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For All MRC Adult Programs
 


2019 Program Schedule  -- Please check back in 2019

For erg standards - click here


PROGRAM PARTICIPANT EXPECTATIONS:

- Abide by MRC’s Code of Conduct

- Consistent and regular attendances at practices

- Sign up for practices weekly, 24 hours in advance

- Fulfill volunteer hours at MRC, this includes 2 2-hour sessions volunteer time for LTR/TeamBuilding

  (please sign up for your volunteer time on SUG: 

- Pay dues and program fees

- Pay regatta entry and trailer fees


FEES:

Participation in an adult program requires a program fee in addition to annual club dues.

Annual Dues:  $415

Program Fees:

$375 for full season: covers April 14 - October 27, 2018
$300 for Spring/Summer season: covers April 14 - August 25, 2018
$100 for Fall Season: covers August 26 - October 27, 2018
$175 for Visiting/Summer College Student: covers May 15- August 7, 2018 (or 12 weeks from the first day of rowing)

 

Installment plan:
We also offer an installment plan for an additional $15 that spreads program costs over 3 payments.

1st payment due – 4/14/2018 - $176 

2nd payment due - 5/12/2018 - $137 

3rd payment due  –6/9/2018 - $77

If you pay in full, fees are due the first week you begin attending sessions.




Program Description 2019
 

MRC offers a range of program offerings for adult rowers. Below are descriptions for each adult program along with program schedules, participant expectations and erg standards.


GREEN TEAM:

Co-ed team comprised of 2nd year rowers and/or rowers new to MRC with one year of experience and/or athletes coming back after a recent absence from rowing (coaches discretion). Emphasis is on developing/improving sweep and sculling skills, practicing/racing in boats of varying sizes, and race preparation/endurance.

  • Coached practices 4x/week

  • Regatta opportunities will be determined by the Coach, Lead Coach and Program Director to ensure equipment and race opportunities are available. Regatta participation is not required.

 

RECREATIONAL TEAM:

Rowers with at least 2 years of on-water rowing experience who desire to row in a non-racing environment with like-minded athletes. Focus on continued development of sweep and scull technique. This is a co-ed, non-racing program, but interested rowers will be given the option to row select local regattas.

  • Coached practices 4x/week.

  • With enough sustained commitment and interest, additional Recreation session may be added.

 

COMPETITIVE WOMEN'S TEAM:

Competitive women are divided into 3 teams with placement determined by coaching staff and based on skill, experience, erg scores, and rower goals. On all teams, the goal is to pair rowers by size and ability to facilitate boatings in practices and racing.

  • Each team will have a designated coach with 4 coached practices/week.

  • Participation in any MRC program is at the discretion of the coach.

A:  Women who meet program fitness (erg) and technical standards and who have competed and/or medaled at national regattas. Commitment to race a minimum of 3 regattas during the season, including program’s summer “goal” regatta (e.g. Masters Nationals, Canadian Nationals, NWIRA) and other national and regional regattas as determined by coaching staff. Coaching focus on technique, intensity, endurance and race preparation.

Must meet set standards:

  • Erg standards set at beginning of season; erg test mandatory for all program members.

  • Bow-listed and available to cox when requested/needed by coach

  • Rowers will be expected to commit to rowing independently at least 1x/week and should be working out 5-6 days/week.

  • Must be able to row a single independently

B: Women who meet program fitness (erg) and technical standards (minimum of 2 years rowing experience in both sweep and scull).  Commitment to racing a minimum of 3 regattas during the season. Ability to progress to A team with coaching evaluation. Coaching focus on technique, intensity, endurance and safety.

Must meet set standards:

  • Erg standards set at beginning of season; erg test mandatory for all program members.

  • Bow listed by mid-season and available to cox when requested/needed by coach

  • Rowers will be encouraged to commit to rowing independently at least 1x/week and should be working out 5-6 days/week.

  • Must be able to row a single by mid-season

C: Women who desire to race and (1) prefer regional racing over the commitment required for national racing with the A or B programs, and/or (2) do not meet minimum technical or fitness standards of A or B programs. Minimum of 2 years rowing experience in both sweep and scull. Coaching focus on racing regionally while improving fitness, technical skills, and race preparation. Must commit to race in a minimum of 2 regattas during season and meet set standards:

  • Erg standards set at beginning of season; erg test mandatory for all program members

  • Bow listed by end of season and available to cox when requested/needed by coach

  • Goal of rowing a single safely and independently by end of season


COMPETITIVE MEN'S TEAM:

The competitive men’s team is designed for rowers who wish to race and have at least 2 years experience. The team is divided into two programs, with placement determined by rowers’ commitment to fitness, skills development, and regatta commitment, and coach’s discretion.

  • Each team will have a designated coach with 4 coached practices/week. Depending on number of enrollees, some practices may be combined.

  • Rowers may be moved from one program to the other, per coach approval.

  • Practices will also include 1 dedicated small-boats practice per week.

  • Boatings at practices will be regatta-focused and determined well ahead of time. Captain(s) will send out surveys gauging regatta interest, then the team will commit to top choice regattas. Rowers may self-select boats where appropriate. All other boatings will be determined by coach with the following goals:

  1. Provide a successful rowing and racing experience

  2. Assemble the most competitive lineups possible

  3. Group rowers by similar skill, fitness and goals

A Program
  • Must meet fitness & technical standards; have past regatta experience

  • Coaching focus: national regattas, technique, intensity, endurance, race preparation

  • Expected 4+ times/week a combination of practices, rowing on own, and workouts

  • Commit to 3+ regattas, including program’s chosen regattas through vote

  • Erg tests required by all; goals defined by industry standard accounting for age, size,...

B Program
  • For rowers who don’t meet and/or don’t wish to commit to A Program requirements

  • Must meet minimum fitness & technical standards

  • Coaching focus: regional racing, fitness & technique development, race preparation

  • Expected 3+ times/week a combination of practices, rowing on own, and workouts

  • Commit to 2+ regattas, including program’s chosen regattas through vote

  • Erg tests encouraged; goals defined by industry standard accounting for age, size,...


Racing at and practicing for regattas may include some combined boatings with the club’s non-program rowers to better serve MRC’s competitiveness at regattas. Priority for coaching will always be to program men.









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