Youth Programs

Youth Program Fee Descriptions

Youth Rowing

Membership Cost $200
Program Cost $135 or $225

Participation in a Rocket City Youth rowing program requires you become a member and join one of our programs.

Membership fees allow Rocket City to pay basic infrastructure expenses such as facility, equipment, additional storage areas, affiliations, insurance, etc.

Youth rowing program options include a 3 day/week offering that focuses on fitness and developing skills; this program option also serves as a great introduction to rowing for those in middle school. A 5 day/week program is offered for high performance, competitive rowers. Program fees are used to pay for coaching costs, an end-of-season banquet for the athletes, and may also be used to subsidize certain other youth initiatives, interests or activities.

Our rowing seasons are Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer. Joining a program pays for participation during a season, which lasts approximately 6 months. Program costs do not include racing gear or regatta expenses such as:

• Rocket City Rowing racing kit (unisuit or jersey and black rowing trou, and RCRC spirit gear)
• racing fees (regatta entry fees, team hotel, lunch and snacks on race day, and equipment transportation costs)

Period Covered: August 9, 2018 – February 16, 2019

Summer Youth Learn-to-Row Camps

$TBD

Learn the fundamentals of the ultimate team sport

  • Basic sweep rowing techniques on ergometers (rowing machines) and in 8-person rowing shells
  • Boat and crew terminology
  • Overall physical conditioning, flexibility, and core strength
  • Water safety and safe boat handling techniques
  • Teamwork
  • Race Strategy

Camp Fee includes: 20 hours of instruction and exercise, camp t-shirt, snacks and lunch on Saturday, rowing through the rest of summer

Session I:  Early June
Monday – Friday June 9  9:00 am – 11:30 am
Saturday  9:30 am-12:00 p.m.

Session II   Early July
Monday – Friday June 9  9:00 am – 11:30 am
Saturday  9:30 am-12:00 p.m.

Regatta Fees

$85 – $125

The costs associated with attending a regatta are not included in RCRC seasonal fees. These fees include regatta fees, boat transportation and maintenance costs, lunch and snacks during the regatta and hotel expenses when necessary to meet the regatta schedule.

End-of-season Banquet

Celebrate the end of the rowing season and all the experiences of the past few months. No fee for athletes; nominal fee for other attendees (parents, siblings, and other guests).

Supplemental Registration Forms  

Code of Conduct and AAHSA Physical forms listed below are required to be filled out on an annual basis. A Swim Test form must be provided to document successful completion of this one-time requirement. To complete the registration process these forms need to be printed, completed as required and provided to the RCRC Juniors Program Coordinator. Questions regarding these documents may be directed to the Juniors Head Coach or Juniors Program Coordinator.

AHSAA Physical Form

Youth Code of Conduct

Swim Test Form

A USRowing waiver must be signed annually before competing . The USRowing Registration and Waiver process can be accessed by following the link below:

USRowing Waiver