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Youth Programs

Youth Learn To Row

 

 Rowing is a sport that encases so many great attributes.  Its teaches commitment, team dynamics, enhances great work ethic and above all, strengthens overall fitness. The Youth Rowing Program offered at the Don Rowing Club is a perfect opportunity to learn about the sport of rowing in a safe and fun environment.  Why not have your son or daughter start by enrolling in our introduction sessions or summer camps to give them the chance to learn the basics of the rowing stroke. If the sport of rowing is the right fit and they have met all the requirements, the opportunity to enrol in the Junior Competitive program is available.

Please note that the following programs listed are for youth, so registrants must be between 13* – 18 years old.

If you are interested in an adult Learn-to-Row program for someone over 18 there is also an Adult Program available.

*Please note that the minimum age to join the Junior Competitive Program is 14 (birth year 2006 or earlier).

How To Register


To register, click the Register For Program button along the right. Create an account, and then purchase the appropriate ‘package’ for the session of your choice.

After the payment has been made on ClubWorks for your desired Learn-to-Row Session, please proceed to the Rowing Canada website (using the link below) to register there.  This is a mandatory requirement for insurance reasons. Create a new Rowing Canada profile and join the applicable program (2020 Youth Learn to Row or 2020 Youth Camps).  If you have previously participated in a Rowing Program access your existing Rowing Canada profile.

Rowing Canada: https://membership.rowingcanada.org/JoinProgram?id=229

Youth Spring Indoor Rowing Session – This program is full, please register for Summer Youth Camps instead


If you have ever wanted to try the sport of rowing, this is the session to start with. This gives youth, ages 13 to 18 by Dec 31 2020 the opportunity to learn the basic skills of rowing, taught on our rowing machines (ergs) and further in our indoor rowing tanks over three weeks, twice a week sessions. By enrolling in this introduction course, youth will be given the chance to try this sport and see if rowing is a good fit for them.

Objective: Introduction to the rowing stroke, erg/tank/general fitness, teach the basics of Rowing.
Participants: Maximum 18 participants, as this is strictly indoors.

Session Time 1 2 3 4 5 6
Indoor
3 weeks
Monday* & Wednesday 6:15pm – 8:15pm April 6 April 8 April 15 April 20 April 22 April 27
               

*Note: Monday April 13th, Easter Monday. There will be no class

Register for program


Registration

OPEN By MARCH 4TH, 2020

Ages

13 ( birth year 2007) to 18 (birth year 2002)

Experience

No Experience needed.

Requirements

Fees

$175 +HST

Youth Spring Outdoor Follow-up Session


After completing the Indoor Rowing sessions, youth who feel that they would like to take it to the next level may register for the Spring Outdoor Follow-up Session. This session is open by invitation from the Coach.  We will introduce the individual to the boat and how it feels to row in a boat on water over three weeks, twice a week sessions. Participants will build upon their technical skills.  At the end of this program they may try out for entry to the Spring or Fall Junior Development Program (subject to space restrictions).

Objective: Apply all the indoor session knowledge and row in a boat learning the basic of the rowing stroke, balance, etc.
Participants: Maximum 8 participants.

Session Time 1 2 3 4 5 6
Outdoor
3 weeks
Monday* & Wednesday 6:15pm – 8:15pm May 4 May 6 May 11 May 13 May 20 May 25
               

*Note: Monday May 18th, Victoria day. There will be no class

Register for program


Registration

OPEN By MARCH 4TH, 2020

Experience

Participants must have successfully completed all days scheduled from indoor session, pass coaches evaluation and meet age requirement to qualify for outdoor sessions

Ages

13 ( birth year 2007) to 18 (birth year 2002)

Requirements

Must complete the Youth Indoor Learn to Row session and be invited by the Coach to Participate in the Outdoor Session

Fees

$280 +HST

Youth Summer Camp


The Summer Youth Rowing Camp is geared towards youth who want to learn how to row. The Camp sessions are one week long, run from 9am – 4pm, Monday through to Friday. All participants are asked to bring their own lunches.

Over the five days participants will learn and build rowing skills indoors using our rowing machines (ergs), indoor tank, and then progress to rowing on the Credit River. Please wear athletic clothing, bring a hat, sunscreen, and a refillable water bottle. Additionally, we row rain or shine – so bring rain gear if required.

We encourage youth to sign up for multiple sessions! Attending several camp sessions is a great way to quickly develop your rowing skills. After completing one session, returning participants will be given the opportunity to get right back to rowing on the water. Camp coaches will give them more advanced drills and coaching to develop their rowing skills.

At the end of the Summer Youth Rowing Camp sessions, we invite all participants to try out for an available space in  our Junior Competitive program. 

Objective: Introduction to the rowing stroke, erg/tank/row, general fitness, teach the basic of Rowing and introduction to a structured competitive sport.
Participants: Maximum 28 participants per week.

Session Time Dates
Camp – Session 1 9:00am – 4:00pm July 6th to 10th
Camp – Session 2 9:00am – 4:00pm July 13th to 17th
Camp – Session 3 9:00am – 4:00pm July 20th to 24th
Camp – Session 4 9:00am – 4:00pm July 27th to 31st
Camp – Session 5 9:00am – 4:00pm August 10th to 14th
Camp – Session 6 9:00am – 4:00pm August 17th to 21st
Camp – Session 7 9:00am – 4:00pm August 24th to 28th
     

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Registration

Now Open

Ages

13 (birth year 2007) to 18 (birth year 2002)

Requirements

Must be able to swim 50m.

Fees

$375 + HST

 

Rowing Development


This program is opened to all participants who have completed either the Youth Learn to Row outdoors session or the Adult learn to row summer session. The purpose of this program is to enhance rowing skills on the water, giving participants further development in the technical aspects that will give you the confidence to row in regular rowing shells.   This course is mandatory if you wish to proceed to any competitive program at DRC, or the Recreational program.

Objective: Practicing in regular rowing shells before moving into competitive programs
Participants:

Session Time            
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Registration

TBA

Ages

14 ( birth year 2006) to 18 (birth year 2002)

Experience

Learn to Row Outdoor Session

Requirements

Must be able to swim 50m.

Fees

TBA

FAQ

Cancellation

 If you cancel your Learn to Row or Youth Camp session the following fees will be applied:

  • More than 2 weeks before start, an Administration Fee of $60 will apply.
  • Less than 2 weeks before start, an Administration Fee of $100 will apply.
  • There will be no refunds after the start of the session.

Session Cancellation

All sessions are subject to sufficient registration.  A full refund will be provided in the event of a cancelation.

Reschedule

If you need to reschedule your session, the following fees will be applied:

  •  More than 2 weeks before start, No Charge.
  • Less than 2 weeks before start, a Move Fee of $50 will apply if no one
    is on the wait list to replace you.

Missed Classes

In the event that you are unable to attend a class, we regret that a makeup class or refund will not be offered.

Wait List

In the event that the session you have selected is full, you can placed on a wait list for that session by emailing learntorow@donrowingclub.com. Individuals on the wait list will only be notified is space becomes available in the session.

Weather Conditions

We normally row rain or shine, however, safety is always the first consideration. If we are unable to row outdoors due to the weather, don’t worry, we will move indoors and practice in the tank. It’s important to dress appropriately for the weather, including rain gear when required.

Age

Please note that the minimum age to participate in the Junior Competitive Program is 14 (born in 2006 or earlier).

Click here for further details about junior program requirements.