Juniors Program

HRRA Juniors Program

Our Junior programs are designed to address three philosophies.

  1. By creating composite teams, we can match the best athletes from varied programs and put together top-rated teams that represent the best the Hudson Valley has to offer.
  2. Melding traditional rivals during the scholastic seasons into composite boats, we create a sense of regional rowing pride.
  3. Providing extensive access to expanded coaching ideas and experiences makes our regional scholastic teams stronger and prepares them for success at the collegiate level.

We address each of these philosophies by providing Learn-to-Row and Novice teams, skill building and water time for intermediate athletes, and intensive training and technique work for advanced rowers. Each HRRA athlete shares their experience with teammates and coaches of other teams and creates new experiences to take back to their scholastic teams, tightening that connection and helping to create our rowing community.

Junior Winter Training:

The HRRA Junior Winter Training Program creates a team atmosphere with internal competition to produce fast athletes, while also encouraging a supportive team environment.

If you are serious about increasing your performance on your spring/summer teams or laying the groundwork for collegiate rowing recruitment, the HRRA Winter Training Plan and its staff of regional coaches will help you achieve your goals.

Pre-Winter Junior Training

Dates: Saturday, November 25th – Saturday, December 23rd

Price: $75 (includes registration in Ergathon and free t-shirt if Ergathon registration is completed by December 3rd, 2023 see instructions below.)

Rower Fee: $75 REGISTER

Coxswain Fee: $0 REGISTER

Practice Days & Times:

Girls & Boys: Mondays, Wednesday, 4-6pm, Saturdays 7-9am

We’ll be participating in¬†HRRA‚Äôs Annual Ergathon¬†again, which coincides with¬†Concept2‚Äôs Holiday Challenge.¬†Registration is free if you are signed up for Pre-Winter Junior Training.¬†Plus you get a Ergathon t-shirt if you register prior to December 3rd!¬†¬†Click here to register for the Ergathon.

Our junior athletes will receive focused erg, weight, and tank coaching reinforcing proper biomechanics and technique that will help them get the most of the regular winter training session. Junior athletes will be focusing on training to do a 6k on December 23rd which will help to set up training splits for the upcoming Winter Training Program.

Regular Junior Winter Training Program

Dates: Tuesday, January 2nd – Saturday, March 2nd

Price: $200.00

Practice Days & Times:

  • Girls: Tuesday & Thursday 4-6pm, Friday 4-5:30pm/5:30-7pm alternating* Saturday 7am-9am/9am-11am alternating*
  • Boys: Monday & Wednesday 4-6pm, Friday 4-5:30pm/5:30-7pm alternating* Saturday 7am-9am/9am-11am alternating*

* The “alternating” schedule will have boys and girls swapping early and late times each week for the Friday and Saturday sessions.

Week 1:

  • Friday Girls 4-5:30pm Boys 5:30-7pm
  • Saturday Girls 7pm-9am Boys 9am-11am

Week 2:

  • Friday Girls 5:30-7pm Boys 4-5:30pm
  • Saturday Girls 9am-11am Boys 7am-9am

**SPECIAL COMBO PRICING**:

Pre-Winter & Winter Training:

All athletes must have a Basic USRowing Membership ($25) and an online waiver completed.  If you have already paid the membership under a different club name you must log in to the USRowing portal and add Hudson River Rowing Association to your club affiliations by the first day of practice. 

  • The HRRA code is H9RR4 and the online waiver link is HERE.

HRRA Program and race fees do not include uniform, hotel, traveling expenses, or USRowing membership (when applicable). Athletes are responsible for these additional expenses.  HRRA does not provide adult chaperones for unaccompanied minors.  

Junior Advanced Boys & Girls:

The Advanced Junior Sweeps Program is open to rowers who are rising sophomores, juniors and seniors, those who have just graduated high school as of spring 2023, and have a birthday of 1/1/2005 or later. Rowers should have competitive racing experience at the JV or Varsity level, or have the recommendation of a coach. 

This is a competitive program which focuses on how to train, increasing the athlete’s technical skill set and learning how to prepare physically and mentally for national competition.

Registration includes participation in one local regatta and free summer racing shirt.

Program Dates & Times:
September 5th – November 2nd, 2022

Boys

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 5:30pm-7:30pm
Saturday 7:00am-9:00am

Rower Fee: $540 – Register – Boys Team

Coxswain Fee:¬†$35 –¬†Register – Boys team

Boys Coach: Kevin Piotti

Girls

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 5:30pm-8:00pm
Saturday – 7:00am-9:00am

Rower Fee: $540 – Register – Girls Team

Coxswain Fee:¬†$35 –¬†Register – Girls team

Girls Coaches: Andrew Runne & Matt Rignanese

The team will be representing the club at the following regattas during the Fall.
  • Sunday, September 17th, 2023 – Head of the Hudson – Albany, NY
  • Saturday, September 30th, 2023 – Poughkeepsie Regatta – Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Saturday, October 7th, 2023 – Head of the Housatonic – Indian Well State Park, CT
  • Sunday, October 15th, 2023 – Head of the Passaic – Rutherford/Lyndhurst, NJ
  • **Saturday, October 21st – Head of the Charles, Boston MA (dependent on bid acceptance)**
  • Saturday, October 28th, 2022 – Head of the Fish, Saratoga, NY
For away regattas race fees are additional.¬†Transportation, room and board are are the responsibility of the athlete’s family.

