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Youth Rowing at HMC

Our youth program is a mixed gender and mixed-level program from ages 12-18, whereby beginners and experienced rowers and boys/girls all have an opportunity to participate. HMC delivers both an on and off water rowing program:
• Erging (on land during the off-season on rowing machines). Please see our Erging page for more information about HMC’s Youth Erging Program.
• Rowing (on the water)

Our on-water youth rowing program is delivered across the range of our fleet, depending on rower ability and level.  Our beginner boats are Hudson T11 quads which are safe, stable, sliding seat open water sculling (two oars) boats that suit our harbor conditions while providing an excellent and low impact rowing opportunity for our youth rowers. Advanced rowers will have the chance to row in our small boat and shell fleet, depending on conditions and rower ability.

New to the Sport? View our Youth Rowing FAQs

 2018 Youth Rowing Session Dates

HMC offers four seasons of youth rowing. Classes typically run for 1 1/2 hours, two days per week in the spring/fall and four days per week in the summer sessions. HMC will be closed on Memorial Day (5/28/2018), July 4th (7/4/18), and Labor Day (9/3/18). Classes will be held on Columbus Day (10/8/18).  Please note that $5 of every class registration will go towards an equipment fund for the rowing program. If you would like to make an additional contribution towards this program, please click here to donate.  Please note: All classes require a minimum of four registrations in order to run.

SESSION DATES
Spring April 30 – June 1
Summer A June 18 – July 13
Summer B July 16 – August 10
Add-on youth programming-TBA Late August-early September
Fall September 10 – October 12

What level am I?

Summer: Youth High Performance Rowing

OPEN TO: Entering Grades 9-12

REQUIRED: Significant rowing experience, participation in selection process, AND Director Approval

The high performance program is for designed for the experienced youth rower striving to develop strong technical skills, fitness, and speed in a rowing shell. The program will develop athletes’ fundamentals for positive, long-term performance. This program places rowers in an environment where they can learn and grow, in preparation for racing at a competitive level. Rowers in this program must have a strong understanding of the rowing stroke and can handle the physical components of more challenging on water workouts. Rowers will be exposed to a variety of boat types and may have opportunities to gain racing experience. Racing fees are in addition to program fee.

Summer A: Youth Rowing Grades 6-8 ALL LEVELS<

OPEN TO: Entering Grades 6-8

REQUIRED: No prior rowing experience necessary

*PM Session will start on 6/18/2018 and run a regular schedule. Due to snow days AM Session will start on 6/21 and have classes on 6/22, 6/29, and 7/6.

HMC’s youth rowing summer classes are delivered in the same time slot with rowers separated into their respective crews based on level of experience. Beginner rowers will enjoy a fun and inclusive coed open water rowing experience. This introductory noncompetitive program introduces youth to rowing and basic seamanship in stable hudson touring 4x+s. Rowers take turns rowing and in the coxswain seat navigating through the harbor and will sometimes ride in the launch for observation and discussion of the rowing stroke. More experienced rowers will build upon and continue to develop and refine skills with an emphasis on learning rowing terminology, rowing technique, boat skills, safety rules, basic seamanship and fitness. If weather conditions do not permit on water practice, rowers will be on land on the ergometers (rowing machines) and/or instructed on aspects of basic seamanship. Our rowing program is primarily delivered in our Hudson T11s and Hudson doubles which are safe, stable, sliding seat open water sculling (two oars) boats that suit our harbor conditions while providing an excellent and low impact rowing opportunity for our youth rowers.

Summer B: Youth Rowing Grades 6-8 ALL LEVELS

OPEN TO: Entering Grades 6-8

HMC’s youth rowing summer classes are delivered in the same time slot with rowers separated into their respective crews based on level of experience. Beginner rowers will enjoy a fun and inclusive coed open water rowing experience. This introductory noncompetitive program introduces youth to rowing and basic seamanship in stable hudson touring 4x+s. Rowers take turns rowing and in the coxswain seat navigating through the harbor and will sometimes ride in the launch for observation and discussion of the rowing stroke. If weather conditions do not permit on water practice, rowers will be on land on the ergometers (rowing machines) and/or be instructed on aspects of basic seamanship. Our beginner boats are Hudson T11 quads which are safe, stable, sliding seat open water sculling (two oars) boats that suit our harbor conditions while providing an excellent and low impact rowing opportunity for our youth rowers. More experienced rowers will build upon and continue to develop and refine skills with an emphasis on learning rowing terminology, rowing technique, boat skills, safety rules, basic seamanship and fitness. If weather conditions do not permit on water practice, rowers will be on land on the ergometers (rowing machines) and/or instructed on aspects of basic seamanship. Our rowing program is primarily delivered in our Hudson T11s and Hudson doubles which are safe, stable, sliding seat open water sculling (two oars) boats that suit our harbor conditions while providing an excellent and low impact rowing opportunity for our youth rowers.

Summer A & B: Youth Rowing Grades 9-12 ALL LEVELS

OPEN TO: Entering Grades 9-12

REQUIRED: No prior rowing experience necessary

HMC’s youth rowing summer classes are delivered in the same time slot with rowers separated into their respective crews based on level of experience. Beginner high school rowers will enjoy a fun and inclusive coed open water rowing experience that will prepare them for high school rowing. This introductory noncompetitive program provides an introduction to rowing and basic seamanship in stable hudson touring 4x+s. Rowers take turns rowing and in the coxswain seat navigating through the harbor and will sometimes ride in the launch for observation and discussion of the rowing stroke. More experienced high school rowers will build upon and continue to develop and refine skills with an emphasis on rowing technique, boat skills and drills, safety rules, boat speed and fitness. If weather conditions do not permit on water practice, rowers will be on land on the ergometers (rowing machines) and explore strength and flexibility exercises. Our rowing program is primarily delivered in our Hudson T11s which are safe, stable, sliding seat open water sculling (two oars) boats that suit our harbor conditions while providing an excellent and low impact rowing opportunity for our rowers.

PRIVATE LESSONS

OPEN TO: All

REQUIRED: No prior rowing experience necessary; all levels of experience; 1 to 5 participants

Learn to row, advance your skills, or share a rowing experience with a friend. Private lessons are a good fit for those who want to learn to sport at their own speed or do not have the availability to attend a beginner rowing program. Rowers who desire more personalized coaching or are looking to advance their rowing skill may find a private lesson is the right fit. Or bring your friends down to introduce them to the sport you love and get them a personalized coaching experience. Lessons are scheduled based on coach and equipment availability. Contact rowing@hinghammaritime.org to schedule a private lesson. Have a larger group interested in rowing? Check out our Group Rowing Experience on the adult rowing page.

 

Cancellation Fees

Class fees will be refunded upon written cancellation received prior to 30 days from the start of class. A $50 administration fee will be assessed for these changes. There are no refunds for cancellations after the start date of the class.