“Junior” refers to any athlete aged 12-18. Rowing programs offered for this age group include:
a) Junior Learn to Row (recommended for ages 12-18, although 11-year-olds who are at least 56″ tall or at least weigh 70lbs will be accepted) -learn the basics of rowing including safety, equipment, body movement, and timing. Focus is on FUNdamentals and building physical literacy through various activities.
b) Junior Recreational (recommended for ages 12-18, although 11-year-olds who are at least 56″ tall or at least weigh 70lbs will be accepted) -participants who have completed Junior Learn to Row (or equivalent) can join the Junior Recreational Crew. Focus on fun, improving overall fitness, and further development of sport-specific skills. This program is for athletes either still building towards, or not interested in training for competition.
c) Junior Competitive (recommended for ages 14-18, although 13-year-olds will be accepted) -participants considering this program should consult with a Coach for an assessment. Focus is to train young athletes interested in specializing in rowing at local, provincial, national, and international level competitions. It involves a higher level of commitment, training volume, and intensity. Athletes that are meeting specific strength and fitness measures may be invited to supplement their training with Provincial Team activities.
Support for the Junior Summer Camp Program is provided by Rowing Canada Aviron.
Programs will run Tuesday, November 14, 2017 – Saturday, March 31, 2018 (20 weeks).
Programs are open to anyone aged 12-18 interested in incorporating indoor rowing into their fitness training. There is no requirement to have previous rowing experience or future intentions to row. Previous membership with Mic Mac AAC is not required.
Junior participants have their choice of two program options:
- two (2) sessions / week
- will include a variety of activities including indoor rowing, age-appropriate strength and conditioning movements, and outdoor activities
- Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:00PM
- up to six (6) sessions / week
- will include a variety of activities including indoor rowing, age-appropriate strength and conditioning movements, and outdoor activities. Indoor rowing training will be at a higher volume and intensity than the Junior Recreational program, designed to prepare participants for participating in Provincial Team training camps, completion of the RCA RADAR process, and competing in 2018. The RCA RADAR tests will be repeated at the end of the program to assess the effectiveness of the program and your training.
An optional information meeting regarding the Winter Training Program for Juniors will be held on Wednesday, November 1, at 6:00PM in the Mic Mac AAC Rowing Boat Bays. The meeting will cover a basic overview of the program plans, and provide an opportunity for questions and in-person registration. We will also use this meeting as the final opportunity for the year to try on sample sizes for Mic Mac AAC Rowing Clothing orders.
Junior Recreational program sessions are:
- Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:00-5:45PM Jr Rec / Jr Comp X-Train
- Running for 18 weeks (November 14, 2017-March 31 2018, excluding the weeks of December 25 and January 1)
Junior Competitive program sessions are:
- Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00-5:45PM Jr Rec / Jr Comp X-Train
- Tuesdays and Fridays at 5:45-7:30AM Jr Comp Erg
- Thursdays at 6:00-7:45PM Jr Comp Run/Core
- Saturdays at 9:00AM. Jr Comp Erg/X-Train. End time to be confirmed depending on activity. May be combined with Adult Comp when outside activities such as spinning are being planned, otherwise, Junior Comp only.
- Running for full 20 weeks (November 14, 2017-March 31, 2018)
Note: The schedule may be adjusted if registration numbers are higher / lower than expected.
- Jr Rec / Jr Comp X-Train sessions will combine the Junior Recreational and Junior Competitive participants for a fun after-school workout. Activities will use a variety of free weight and body weight movements for general strength and conditioning, lower intensity and volume use of indoor rowing machines, and outdoor activities when appropriate. Focus is on the FUNdamentals of physical activity.
- Jr Comp Erg sessions have a Coach leading a higher intensity and volume workout using the indoor rowing machines, geared towards each participants age, level of training and skill, and goals.
- Jr Comp Erg/X-Train will focus on aerobic activities. Where possible, these will be alternatives to rowing such as Spinning.
- Jr Comp Run / Core sessions will be broken into two parts. The first part of the session will have a Coach leading a workout using outdoor running at various intervals and paces. The second part of the session will have participants move indoors for body weight exercises focussed on core strength.
- The fee for the Junior Recreational program is $250.
- The fee for the Junior Competitive program is $500, plus a 12-hour volunteer commitment to assist with Junior and Adult Learn to Row programs in Spring 2018.
- Additional annual fees from Row Nova Scotia ($10), and Rowing Canada ($15) will be added by the online payment system if these have not already paid via a previous program since April 1, 2017.
