Fall 2019



Parent / Athlete information meeting Sunday 9/15  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Fall is such a glorious time to row. Water is warm and generally a lot calmer than Spring. 
We get those stunning sunsets and a break from the intensity of Sprint Racing. 
Our focus is technique and swing, finding that rhythm and harmony 
that makes really great crews seem to move effortlessly. 
Practices are characterized by miles and miles of light steady state work. 

We still race, and race hard. 
Fall is characterized by Head Racing...
We prepare our athletes well for the mental challenge of racing against the clock.
Athletes have to rely on their inner resolve without the perspective 
of competition off each side, it's a fantastic life lesson! 

We kick things off with "Pre-Season" which runs August 26 -  30
This week of 2 a day training and team building sets a great foundation for an excellent season of racing.
This year it will also serve as evaluation for Varsity eligibility.

Regattas include:
Tail of the Fish - Saturday 9/28, Saratoga Springs NY
Scrimmage at Port Washington - Sunday  10/05
Head of the Passaic - Sunday 10/13  Rutherford NJ
Head of the Charles (select crews only) - Friday through Sunday 10/18-10/20, Boston MA
Head of the Fish - Sunday 10/27, Saratoga Springs NY


PRESEASON - EXPECTED FOR ALL FALL ATHLETES
8/26 - 8/30
Varsity
Monday 7:00 - 9:00 am  Orchard Beach
T/W/Th/F  7:00 - 9:00 am  Marina
Thursday - Team / Family Hike to Bear Mountain 9am - 2:00 pm
M/T/W 4:30 - 6:30 pm

JV/Novice   
Monday and Friday 7:00 - 900 am   Orchard Beach
T/W   9:00 - 10:30 am Marina
Thursday - Team / Family Hike to Bear Mountain 9 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 - 6:30 pm Marina

FALL RACING SEASON
Varsity  
  Tuesday September 3rd - Saturday November 16th. 
Practice Schedule:
M/T/Th/F 4:15 - 6:30 pm
90 Minute OYO each weekend
Thursday practice and inclement weather days in the gym
Wednesday's are off! 
Growing teens need time to rest, recuperate and do schoolwork

JV 
  Tuesday September 3rd - Saturday Nov 9th
T/Th  5:30 - 7:15 pm 
Wednesday 4:45 - 6:45 pm
Saturday 8:00 - 10:00 am 

Novice
  Tuesday September 3rd - Saturday Nov 9th
Tuesday 5:30- 7:15 pm
Wednesday 4:45 - 6:45 pm
Saturday 8:00 - 10:00 am
( Sept 7,14,21 . Oct 5,19,26  Nov 2, 9)

Novice Development (2 Day)
  Tuesday September 3rd - Saturday Nov 9th
This program designed for younger novices still looking to explore
 other sports and interests, while developing their rowing skills.
The program is 2 days per week and does not include racing.
Tuesday 5:30 - 7:15 pm
Saturdays 8:00- 10:00 am
( Sept 7,14,21 . Oct 5,19,26  Nov 2, 9)

Fall Learn to Row
  Tuesday September 3rd - Saturday Nov 9th
Due to high demand, we have created a Fall Learn to Row program.
Aimed at rising 8th and 9th graders, this 3 day per week program will
introduce newcomers to this amazing sport, and get them rowing competently before winter.
This will set them up well to be part of our Spring Novice Competitive program.
There are no scheduled regattas for this class, though we may arrange an end of season scrimmage
with Port Rowing so they get a taste of racing.
Tuesdays 5:30 - 7:15 pm
Wednesdays 4:45 - 6:45 pm
Saturdays 8:00- 10:00 am
( Sept 7,14,21 . Oct 5,19,26  Nov 2, 9)


VARSITY (and others) GYM MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENT
This Fall season, Varsity athletes will spend one set afternoon practice per week 
at our magnificent gym facility at 24 Hr Fitness, Pelham Manor. 
The 2 hour session will be split between weights and a demanding erg workout. 
The default day for this workout is Thursday afternoons. We may swap this to a different day of the week, weather dependent (though never Wednesdays). The facility also assures us of a quality workout on inclement weather days

We expect every Varsity athlete to have a gym membership (sign up through regatta central).
Novice and JV athletes are welcome to take out a membership too, though we do not specifically plan to utilize the gym for their regular training.