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Middle School Rowing

Camp Randall Rowing Club’s Middle School rowing program is designed for young athletes in 6th-8th grades. Athletes learn the basics of rowing in a relaxed, supportive, and fun environment, building on what they learned in previous sessions. Our coaching staff provides instructional coaching and feedback on technique while the athletes develop an understanding of safety, rules of the water, self-awareness, rowing technique, and fitness. Middle school crew works on agility, strength, and teamwork while gaining hands-on experience in boats on Lake Monona. Athletes practice the essentials of sculling (two oars per person) and sweep rowing (one oar per person) in racing shells and also do land-based training on rowing machines (ergs) to build strength and fitness.

Our middle school crew is the perfect introduction to the sport for our young athletes who gain skills and develop comfort and confidence in small boats. The program is designed to take advantage of the developmental needs and strengths of the athletes. No experience is necessary! We are using a "skills clinic" approach this year. Our game-based instruction will keep young minds engaged and provides the foundation of strength training for young rowers. Each clinic will include an aspect of basic rowing, terminology and/or water safety along with athletic games and community building. Rowing is a sport that requires teamwork so that will be our focus! The season will go from April 1-April 27 with the option to continue for 4 additional sessions in the month of May. Clinics will be held Saturdays from 9:30-11:30 am. Registration fee is $150 for 4 class sessions. Visit our Register page to sign up.

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