Men's Winter Clinic
January 29, 2017 (10:00am-3:10pm)
Registration Fee: $185/clinic
Grades: 8-12 (Ages 13-18)
*In addition to registering online, please remember to bring the Consent and Release Form and the Record of Physician’s Medical Examination Form to camp. You MUST bring these completed forms with you in order to participate.
The men’s clinic will focus on increasing efficiency in the rowing stroke both on and off the water. There will be technical instruction in moving water tanks and on the ergs as well as a training session on the erg to provide techniques for 2,000m testing preparation. Participants will work directly with Harvard coaches on making technical changes on the erg with video and in moving water tanks that mimic similar conditions to what rowers encounter in a boat. Participants will also complete a workout designed specifically to increase efficiency when executing a 2,000m test. After each erg and tank session the participants will evaluate their performance and note changes for later use.
There will also be an informational session about rowing and the college recruiting process, as well as a group discussion and Q&A about rowing at the collegiate level.
Coxswains will receive specific instruction from Harvard coaches and former coxswains on how to run efficient practices, cox, and support their teammates on and off the water. There will also be separate instructional sessions designed specifically to increase coxswains’ abilities to help their crews make technical changes and run practices efficiently.
The clinic will take place on Harvard’s picturesque campus in Cambridge, MA at Newell Boathouse which features Concept 2 Ergs, Row Perfects, and moving water tanks.
Typical Daily Schedule (Subject to Change)
Sunday, February 7th
10:00am Check-in at Newell Boathouse
10:30am Session 1
11:20am Session 2
12:10pm Lunch and Panel Discussion: “What is it like to row in college?”
12:50pm Session 3
1:40pm Recruiting and the college admissions process
2:10pm Session 4
3:00pm Closing remarks
3:10pm Pickup at Newell Boathouse
Rowers and coxswains will rotate between four different sessions: tanks, preparation for 2k testing on the erg, technical erg, and strength training and video review (coxswain specific substitute for coxes).
Sample of a schedule for a rower:
Session 1: Tanks
Session 2: Erg session A (2k prep erg - write a plan, do a pacing workout)
Session 3: Erg session B (technical focus and some individual coaching)
Session 4: Strength training w/Harvard coaches and video review
Sample of a schedule for a coxswain:
Session 1: Tanks
Session 2: Erg session A (Instruction on how best to motivate rowers on erg pieces)
Session 3: Erg session B (how to aid rowers with technical changes)
Session 4: Coxswain specific instructional session
Newell Boathouse, home of the Harvard Varsity Heavyweight and Lightweight Rowing Teams, is located on the Charles River a few blocks from Harvard Square. It is a magnificent facility filled with state-of-the-art rowing equipment, including shells, oars, ergometers, weights, rowing tanks, locker rooms, and video equipment—all available to CRRC participants.
Charles River Rowing Camps rents Harvard University's facilities, but is neither sponsored nor controlled by Harvard University.
Charles River Rowing Camps reserves the right to cancel, postpone or reschedule any camp or clinic because of low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. In the unfortunate case of a camp or clinic being canceled, Charles River Rowing Camps will issue a full refund of the fees paid. CRRC cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses, including but not limited to; cancellation/change fees assessed by airlines, hotels, car services, or travel agencies.