PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Rochester Rowing Club of Minnesota (RRCMN) offers school year and summer programs for “Junior” rowers; youth who are in High School or Middle School and year round Adult rowing programs.


COMPETITIVE JUNIOR TEAM

The RRCMN Juniors’ division offers a year round program for grades 6 to 12. The program includes competitive fall, spring and summer seasons as well as a winter conditioning program.  Athletes have the option of participating in all seasons. It is not required, however the Winter Conditioning program is strongly encouraged for athletes wanting to participate in the Spring Competitive Season.  Unlike many sports, you can start rowing at any age (12+) and be successful.  If you would like to try rowing either register for one of our Summer Learn-To-Row Camps or contact Head Coach Jesse Clark by email.

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New Rowers / Novices / **OFF SEASON FITNESS

Rochester Rowing Club’s novice program draws youth from all over southeastern Minnesota who train as the Rochester Rowing Club ‘Novices’, a part of the RRCMN Juniors Division. RRC runs a year round program for new rowers, once your first year is complete, rowers graduate to the varsity program.  Both programs are organized by seasons: Fall (September through early November); Winter Training (December-March); Spring (March-May); and Summer (June to mid August). Athletes have the option of participating in all seasons. It is not required. In addition to on-water rowing technique, these 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..

**During our winter season we also offer strength and fitness work for juniors who are non-rowers, this is through our novice division

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LEARN TO ROW

RRC’s learn to row programs are designed to give a taste of the sport to prospective members.

Juniors Program:  Athletes (age 11 – 18) new to rowing are introduced to rowing in our Junior Learn-To-Row program.  Time will be spent on rowing machines and on the water in rowing shells. They learn valuable skills such as teamwork, fitness conditioning, and safety on the water. Once the rower completes the Learn-To-Row program, they are eligible to join the ‘Novice’ team. The junior Learn-To-Row program is coached by high-level coaches who make learning to row easy and fun.  No experience is necessary.

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Adult Program:  Adults (age 19+) new to rowing are introduced to rowing in our Adult Learn-To-Row program.  The program is structured to accommodate busy schedules. The adult Learn-To-Row program is coached by high-level coaches who make learning to row easy and fun.


ADULT PROGRAM

During the rowing season (from the second week in April to the end of October), adults who have on-the-water experience meet two evenings a week (depending on schedules) and Saturday mornings from 10:30 am – noon.  In addition, experienced rowers may arrange to meet at other times when schedules permit.


COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM

RRCMN will be launching a partnership with local schools and community organizations to do outreach into Rochester neighborhoods surrounding our boathouse. The goal of this outreach work is to get more Rochester youth involved in rowing, particularly those who are historically under-represented in the sport.