For Whom?

Student-athletes between the 5th and 12th grades are welcome to join as this program is about community, enjoyment, and fundamentals for all sizes and abilities.

Why?

The goal of the Development Programs are to create a foundation of comfort in a rowing shell for athletes while also teaching them valuable lessons about team-work, independence, and self-discovery. Also, the rowing motion is a great dynamic movement that helps foster the development of coordination, strength, and flexibility needed in a healthy young adult.

The Summer Small Boat & Sculling Camps are valuable to our athletes development because it affords them time in smaller shells that they are not used to and in an environment where they receive much more individualized coaching from the Coaching Staff. When in a sculling boat, a rower quickly learns  how to effectively move the boat through the water, balance their body-weight efficiently, and enjoy the spirit of small-boat rowing. These Summer Camps are also "no-yell" zones for the coaches, as the idea behind them is for everyone to have fun and enjoy Summer Rowing!

 

Where?

Practices will be run out of the Hamilton Creek Marina on Percy Priest Lake during the Fall and Spring. Winter Training will take place in the Erg Room at Harpeth Hall on Hobbs Rd. When weather pushes us indoors during Fall or Spring, practices will also be in the Erg Room at Harpeth Hall on Hobbs Rd. 

When?

Practices throughout the year take place from 4-6:30 PM on Monday through Friday, and Saturdays from 11 AM-1 PM unless otherwise announced. 

[FOR FALL 2016] The Program starts on Monday August 15th, 2016 and officially completes on Saturday October 29th, 2016 with a Halloween Row. 

[FOR WINTER 2016-17] Practices start on Monday November 28th, 2016 (Monday after Thanksgiving break) and officially completes the Saturday, February 25th 2017, before we begin the Spring season. The Music City Erg Sprints is the last day before a few days off leading into Spring Season.

[FOR SPRING 2017] The Program starts on Tuesday February 28th, and officially completes on Saturday May 6th, 2017. Development athletes in the 8th grade or higher are then invited to join the Competitive Program after Southeast Regionals completes, to see if they would like to matriculate upwards for the following year.

[FOR SUMMER 2016] Summer Small Boat & Sculling Camps will run from the end of Spring High School Competitive Season, roughly mid-June, until the Fall season begins in mid-August. Each session is a week long, but athletes can hop in and out for individual days as we want to work around everyone's busy summer schedules. Sessions will be from 9 AM-12 PM each weekday.

Program Fees

These fees below include coaching, equipment, and facilities.

Program Member Fee Non-Member Fee
Base Development $450 $500
Each Additional Development Day (Up to 5 Total in Fall, Spring and 4 Total in Winter) +$125 +$125
Summer Sculling & Small Boat Camp $125 per week $125 per week