2018 PCRA Youth Spring Programming
PCRA spring training begins March 5th at our boathouse on Glen Island.
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.
Our annual Ergathon fundraiser will be held on Sunday, March 18th at the New Rochelle YMCA. Funds raised at our Ergathon will be used for new boats and equipment. Rowers on all of our teams are asked to participate. Every rower participates. To create your fundraising page: pelhamrowing.ejoinme.org/youthsetup
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 February 25th. Please submit a photo of the result screen. Placement on Varsity/Intermediate will be announced on Tuesday, 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 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
Intermediate is open to High Schoolers, 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 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
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 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 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 4 practices per week and will be in the 1st PM session:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 3:30pm – 5pm
Recreation team is open to experienced high school rowers. This program is youth rowers who do not have the time to commit to Race Team and/or for love of the water.
Practices will be 1h45m long, and will begin on Wednesday, March 21st and conclude on Sunday, May 20th at the Spring Fling. The Recreational squad will have 3 team practices per week, and access to ergs for supplemental training upon request. Attendance is optional.
The Recreational team practices will be in the 1st PM session Wednesday and in the morning on the weekends. Practice time will be:
Wednesday 3:30pm - 5:15pm
Saturday and Sunday 9:00am - 10:45am
Recreation Team will participate in PCRA's Spring Fling on May 20th.
3/5 – Varsity, Intermediate, Recreational team practices begin
3/18 - Ergathon at the New Rochelle YMCA
3/19 - Development Team practices begin
5/20 – Spring Fling Races at Glen Island and last day of practice for Varsity, Intermediate and Development Teams (except Nationals crews)
* Parent Informational Meeting will be held the week of March 19th *
Row for Autism (Port Washington, NY - April 15th)
Mercer Lake Sprints (Mercer Lake, NJ - April 21 & 22) *select crews depending on PCRA entries through a lottery
Long Island Junior Rowing Championships (Oyster Bay, NY - May 6th)
NYS Championships (Saratoga, NY - May 12 & 13) *overnight trip, possible qualifier for Nationals
PCRA Spring Fling (Glen Island - May 20th)
Youth Nationals (Lake Natoma, CA - June 9-11) *select qualified crews only, multiple day trip