The Orange County Rowing Association is proud to offer a year-round competitive rowing program for high school rowers ages 13-18. Our youth program is a performance-based, competitive program that strives to provide our athletes with the training and technical skills needed to perform on a local, national, and international stage.
Participants will be trained in accordance with the latest training methods by USRowing Certified coaches, and will participate in regattas across the United States and Canada.
We welcome any rower that wishes to train and hone their rowing abilities in order to promote a competitive, sportsmanlike atmosphere, and improve regatta performance. Come row for the premiere youth rowing venue in the Hudson Valley!
Rowers in our Youth Competitive program have won medals all over the country, and beyond!
In addition to high performance at local competition, OCRA has multiple state, national, and international top place finishes and victories!
Graduates of our Youth Competitive Program have gone on to attend and row for some of the top colleges and universities in the United States.
Click the picture to see where some of our rowers have gone!
Registration for Summer 2020 Programs is now OPEN!
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The Youth Competitive Summer 2020 Program Schedule is as follows:
(Open to all rowing levels and new rowers)
Dates: July 6th -August 27th
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 878 Blooming Grove Turnpike, Vails Gate, New York
Rowers will be split into two groups A and B. The A group will practice from 6-7AM and the B group will practice from 7-8AM. Every other day will rotate between ergging and NorthStar. Rowers will be placed in small groups based on number of participants and parent preference will be considered (please email any preference to firstname.lastname@example.org). COVID-19 Protocols will be sent to families that register and they MUST be followed. In addition to the above, athletes will receive on their own workouts as well.
Program Fee: $575
(Experienced scullers only. We will offer learn to scull programs starting late August and general learn to row programs in the fall, pending any State regulations)
Dates: July 20-August 27th
Days: Monday and Wednesday
Rowers will be permitted to return to the water in small boats only, in small groups. To be able to do this they will need a double/pair partner, and a full understanding of the risks associated with returning to the water. If you are electing the water program, your double/pair partner must be discussed, arranged, and agreed to with Megan prior to you coming down to the water. Lineups will not be changed for any reason, if your partner is not able to attend a practice, you will not row; no exceptions. Protocols and forms will be sent to those that register and said protocols are mandatory.
Program Fee: $350 (if you are registered for the land program, there is no additional cost.
Payment and forms for all programs are due by the second day of practice.