Rochester Rowing Club’s Middle School Program draws youth from all over southeastern Minnesota who train as the Rochester Rowing Club Middle School Team, a part of the RRCMN Juniors Division. RRC runs a year round program for middle school youth. The program is organized by seasons: Fall Competitive Season (September through early November); Winter Training (December-March); Spring Competitive Season (March-May); Summer Competitive Season (June to mid August). Athletes have the option of participating in all seasons, it is not required. In addition to on-water rowing technique, middle school rowers are taught boat handling, safety on the water, as well as indoor rowing technique on the ergometer (aka, rowing machine.) Rochester Rowing Club’s Junior Programs are designed to help athletes improve in all aspects of: fitness, mental toughness, discipline, and team building. The program is coached by experienced coaches who make learning to row easy and fun. NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday | 3:30-5:30pm, Saturday | 7:30-9:15am
Head of the Des Moines | September 30 | Des Moines, IA | $TBD
Head of the Rock | October 8 | Rockford, IL | $TBD
Row the Miss | October 14 | Moline, IL | $TBD
The Rochester Rowing Club strives to keep dues as minimal as possible while maintaining excellent staff and good equipment. We have benchmarked other sports and found that RRC continues to be one of the best sports values in the region. Every athlete is required to pay an annual $100 equipment fee which helps to meet the growing demands for equipment and maintenance. In addition to dues, we are dependent on the wonderful generosity of our parents and others to keep our budget balanced and to meet the growing demands for equipment and coaches. RRCMN offers payment plans and scholarships to help with the cost.