Youth Rowing

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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
 

Our Classes

Youth Rowing Grades 6-8 ALL LEVELS

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 co-ed open water rowing experience. This introductory non-competitive program introduces youth to rowing and basic seamanship in stable Hudson touring 4x+s. Rowers take turns rowing, in the coxswain seat navigating through the harbor and sometimes ride in the launch for observation and discussion of the rowing stroke. More experienced rowers will build upon their previous experience and continue to develop and refine skills with an emphasis on 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 suits our harbor conditions. They provide an excellent and low impact rowing opportunity for our youth rowers.

Grades: 6th – 8th
Prerequisites:  Swim Test

Youth Rowing Grades 9-12 ALL LEVELS

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.

Grades: Entering 9th – 12th
Prerequisites: Swim Test

Youth High Performance Rowing

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.

Grades: Entering 9th -12th
Prerequisites: Swim Test, Significant rowing experience, participation in selection process, AND Director Approval

PRIVATE LESSONS

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. Contact rowing@hinghammaritime.org.

Grades: All
Prerequisites: Swim Test
Group Size: 1 – 5 participants

 

Youth Rowing Schedule

 
 

Spring 2019 May 20th - June 14th - 4 Weeks

Class Start End
Youth Beginner Mon., Wed. 2:30 P.M. 4:00 P.M. Open
Youth Beginner Tue., Thu. 2:30 P.M. 4:00 P.M. Open
Youth Recreational 4:00 P.M. 5:30 P.M. Open
Youth Development 4:00 P.M. 5:30 P.M. Open
 
 

Summer 2019

Youth Summer Rowing is held in two sessions. Session One starts on Monday, June 24th and runs until Friday, July 19th. Session Two starts on Monday, July 22nd and runs until Friday, August 16th. Most classes are held 4 days a week on Monday through Thursday.  
 

Session One - Starting June 24th, 2019 - 4 Weeks

Class Start End
Grades 6-8 ALL LEVELS AM 10:30 A.M. 12:00 P.M. Open
Grades 6-8 ALL LEVELS PM 2:30 P.M. 4:00 P.M. Open
Grades 9-12 Recreational PM 4:00 P.M. 5:30 P.M. Open
Grades 9-12 High Performance AM (Starts 6/17) 6:00 A.M. 8:00 A.M. Open
 
 

Session Two - Starting July 22nd, 2019 - 4 Weeks

Class Start End
Grades 6-8 ALL LEVELS AM 10:30 A.M. 12:00 P.M. Open
Grades 6-8 ALL LEVELS PM 2:30 P.M. 4:00 P.M. Open
Grades 9-12 Recreational PM 4:00 P.M. 5:30 P.M. Open
Grades 9-12 High Performance AM (Ends 8/16) - -

Cancellation Fees

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