Varsity - JV - Novice Teams - Youth Men & Women ages 12-18

Row Huntsville Competitive Youth Rowing sets an unparalleled standard for youth development. Our Competitive Travel Team is for rowing athletes, experienced or novice (new to rowing), who are dedicated to improving their rowing skills and competing at a high level. Within a strong team environment, rowers will challenge themselves physically and mentally. Rowers learn the art of rowing at the highest level while developing life-long leadership and team-building skills. We believe that rowing offers good health and fresh air, but at our sports highest expression, we build essential relationships between people from all walks of life that would not be possible without the shared discipline of shells, oars, and water. We presently serve athletes from 12 Huntsville City /Madison County public, private and home schools. 

Practice is five times per week, with additional optional practices throughout respective seasons, and will include several weekend Regattas each season. These seasons are broken down into Fall Head Racing, Winter Strength Training, Spring Sprint Racing and Summer Camps & Programs. All determinations for athletes to join the Competitive Squad are at the final discretion of the Director/Head Coach and will be based upon athlete age, physical maturity, and emotional maturity.

Seasonal Program fees include: A highly trained coaching staff, state of the art equipment, charter bus/ van transport (most Regattas), regatta entry fees, regatta day lunch, water, banquet/party, and awards. Scholarships, payment arrangements, multiple child discounts can be made by request to the Director. There are “no” program refunds for events canceled or missed due to athlete schedule conflicts or Race/Regatta cancellation…weather, travel or event related.

Fitness & Technical Development Programs - Ages 10-17

Row Huntsville offers this program as an alternative to the Competitive Travel Program. Meeting just 3 days per week, shorter practice times and no travel, allowing for flexibility in school and family schedules. Our focus will be Fitness, Technical Development, Competitive Team preparation, and fun! We will have inter-squad/team race challenges, possible competitive scrimmages and teach both Sweep and Sculling disciplines so athletes are prepared to enter the Competitive Team when the timing is right. This program is perfect for those interested in being part of Team Athletics, but not ready for the Competitive Teams schedule, traveling or intensity.

Middle School Rowing

Presently all Middle School Rowing programs are being supported through our Youth Fitness Development program which meets 3 days per week.

Youth Summer Camps - Experienced Rowers

HP Technical Development Camps: Small Boat Sweep & Sculling – Non Travel

Returning Rower High Performance ( HP) Technical Development camps are for returning Varsity, Novice, and Development Squad rowers. These camps offer advanced rowing training in small boats, low coach to athlete ratios and a heavy focus on technical development to gain speed and racing strategies.

Choose from one of the three – 1 week camps:  Monday – Friday 

May 29 – June 2      (7:30-10:00 am)

June 19 – June 23    (5:00-7:30 pm)

July 17 – June 21  (7:30-10:00 am)  

BOAT CLASSES:

  • Sculling -1x, 2x, 4x; Sweep – 2-, 4+

PREREQUISITES:

  • Returning Varsity or Novice Experienced Rowers only.
  • Camps are co-ed.
  • Registration Documents.
  • Limit: 14 athletes per 1-week session (minimum of 6)

COST:

  • $250 per 1-week session.
  • All payments must be made at the time of online registration preceding Camp. (no refunds or pro-rated payments)
  • Cancellations due to weather are not guaranteed to be made up but will be attempted.
  • Supplied – bottled water,  Performance Shirt

LOCATION: Ditto Landing Marina, Huntsville, AL 35803

Club Nationals Training Camp – Travel & Competitive

Youth Competitive Summer team training will focus on racing in U17 & U19 small boat events at US Rowing Club National Championships in Cincinnati, OH. Athletes benefit from a low rower to coach ratio, cool early morning summer temperatures, great water time and will get to travel to compete against some of the premier Novice and Varsity athletes from around the country. Our program is open to both Youth and U23 athletes (this program differs in structure).

