Middle School Rowing

Middle Schoolers on the Chickahominy River

Middle School Fall Rowing Programs

Fall 2020 Rowing Season:

MIDDLE SCHOOL Fall Rowing Program -

  • Typically our middle school Fall rowing season runs 4 days/week.  Middle schoolers from 6th grade through 8th can participate. 

  • This year, things may be different and in order to create the safest, most workable program for our rowers, we will need to be flexible with our plans.  Below is our current schedule.

  • Practices will begin on Tuesday, 8 Sep, with the last event being on Saturday, 7 Nov (Head of the Chick).

  • Training will be 5:30pm - 7:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

  • Please be on time to pick up your rowers.  We will not leave them alone, but we really appreciate you being on time so that our coaches can return home to their families.


Coxswains will be in high demand. So feel free to show up for any session ready to cox! 

  • Middle School Coxswains - if you are interested in coxing full time, showing up for each of the three Middle School practices ready to cox each practice. 

  • We will teach you all you need to know.

Winter Rowing Fitness Training:

December 5-March 5, 2021

Description: Winter training provides an important opportunity for our rowers to maintain the fitness established on the water, build rowing technique with one on one coaching, and add core strength and power.  Programs are tailored to the different levels and ages of rower. 

All Virginia Covid-19 policies and procedure for indoor fitness will be followed.

Winter practice begins after our Fall season ends. Typically the first day of Winter erging is about a week after the Thanksgiving holiday.


2020 - '21 Preliminary Schedule is as follows...


Middle School - REGISTER - $150

  • Add yourself to the MS Winter Erging Team

  • Erging & heavy focus on building technique and land training to build core strength. 

  • Depending on signups, we will divide the group to ensure we have inside capacity

    • plan on training 2 nights per week for 60mins each session.

  • M, T, W, TH 5-6pm choose 2days that work for you.

Middle School Spring Rowing Programs

Middle Schoolers on the Chickahominy River

500m MS Practice Race

Middle School Summer Rowing Programs

Summer Rowing Practice (MUST be a returning rower)

  • Our Summer rowing practices usually begin right after public school ends for the year in June and goes until our early August regatta called the Beak of the Chick

  • Middle School typically rows 2 times per week in a coached practice

  • The schedule is usually posted in May prior to the summer program

Summer Learn to Row/Scull Camps

[example schedule]

  • Monday - Friday

    • Athlete Dropoff: 7:45 AM

    • Morning Practice 8-10:00 AM

    • Lunch/Snack

    • Afternoon Practice 11-1:00 PM

    • Athlete Pickup: 1:15 PM

    • Wednesday Afternoon Practice:

      • Pool—Bring a Swim Suit

    • Saturday Regatta: 8-10:30 AM

      • (Family, Friends & Dogs Welcome)

  • Please bring​ a towel, sunscreen, water bottle (not disposable), lunch, a pair of running sneakers that also can get wet, a hat, and sunglasses.

    • We will be sharing as little equipment as possible​, so please make sure that you have all of your things with you when camp begins in the morning.

Summer Learn to Row Camps (NEW rowers only)

  • Middle School Learn to Row camp is a week long camp that begins on a Monday and ends on the following Saturday.

  • The schedule is usually posted in June before the summer season begins

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iCrew Instructions

  • In order to see your practice sessions show up in you iCrew Attendance Plan, you have to make sure the correct TEAMS are in your profile.  After logging in, either on your phone or on the computer, click the TEAMS tab and Add the correct TEAM(s) to your profile.  Make sure you Save the page if it asks and then look at your attendance plan and you will see the practices populated in that page.

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