Junior Program

Junior Competitive Program

The Junior Competitive Rowing program is geared toward rowers (aged 14 – 18) who have finished a Learn-to-Row or Youth Summer Camp program, or have previous rowing experience. This program runs year round and is geared towards competitive athletes looking to challenge themselves in the sport.

This program requires a commitment to 4 – 12 training sessions per week, and is divided into three levels based on skill level and commitment. Juniors that have just finished a Learn-to-Row or Youth Summer Camp program will begin in Level 1, with programs beginning in June and in September (detailed below).

  • Level 1 – trains 4x/week, this group introduces athletes to the competitive side of rowing, with emphasis on skill development.
  • Level 2 – trains 6-8x/week, after completing a minimum of one season in Level 1 an athlete may progress to Level 2, this group compounds on skills developed and introduces higher training volume and commitment.
  • Level 3 – trains 8-12x/week, only athletes with Coach approval may train in the Level 3 group, this group is geared towards athletes that want to take their competitive rowing to the next level – and perhaps one day represent Canada at a world rowing event!

From April through October, training will be outside on the Credit River in Mississauga. During the winter months, training is conducted indoors at the rowing club. The Senior program attends numerous regattas (races) throughout the year:

  • Spring: Mother’s Day Regatta, High School Invitational, CSSRA Regatta
  • Summer: Canada Day Regatta, CORA Regattas, Ontario Rowing Championships, Royal Canadian Henley
  • Fall: Head of the Welland, Head of the Trent, Head of the Fish, Head of the Charles
  • Winter: Canadian Indoor Rowing Championships, Ontario Indoor Rowing Championships

The Junior program also holds a “Spring Training Camp” during March break to help refresh rowing skills and fitness at the start of the Spring season, and to provide a much-needed break from the cold Canadian weather. Past training camps have been held in Arizona, Texas and Mexico.


Register for program


Age

14 – 18

Experience

Learn-to-Row or Youth Summer Camp

Requirements

Ability to swim, commitment to most practices and regattas

 Fees

$1,005 +HST  (Full year)
Fee includes RCA registration and local Regatta Fees

Junior Competitive Membership Packages

The Spring Level 1 Junior Competitive Program begins June 6th, 2017 and runs until March 31, 2018. Practices are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4pm to 6pm and Saturdays from 11am to 1pm. COST: 650 + HST.

***Members MUST have completed the Youth Spring Learn-to-Row session***

Rowers that join this program will train four times a week and prepare to compete at the Tony Fooks regatta in August, and continue with more racing in the fall. In November, rowers will train indoors until end of March 2017, and also have the chance to compete and several indoor rowing competitions. As rowers skill and physical ability progress, coaches will nominate rowers to move up into Level 2 of the Junior Competitive program.

The Fall Level 1 Junior Competitive Program begins September 7th, 2017 and runs until March 31, 2018. Practices are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4pm to 6pm and Saturdays from 11am to 1pm. COST: 450 + HST

***Members MUST have completed the Youth Spring Learn-to-Row or attended a Summer Youth Camp session***

Rowers that join this program will train four times a week and prepare to compete at the Head of the Fish regatta at the end of October. In November, rowers will train indoors until end of March 2017, and also have the chance to compete and several indoor rowing competitions. As rowers skill and physical ability progress, coaches will nominate rowers to move up into Level 2 of the Junior Competitive program.

The Junior Competitive Program begins April 1, 2017 and runs until March 31, 2018. Practices are held Monday through Friday from 4pm to 6pm and Saturdays from 11am to 1pm. COST $1,005 + HST.

***Members MUST have either taken a Spring or Fall Level 1 Junior Competitive Program ***

Rowers that join this program will train between four and twelve times a week, and will compete at the various regattas held throughout the year.