Summer Programming

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YOUTH SUMMER PROGRAMMING

2017 Summer Youth Programs begin in mid June and end in Mid August.  Summer Youth Programming consists of both Learn-to-Row sessions for new rowers, as well as competitive opportunities for experienced rowers.


Youth Learn-to-Row 

Youth Learn to Row Programs at Northampton Community Rowing are one-week, intensive youth rowing classes which teach young athletes in grades 6 and above the basics of the sport, from terminology to boat handling and of course, rowing!  

SESSION 1 IS JUNE 27- July 3

SESSION 2 IS July 10 - July 14

SESSION 3 IS July 24- July 28

 

Fee: $150

  • Youth Learn to Row - M/T/W/Th/F 9:00 a.m.-noon.

 

Youth Advanced Learn-t0-Row

Advanced Learn to Row is open to athletes who have participated in a learn to row either at NCR or another club/program, and are interested in continuing with the sport. Session is 4 classe per week for 3 weeks and focus on improving technique and working to improve technical proficiency and fitness.

Session is August 1 - August 19  

Fee: $175

  • Youth Intermediate - M/T/W/Th 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

Youth Summer Competitive Team

The Youth Summer Competitive Team is for members of our Spring and Fall Racing Team, graduates of the Summer Advanced Learn to Row or athletes who have participated in high school crew and is 24 sessions over six weeks..  This program will focus on advanced technical proficiency and fitness and will include several optional regattas.

Session is July 10 - August 18 

Fee: $300

Youth Summer Competitive Team - M/T/W/Th 3:30pm - 5:30pm

ADULT SUMMER PROGRAMMING

The 2017 Adult Summer Season starts on May 22, and runs through September 1.  Summer Adult Programming consists of Learn-to-Row sessions for new rowers, as well as intermediate, advanced and competitive (racing) opportunities for experienced rowers.


ADult LEARN TO ROW

This program is for brand new rowers who have no previous experience rowing.  Sessions consist of 4 weeks of 3 classes per week (12 classes total.) There are both morning and evening sessions to choose from.

SESSION 1 IS June 11 - JULY 7

SESSION 2 IS August 7 - September 1

FEE $225

  • Morning Learn to Row - T/Th/F from 6:00am - 7:30am
  • Evening Learn to Row - M/W/F from 6:00pm - 7:30pm

ADult Beginning Sculling

This class is for those who would like to learn sculling and have no previous experience rowing or sculling. This class is taught in small groups.

SESSION 1 IS May 23 - JUne 8

SESSION 2 IS July 11 - July 27

FEE $200

  • Beginning Sculling T/Th from 5:30am - 7:30am

adult INTERMEDIATE Rowing

The Intermediate program is for rowers who have graduated from the Learn-to-Row program or who have previous experience sweep rowing.  Sessions are 3 classes per week for 8 weeks. There are both morning and evening sessions to choose from. 

SESSION 1 IS MAy 22 - July 7

SESSION 2 IS July 10 - September 1

FEE $250

  • Morning Intermediate - T/Th/F from 5:30am - 7:30am
  • Evening Intermediate - T/Th/F from 6:00pm - 8:00pm

adult ADVANCEd/RAcing Teams

The Advanced and Racing Teams are for those who have gained proficiency in rowing through our Intermediate Rowing program, or who have previous experience racing.   This session is 15 weeks (45 classes). These two programs often practice together with a focus on performance and conditioning.  Racing Team members also participate in local and regional regattas.

SESSION IS May 21 - September 1

Advanced FEE $550

racing team fee $650

Summer Advanced & Racing - M/W/F 5:30am - 7:30am

 

Fall Programming

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Youth Fall Programming

Youth Fall programs are for any area High School or Middle School student. The program is geared toward introducing new rowers to the sport, as well as long distance Head-style races for the Varsity.  


The 2017 Youth Spring Season starts on August 21 with Varsity Practice. Middle School and Novice join the ranks on September 5.  Fall racing focuses on 3-5 mile head style races, with the final regatta of the regular season being the Head of the Fish in Saratoga Springs on October 29th. 

