For Whom?

High School student-athletes between the 9th and 12th grades are welcome to join. You do NOT need experience - we teach you!

Why?

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!

 

Where?

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.

When?

Practices throughout the year take place from 4-6:30 PM on Monday through Friday, and Saturdays from 9:00 AM-11:30 AM unless otherwise announced. 

[UPDATED FOR FALL 2019] The Program starts on Monday August 19th, 2019 and officially completes on Saturday November 9th, 2019 with a Marina clean-up day. We will continue rowing on Saturday mornings until the weather, daylight, and water-level push us indoors on those days. 

Program Fees

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
Fall Competitive $950 $1075
Winter Training $750 $875
Spring Competitive $950 $1075
Summer Sculling & Small Boat Camp $130 per week $130 per week
Fall Season  focuses the athletes on their personal & athletic progress by emphasizing the process of learning, not the end Product.

Fall Season focuses the athletes on their personal & athletic progress by emphasizing the process of learning, not the end Product.

Winter Season  works to grow the athletes physical & mental approach to how off-season stimulus can help achieve their goals.

Winter Season works to grow the athletes physical & mental approach to how off-season stimulus can help achieve their goals.

Spring Season  is the peak racing season, where the athletes use the stresses of competition to sharpen their personal ability to handle adversity.

Spring Season is the peak racing season, where the athletes use the stresses of competition to sharpen their personal ability to handle adversity.

Summer Season  allows the athletes to unload from the weight of the year while beginning to develop their longterm goals.

Summer Season allows the athletes to unload from the weight of the year while beginning to develop their longterm goals.