Programs have been created in the RCA online registration system for each option. Participants opting for the Junior Recreational program must pay the full amount up front. Participants opting for Junior Competitive program can also pay the full amount up front, or may choose to pay half up front, and provide a post-dated cheque for the balance, dated January 15, 2018.
Junior Learn to Row / Junior Recreational Rowing Program: September 5 – October 26, 2017
This program is for youth who would like to learn to row for the first time, or have completed a Learn to Row program at MicMac AAC, or equivalent program from another club and would like to continue rowing for fun and fitness. The program will include sculling and sweep-style rowing in large and small boats. All rowing equipment is provided. The focus of the program is to provide an opportunity for youth to be active outdoors while working together with their peers to build and improve their rowing skills. Recommended for ages 12-18, although 11-year-olds who are at least 56″ tall or weigh at least 70lbs will be accepted.
Junior Summer Camp Program:
The Junior Learn to Row and Junior Recreational Rowing Summer Camp program is a week-long day-camp format. The program is recommended for ages 12-18, but 11-year-olds who are at least 56″ tall or weigh at least 70lbs will be accepted.
- Full Day Option: arrive by 9:00AM, depart at 4:00PM
- Morning Only Option: arrive by 9:00AM, depart between noon-1:00PM
- Afternoon Only Option: arrive between noon-1:00PM, depart by 4:00PM
- Optional Early Drop-Off at 8:00AM, Late Pick-Up until 5:00PM
Participants may register for any number of weeks (i.e. just one, or up to all seven). During their first week(s) of camp, participants will complete a Learn to Row curriculum. The Learn to Row option will be available all weeks except for Week 3. Returning participants will be grouped with other returning participants to continue to build their rowing skills. After one week of Full Day camp, or two weeks of Half Day camps, a participant will have completed the Learn To Row (LTR) curriculum and will transition to the Junior Recreational (Rec) program. These are offered in the same camp for the same fee, just different coaches and programs.A typical day at camp will include: 2 rows/day including large and small boats with a combination of sculling and sweeping; and activities and lessons including nutrition, general fitness, cross-training, swimming, outdoor adventures, fun and games, and hands-on opportunities to learn and play with friends. All rowing equipment is provided, and youth should bring clothing suitable for being on the water (shorts/t-shirt/socks) and dry-land training (running shoes). They should also bring a change of clothes in case of inclement weather, lunch, snacks & water. Seven weekly camps will be offered:
- July 3-7: No camp
- Week 1: July 10-14 – LTR, Rec, full-day, and half-day. Maximum 16 participants.
- Week 2: July 17-21 – LTR, Rec, full-day, and half-day. Maximum 16 participants.
- Week 3: July 24-28 – full-day, Rec only. Maximum 8 participants.
- July 31 – August 4: No camp
- Week 4: August 8-11 – LTR, Rec, full-day, and half-day. Maximum 16 participants.
- Week 5: August 14-18 – LTR, Rec, full-day, and half-day. Maximum 16 participants.
- Week 6: August 21-25 – LTR, Rec, full-day, and half-day. Maximum 16 participants.
- Week 7: August 28-September 1- LTR, Rec, full-day, and half-day. Maximum 16 participants
- $160/week full day, $90/week half day (AM or PM)
- For each participants first program joined in 2017, additional annual membership fees for Rowing Canada and Row Nova Scotia totalling $25 will be added to the invoice
- Optional: Early Drop-off 8-9AM for $20/week, Late Pick-Up 4-5PM for $20/week. Please confirm via email in advance if you would like this option at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment for Early Drop-Off / Late Pick-Up only can be made via cash on the first day of the camp.
- Early Bird Registration Discount: $20/week full day, $10/week half day if registered and paid by May 1, 2017.
Junior Learn to Row / Junior Recreational Rowing Program: June 1-27, 2017
This program is for youth who would like to learn to row for the first time, or have completed a Learn to Row program at MicMac AAC, or equivalent program from another club and would like to continue rowing for fun and fitness. This program will prepare youth interested in participating in the Junior Summer Rowing Camps being offered in July and August 2017. The program will include sculling and sweep-style rowing in large and small boats. All rowing equipment is provided. The focus of the program is to provide an opportunity for youth to be active outdoors while working together with their peers to build and improve their rowing skills. Recommended for ages 12-18, although 11-year-olds who are at least 56″ tall or weigh at least 70lbs will be accepted.