Fall Youth Programs!

Posted by on August 14, 2013 in General, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

WHITEMARSH BOAT CLUB FALL 2013 YOUTH ROWING PROGRAMS

Dear Students, Parents, and Coaches: We hope that you are doing well as your summer season winds down and another school year begins. We know many of you are already thinking about the fall rowing season and

Whitemarsh Boat Club is excited to offer THREE fall programs this year. They are for (1) Experienced high school rowers, (2) high school students without rowing experience, and (3) middle school (Grades 6 – 8) students. Participation will provide the chance to advance your rowing and join the fastest-growing rowing club in the area. Please take a look below and see the exciting offerings from WBC this fall.

If you are interested, please reach out to us at youthrowing@whitemarshboatclub.org. Space will be limited, so please contact us as soon as possible if you would like to join!
This year, we are pleased to offer THREE FALL YOUTH PROGRAMS. Extensive information about all three programs can also be found on our website www.whitemarshboatclub.org.

High School (Junior) Competitive Racing Membership

For experienced (at least one competitive season) high school rowers in grades 10-12: Wed, Sep. 4 through Sun, Nov. 10 (nine weeks). Freshmen who have significant rowing experience already (multiple camps, etc) should contact the Director about joining this program.
Rowers participating in this program will be expected to:

• Attend practice five days a week, with any absences excused in advance (and kept to a minimum). Practices will be Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri from 3:30-6:00, and Saturday, 7:30-10:00.
• Commit to competing in the: King’s Head Regatta (Sep 29); Navy Day Regatta (Oct 12); Head of the Schuylkill Regatta (Oct 26 & 27); Bill Braxton Memorial Regatta (Nov 10).

The fee for this program (listed below) is inclusive of all regatta entry fees, as well as a WBC uniform tank top.

High School (Junior) Learn-To-Row Program

High School (Grades 9-12) students with no or very little rowing experience who are interested in discovering rowing, or know they want to prepare for the Winter Conditioning program and the Spring Competitive Season can learn to row by enrolling in the five-session High School Learn-To-Row Course. It will consist of five Saturday sessions in Sep and Oct:

• Sep 14, 21 & 28 and • Oct 5 & 19
All from 11:15 – 1:45. Athletes may sign up for as few as one session, or all five.

WBC is offering for the first time this 2013-2014 school year a full-year competitive Junior rowing program for high school students whose schools don’t offer rowing. See our website for more information!

Middle School Training Membership

This six week course is an in-depth introduction to the sport for Middle School (Grades 6 – 8) students are thinking about rowing in high school or just want to see what rowing is all about.

Sessions will be conducted over a seven-week period (Sep 10-Oct 25), Tue.- Fri. of each week from 5:30-7:15 PM. (WBC will offer Middle School programs in the spring and summer as well.)

FEES

Junior Competitive Racing: $800 plus a $35 Facility Fee for the Hines Rowing Center ($835).

High School Learn-To-Row: $75 per session plus a one-time $35 Facility Fee for the Hines Rowing Center OR all five sessions for $300 plus the Facility Fee.

Middle School Training Program: $600 plus a $35 Facility Fee for the Hines Rowing Center ($635)
Students who rowed for any program in 2013 located at The Hines Rowing Center will have paid the $35 Facility Fee already and need not do so again.

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT

All registrations are through www.regattacentral.com by navigating to the Clubs tab, scrolling down to Whitemarsh Boat Club and locating which one of the two Membership programs or the Learn-To-Row program you are seeking. Payment can be submitted on line through Regatta Central, or you can choose to “Pay by Check,” payable to Whitemarsh Boat Club. Checks can be mailed to: Whitemarsh Boat Club, PO Box 944, Conshohocken, PA 19428.

Prior to the start of the program, all participants will be asked to complete waivers for USRowing, WBC, and Hines Rowing Center Code of Conduct. Families will be given complete schedules, expectations, and contact information as well.

COACHING

The Head Coach of the WBC Fall Junior programs will be WBC Youth Head Coach and Director of Rowing J.D. Bridges, who has experience with rowers of all ages from middle school through college. J.D. will be assisted by other members of the WBC staff at the HRC, all of whom have extensive coaching backgrounds with rowers of many ages and abilities.

We hope to hear from you soon! Remember, space in each program is limited.

Whitemarsh Boat Club E-mail: wbc@whitemarshboatclub.org

Web site: www.whitemarshboatclub.org