Competitive Development

(Select Athletes/ 8th Grade)

The Middle School Program is designed to teach young athletes the basic technical aspects of the sport as well as provide an introduction training. This program is meant to provide each athlete with a serious understanding of the sport while also encouraging teamwork and fun. During the fall and spring the focus of the program is on developing boat moving abilities while also building in the strength and conditioning aspects of the sport. During the winter season the focus is on developing athletes through "dry-land" training: erging (on the rowing machine), circuit training, stretching and having fun. We love our middle schoolers and aside from having a great time cultivating a life long joy of rowing, this program has been the backbone of our success as a team. Open to athletes in the 6th, 7th & 8th grades. Athletes may only enroll in one Middle School Program. If you have any questions please email Scott Branscomb. If you athlete has been participating in the Middles School program and is now in 8th grade please see the Competitive Development Program description to see if your athlete would enjoy it!

Please note there are FIVE  sessions offered for spring 2021:

*Athletes may only register for one session -- if you would like to try and get into a second program you must enroll in the waitlist 


  • 3:30-5:00 PM
  • 5:30-7:00 PM

Fall 2021 

September 8th - October 29th


  • 3:30-5:00 PM

Days and Times

Middle School Rowing

Eight graders who have participated in our middle school program and are looking to take their rowing experience up a notch should talk to their coaches about the Competitive Development program. Competitive Development aims to give younger athletes a taste of what rowing with the varsity team will be like. For spring 2021  the program will run Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5:30-7:30 PM. During the winter season the team trains four days a week (Monday through Thursday) from 6:15-7:30. The program focuses on continuing to develop technical expertise while also building fitness, strength and flexibilty. Athletes work in a smaller coach to athlete ratio and get more individualized feedback.

If you would like to register for this program please email Scott Branscomb.​​


  • 10:00-11:30 AM