 

THE YOUTH FALL PROGRAM CONSISTS OF 5 SQUADS:

  • Girls Varsity

  • Boys Varsity

  • Girls Novice

  • Boys Novice

  • Middle School Sculling

Fall Novice rowers are primarily those wh0 are new to the sport.  No experience is necessary to join. All new rowers start with the basics and learn with others who are also new to the sport for their first year.  Novice and varsity rowers should arrive on time for practice and should let their coach know if they are going to miss practices or races.

 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR THE YOUTH RACING TEAM:

  • Rockrimmon, Springfield, MA, Sept. 9 (Varsity)

  • CRI Classic, Boston, MA, Sept. 16 (Varsity)

  • Paper City Regatta, Holyoke, Sept. 23 

  • Head of the Riverfront, Hartford, MA, Oct. 1

  • Hadley Chase, Hadley, MA, Oct. 14

  • Head of the Fish, Oct. 28, Saratoga Springs, NY

 

Fall Program - Monday - Friday 3:30pm - 5:30pm

SESSION IS SEPTEMBER 5 - OCTOBER 30

Youth Racing Team FEE $555

(includes regatta transportation)

Middle School Sculling introduces the sport of rowing to 6th to 8th graders. This is a less strenuous program focusing on technique and fun. We will scrimmage with each other and with local clubs. 

  • Middle School Sculling - Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 3:30- 5:30pm

Middle school Sculling FEE $350

 

 

Adult Fall Programming

Adult Fall programs are designed to take advantage of the great weather and slow moving river (not to mention the fall colors!)  Competitive opportunities are focused on long distance Head-style races.  In the fall there are racing opportunities for Intermediate rowers as well as Advanced and Racing Teams.


adult LEARN TO ROW

This program is for brand new rowers who have no previous experience rowing.  Sessions consist of 4 weeks of 3 classes per week (12 classes total.) There are both morning and evening sessions to choose from.

SESSION IS SEptember 5 - September 29

FEE $225

  • Morning Learn to Row - T/Th/F from 6:00am - 7:30am
  • Evening Learn to Row - M/W/F from 6:00pm - 7:30pm

 

adult INTERMEDIATE

The Intermediate program is for rowers who have graduated from the Learn-to-Row program or who have previous experience rowing.  Sessions are 3 classes per week for 8 weeks. There are both morning and evening sessions to choose from.

SESSION IS SEPTEMBER 5 - October 30

FEE $250

  • Morning Intermediate - T/Th/F from 5:30am - 7:30am
  • Evening Intermediate - T/Th/F from 6:00pm - 8:00pm

 

OPTIONAL REGATTAS FOR THE INTERMEDIATE ADULT ROWERS

  • Rockrimmon, Springfield, MA, Sept. 9 

  • Paper City Regatta, Holyoke, Sept. 23

  • Hadley Chase, Hadley, MA, Oct. 14

  • Head of the Fish, Saratoga, NY, Oct. 28

adult ADVANCED/Racing Team

The Advanced and Racing programs are for those who have gained proficiency in rowing through our Intermediate Rowing program, or who have previous experience racing.   This session is 8 weeks (24 classes). These two programs often practice together with a focus on performance and conditioning.  Racing Team members also participate in local and regional regattas.

SESSION IS SEPTEMBER 5 - OCtober 30

Advanced FEE $275

racing Team fee $375

Spring Advanced & Racing - M/W/F 5:30am - 7:30am

 

Winter Programming

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YouTH Winter TRaining

Youth Winter Training Starts November 13.  Winter Training is strongly encouraged for current and future Varsity rowers who are not participating in a winter sport at their school.  Up and coming Novices rowers are welcome and encouraged to participate as well. 

The focus of these sessions is to improve overall strength and endurance, strengthen core and improve flexibility with the goal of improving on-the-water performance.  The coaches will be using the ergometer in conjunction with stretching, circuits and weight training.

 

Winter  sessions 2 and 3are 7 weeks

FeeS: $60 (1 per week), $180 (3 per week) $250 (5 per week)

  • Session 1: November 13,2017 – December 22, 2017                                  
  • Session 2: Jan 2, 2018 – February 16, 2018                                                         
  • Session 3: Feb 19, 2018 – March 30, 2018

Youth Winter Training Sessions available M-F from 3:30 - 5:30

Adult Winter Training

NCR is excited to offer Indoor Training through the winter! Participating in Indoor Training is the best way to ensure that our team is faster and stronger next year!

