Junior Programming

Youth Rowing During COVID-19

At the Austin Rowing Club we are committed to continuing strength building and enhancing our technique in the sport of rowing during the pandemic. Our youth programming has changed slightly to accommodate more safety measures and provide each athlete with more attentive and helpful coaching. In addition to our club safety measures, the youth program:

  • Will meet at different times to reduce the number of people at the boat house at once
  • Is going to have various online components as well as socially distanced, in person aspects
  • Will allow for flexible schedules and more individualistic coaching
  • Will have specific training goals that work towards races in the spring and beyond
  • Will have different participation options for each family’s needs
  • Will enforce mask wearing (per City guidelines) while at practice

Austin Rowing Club’s Junior Team was founded in 1989, making it the longest running youth rowing program in Austin. Over the last 30 years, Austin Rowing Club’s competitive junior team has performed at the national level, attended races across the country, sent rowers on to top college programs, and sparked lifelong love of the sport.  ARC’s junior recreational team, provides the same quality coaching as the competitive program for rowers that do not want to make the commitment required to compete with the varsity team. Austin Rowing Club hosts three official USRowing regattas a year. The Head of the Colorado, The Heart of Texas, and the Texas State Rowing Championships.

 

Varsity Competitive Rowing

The Jr Varsity Competitive athletes practice 4 weekdays and Saturday with additional home workouts from January 7 – May 6. Open for 9th – 12th graders who have at least one semester of racing experience and coach approval. Team members are expected attend 90% of practices. 

Coaches are Patrick Kelly and Ethan Nussdorfer

Program fee : $880

Date: January 7 2021  May 6 2021

Practice Schedule

Flexible Practice Times

Monday thru Thursday 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

Saturday 9:30-12:30 and 10:30am-1:30 pm.

Novice Competitive Rowing

The novice team is designed for athletes in their first year of competition and practices Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings, as well as Saturday mornings with optional home workouts from January 7 – May 6. Open for 8th-11th grade. No rowing experience is required and all basic rowing technique will be taught.

Coaches are Astrid Wettstein and Jeff Tyrrel.

Program fee : $880

Date: January 7 2021 – May 6 2021

Practice Schedule

Flexible Practice Times

Flexible scheduling means each athlete will be required to participate in a minimum of two of the three weekday practices (5:30 – 7:30 pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays and 5:00 – 7:00 pm on Fridays). Saturday practice from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm is mandatory.

Coxswain Training

Coxswains will be able to assist coaches during 3-5 practices each week, lead squad workouts to help keep rowers accountable for their training as well as practice their leadership and coxswain skills to prepare for big boat practices and competitions. 

 

Program fee : $220

Date: January 7 2021  – May 6 2021 

Practice Schedule

Flexible Practice Times

Monday thru Thursday between 4:30 – 7:30 pm.

Saturday 9:30-12:30, 10-1pm, 10:30am-1:30 pm.

At Home Training

Join for the Spring Season but do not attend in-person practices. You will meet virtually with your coach three times a week; take home an erg; and workout using a training plan designed by our strength and conditioning Coach Troy Harding that includes erg and land training to prepare for future competition. 

 

Program fee : $440

Date: January 7 2021  – May 6 2021 

Practice Schedule

Practices are held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 5:00 – 7:00 pm via Zoom.

There will be additional workouts outside of the Zoom calls.

Spring Recreational Rowing

The Junior Recreational rowing team meets for one 2 hour session per week for 4 weeks. Open to 11-17 year olds who are looking to learn the basics of rowing in a single. The roster is limited to 4 rowers. Rowers should join the waitlist if they are interested in joining upcoming monthly sessions.

Program fee : $220

Date: February 21 2021  – March 16 2021 

Practice Schedule

Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 pm, February 23, March 2, 9 & 16

Or

Sundays 10-am-12pm, February 21, 28, March 7 & 14