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VARSITY PROGRAM

ATTENTION BOYS AND GIRLS AGES 13-17

Try out for our nationally competitive youth team!

No experience needed. We teach you everything! Lots of college recruiting opportunites.

Introductory Practices/Meetings (2 options)

  1. Saturday, Febrary 24th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm.
  2. Sunday, February 25th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm.

Tryouts

Monday, February 26th – Saturday, March 9th (2 weeks)

For more information, contact Head Coach Tim Franck: coachtim@stlouisrowingclub.com

WHO

Boys and girls ages 13-17. No experience necessary!

WHERE

St. Louis Rowing Club’s boathouse at Creve Coeur Lake (13777 Marine Ave., 63043). It's a large, tan-colored building.

WHEN

Introductory Practices/Meetings are Sat., Feb. 24th 3-5 pm OR Sun. Feb 25th, 3-5 pm. Rain or shine… Parents welcome!

If you cannot make it either Saturday or Sunday you can also show up during any of the tryout session starting on Monday Feb 26th at 4 - 6 PM each weekday.

TRYOUTS

Start Mon, Feb. 26th and end on Sat, Mar. 9th (2 weeks).

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Mon-Fri 4-6pm and Sat/Sun 2:30-4:30pm. Minimum Attendance Requirement is at least 4 practices per week.

WHAT TO WEAR

Clothes you can exercise in and athletic shoes.

COST

The 2 week tryouts are FREE!

Pre-registration (button below) is NOT required to attend either of the intro practices / meetings on Saturday or Sunday.

Athletes who have more than one year of rowing experience can join our Varsity Team. Our varsity rowers build upon their existing skills and take their fitness to the next level. Many of our varsity rowers are recruited to row at the collegiate level.

Our Season: Rowing is a year-round sport. When we cannot go on the water, we do indoor workouts on the rowing machine.

Fall: Held late August through January. Typically consists of several 5,000-meter Head Races, including The Head of the Hooch in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Beginning in late November, practices move indoors and focus on strength and conditioning.

Spring: Held from February through late May (or June, for those who qualify for Junior Nationals.) The season starts indoors, then moves onto the water when it is warm enough. The season consists of several regattas, including Midwest Championships in May.

Summer: Held for first 3 weeks in August. Both varsity and experienced novice team members are eligible to participate in this optional summer program. 

 

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