* Please note time change for Junior Advanced Girls Team 

Program Dates & Times:

June 13th – June 23th ~ Monday-Friday 5:30pm-7:30pm

June 26th – August 6th
    Boys: Monday-Friday 6:00am-8:00am
    Girls: Monday-Friday 5:30am-7:30am

Rower Fee: $540 – Register here.

Coxswain Fee:¬†$35 –¬†Register here.

Boys Coaches: Kevin Piotti & Dom Scecchitano

Girls Coach: Andrew Runne

The team will be representing the club at the following regattas during the summer.

  • Sweep & Sculls Regatta
    • Saturday, July 8, 2023
    • Providence, RI
  • Philly Youth Regatta
    • Saturday, July 22, 2023
    • Philadelphia, PA
  • Overpeck Summer Sprints
    • Saturday, July 29, 2023
    • Ridgefield Park/Leonia, NJ
  • Bridge to Bridge Regatta
    • Saturday, August 5th, 2023
    • Poughkeepsie, NY

For away regattas race fees are additional. Transportation, room and board are are the responsibility of the athlete’s family.

Junior Intermediate Boys & Girls:

The Junior Intermediate Sweeps program is designed for rowers who have completed a novice season through HRRA or through their scholastic team. The program will work on further developing their technical skills and endurance.

Registration includes participation in one local regatta and free summer racing shirt.

Dates:
September 5th – November 2nd, 2023

Program Days & Times:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 5:30pm-7:30pm

Rower Fee: $465 – Register here

Coxswain Fee: $35 – Register here

Girls Coach: Courtney Woodard

The team will be representing the club at the following regattas during the Fall.

  • Saturday, October 1st, 2023 – Poughkeepsie Regatta – Poughkeepsie, NY

For away regattas race fees are additional.¬†Transportation, room and board are are the responsibility of the athlete’s family.

Dates:
June 26th – August 6th

Program Days & Times:
Monday-Friday 6:00am-8:00am

Rower Fee: $465 – Register here.

Coxswain Fee:¬†$35 –¬†Register here.

Boys Coach: Jacob Tivnan

Girls Coach: Courtney Woodard

 

The team will be representing the club at the following regattas during the summer.

  • Philly Youth Regatta
    • Saturday, July 22, 2023
    • Philadelphia, PA
  • Bridge to Bridge Regatta
    • Saturday, August 5th, 2023
    • Poughkeepsie, NY

For away regattas race fees are additional.¬†Transportation, room and board are are the responsibility of the athlete’s family.

Junior Novice/Learn-to-Row Boys & Girls:

Juniors who are entering the 7th grade or higher, learn to row and improve on their completed learn to row skills in eight oared shells on the Hudson! Athletes learn safety, technique, how to handle boats, steer the boats and basic race skills.

Registration includes participation in one local regatta and free summer racing shirt.

Dates:
September 6th – November 2nd, 2023

Practice Days & Times:
Monday & Friday 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Saturday 7:00am – 9:00am

Rower Fee: $290 – Register here

Coxswain Fee: $35 – Register here

Coach: TBD

Dates:
June 26th – August 6th

Practice Days & Times:
Monday-Friday 7:00am-9:00am

Rower Fee: $290 – Register here.

Coxswain Fee:¬†$35 –¬†Register here.

Coach: Jacob Tivnan

The team will be representing the club at the following regattas during the summer.

  • Bridge to Bridge Regatta
    • Saturday, August 5th, 2023
    • Poughkeepsie, NY

For away regattas race fees are additional. Transportation, room and board are are the responsibility of the athlete’s family.

Recreational Sculling:

The Recreational Sculling Program is focused on skill building for beginner and intermediate-level scullers. Scullers who have graduated from a Learn-to-Scull program are encouraged to enroll in this program to further develop their skills.¬†This program is also HRRA’s finishing school for novice scullers who want more time to work up to a competitive team. Prerequisite for enrollment in Recreational Sculling is completion of one or more Learn-to-Scull sessions or by permission of the coach.¬†

HRRA’s Learn to Scull Program is for novice scullers and scullers who have been away from the sport for a while. You will learn to scull in doubles, quads and singles at the coaches discretion. You will learn a healthy new low impact sport with an aim to graduation into our recreational sculling program. Registration includes a free summer training shirt.

Dates:
June 26th – August 6th

Program Days & Times:
Monday-Friday

Coaches: Jude Kurzum and Jimy Hernandez

Assistant Coaches: Isabelle Rivera and Lily Stasaitis

Rower Fee: $415

Session I: 5:30am-7:00am
Register here

Session II: 7:00am-8:30am
Register here

Dates:
July 17th – August 4th

Program Days & Times:
Monday-Friday 8:00am-9:30am (No session on July 19th)

Rower Fee: $250 Register Here

Coach: Anna Sisung