The focus of these sessions is to improve overall strength and endurance, strengthen core and improve flexibility with the goal of improving on-the-water performance.  The coaches will be using the ergometer in conjunction with stretching, circuits and weight training.

 

Winter sessions 2 and 3 are 7 weeks

FeeS: $60 (1 per week), $180 (3 per week)

  • Session 1: November 13,2017 – December 22, 2017                                       
  • Session 2: Jan 1, 2018 – February 16, 2018                                                        
  • Session 3: Feb 19, 2018 – March 30, 2018

Morning Indoor Training Sessions are Monday to Friday from 6:00am-7:30am and will be Coached by Sandra Bucan.

Evening Indoor Training Sessions are Tuesday/Thursday/Friday from 6:00pm – 7:30pm, evening sessions will be coached by Robert Englehardt.

Pay to come 1x or 3x per week.  

Mix and match AM and PM to suit your schedule.

 

Spring Programming

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Youth Spring Programming

The 2018 Youth Spring Season starts indoors on April 2, and transitions outdoors as soon as weather permits. Spring racing focuses on 2000 meter races, with the final race of the regular season being the North East Championships on May 20 & 21.  Boats from Northampton which qualify at Regionals will be invited to Junior Nationals in early June.

The Youth Spring Program consists of 5 squads:

Girls Varsity

Boys Varsity

Girls Novice

Boys Novice

Middle School Sculling

Spring Novice rowers are primarily those who participated in the youth Fall program.  Middle School Sculling is not expected to participate in races, and has less stringent attendance requirements. Middle school sculling program starts on April 30, 2018

 

Tentative schedule for the Youth Racing Team:

  • April 28
    Saratoga Invite, Saratoga Springs, NY

  • April 29
    Holyoke Regatta, Holyoke, MA

  • May 6
    Mayor's Cup Regatta, Narragansett, RI

  • May 13
    Lowell Invitational, Lowell, MA

  • May 20-21 -
    NE Regional Championships, Worcester, MA

 

Youth spring season IS 11 WEEKS

April 2 - June 15

(May run longer due to make up snow days)

Monday - Friday from 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Youth Racing Team FEE $600

(includes regatta transportation)

Middle school Sculling FEE $350

Season starts on April 30

Adult Spring Programs

 

Learn to Row

This program is for brand new rowers who have no previous experience rowing.  Sessions consist of 5 weeks of 3 classes per week (15 classes total.) 

 

SESSION 1 April 30 - June 2

Session 2 June 4 - July 7

Session 3 July 9 - August 11

Fee $300 for one session

 

Learn to Row Tues/Thur/Sat
T/Th 5:30am - 7:30am
Sat 7-9am

 

Novice

This program is for rowers who have completed the 5 week learn to row session and now want to continue their journey to becoming an experienced rower. Individuals will stay at this level for 6-9 months. Adult rowers are who race are considered novices for 2 years starting from their first race. Sessions are three days/week. There are both morning and evening sessions to choose from. 

Spring Session April 2 - May 25

Summer Session 1 June 4 - AuG 4

More summer sessions will be scheduled.

Morning - Tue/Thu/Fri 5:30-7:30am

Evening - Mon/Wed/Fri 6:00-8:00pm

 


Intermediate Rowing

The Intermediate program is for rowers who have graduated from the Novice program or who have previous experience rowing.  There are both morning and evening sessions to choose from. 

SESSION IS April 2 - May 25

Morning Intermediate
Mon/Wed/Fri 5:30am - 7:30am

Evening Intermediate
Tue/Thu/Fri 6:00pm - 8:00pm

 FEE $275

 

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Racing Teams

The Advanced and Competitive programs are for those who have gained proficiency in rowing through our Intermediate Rowing program, or who have previous experience racing.   These two programs often practice together with a focus on performance and conditioning in preparation for the main racing season which starts in June.

SESSION IS April 2 - MAY 25

 M/W/F 5:15am - 7:30am

Fee $275