Middle School

Middle School rowing, for grades 6-8 (ages 11-14), is focused on fun and learning, as well as fitness. Athletes are taught the basics of the rowing stroke along with boat handling, terminology, and care of the equipment. Middle school rowers will be taught sculling (rowing with 2 oars) with an emphasis on developing boat feel and teamwork. To introduce young rowers to the excitement of competition, middle school rowers will row in at least one exhibition race per season if an exhibition event is offered at regattas attended by the high school youth team.

A developmental program like this one allows a young person who is at puberty to develop the fitness and learn the skills and teamwork needed in rowing while minimizing the possible risks for injury that can result on from the significant asymmetrical forces sweep rowing places on the growing bodies of children 13 years or younger.

Because our middle school program is focused on development rather than competition, it will meet three times per week, on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm and Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

RCRC Middle School Practice Schedule

Fall (mid-August — early November)
Spring (mid-February — mid May

Tuesday, Thursday 4:30 p.m.—6:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m.


Summer (early June — start of school)
Winter (mid-November — late January)

Tuesday, Thursday 4:30 p.m. -6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m.