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 Winter Practice Schedule
November 28 -- February 22; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Practices take place immediately after high school team practices at fight club:
101 Pleasant Street, Bottlehouse B, Milwaukee , WI