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Youth and U23 Summer Camps – 2019

TRRA Summer Rowing

Three Rivers, One City

Summer is an incredible time to row in Pittsburgh. Our rivers allow us the opportunity to work in small boats and pursue individualized training in a way that is not often possible during the school year. Three Rivers Rowing Association offers several different programs to allow rowers of all skill levels the opportunity to experience summer rowing in Pittsburgh. To discover which camp is right for you, look through the camp descriptions below or contact Matt Grau at mattgrau@threeriversrowing.org.  

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Competitive Racing Camp – Juniors

Open to junior/high school athletes that are seeking a highly competitive, race-driven environment; coach recommendation may be requested. Rowers should have one year of competitive experience. Training and racing will take place in all boat classes, though the camp will take advantage of good weather conditions to spend time in small boats.  Rowers should be adept at both sweep and sculling, or willing to learn.  All athletes who participate in this camp should be prepared to pursue an ambitious training schedule in a competitive environment. Athletes will have the opportunity to race at both the 2019 USRowing Summer Championships (formerly Club Nationals) and at the Midwest Summer Sprints. There may be additional scrimmages scheduled. The coaching staff will come from a variety of local club, scholastic and college programs. 

Cost and Dates

Camp Cost: $750.00 (race fees not included)

Camp Dates: June 17th-August 3rd

Practice Schedule

All: Monday – Saturday 6:30AM-9:30AM

Men: Monday/Wednesday 3:30PM-5:30PM

Women: Tuesday/Thursday 3:30PM-5:30PM

Races

USRowing Summer Championships, Lake Harsha – Cincinnati, Ohio (7/9-7/14)

Midwest Summer Sprints, Dillion Lake – Nashport, Ohio (8/3)

Registration

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Sculling Development Camps

Open to junior/high school athletes that have completed at least one season of rowing. Sculling Experience is not required. The focus of these camps is on sculling skills, particularly in small boats. Rowers will start in larger sculling boats and move to smaller boats as they develop the necessary skills. Though these camps will focus on skill building there will still be a significant training component. Video review will be a consistent component of this program, as will on-land skill instruction. Athletes should be prepared to work hard mentally and physically. The coaching staff will be drawn from local juniors coaches and former athletes with significant sculling experience. This year we will be offering three two-week camps. Athletes are welcome to participate in multiple camps.

Cost and Dates

Camp Cost: $350.00 per session

Session 1 Dates: June 17th-June 28th

Session 2 Dates: July 8th-July 19th

Session 3 Dates: July 29th-August 9th

Practice Schedule

Monday-Friday 7:00AM-10:00AM

Registration

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Learn-to-Row Camps (4th-7th Grade Group | 8th-12th Grade Group)

Open to any athlete who will be in 4th–12th grade; no experience is necessary. We have a program for rising 4th through 7th grade athletes as well as a program for rising 8th through 12th grade students. These camps are open to both experienced and inexperienced athletes. The focus for these camps is learning and fun. The coaching staff will divide athletes up by age range and ability level. Athletes will be taught the proper way to row on the water and indoors and will also learn boat-handling and rowing safety skills. This program will prepare athletes for a long, successful career in rowing. Some on-land skill instruction and team-building activities will take place. At the end of this program athletes will be prepared to join a competitive program, row with one of our recreational programs, or wait for the next summer experience! Athletes can choose to participate in the full-day or half-day program. TRRA will be offering six one-week Learn-to-Row camps. Athletes are welcome to participate in multiple camps.  

Cost and Dates

Half-Day Cost: $225.00 per week

Full-Day Cost: $385.00 per week

Session 1 Dates: June 17th-June 21st

Session 2 Dates: June 24th-June 28th

Session 3 Dates: July 8th-July 12th

Session 4 Dates: July 15th-July 19th

Session 5 Dates: July 29th-August 2nd

Session 6 Dates: August 5th-August 9th

Practice Schedule

Half-Day: Monday-Friday 9:30AM-12:30PM

Full-Day: Monday-Friday 9:30AM-3:30PM (bring your own lunch)

Registration

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Competitive Racing Camp – U23/Open

Open to college athletes and recent graduates that are seeking a highly competitive, race-driven environment; coach recommendation may be requested.  Training and racing will take place in all boat classes. though the camp will take advantage of good weather conditions to spend time in small boats.  Rowers should be adept at both sweep and sculling, or willing to learn.  In order to keep costs down, athletes will receive three days of coaching a week.  They will also have access to all TRRA fitness facilities and the boat reservation system. All athletes who participate in this camp should be prepared to pursue an ambitious training schedule in a competitive environment. Athletes will have the opportunity to race at both the 2019 USRowing Summer Championships (formerly Club Nationals) and at the Midwest Summer Sprints. There may be additional scrimmages scheduled. The coaching staff will come from a variety of local club, scholastic and college programs.

Cost and Dates

Camp Cost: $375.00 (race fees not included)

Camp Dates: June 17th-August 3rd

Practice Schedule

Coached Sessions: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 6:30-9:30AM

Additional Access: TRRA ergs, weight rooms and boat reservation system

Races

USRowing Summer Championships, Lake Harsha – Cincinnati, Ohio (7/9-7/14)

Midwest Summer Sprints, Dillion Lake – Nashport, Ohio (8/3)

Registration

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Pre-Season Camp

Open to junior/high School athletes who are preparing for the fall racing season. The focus of this camp will be on small boat skills when practical.  This camp will also serve to help athletes move from the rigors of summer rowing to the technical expectations of fall rowing. The camp will lay the groundwork for technical skills that are important for the fall and for head racing reason. A significant amount of time will be spent on drills and technical work, and the training plan is specifically aimed at bridging the gap between summer and fall. All athletes who participate in this camp should plan to spend a lot of time in small boats and be open to analyzing their stroke through video review. The coaching staff will come from the TRJR Fall 2019 Coaching Staff.

Cost and Dates

Camp Cost: $275.00

Camp Dates: August 5th-August 17th

Practice Schedule

Monday-Saturday 6:30AM-9:30AM

Monday/Wednesday 3:30PM-5:30PM  (afternoons sessions are optional)

Registration

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Please contact the office at (412)231-8772 or email Matt Grau with any questions