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Summer Rowing

Summer Rowing

Summer is great time to experience rowing on Fort Loudoun Lake. East Tennessee Rowing’s youth summer programs are an excellent opportunity for rowers who wish to learn to row or want to continue rowing during the summer. Sessions are led by our certified coaching cadre who instruct each three-hour class for the week-long day camp. All summer programs begin in June and run throughout the summer. 

Summer programs will be conducted on beautiful Fort Loudoun Lake. Our boathouse is next to Louisville Point Park just past Topside Rd, a convenient 20-minute drive from West Knoxville and Farragut along the Pellissippi Parkway, Downtown Knoxville using Alcoa Hwy, or anywhere in Blount County using Louisville Road to Louisville. The address for the Boathouse is 3452 Louisville Road, Louisville [BOATHOUSE]

Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (865) 850-4649


NOVICE SUMMER CAMPS

  • Introductory, coed, non-competitive program offering youth aged 11 to 17 a chance to try the sport of rowing on Fort Loudoun Lake. Novice campers are introduced to the basics of the sport in a fun, engaging, safe environment. No prior rowing experience is required.
  • Novice Camp provides a complete overview of the sport. Rowers are introduced to the basics of the sport, learning rowing terminology, how to handle the equipment, and the elements of proper rowing technique. Also covered as part of Novice Camp is coxing technique; boat safety; and concepts of physical well-being, including hydration, core strength, flexibility, and diet. Novice Camp uses rowing machines and at the beginning of each session so that rowers can get a sense of the rowing stroke in a stable environment. Then training moves into an eight-person training shells. Participants have an opportunity at the end of each week to scrimmage in a friendly, intramural environment. 
  • The goal of the program is to introduce new rowers to the fundamentals of sweep rowing and develop a solid foundation of skills in a fun, supportive environment. Participants will acquire the basics of the sport and develop a solid foundation of skills and knowledge of rowing, which they can then build upon in Crew Academy or a Competitive Novice program. Summer learn to row sessions are one week in length and a campers are encouraged to participate in multiple sessions.
  • Good attendance is crucial to safety and maximum learning.
  • Athletes need to wear athletic shorts (7” inseam recommended), t-shirts (nothing too baggy), and running shoes. It is also a great idea to bring sunscreen, towel, hat, water bottle, and snacks if needed.
  • Participants will receive a camp t-shirt.

WHO

  • This program is open to male and female athletes.
  • AGES 11 - 17
  • NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
    • Participation in Novice Camps are not mandatory to join one of our competitive crews, but highly recommended.  
    • On-line registration is available on the club’s website; walk-up registration is available if seats go unfilled.

WHEN

  • June 05 – July 28
  • 8:30 am-11:30am, Monday – Friday
    • Session 1: June 05 - June 09 [on-line registration]
    • Session 2: June 12 - June 16 [on-line registration]      
    • Session 3: June 19 - June 23 [on-line registration]   
    • Session 4: June 26 - June 30 [on-line registration]  
    • Session 5: July 17 - July 2      [on-line registration]        
    • Session 6: July 24 - July 28    [on-line registration]
    • Each session is one week long and capped at 24 campers to ensure personal attention and skill development at the rower’s own pace, so space is limited. 
    • Arrive 15 minutes prior to practice time to change, prepare equipment, and meet with your team. 

COMPETITION: This is a non-competitive program.

COST FOR SUMMER NOVICE CAMP

  • $125 per week
    • Family or multi-week discounts
    • COSTS INCLUDE ETROWING CLUB MEMBERSHIP, FACILITY USE, INSURANCE, EQUIPMENT USAGE, AND COACHING FEES.                       

INTERMEDIATE ROWING

Focusing on continued skills development for athletes who have  In this program rowers will continue to build on their rowing technique, boat skills, safety rules of the waterway, and fitness. Rowers in the Intermediate Camp will continue to develop their knowledge of the fundamentals of sweep rowing, including rowing and coxing technique and boat safety. Basic concepts of physical well being including hydration, diet, flexibility, and core strength for rowing are also covered. Participants are introduced to basic measures of fitness and strength on the rowing machine and encouraged to work as a crew toward collective goals on the water. The program will be taught in a fun and supportive environment with a goal of developing a solid foundation of skills.

WHO

  • This program is open to male and female athletes.
    • Completion of Novice Camp,
    • Participated in Youth Crew Academy,
    • Participated in at least one competitive crew season.

WHEN

  • May 29 – July 28 [on-line registration]
  • 5:45am – 8:00am Monday – Friday
    • There is not a registration deadline for this program.‚Äč

COMPETITION: This is a non-competitive program.

COST FOR SUMMER INTERMEDIATE ROWING

  • $135 per month 
    • COSTS INCLUDE ETROWING CLUB MEMBERSHIP, FACILITY USE, INSURANCE, EQUIPMENT USAGE, AND COACHING FEES. 

SUMMER HIGH PERFORMANCE CAMP

Complete athlete development is our top priority!

East Tennessee HP Camp is a full season worth of training curriculum that comes from more than a decade of developing high-performing athletes packed into a five weeks intense camp. For athletes that want a competitive summer experience to prepare for the next level. We promote athletic progression, character development, leadership and overall personal evolution through seven unique training disciplines: strength/conditioning; mental conditioning; nutrition; race preperation; ergometer performance; athletic body management and boat moving skills in preparation for racing at US Rowing Club Nationals in Ohio.

WHO

  • This program is open to male and female athletes in the following categories.
  • U19: born 1999 OR later.
  • U17: born 2001 OR later.
    • Program is not available for U23 athletes that turns 19 by December 31 of the current calendar year.

WHERE

  • Fort Loudoun Lake Boathouse, 3452 Louisville Road, Louisville [BOATHOUSE]
  • Watt Street Gym, 259 E Watt Street, Alcoa [GYM]

WHEN

  • June 5-July 20, 2017
  • 5:45am – 8:00am Monday – Friday – Water
  • 10:00am - 12:00am Monday – Saturday – Water or Gym
  • 2:00pm - 4:30pm Monday – Friday - Strength and Conditioning
    • Registration Deadline May 10, 2017 Non-refundable 50% deposit and uniform order.
    • Athletes who cannot attend the full camp but wish to attend a partial session should contact Coach Eubanks.
    • There will be no practice on July 4th so you can enjoy the holiday with family.
    • Depart early on July 10 for USRowing Club Nationals, Return late on July 16th

COMPETITION

  • Race U19 and U17 event at the following.
    • USRowing Club National Championships, July 11 – July 16, Bethel, OH
    • For those eligible, attend the USRowing College Fair with 60+ college coaches in attendance.

COST FOR SUMMER HP CAMP

  • ETR Members: $375*  [on-line registration]
  • ETR Non-Members: $825  [on-line registration] or [3x installments]
  • Travel Fee will be invoiced once the number of athletes in the Summer High Performance Program is finalized. Travel Fee will include gear (racing uni, hat, and shirt), regatta expenses, transportation, and accommodations for Ohio.
    • USRowing Individual Championship Membership is required to attend this program.                       
    • ETRowing can offer limited aid for families in need of financial assistance.
    • COSTS INCLUDE ETROWING CLUB MEMBERSHIP, FACILITY USE, INSURANCE, EQUIPMENT USAGE, AND COACHING FEES. COSTS DOES NOT INCLUDED TRAVEL, LODGING DURING TRAVEL, ENTRY FEES, TRAILERING COSTS, HOUSING DURING CAMP, OR SUMMER UNIFORM.