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 be divided into small groups for proper social distancing
  • 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 Junior Varsity Competitive athletes practices 3 weekdays and Saturday with additional home workouts Open to 9th – 12th graders who have at least one semester of racing experience and coach approval. 

Coaches are Patrick Kelly and Ethan Nussdorfer

Program fee : $160

Date: Nov 30 2020  Dec 19 2020

Practice Schedule

Flexible Practice Times

Monday thru Friday : 4-6 pm, 4:30-6:30 pm & 5-7 pm

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

Novice Competitive Rowing

The novice team is designed for athletes in their first year of competition and practices 2 weekdays and Saturday with optional home workouts . Open to 8th-11th grade. 

Athletes must have completed the fall season of rowing to take part in winter season.

Program fee : $160

Date: Nov 30 2020 – Dec 19 2020

Practice Schedule

Flexible Practice Times

Monday thru Friday : 4-6 pm, 4:30-6:30 pm & 5-7 pm

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

At Home Training

Join for the fall season but do not attend in-person practices. You will meet virtually with your coach and squad each week. Take home an erg and workout using a training plan designed by your coach, which also includes land training to prepare for spring season and virtually compete with all team athletes. 

 

Program fee : $80

Date: Nov 30 2020 – Dec 19 2020

Practice Schedule

Varied