HRRA Juniors Program
Our Junior programs are designed to address three philosophies.
- 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.
- Melding traditional rivals during the scholastic seasons into composite boats, we create a sense of regional rowing pride.
- 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.
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 – Register here (No cost for coxswains! but they must also register)
- Kevin Piotti
- Matt Rignanese
- Josh Stratton
Dates: Monday, January 3, 2022 – Saturday, March 5, 2022
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.
- Friday: Girls 4-5:30pm, Boys 5:30-7pm
- Saturday: Girls 7-8:30am, Boys 8:30-10am
- Friday: Girls 5:30-7pm, Boys 4-5:30pm
- Saturday: Girls 8:30-10am, Boys 7-8:30am
Fees: $175 – Register here (No cost for coxswains! but they must also register)
- Kevin Piotti
- Matt Rignanese
- Josh Stratton
Junior Novice/Learn to Row Program:
Program details will become available after March 2022
Juniors Comprehensive Program:
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 email@example.com with any questions they may have.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions they may have.
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.