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Adult Teams

For All MRC Adult Programs

 

PROGRAM PARTICIPANT EXPECTATIONS:

- Abide by MRC’s Code of Conduct

- Consistent and regular attendances at practices

- Sign up for practices weekly, 24 hours in advance

- Fulfill volunteer hours at MRC, this includes 2 2-hour sessions volunteer time for LTR/TeamBuilding

  (please sign up for your volunteer time on SUG: Volunteer for LTR and Volunteer for Team Building Event

- Pay dues and program fees

- Pay regatta entry and trailer fees

 

FEES:

Participation in an adult program requires a program fee in addition to annual club dues.

 

Annual Dues:  $415

 

Program Fee:

$375 (program fee covers season (Mid April– October 2017)


We also offer an installment plan for an additional $15 that spreads program costs over 3 payments.

1st payment due – 5/1/2017 - $176 

2nd payment due - 5/15/2017 - $137 

3rd payment due  –6/1/2017 - $77

If you pay in full, fees are due the first week you begin attending sessions.

 

For erg standards - click here

 


Program Description 2016 

GREEN TEAM:

Co-ed team of 2nd year rowers OR rowers new to MRC with only 1 year of experience or coming back after a recent absence from rowing (coaches discretion). Emphasis on skill development (sweep and scull) and race preparation/endurance. Rowers will be transitioned to Rec or Competitive teams mid-August (after USRowing Masters Nationals).

- Coached practices 3x/week plus Saturday race day.  May be combined with other groups to add mid-morning coached practice, pending interest and commitment. Participation on race day with coach’s recommendation.

- Option to attend coached sculling development sessions 1-2x/month to develop sculling skills in singles and doubles, as well as to practice bowing.

-  Regattas will be chosen by the coach along with the Lead Coach and Program Director to ensure that equipment and race opportunities are available.

 

COMPETITIVE MEN'S TEAM:

Competitive team of male rowers with a mandatory race commitment of at least 2 regattas/season. Goal of pairing rowers with similar size and ability to facilitate boatings in practices and racing.

- Erg standards set at beginning of season; erg test mandatory for all program members.

- Bow listed by mid-season and be available to cox when requested/needed by coach

- Must be able to row a single by mid-season

- Two (2) coached practices a week and one self-coached/independent practice (guaranteed equipment/launch use).

- One (1) coached sculling technique sessions/week (on a rotating basis; rowers should expect ~2 sculling sessions/month).

 

COMPETITIVE WOMEN'S TEAM:

Competitive women are divided into 3 teams with placement determined by coaching staff and based on skill, experience, erg scores, and rower goals. On all teams, the goal is to pair rowers by size and ability to facilitate boatings in practices and racing.

Each team will have a designated coach with 3 coached practices/week and 1 coached sculling technique sessions/week (on a rotating basis; rowers should expect ~2 sculling sessions/month).

Rowers will be expected to commit to rowing independently at least 1x/week and should be working out 5-6 days/week. Race day is mandatory for A and B teams. All competitive teams will overlap practices at least once a week to facilitate movement between programs at the discretion of the coaching staff.

A:  Women who meet program fitness (erg) and technical standards and who have competed and/or medaled at national regattas. Commitment to race a minimum of 3 regattas during the season, including program’s summer “goal” regatta (e.g. Masters Nationals, Canadian Nationals, NWIRA) and other national and regional regattas as determined by coaching staff. Coaching focus on technique, intensity, endurance and race preparation.

Must meet set standards:

- Erg standards set at beginning of season; erg test mandatory for all program members.

- Bow-listed and available to cox when requested/needed by coach

- Must be able to row a single independently

 

B: Women who meet program fitness (erg) and technical standards (minimum of 2 years rowing experience in both sweep and scull).  Commitment to racing a minimum of 3 regattas during the season. Ability to progress to A team with coaching evaluation. Coaching focus on technique, intensity, endurance and safety.

Must meet set standards:

- Erg standards set at beginning of season; erg test mandatory for all program members.

- Bow listed by mid-season and available to cox when requested/needed by coach

- Must be able to row a single by mid-season

 

C: Women who desire to race but who do not meet minimum technical standards or fitness of A or B programs yet or whose goals do not align with the needs of those programs. Programming targeted toward women who desire to race while working on their fitness, technical skills, and race preparation. Must commit to race in a minimum of 2 regattas during season and meet set standards:

- Must complete erg tests for goals and assessment; required of all program members.

- Bow listed by end of season and available to cox when requested/needed by coach

- Goal of rowing a single safely and independently by end of season

- Participation in any MRC program is at the discretion of the coach.

 

RECREATIONAL TEAM:

Rowers with at least 2 years of on-water rowing experience who desire to row in a non-racing environment with like-minded athletes. Focus on continued development of sweep and scull technique. Option to take sculling development clinics. This is a co-ed, non-racing program, but interested rowers will be given the option to row the Pike Island Challenge (if enough interest) and/or HOTM.

1.  One (1) coach assigned. 20:1 ratio/session.

2.  Coached practices 3x/week. With enough sustained commitment and interest, additional Recreation-only mid-morning session may be added. May also be combined with other groups to add an additional mid-morning coached practice pending enrollment

 
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