2018 PCRA Youth Spring Programming

PCRA spring training begins March 5th at our boathouse on Glen Island. Registration will be open through our BlueSombrero registration portal soon. 

 

Training Facilities

Our boathouse is located on Glen Island, 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 and April. 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. The YMCA is pro-rating the fee for the month of November and waiving the sign-up fee for all PCRA members.

Click here to register your rower at the New Rochelle YMCA.

 

Ergathon

Our annual Ergathon fundraiser will be held in early March at the YMCA. The date and info is being finalized, please check back soon!
 

Varsity team

Varsity is open to High Schoolers with previous rowing experience. Rowers will be invited to Varsity based on coaches assessment and merit. Any athlete wishing to be considered for Varsity must complete and submit a 2k erg test by midnight on 2/25. Please submit a photo of the result screen. Placement on Varsity/Intermediate will be announced on Tuesday, 2/27.

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 2h25m long, and will begin on Monday, March 5th. 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 may 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 in the 2nd PM session M-F 5:00PM – 7:25PM

Varsity Race Team Fee: TBD

 

intermediate team

Intermediate is open to High Schoolers, and select 8th graders upon invite at the discretion of 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 5th. The Intermediate squad will have 5 team practices per week, and a 6th workout per week expected to be completed individually. 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 in the 1st PM session M-F 3:30pm – 5:15pm

Intermediate Race Team Fee: TBD

 

Development team

Development team is open to 7th, 8th and 9th graders

The Development squad will be capped at 45 athletes (roughly divided 50/50 boys girls). Preference will be given to first year athletes, and young athletes. Practices will be 1h30m long, and will begin Monday March 19th. The Development squad will have 4 team practices per week. The Development team race schedule is TBD once a head Novice coach is hired, a process which is currently underway. Thank you for your patience.

The Development team practices will be in the 1st PM session, Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri. Practice time will be :

M T Th F: 3:30pm – 5pm

Intermediate Race Team Fee: TBD

 

important dates

3/5 – Varsity, Intermediate, Recreational team practices begin

TBD - Ergathon. We are currently finalizing a date, we should have a date posted with more information within the week

3/19 – Development team Practices begin

TBD – Informational meeting, location time and date TBD, please check back soon

5/20 – Last day of practice (except Nationals crews)

 

Regattas

Row for Autism (Port Washington, NY - April 15th)

Mercer Lake Sprints (Mercer Lake, NJ - April 21 & 22)

Long Island Junior Rowing Championships (Oyster Bay, NY - May 5th)

NYS Championships (Saratoga, NY - May 12 & 13) *overnight trip, possible qualifier for Nationals

PCRA Spring Fling (PCRA Boathouse - May 20th)

Youth Nationals (Lake Natoma, CA - June 9-11) *select qualified crews only, multiple day trip