Winter Training - Youth
U19-U17-U15 (ages 10-18)
Winter Training Objective
To effectively create both regionally and nationally competitive athletes who can and will advance to collegiate rowing opportunities if they desire. We have developed our Winter Training protocol to dramatically increase your athlete's current fitness level, increase cardiovascular function, physical strength and mental toughness for the upcoming Spring Racing season.
Row Huntsville Competitive Youth rowing sets a paralleled standard for Youth development. Our Competitive Travel Squads are for youth athletes, experienced or novice (new to rowing), who are dedicated to improving their rowing skills and competing within a strong team environment at a very high level. Athletes will be challenged to work hard and overcome barriers, both physically and mentally, within a strong team environment.
Practice for this season occurs 3 times per week. Athletes will not be allowed to compete in the Spring Competetive Season if they do not participate in Winter Training or within another Scholastic Winter Team Sport. Athletes should participate with the rowing team when available during this period. Attendance at the Tennessee Indoor Rowing Championships at the beginning of February is a part of this Training cycle.
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 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, and 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 - Regatta Entry Fees, Equipment Transport truck and trailering, Regatta day food, athlete transportation or hotel stay expenses and season end banquets or events. Upon registration for any program please review our refund/cancelation/waiver policy.