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 Advanced Boys & Girls:

The Junior Advanced Sweeps Program is open to rowers who are sophomores, juniors and seniors. 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.

Boys’ Coach:¬†TBD

Girls’ Coach:¬†TBD

Dates:

September 7th – November 1st, 2022

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 5:30pm-7:30pm

Saturday 7:00am-9:00am

Rower Fee:¬†$525 –¬†Register here.

Coxswain Fee:¬†$35 –¬†Register here.

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

Saturday, October 1st, 2022 – Poughkeepsie Regatta – Poughkeepsie, NY

Saturday, October 8th, 2022 – Head of the Housatonic, Indian Well State Park, CT

**Sunday, October 23rd – Head of the Charles, Boston MA (dependent on bid acceptance)**

Saturday, October 29th, 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.

Boys’ Coach:¬†Kevin Piotti & TJ Scarpa

Girls’ Coach: Andrew Runne & Amber Fischer

Dates:

June 20th – June 24th ~ Monday-Friday 5:30pm-7:30pm

June 27th РAugust 6th ~ Monday-Friday 5:30am-7:30am 

Rower Fee: $525 – Register here.

Coxswain Fee:¬†$35 –¬†Register here.

UPDATED: The team will be representing the club at the following regattas during the summer. We have obtained group hotel rates as shown below. Please reserve soon to ensure availability.
  • Race Between the Bridges/Pancake Breakfast
    • Saturday, July 16, 2022
    • Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Philly Youth Regatta
    • Saturday, July 23, 2022
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • Springhill Suites, 430 Plymouth Road – Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
      Group rate of $171 + tax per night. Must book by 7/11/22 to receive this rate. Call (610) 940-0400 or book online. When booking please state that you are part of the Hudson River Rowing Association group.
  • Sweep & Sculls Regatta
    • Saturday, August 6, 2022
    • Providence, RI
    • Ramada Inn, 213 Taunton Ave, Seekonk, MAGroup Rate of $192.00 + tax for double room. Must book by 7/5/22 to receive this rate. When booking please call (508) 336-8700, ask for sales department and reference Hudson River Rowing block.
For away regattas race fees are additional.¬†Transportation, room and board are are the responsibility of the athlete’s family. Registration includes participation in one local regatta and free summer racing shirt.

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.

COACH: TBD

PROGRAM DATES & TIMES: September 7th РNovember 1st, 2022

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 5:30pm-7:30pm

Saturday 7:00am-9:00am 

ROWER FEE: $425.00 REGISTER

COXSWAIN FEE: $35.00 REGISTER

The team will be representing the club at the following regattas during the fall:

Saturday, October 1st, 2022 – 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 27th РAugust 6th, 2022

Practice time: Monday-Friday 6:00am-8:00am

Rower Fee: $425 – Register here.

Coxswain Fee:¬†$35 –¬†Register here.

UPDATED: The team will be representing the club at the following regattas during the summer. We have obtained group hotel rates as shown below. Please reserve soon to ensure availability.
  • Race Between the Bridges/Pancake Breakfast
    • Saturday, July 16, 2022
    • Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Philly Youth Regatta
    • Saturday, July 23, 2022
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • Springhill Suites, 430 Plymouth Road – Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
      Group rate of $171 + tax per night. Must book by 7/11/22 to receive this rate. Call (610) 940-0400 or book online. When booking please state that you are part of the Hudson River Rowing Association group.
For away regattas race fees are additional.¬†Transportation, room and board are are the responsibility of the athlete’s family. Registration includes participation in one local regatta and free summer racing shirt.

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

Juniors who are in 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

COACH: TBD

PROGRAM DATES & TIMES: September 7th РNovember 1st, 202

Monday & Wednesday 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Saturday 7:00am – 9:00am

ROWER FEE: $275.00 REGISTER

COXSWAIN FEE: $35.00 REGISTER

All athletes are required to have current basic US Rowing Membership ($15) and a valid US Rowing Waiver. Please include code H9RR4 in the athletes section.

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.

Dates:  June 27th – August 6th, 2022 

Practice time: Monday-Friday 7:00am-9:00am

Rower Fee: $275 – Register here.

Coxswain Fee: $35 – Register here.

The team will be representing the club at the following regatta during the summer: 

  • Saturday, July 16th, 2022 – Race Between the Bridges/Pancake Breakfast – Poughkeepsie, NY

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

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.¬†

Due to popular demand, we are extending our recreational sculling season by 4 weeks. This extended summer program is for those with previous sculling experience and the approval of the sculling coach.

COACH: Jude Kurzum

DATES:  August 8th РSeptember 2nd, 2022 

DAYS and TIMES:  Monday РFriday

ROWER FEE: $200.00

Session I: 5:30am-7:00am REGISTER

Session II: 7:00am-8:30am REGISTER

Dates:  June 27th РAugust 6th, 2022

Practice time:  Monday to Friday

Rower Fee: $400

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

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

Dates:  June 27th РAugust 6th, 2022

Practice time: 7:00am-8:30am Monday-Friday

Rower Fee: $300 – Register here.

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.

Dates: Monday, January 3, 2022 – Saturday, March 5, 2022

Practice time:
Girls: Tuesday and Thursday 4-6pm, alternating* Fridays 4-5:30pm/5:30-7pm, alternating* Saturdays 7-8:30am/8:30-10am
Boys: Monday and Wednesday 4-6pm, alternating* Fridays 4-5:30pm/5:30-7pm, alternating* Saturdays 7-8:30am/8:30-10am

* The “alternating” schedule will have boys and girls swapping between 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 7-8:30am, Boys 8:30-10am

Week 2:

  • Friday: Girls 5:30-7pm, Boys 4-5:30pm
  • Saturday: Girls 8:30-10am, Boys 7-8:30am

Fees: $175 ‚Äď Register here (No cost for coxswains! but they must also register)

Coaches:

  • Kevin Piotti
  • Matt Rignanese
  • Josh Stratton

We’ll be participating in the HRRA 1st Annual Ergathon, which coincides with the 2021 Concept2 Holiday Challenge.
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 24th which will help to set up training splits for the upcoming Winter Training Program.

Dates: Friday, November 26th to Friday, December 24th

Practice time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4-6pm, Saturdays 7-9am

Fees: $35 ‚Äď Register here (No cost for coxswains! but they must also register)

Coaches:

  • Kevin Piotti
  • Matt Rignanese
  • Josh Stratton

Adults Program

All athletes must have a Basic USRowing Membership ($15) 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.