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The Resilient Rowing Fall Rowing Program will be comprised of any rowers and coxswains that are ready to further their rowing skills and abilities to reach the next levels in their rowing careers. Athletes should be looking to not only improve their fundamental rowing skills but also be ready to represent the Resilient Rowing Club at local and non-local regattas. Members of the Resilient Rowing Fall Program will train and compete in both sweep and sculling boats; with the goal of racing in multiple boat classes during the fall regatta season.

All Athletes will be evaluated by at least two coaches, the rower evaluation process will be based on a variety of factors including but not limited to: 20 minute test, 2K Score, Weight Factor / Power-to-Weight Ratio, Peak Power /  1-min Watt Tests, overall fitness, and technical aptitude. The coxswain evaluation process will include a variety of factors including: overall command of the crew, mastery of fundamental boat steering skills, ability to properly facilitate drills and workouts, and consideration of previous race results with review of audio/video recordings.

While registration is not capped for the Fall Rowing Program, RRC typically travels with up to the top 32 rowers (16 boys & 16 girls) and the top 3-4 coxswains for the High Performance regattas. If we have more or less qualified athletes that are ready to compete at this level, or fewer regatta entries, then we will adjust the travel team accordingly.


All rowers attending the Fall Rowing Program will race in three local 5K head races: the Occoquan Challenge, Occoquan Chase, and the Head of the Occoquan. And the ones that are selected for the High Performance Regattas will travel to the Head of the Charles (with select boats only), and the Head of the Hooch. 


Fall Rowing Program Schedule:

Weekly Practice Schedule (August 26th - November 4th, 2024):

With some work days after the end of the program Nov 4th -8th

Monday - Friday - 4:30pm to 7:00pm

Saturday - 7:00am to 9:00am

Local Fall Rowing Program Regattas:

Occoquan Chase (Fairfax Station, VA): October 10th, 2024

Head of the Occoquan (Fairfax Station, VA): November 2nd - 3rd, 2024

Possible Traveling High Performance Regattas:

to attend with select athletes 

Head of the Charles (Cambridge, MA): October 18th - 21st, 2024

Head of the Schuylkill (Philadelphia Pa) October 27th 2024 

Head of the Hooch (Chattanooga, TN): November 1st - 4th, 2024

Cost & Fees:

Fall Rowing Program: $1400.00

Local Races:

(Cost included in the program fees)

Occoquan Chase (Fairfax Station, VA): October 10th, 2024

Head of the Occoquan (Fairfax Station, VA): November 2nd - 3rd , 2024


Traveling Races:

(Extra cost applied for these races)

Head of the Charles (Cambridge, MA): October 18st - 21st 2024

Price about $1000.00

Head of the Schuylkill (Philadelphia Pa) October 27th 2024

Price about $250.00

Head of the Hooch (Chattanooga, TN): November 1st - 4th 2024

Price about $1000.00

All rowers and coxswains traveling to compete at away regattas will be responsible for covering the extra cost to the club. These fees are calculated by dividing total costs for each respective regatta by the number of athletes that are selected to attend. Typical costs include, but are not limited to: hotel rooms, race entry fees, boat transportation, rental vehicles for athlete transportation, and athlete food.


Uniform Package:

( Uni-Suit, Sun Shirt, Tank Top, Hat )

Est. $225.00

**Plus all registration processing fees & credit card fees**

Registration Fees Include:

- 10 weeks on the water Sculling & Sweep Training (Fall Rowing Program 55 Practice day, 140+ hrs of coaching, & 3 loacl races)

- About a 10:1 athlete to coach ratio.

- All Park fees


Separate Costs:

- All Regatta Trips will be an additional cost to cover: 

- All transportation, food, lodging, & entry fees associated with traveling to and from away regattas.

- Uniforms (if needed) are an additional cost.

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