The Varsity and Novice Program includes all high school athletes (9th,10th, 11th & 12th grade) who meet the standards outlined by the coaching staff for the current season. This includes athletes who have not yet rowed and/or raced (Novice) but are interested in, excited and capable of handling the learning curve and demands of the program.The program focuses on teaching proper rowing technique, necessary skills for improving boat speed on the water along with dry-land training focusing on strength, fitness, flexibility and injury prevention. This is a competitive program where athletes have the opportunity to race in several regional regattas each season. If you have any questions please contact Robert Montague (Men's Team) or Heidi Hunsberger (Women's Team).
Beginning August 22nd we will offer a pre-season for returning athletes. While this is not mandatory it is highly encouraged to help athletes get back in shape and avoid injury as they ramp up their training for the fall season. We will also offer an evaluation period for athletes who are new to the sport and the team. This is an opportunity to learn what the upcoming season will be like and to get a valuable introduction to our team and the physical demands of the sport of rowing. After the evaluation period athletes will be asked to meet with our coaches to discuss individual goals and our coaches recommendations. Coaches will recommend participation Varsity/ Novice program or Competitive Development program (see description below).
Athletes will need to have their registration and high school physical forms on file to participate in pre-season/ evaluation period. Upon completion of the evaluation period, athletes who are new to Greenwich Crew will be assigned to the appropriate program.
Pre-Season (for returning athletes)
Evaluation Period (for new athletes):
Days and Times:
Head of the Riverfront, October 1st
Head of the Housatonic, October 7th
Head of the Charles, October 21-22nd (select Varsity)
Head of the Fish, October 28th-29th
The Competitive Development Team is open to athletes who, based on the recommendation of the coaching staff would benefit from a training schedule focused on improving fitness and technique. This is an excellent option for high school aged athletes who are new to the sport and would like to try out rowing OR for eight grade athletes who would like to increase their exposure and rowing time. If you are currently participating in one of our other programs please talk to your coach about whether or not this is the right program for you. If you are not currently enrolled in any of our programs or have questions please contact Scott Branscomb for more details. This team trains 3 days a week with a combined program of on the water workouts geared toward fitness and technique, and dry-land workouts to increase fitness and strength. While the competitive team does not race the goal is to prepare athletes to be ready to race with the High School Program in future seasons.
Days and Times: