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Program Descriptions


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Fall 2017



Have any questions about the adult programs or want to get involved but don't see an option below that works with your schedule? Please email Senior Coach Travis Gardner at travisgardner@essexrowing.org with questions or to get more information.


Locations


All practices will be held at the Essex Training Facility in Methuen.


Adult Introductory Rowing and/or Sculling

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

The Introductory (or Learn to Row) program is designed to provide individuals that have had little or no exposure to the sport (as well as those that have been away from it for an extended period) a comprehensive introduction to the skills they will need to become competent at propelling a rowing or sculling shell. Training will utilize indoor rowing machines during the initial stages of instruction before quickly progressing onto the water. Training will focus on general aerobic fitness and the development of a strong technical skill set. On the water training will utilize either eight person rowing shells or developmental singles depending on the size of enrollment. Following the Introductory program, participants will have the option of pursuing the sport with Essex Rowing in either a recreational or competitive capacity along with other rowers of comparable skill level and interest.
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OPTION 1

Dates: September 19 through October 12
Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Times: 6:00-7:30 PM
Cost: 149
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OPTION 2

PARTICIPATION IN OPTION 1 OR CLEARANCE FROM A COACH REQUIRED

Dates: October 19 through November 2
Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Times: 6:00-7:30 PM
Cost: 85
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Adult Learn to Row/Scull Workshop

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

The Learn to Row workshop is a one day, intensive introduction to the sport of rowing for those seeking to learn more without a long initial commitment. Athletes will be introduced to the proper technique on the indoor rowing machines before quickly progressing onto the water. Once on the water athletes will row in either eight person rowing shells or developmental singles depending on the size of enrollment. Following the Learn to Row Workshop, participants that are interested in pursuing the sport further will be encouraged to register for one of our month long introductory sessions.
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OPTION 1

Dates: September 30
Days: Saturday
Times: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Cost: 65 (lunch included)
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OPTION 2

Dates: October 7
Days: Saturday
Times: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Cost: 65 (lunch included)
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Adult Learn to Row/Scull Workshop CROSSFIT EDITION

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

Improve your indoor rowing skills just in time for winter during this 3 hour workshop. You’ll receive an intensive review of erging technique for maximum power and efficiency before progressing onto the water. Once on the water, athletes will row in either eight person rowing shells or developmental singles depending on the size of enrollment. Resources will be provided to help you continue your training and improve your endurance during future WODs.
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CROSSFIT EDITION

Dates: October 14
Days: Saturday
Times: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Cost: 45
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Adult Coxing

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

If you were to compare the sport of rowing to horse racing, the rowers would be the horse and the coxswain (pronounced cox-ən) its jockey. The mechanics of the rowing stroke require the athletes to orient themselves in the boat opposite the direction they are traveling, with the only exception being the coxswain. When racing the coxswain is called upon to steer, make strategic decisions, and coordinate the actions of their crew. In practice the coxswain has the additional responsibility of serving as liaison between crew and coach, and ensuring the effective integration of practice plans. Coxswains are expected to demonstrate strong leadership and decision making skills, as well as the ability to communicate effectively in a variety of scenarios.

Individuals interested in pursuing this role may register below. There is no program tuition for adult coxswains though you will be responsible for all fees related to competition, which will be assessed on an event by event basis.

Experience coxswains should register for the Intermediate program option and new coxswains should register for the Introductory option.
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INTRODUCTORY OPTION 1

Dates: September 19 through October 12
Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Times: 6:00-7:30 PM
Cost: no tuition
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INTRODUCTORY OPTION 2

Dates: September 1 through November 5
Days: Tuesday, Thursday, and select Saturdays
Times: 5:15-6:45 AM, 6:00-8:00 AM on Saturdays
Cost: no tuition, race fees assessed on a per event basis
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INTERMEDIATE

Dates: September 1 through November 5
Days: Tuesday, Thursday, and select Saturdays
Times: 5:15-6:45 AM, 6:00-8:00 AM on Saturdays
Cost: no tuition, race fees assessed on a per event basis
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COMPETITIVE SCHEDULE

September 23, Head of the Merrimack - Methuen, MA
October 1, Textile River Regatta - Lowell, MA
October 7, Essex Rowing Erg-a-thon Fundraiser - Methuen, MA
October 15, New Hampshire Championship Regatta - Pembroke, NH
October 28 & 29, Head of the Fish - Saratoga Springs, NY
November 4, Merrimack Chase - Methuen, MA



Adult Intermediate Rowing

MINIMUM 3 MONTHS EXPERIENCE AND CLEARANCE FROM A COACH REQUIRED

The intermediate program is a team based training environment for oarsmen and oarswomen that have become proficient in moving a boat. Training is focused on creating as fun and challenging environment for either the experienced recreational rower or less experienced athletes seeking to develop the skills necessary to join the competitive team.
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OPTION 1

Dates: September 1 through November 4
Days: Tuesday, Thursday, and select Saturdays
Times: 5:15-6:45 AM, 6:00-8:00 AM on Saturdays
Cost: $875
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Adult Advanced Intermediate Rowing

MINIMUM 6 MONTHS EXPERIENCE AND CLEARANCE FROM A COACH REQUIRED

The advanced intermediate program is a team based training environment for experienced oarsmen and oarswomen. Athletes pursuing competitive performance will be developed accordingly while recreational rowers and scullers will be given the opportunity to engage in a fun and challenging training environment.
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OPTION 1

Dates: September 1 through November 4
Days: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Times: 5:15-6:45 AM, 6:00-8:00 AM on Saturdays
Cost: $875
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