Spring 2019 Programming
PCRA spring training begins March 4th at our boathouse on Glen Island! We are happy to announce that there will be no increase in fees from last spring while we keep the quality of coaching, equipment and facilities at a competitive level.
Our boathouse on Glen Island is where we will be doing the bulk of our spring work. In the case of inclement weather, Varsity & Intermediate team practices may move to our indoor training facility located in the New Rochelle YMCA at 50 Weyman Avenue. We ask that all PCRA athletes maintain an active YMCA membership during March. All athletes will also have access to the fitness equipment available at its full-service gym, including a pool, weights, showers, sauna, and a variety of activities offered. Access to the ergs and equipment will be available at any time the YMCA is open.
This is our largest fundraising event of the year for PCRA. Funds raised at our Ergathon will be used to improve all aspects of PCRA that include new boats and equipment. Rowers on all of our teams are required to participate. Ergathon 2019 will take place on Saturday, March 16th.
Varsity is open to High School students with previous rowing experience. Rowers will be invited to Varsity based on coaches’ assessments and merit. Any athlete wishing to be considered for Varsity must complete and submit a 2k erg test by midnight on February 24th. Please submit a photo of the result screen to firstname.lastname@example.org (Girls Team) or email@example.com (Boys Team). Placement on Varsity/Intermediate will be announced on Wednesday, February 27th. The top 50 athletes (roughly divided 50/50 boys/girls) will be invited to compete on the Varsity squad. The Varsity squad practices will be 2h15m long, and will begin on Monday, March 4th. The Varsity squad will have 5 team practices per week, and a 6th required workout per week expected to be completed individually. As the team approaches States and Nationals, crews may be called for an additional weekend team practice if the rowers and coaches feel it’s necessary. Plenty of advance notice will be given. The Varsity squad will aim to compete in every regatta. Attendance at all practices is required, absences will impact race participation. Varsity team members must maintain an active New Rochelle YMCA membership through the end of April. During inclement weather in March and April, Varsity practices may be moved to the Winter Training facility in the New Rochelle YMCA.
The Varsity team will train Monday - Friday from 5:15PM – 7:30PM
Fees for the Varsity team are $1,400
Intermediate is open to people in High School and select 8th graders upon invitation from the Head Coach. All 8th and 9th graders must have completed a full year of development team. The Intermediate team will be capped at 40 athletes + coxswains (roughly divided 50/50 boys girls). Preference will be given to results from winter and fall assessment. The Intermediate squad practices will be 1h45m long, and will begin on Monday, March 4th. The Intermediate squad will have 5 team practices per week. The Intermediate squad will aim to compete in all regattas, except for Youth Nationals. Attendance at all practices is required, absences may impact race participation. Intermediate team members should maintain an active New Rochelle YMCA membership through the month of April. During inclement weather in March and April, Intermediate practices may be moved to the Winter Training facility in the New Rochelle YMCA.
The Intermediate team will train Monday – Friday 3:30pm – 5:15pm
Fees for the Intermediate team are $1,125
REGATTAS - Race Team
April 6 (Sat) TBD home scrimmage Glen Island
April 19-20 (Fri-Sat) Mercer Sprints Princeton, NJ (Select Crews Only)
April 27-28 (Sat-Sun) Saratoga Invite Saratoga, NY
May 10-12 (Fri-Sun) NY State Champs Saratoga, NY
May 18 (Sat) Spring Fling/Grab bag Glen Island
It is recommended to book hotels soon for the above events as they can fill up quickly.
Invite only (Post Season)
June 1-2 (Sat-Sun) USRowing U17/U15 Champs Camden, NJ
June 6-8 (Fri-Sun) USRowing Youth Nationals Sarasota, FL
Any training for the post season events would begin at the Head Coach’s discretion with approval by the Director of Rowing. There will also be extra fees associated with post season racing.
Development team is open to new rowers. Please note minimum age and grade are 12 years old AND 7th grade. The Development squad will be capped at 50 athletes (roughly divided 50/50 boys girls). Practices will be 1h30m long, and will begin Monday March 18th. The Development team will participate in and conclude with PCRA’s Spring Fling. This inter-club event, held on Glen Island, is a fun introduction to regattas. The Development team practices will have 3 practices per week and are grouped by middle school / high school:
Middle School – Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4:00-5:30pm
High School – Tuesday, Thursday 4:00-5:30pm, Saturday 9-10:30am
Fees for the Development teams are $575
3/4 (Mon) – Varsity and Intermediate practices begin
3/16 (Sat) - Ergathon
3/18 (Mon) - Development Team practices begin
5/22 (Wed) – End of spring party at the NYAC
* Parent and coach meet and greet will be held the week of March 25th *