June 12th – July 18th

Practice: Monday – Friday 

5:00 – 7:00 pm (week 1 & 3)

7:30 – 9:30 am (week 2 & 4)

BOAT CLASSES:

  • Sculling -1x, 2x, 4x
  • Sweep – 2-, 4+

PREREQUISITES:

  • Returning Varsity or Novice Experienced Rowers only.
  • Camps are co-ed.
  • Registration Documents.
  • Limit: 14 athletes (minimum of 6)

COST:

  • $695 – includes coaching expenses, equipment use, equipment transport and planning for the event. Items not included will be invoiced and paid directly by the athlete.
    • The fee does not include – regatta expenses/fees, food, travel & lodging.
  • All payments must be made at the time of online registration preceding Camp. (no refunds or pro-rated payments)
  • Supplied – bottled water,  Performance Shirt

LOCATION: Ditto Landing Marina, Huntsville, AL 35803

Youth Learn to Row Camps

YOUTH – SUMMER Programs and Camps

Check out our exciting line up of summer rowing & watersport opportunities for Youth Athletes at all levels of experience. If you are new to Rowing & Watersports (Canoe, Kayak And SUP) summer is the perfect opportunity to come out and give it a try! No experience necessary for any of these co-ed camps, most of our current rowers had never even seen rowing before they came to this camp.

During each introductory camp, participants will learn the fundamentals of Sweep and Sculling and possibly some Paddling sport skills. The goal of the camps is to introduce each camper to Rowing as well as, physiology, nutrition, equipment, terminology, and safety of moving boats on and off the water. We also talk about College Scholarship opportunities and do some goal setting if athletes have an interest to know more. Following this camp Participants will acquire the basics of the sport and develop a solid foundation of skills and knowledge of rowing and paddling, which they can then build upon in one of our Fall Rowing programs.

New to Rowing Youth Athletes  – Learn to Row Camps (Rowing -Sweep and Sculling)

Choose from (3), week long camps – Monday – Friday 8:00-11:00 am

June 12 – June 16

June 26 – June 30

July 24 – July 28

PREREQUISITES:

  • Registration Documents.
  • Camps are co-ed for student’s ages 11-18. Athletes will be grouped at each session by age, size, and skill level.

COST: $175 per one-week session.

  • We will provide snacks, drinks, Tee Shirt and offer a fun experience…everyone rows!
  • All payments must be made at the time of online registration preceding Camp.
  • There are no refunds or pro-rated fees for summer programs.
  • Those attending a summer Learn to Row camps will be welcome to participate for the remainder of the “Free Row Days” with our experienced athletes!

LOCATION: Ditto Landing Marina, Eugene Morgan Road, Huntsville, AL 35803

Youth Free Row Days - Summer 2017

Free Row’s…. throughout the summer!     Saturdays 7:30-9:30 am on the following days…

Open to all youth ages 11-18 from our community and current Row Huntsville experienced youth athletes. This is the opportunity to bring friends and introduce them to the sport we enjoy so much. Experienced rower, recent Rowing Camp graduate or never stepped in a boat before…come down and learn to row… remember, bring a friend!

June 3 rd   – National “Free Learn to Row” Event

June 10 – June 17 – June 24 – July 08 – July 22 – July 29 – August 26 (10:30am-12:00pm)

Our Youth programs seek, as their primary goal, to create opportunity for personal growth in young men and women through the sports of competitive rowing and paddling. Participation within our programs will not only introduce athletes to team athletics and fitness; but ultimately to themselves, as they strive to define their potential and place in this world. Their paths will be directly influenced by the hard work, discipline and goal setting skills they develop while involved in our programs. Above all, we believe participation in our Youth Programs will bring opportunity for our athletes to advance to distinguished Colleges and Universities, create successful careers and have fulfilling personal lives.     

  • To develop middle and high school youth, through the competitive sports of rowing and competitive paddling, into young men and women of character, honor and integrity.
  • To provide programs that foster personal and team success defined by performing to our maximum potential, as individuals and a team. Through this success, we will create opportunities for collegiate scholarships and other post-secondary school achievement.     
  • To develop lifelong friendships, healthy lifestyles and model citizens in the youth who pass through our program. Create a sense of community, foster healthy competition, and instill values of sportsmanship, teamwork, and commitment. Create a culture of excellence that will carry on throughout life.    
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