2022 Summer Programs Overview

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Middle School Program Overview
PWC is pleased to announce our New Middle School Sculling Program.

The program is open to rising 6th graders thru 8th grade.

Objective:    The focus is on learning basic rowing skills in a sculling Octuple(8X), Quad(4X), Double(2X), and Single(1X).  As Athlete progresses through the program they will further develop skills, techniques, and "Boat feel" as they matriculate to smaller boats.  The coach to rower ratio varies based on the Level(LV) of the session participants.

Each session is 2 weeks long (10 days).

Click on the link for additional information and registration:

Summer Middle School Sculling Program
High School Programs
Learn To Row

The program is open to rising 9th graders thru 12th grade.

Sculling - (HSLTSC)    

Eligibility:  No prior rowing experience is required.  For rising 9th thru 12th-grade students who have limited to no prior sculling experience and seeking an introduction or additional basic sculling instruction in the sculling disciple.

Objective:  The focus is on learning basic rowing skills in a Sculling Quad (4X).  The coach to rower ratio will be one to eight (1/8).  Instruction will be basic sculling rowing skills and techniques.  Upon completion of HSLTSC and HSLTSW, or equivalent experience, the rower will be ready to join HSDEV or HSCOMP program.

Sweep - (HSLTSW)    

Eligibility:  No prior rowing experience is required.  For rising 9th thru 12th-grade students who have limited to no prior sweep experience and seeking an introduction or additional basic sweep instruction in the sweep disciple.

Objective:  The focus is on learning basic rowing skills in an Eight (8+).  The coach to rower ratio will be one to eight(1/8).  Instruction will be basic sweep rowing skills and techniques.  Upon completion of HSLTSC and HSLTSW, or equivalent experience, the rower will be ready to join HSDEV or HSCOMP program.

Developmental U17/U19 Programs

Eligibility:  For experienced High School rowers in grades 9 thru 12 who have completed one of the following: HSLTSW or equivalent, HSLTSC or equivalent,  at least one scholastic season, at least one fall season, or a 2021 summer novice/Learn to Row program and have an endorsement from their coach.  Basic scull or sweep skills are required in disciplines.

Objective:  The focus is on rowing skills in either sculling or sweeping boats.  The coach to rower ratio is one coach to eight rowers(1/8).  Instruction will be developmental with the goal of improving technical skills and increasing technical proficiency of rowing stroke by teaching rowers to row their weaker side, as well as focusing on developing increased boat feel through rowing in smaller boats.  

2-weekProgram (10 days).
4-week Program (12 days).


Click on the link for additional information and registration:
Summer High School LTR/DEV Programs


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Competitive Summer Racing Program

Eligibility:  For experienced High School rowers in grades 9 thru 12 who wish to train and compete in Local and National Regattas during the summer.  Basic scull or sweep skills are required in disciplines.

Objective:  The focus is on rowing skills in either a sculling or sweep boat.  Instruction will be with the goal of improving technical skills and increasing technical proficiency and physical fitness.  


8-week Program (40 days).


Click on the link for additional information and registration:
High School Competitive Programs
U23 / Intermediate Program

U23 / Intermediate Summer Program will be open to rowers between the ages of 19 and 22. The team will train exclusively in small boats (both sweep and sculling) to stay in shape, develop a better boat feel, and increase boat moving ability while home from college for the summer or waiting to depart.

Opportunities are also available to compete as well.

U23 / Intermediate Program

Private and Semi Private

FEES:
There is a one-time admin fee of $75.  Each private lesson is $95 for one hour.  A 5% discount will be applied if three or four lessons are purchased.  A 10% discount will be applied for five or more lessons.

PRIVATE LESSON:
A personalized private lesson is a great way to develop your skill. Our certified rowing instructors will give you one-on-one lessons tailored to your individual goals and needs, whether you are a beginner or looking to refine your skill. Private instruction is for you if you are looking to: 

  • learn to row but cannot make a class or would rather have an individual setting.
  • gain confidence in a single scull.
  • receive individualized coaching.
  • switch up your usual rowing routine.
  • or improve your technique, fitness, and results.
SEMI-PRIVATE LESSON:
Do you like the benefits of group rowing but want the individualized attention of private instruction?  Semi-private and group lessons give you the best of both worlds.  By rowing together in a double (semi-private) or a quad (group), you and your coach will be able to focus on the dynamics of your boat as you work to not only improve your own technique but also combine as a team to create an effective, dynamic stroke and boat speed.


Please contact the PWC Administrator for additional information and scheduling.



Renee Johnson
PWC Programs Admin

(703) 330 - 7089
[email protected]

General Requirements
WATER BOTTLETo help reduce the waste created by the use of disposable water bottles, we ask rowers to arrive with two reusable water bottles daily.

SWIM TESTAll participants are required to have a swim test on file with their crew boosters’ club or with Prince William Crew (PWC). The requirements and form can be downloaded from the Forms page.

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION FORMAll participants are required to submit a current (within the past 12 months) VHSL Jan 2021 or equivalent Sports Physical Examination.  It is strongly suggested, but not required, that you use the  VHSL form so it may be used in participating in other activities requiring a physical during the school year.  Please only submit a copy of the physical and retain the original for your records.  The requirements and form can be downloaded from the Forms page.

SESSION CAPA session may close before the scheduled closure day due to the "cap" for that session being reachedIf this occurs, the registrant will be placed on a waitlist.  Should a slot open, the registrant will be contacted before the entry is moved from the "waitlist" to "active" status.  If no slots open up, you will be contacted by the Program Administrator to see if you would like to move to another potential time slot being offered.  Register early to avoid being placed on the waitlist or preferred time slot closing.

SESSION CANCELLATION -   A session will be "canceled" if an insufficient number of rowers are registered by the Friday before the session scheduled start date.  In case of cancellation, the registrant will receive a full refund or may transfer to another available session.  This will be coordinated by the Program Administrator.
Documents
SAFESPORT


Athletes 18 or older
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Must complete and submit a Certificate of "SAFESPORT "Core" Training completion.

Athletes turning 18
during the sessions will be required to take “Core” Center for SafeSport Training upon turning 18. To prevent any disruption in eligibility, athletes turning 18 need to complete training prior to their birthday and submit certificate of completion.


SAFESPORT Training Link