Here are some of the answers to the most frequently asked questions about rowing with River City Crew.
Rowing is perhaps the ultimate team sport. Successful rowers have outstanding endurance and physical conditioning and are able to synchronize their individual body movements with the other rowers in the boat such that every rower?s oar enters and leaves the water at the exact same time.
Do I need experience?
No! Novice rowing is specifically for people in their first year of high school rowing, 90 percent of whom have no previous rowing experience. Novice was created so that great high school athletes and non-athletes can have the chance to learn the sport and race against athletes of similar experience.
What type of athlete are you looking for?
We have had athletes of all shapes, sizes and from a variety of athletic backgrounds that have achieved great success as RCC rowers. The things they have all had in common are a great desire to work hard and a passion for excellence. We are also looking for great athletes to serve as coxswains. These team members serve as the eyes and brain of a crew, steering the shell, implementing the race plan, and motivating the crew to victory.
When does the season begin and end?
Season practices usually begin during the last week of August or early September and end in Mid-November for the fall season and begin again in late February or early March and ends in May-June for the spring season.
When does practice begin and end?
Practices will be held MONDAY through FRIDAY!
Practice times are: 4:15pm-6:15pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
How long is each practice session?
Each practice session is approximately 2 hours in length.
How many practices are there?
Practices generally take place 4 or 5 days per week for 10-12 weeks, however, you can come as often as you'd like for extra practices.
What time do I need to arrive for my practice session?
Practices in the fall and spring seasons begin at 4:15 PM and you should try to arrive 15 minutes beforehand if you are able. Friday practices often begin before 4:00 PM for those who can arrive at that time.
What if I can't be there at 4:15PM?
If you can't be at the boathouse at 4:15 PM, let the coach know. If you will always be late because of school let out time or just late for a certain day, we can work with you. We seldom leave the dock before 4:30 PM and, if you arrive later, we can have you in the last boat to leave or pick you up at the dock.
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The following handbook provides practical information, general guidelines and expectations about the River City Crew rowing program. Download Handbook
All parents will need to provide transportation for their rower to and from practice at Robious Landing Park or coordinate other means of transportation (carpools) with other familes. details
Tom O'RourkeExecutive Director
& Head Coach
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