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.


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!



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. 


Practices throughout the year take place from 4-6:30 PM on Monday through Thursday for Development. There may be some additional Saturdays from 9:00-11:30 AM announced in advance for scrimmages or exhibition races. New for 2018-19 will be a participant cap on each day of practice. When registering for Development and choosing which days (Mon-Thurs) you will be participating in, we will have a maximum of 18 athletes per day. This number ensures that we can give each athlete the coaching attention and growth potential they deserve that is difficult when we have days with significantly larger numbers. Because of this, we will be more strict about "making up" practice days that are missed to make sure that we are holding ourselves and teammates accountable for commitments.  

[Updated FOR FALL 2018] The Program starts on Monday August 13th, 2018 and officially completes on Saturday October 27th, 2017 with our annual Halloween Costume Row!

[Updated FOR WINTER 2018-19] Practices start on Monday November 26th, 2018 (Monday after Thanksgiving break) and officially completes the Thursday, February 21st 2019, before we begin the Spring season. The Tennessee Indoor Rowing Championships and Music City Erg Sprints will be on a Saturdays in February and all Development rowers are welcome and encouraged to come out and race! 

[Updated FOR SPRING 2019] The Program starts on Monday February 25th, and officially completes on Thursday May 2nd, 2019. 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 2019, we will invite 8th graders to practices on Tuesday May 14th, Wednesday May 15th, and Thursday May 16th during the last week of Spring Competitive Practices.

[Updated FOR SUMMER 2019] 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 (2 days) $450 $500
Each Additional Development Day (Monday-Thursday Up to 4 Total in Fall, Winter and Spring) +$125 (+$75 for Winter only) +$125 (+$75 for Winter only)
Summer Sculling & Small Boat Camp $130 per week $130 per week