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 Novice/Learn to Row Program:

Program for all newcomers to the sport of rowing. Program covers basic rowing technique, equipment handling, use of ergometers, rowing in the indoor tanks and eventually rowing on the water. Program runs three days a week across the duration of the summer, and includes standard HRRA practice shirt.
 
Program for all children under the age of 18 who are new to the sport of rowing. Program covers basic rowing technique, equipment handling, use of ergometers, rowing in the indoor tanks and eventually rowing on the water in sweep rowing boats (one oar per athlete). This is a teaching program, and does not focus on racing skill development. If your child has already completed their novice year, please register them for our Junior’s Comprehensive Program.

Dates:  Sept. 8, 2021 – Oct. 31, 2021

Practice time: 3 days per week –  Monday and Wednesday afternoons (5:00-7:00pm), Saturday mornings (7:00-9:00am)

Fees: $275 – Register here.

Juniors Comprehensive Program:

Program for rowers with at least a novice level/one year of experience. Our Comprehensive Programs operate like a collegiate program in the sense that all skill levels are on the same team but receive coaching specific to their experience level and goals to help push them up the skill curve. Enrollment includes standard HRRA practice shirt and entry fees for one race. Athletes/crews may be selected by coaches for additional racing opportunities based on performance, which will be paid for at a later date via a supplemental “Racing Fee” registration
 
Program for all junior rowers (under 19/pre-college) with at least a a season of novice rowing under their belts. Program will be predominately sweep rowing focused but will have opportunities for those with significant sculling experience to row small boats side-by-side with larger and faster boats when equipment availability and practice plans permit it. Athletes new to rowing should register for and complete our Junior Novice program before signing up for Junior’s Comprehensive.

Dates: Sept. 8, 2021 – Oct. 31, 2021

Practice time: 5 Days TBD (Dependent on Coaches).  Weekdays in the afternoons, weekends in the early mornings.

Fees: $475 – Register here

Sweep & Scull Combo Program:

For Experienced rowers already enrolled in either Junior or Masters Comprehensive Programs. Enables registrants to participate in Rec Sculling program during shifts times outside of their regular sweep program hours. If participant is chosen by coaches for racing, they will pay a supplemental “racing fee” registration later in the season the same way they would for Junior or Masters Comprehensive.

All registrants will need to have a current USRowing Membership before they begin any on-water activity. Adults and Juniors new to rowing should register for and complete our Junior or Adult Novice programs before signing up for Rec Sculling.  Athletes are encouraged to reach out to the Head Coach at hrracoach@gmail.com with any questions they may have.

Dates: Sept. 8, 2021 – Oct. 31, 2021

Practice time: Refer to Sweep and Sculling program schedules.

Fees: $250 – Register here

Coxswains Comprehensive Program:

Registration for all coxswains of Adult or Junior Comprehensive Programs with at least a season of novice/one year of coxswain experience under their belts. Our Comprehensive Programs operate like a collegiate program in the sense that all skill levels are on the same team but receive coaching specific to their experience level and goals to help push them up the skill curve. 

Coxswains may be selected by coaches for additional racing opportunities based on performance, which will be paid for at a later date via a supplemental “Racing Fee” registration, Enrollment includes standard summer HRRA practice tank. All registrants will need to have a current USRowing Membership before they begin any on-water activity. Athletes new to rowing should register for and complete our Junior Novice program before signing up for Junior’s Comprehensive.   Athletes and Parents are encouraged to reach out to the Head Coach at hrracoach@gmail.com with any questions they may have.

Dates: Sept. 8, 2021 – Oct. 31, 2021

Practice Time: Same as program

Fees: $35 – Register

Adults Program

All athletes must have a Basic USRowing Membership ($9.75) 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.  ​