Fitness & Technical Development
U19-U17-U15 (ages 12-18)
Row Huntsville Competitive Youth rowing sets a paralleled standard for Youth development. Our Fitness & Technical Devlopment Squads are for youth athletes, experienced or novice (new to rowing), who are dedicated to improving/growing their rowing skills and Fitness levels. As an alternative to the Competitive Travel Squad it meets only 3 days per week and will not incorporate travel for race but will include inter squad development and racing. Our focus will be on technical skills in both Sculling and sweep styles and developing disciplin, Character and a strong work ethic. This program is ideal for those interested in being a part of team athletics but not quite ready for the competitive team training schedule, travel or intensity.
Athletes will be challenged to work hard and overcome barriers, both physically and mentally, within a strong team environment 3 days per week. Rowers will still learn the art of moving racing Shells while simultaneously developing life long skills in leadership and teambuilding. We believe that rowing offers athletes opportunities for great health, fitness, and collegiate opportunities, but at our sports highest expression we build essential relations between youth from all walks of life that would not be possible without the shared discipline of shells, oars, and water. We presently serve athletes from over 10 Public, Private and Home School Associations in Huntsville-Madison County.
The determination for athletes to join the Competitive Squad is at the discretion of the Director/Head Coach with counsel from squad coaches. It is based upon a number of factors - Age, Physical and Emotional maturity, Performance Testing and of course the Technical Skills to compete at a high level.
Seasonal program fees cover: A highly trained and certified Coaching Staff, state of the art equipment for both practice and racing, all operational expenses the program incurs for Safety and licensing with the State of Alabama, the City of Huntsville and US Rowing. Additional expenses are invoiced to each family for their athlete and would include - US Rowing Memebership, season end banquets or events. Upon registration for any program please review our refund/cancelation/waiver policy.