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. The sessions meet Monday through Friday beginning in June and run throughout the summer.
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.
Participation in ETRowing’s Novice Learn-to-Row Camps are not mandatory to join our competitive crews during the season, but highly recommended. Arrive 15 minutes prior to practice time to change, prepare equipment, and meet with your team. On-line registration is available on the club’s website; walk-up registration is available if seats go unfilled.
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 [BOATHOUSE].
NOVICE LEARN TO ROW CAMPS
Youth Summer Learn to Row is for boys and girls ages 12-18 years who have not rowed before. Learn to Row is an introductory course where boys and girls have a chance to try the sport of rowing in a fun and safe environment. They will learn rowing terminology, learn to handle equipment and develop a basic set of rowing skills. The training begins with the basic rowing stroke mechanics, boat handling and terminology before taking the new rowers on the water for their first strokes in one of our eight-oared racing shells. Each session is capped at 24 campers to ensure personal attention and skill development at the rower’s own pace, so space is limited.
Session Days/Times: Monday – Friday, 9 am-12 pm.
Summer Intermediate Camp focuses on continued skills development is for athletes who have just completed a summer Learn to Row Camp, have participated in Youth Crew Academy or participated on the competitive crew in the spring. 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.
Cost: $135 per month
Dates: May 29 – July 28
Session Days/Times: Monday – Friday, 6 am-8 am
HIGH PERFORMANCE CAMP
East Tennessee Rowing’s Head Coach Allen Eubanks brings over a decade of working with pre-elite junior athletes at the Southeast Junior Development Camp home to the Knoxville area on Ft. Loudoun Lake. This 5-week multi practice per day training camp will introduce incoming varsity rowers to ETRowing’s training, how we row and the culture we believe leads to athletic success for the upcoming season and year as well as push returning experienced athletes to the next level.
The goals of this sport specific camp are to increase performance aspects, technical ability, strength and aerobic conditioning, with an emphasis on skill acquisition and learning to train. Focused on blade work, body mechanics, power application, fitness development, mental training, and flexibility to improve boat moving technique, erg score and racing skills. This camp will have a conditioning component to it, at least one hour per day will be focused on athletic conditioning.
The coaches will select athletes from this camp to compete at the USRowing Club Nationals in Cincinnati, Ohio as well as the USRowing College Fair with 60+ college coaches in attendance. Athletes will compete in U17, U19, and Intermediate classes at USRowing Club Nationals. USRowing Club Nationals does not offer a U17 or U19 lightweight events, Lightweights athletes will compete in Intermediate lightweight events.
Cost: $490 (ETRO full members cost $0)
Fees include: ETRowing club membership, facility, insurance, equipment, and coaching fees, and USRowing Organizational membership.
Additional fees may include: Travel Fees will be assessed once the coaches determine the number of athletes attending USRowing Club Nationals and travel, rooming, entry fees, and trailering costs associated. USRowing Championship Individual Membership ($45) is required to attend this program.
Currently plans are to wear ETRowing uniforms and print a camp T-Shirt. If the camp goes with additional gear this will be an additional expense.
Dates: June 5-July 16, 2017
There will be no practice on July 4th so you can enjoy the holiday with your families.
Athletes who cannot attend the full camp but wish to attend a partial session should contact Coach Eubanks.
Time: 5:30am-7:30am and 10:30am-1:30pm at the Boathouse, 2:00pm – 3:30pm at the Gym. Monday – Friday.
Camp Events: July 11 – July 16 USRowing Club Nationals, Bethel, OH and July 16 USRowing College Fair, Bethel, OH