Juniors Programs

Junior Rowing Programs and Skill Based Levels

Juniors is for ROWERS 12-18 years old

Learn to Row - Requires no prior rowing or athletic experience
We are looking for rowers who are willing to learn a new sport and try being on the water. The Learn to Row program is perfect for someone who is looking for a low time and financial commitment.
A prospective rower registers and completes a week or more of learn to row sessions, they learn the rowing stroke from scratch and the program gives the prospective rower a preview of the competitive nature of the sport.
After a rower completes a learn to row week then the coaches as well as the parents and prospective rowers will have a conversation to determine if the rower will continue more learn to row sessions or proceed to the next level of rowing.

Novice - Requires at least one week of Least to Row
Traditionally in rowing all prospective rowers who have completed a learn to row week (or more) and have been invited to the next level join the novice team. The novice team is only for those who have enjoyed the learn to row weeks and want to take up the sport of rowing to compete as a beginner. The novice team takes the basics and trains to compete against other novices from other clubs and schools. Generally novices stay together as they are learning the fundamentals but are broken up based grade and age. We separate middle school, junior and high school age rowers. Novices usually commit to training 3-4 days a week, however some will train 5-6 days a week. Some novices excel quicker and will be invited to train and compete at the next level, instead of with the novice team.

Intermediate Competitive Juniors (Varsity) - Requires 1 year of Novice rowing or Invitation based on advanced skill.
Traditionally in rowing all prospective rowers who have completed a learn to row week (or more) and have been invited to the next level join the novice team. The novice team is only for those who have enjoyed the learn to row weeks and want to take up the sport of rowing to compete as a beginner. The novice team takes the basics and trains to compete against other novices from other clubs and schools. Generally novices stay together as they are learning the fundamentals but are broken up based grade and age. We separate middle school, junior and high school age rowers. Novices usually commit to training 3-4 days a week, however some will train 5-6 days a week. Some novices excel quicker and will be invited to train and compete at the next level, instead of with the novice team.

Elite Competitive Juniors (Varsity) - Requires an invitation for specialized training.
The elite competitive juniors are few in numbers who have been invited to a small group, who are on track for college recruitment and have been identified for individualized training.
This squad competes with the best rowing athletes in the country at prestigious regattas such as; Head of the Charles, The Worlds Indoor Rowing Championships, The Youth National Championships and the prestigious Henley Royal Regatta in England.
These rowers are on track to be recruited by top schools in the country including the Ivy Leagues and they fully committed to the process of those opportunities in front of them. This sub group of rowers receive highly individualized coaching, consulting and training plans to help achieve their goals of college admittance and scholarship.

Inquire if Rowing with the Port Jeff Rowing Club sounds right for you

While we do not have a formal application process please email directly or fill out the form below
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Juniors Programs
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2021 Spring Learn To Row
May 3, 2021

The Spring Learn to Row weeks are specifically designed to give kids a beginner level, easy going introduction to the sport.

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