High School student-athletes between the 9th and 12th grades are welcome to join. You do NOT need experience - we teach you!
The goal of the High School (9th-12th graders) Competitive Programs are to use the incubator of sport (Rowing) to guide the athletes through a process-oriented, growth-mindset driven environment to better tap their personal potential - in the sport, AND outside of the sport in academics, relationships, etc.
The specific goal of the Fall Season is to use the building blocks we establish through August and September to begin expressing the best of our abilities in October and early November. During the Fall, the athletes will learn the basic fundamentals of the Nashville Juniors rowing stroke as well as the positive habits: such as discipline, team-work, and commitment, needed to succeed in the Spring Competitive season.
The specific goal of Winter Training is to continue developing our athletes to reach their long-term goals in rowing. It is important, during Winter Training, that our athletes train TOGETHER as an inter-dependent competitive environment will drive them to achieve more than they even imagined. It is through a strong Winter Training that we build the fitness and strength to find success in the Spring season.
The specific goal of the Spring Season, as the center of our training calendar, is to peak the athletes for increasing levels of competition. During this time, our teams and boats will be focused on improving their physical and mental ability to compete against inner-drive (breaking mental barriers) and external motivators (other boats and teams). To be able to find success in a competitive manner, the athletes must fall in love with the process needed to find that success. In order to do that, our athletes must be consistent and diligent in their approach to practices and training. This is why, during our Spring Competitive season, Nashville Juniors has a very strict and demanding attendance policy.
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!
Practices will be run out of the Hamilton Creek Marina on Percy Priest Lake during the Fall, Spring, Summer, and on Saturdays during the Winter. When weather pushes us indoors, practices will be in the Erg Room at Harpeth Hall on Hobbs Rd. or the Weight Room at Saint Cecilia Academy on Harding Rd.
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.
[UPDATED FOR FALL 2017] The Program starts on Monday August 14th, 2017 and officially completes on Saturday November 11th, 2016 with a Marina clean-up day. We will continue rowing on Saturday mornings until the weather and water-level push us indoors on those days.
[FOR WINTER 2016-17] Practices start on Monday November 28th, 2016 (Monday after Thanksgiving break) and officially completes the Saturday, February 18th 2017, before we begin the Spring season.
[FOR SPRING 2017] The Spring Competitive Program starts on Monday February 20th, 2017 and finishes on Friday May 26th, 2017 unless you are in a boat that has qualified for the National Championships. Racing will complete on a sliding schedule with some boats rowing their final race at the Dogwood Regatta, qualified crews racing at Southeast Regionals two weeks later, and further qualified crews racing at Youth Nationals in June.
[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 Development 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.
These fees below include coaching, equipment, regatta travel and hotel accommodations. There are select regattas that incur their own additional fee because they are progression or qualification races (such as Head of the Charles, Southeast Regionals, Youth Nationals).
|Program||Member Fee||Non-Member Fee|
|Summer Sculling & Small Boat Camp||$125 per week||$125 per week|
|Summer Strength Training||FREE||FREE|