The junior section of the rowing club caters for a variety of ages – from J13 (Year 8) to J18 (Year 13) with numerous coaches on hand to help develop the athlete every step of the way. Some of theses coaches have developed athletes that have gone on to compete at regional and national events. A few athletes have even gone on to trial for the GB progression scheme.
Think you have what it takes?
If you think that you have the ability to compete at the highest level and are committed and determined to succeed, then don’t hesitate to contact us. The typical number of training sessions per week is 2-3 for J13 (Year 8), this can be increased for older athletes. The activities that athletes will be doing can vary depending on weather and water conditions.
The different aspects of training that help to develop the athlete are aimed at allowing them to achieve the best possible results when competing at the different events attended by the squad. These consist of weights training, water training in different boats – whether crew or individual boats – rowing machine or other land based training to help strengthen, develop technique of the rowing stroke and increase overall fitness. Due to the high standard that we have within the squad it is essential that the athletes balance training and school around each other to ensure that the best is achieved.
There is no need to buy racing kit on day one. Learning the basics of rowing is more mentally taxing than it is physically challenging, so warm kit (appropriate for the weather conditions) that still allows movement should be worn, avoiding loose bulky jackets with open pockets as they can tend to get in the way and your thumbs and oars (blades) may get stuck in them. Long/loose clothing may also get stuck under your seat. Ordinary trainers are fine. Make sure that you have spare clothes with you so that you can get changed if the weather deteriorates during the session.
Contact the junior section using: firstname.lastname@example.org and one of the coaches will get back to you as soon as possible.