Youth Programs


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“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.

MMAAC Rowing – Junior Programs rev August 14 2016

Support for the Junior Summer Camp Program is provided by Rowing Canada Aviron

 


WINTER 2018-19 JUNIOR PROGRAM SCHEDULE

JUNIOR LEARN TO ROW

WINTER 2018-19

The Winter Junior Indoor Learn to Row program is for youth who would like to row for the first time, for youth aged 11-17 who have no indoor nor on-water rowing experience.

  • Activities will focus on learning rowing technique using indoor rowing machines, injury prevention, and age-appropriate strength and conditioning movements
  • An Adult Learn to Row program is being offered on the same days and times, for families who wish to try something new together!
  • At the end of each block, and at the coaches recommendation, participants may transition to the Junior Recreational or Junior Competitive programs in progress
  • For all blocks outlined below, sessions run on Mondays and Thursdays 5:45-7:15PM
      • Winter Block A: November 15 – December 20, 2018 (6 weeks)
      • Winter Block B: January 3 – February 7, 2019 (6 Weeks)
      • Winter Block C: February 11 – March 28, 2019 (6 weeks, excluding March 18-24)
  • Program Fee: $87.00 for each 6-week block

FALL 2018

The Fall after-school Junior Learn to Row (JLTR) program is for youth who would like to learn to row for the first time. It is offered at the same time as the Junior Recreational Rowing Program for youth who have completed JLTR and want to continue rowing for fun and fitness. It includes sculling and sweep-style rowing in large and small boats. All rowing equipment is provided. The focus of JLTR is to provide an opportunity for a mixed group of youth to be active outdoors in a non-competitive environment, while working together with their peers to 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.

Dates: September 17-October 24, 2018

Practice Sessions:
Two sessions / week for 6 weeks, excluding Thanksgiving (total of 11 sessions)
– Mondays (September 17, 24, October 1, 15, 22) 4:00-5:45PM, and

– Wednesdays (September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24) at 4:00-5:45PM

Fees:
– Program Fee: $95
– Annual Membership Fees: $15 for Row Nova Scotia and $20 for Rowing Canada memberships will be added to the first program joined each year (April 1-March 31).
Funding Assistance: Options are available if needed. Please inquire at: rowing@micmacaac.com.

SUMMER 2018

The Junior Learn to Row (JLTR) Summer Camp program is a week-long day-camp format. It is for youth who would like to learn to row for the first time. It is offered at the same time as the Junior Recreational Rowing Program for youth who have completed JLTR and want to continue rowing for fun and fitness. It includes sculling and sweep-style rowing in large and small boats. All rowing equipment is provided. The focus of JLTR is to provide an opportunity for a mixed group of youth to be active outdoors in a non-competitive environment, while working together with their peers to 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.

  • 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 for an additional fee

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. 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 JLTR 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 challenges. The camp can accommodate a maximum of 16 participants / week between these two programs.

A typical day at camp will include: 2 rows/day including large and small boats with a combination of sculling and sweeping (weather permitting); 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.

Eight weekly camps will be offered in 2018:

  • Week 1: July 3-6 (4-day week)
  • Week 2: July 9-13
  • Week 3: July 16-20
  • Week 4: July 23-27
  • Week 5: July 30-August 3
  • No camp week of August 6-10
  • Week 6: August 13-17
  • Week 7: August 20-24
  • Week 8: August 27-31
Fees:
– Program Fee: $160/week full day, $90/week half day (AM or PM). Fees for the 4-day week are prorated.
Early Bird Registration Discount: $20/week full day, $10/week half day if registered and paid by May 1, 2018.
– Annual Membership Fees: $15 for Row Nova Scotia and $20 for Rowing Canada memberships will be added to the first program joined each year (April 1-March 31).
– Early Drop-Off / Late Pick-Up 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: rowing@micmacaac.com. Payment for Early Drop-Off / Late Pick-Up only can be made via cash on the first day of the camp.
Funding Assistance: Options are available if needed. Please inquire at: rowing@micmacaac.com.

SPRING 2018

The Spring after-school Junior Learn to Row (JLTR) program is for youth who would like to learn to row for the first time. It is offered at the same time as the Junior Recreational Rowing Program for youth who have completed JLTR and want to continue rowing for fun and fitness. This program will prepare youth interested in participating in the Junior Summer Rowing Camps offered in July and August. It includes sculling and sweep-style rowing in large and small boats. All rowing equipment is provided. The focus of JLTR is to provide an opportunity for a mixed group of youth to be active outdoors in a non-competitive environment, while working together with their peers to 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.

Dates: May 28 – June 20, 2018

Practice Sessions:
Two sessions / week for 4 weeks (total of 8 sessions)
– Mondays (May 28, June 4, 11, and 18) 4:00-5:45PM, and

– Wednesdays (May 30, June 6, 13, and 20) at 4:00-5:45PM

Fees:
– Program Fee: $70
– Annual Membership Fees: $15 for Row Nova Scotia and $20 for Rowing Canada memberships will be added to the first program joined each year (April 1-March 31).
Funding Assistance: Options are available if needed. Please inquire at: rowing@micmacaac.com.

JUNIOR RECREATIONAL 

WINTER 2018-19

The Winter Junior Recreational Indoor Rowing program is for youth aged 11-17 who have completed a Learn to Row program through either our Junior Indoor Learn to Row, Junior Summer Rowing Camps or Spring / Fall After-School programs, or equivalent from another rowing club.

  • Activities will focus on improving rowing technique, injury prevention, learning to use rowing as a fitness training method, and age-appropriate strength and conditioning movements
  • At the end of each block, and at the coaches recommendation, participants may transition to the Junior Competitive program in progress
  • For all blocks outlined below, sessions run on Wednesdays and Fridays 4:00-5:30PM
      • Winter Block A: November 14 – December 21, 2018 (6 weeks)
      • Winter Block B: January 2 – February 8, 2019 (6 Weeks)
      • Winter Block C: February 13 – March 29, 2019 (excluding March 18-24)
          • Program Fee: $96 for each 6-week block
      • Winter Block ABC: November 14, 2018 – March 29, 2019 (18 weeks, excl. December 24-30 and March 18-24)
          • Program Fee: $260 for full 18-week block

FALL 2018

The Fall after-school Junior Recreational rowing program is for youth who have completed a Junior Learn To Row program (at Mic Mac AAC or another club) and want to continue rowing for fun and fitness. It includes sculling and sweep-style rowing in large and small boats. All rowing equipment is provided. The focus of Junior Rec is to continue to provide an opportunity for a mixed group of youth to be active outdoors in a non-competitive environment, while working together with their peers to improve their rowing skills. Participants may stay in this program for as many seasons as they want, or may use it to build skills and fitness to later to transition to the Junior Competitive program. Recommended for ages 12-18, although 11-year-olds who are at least 56″ tall or weigh at least 70lbs will be accepted.

Dates: September 17-October 24, 2018

Practice Sessions:
Two sessions / week for 6 weeks, excluding Thanksgiving (total of 11 sessions)
– Mondays (September 17, 24, October 1, 15, 22) 4:00-5:45PM, and

– Wednesdays (September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24) at 4:00-5:45PM

Fees:
– Program Fee: $95
– Annual Membership Fees: $15 for Row Nova Scotia and $20 for Rowing Canada memberships will be added to the first program joined each year (April 1-March 31).
Funding Assistance: Options are available if needed. Please inquire at: rowing@micmacaac.com.

SUMMER 2018

The Junior Recreational Summer Camp program is a week-long day-camp format. It is for is for youth who have completed a Junior Learn To Row program (at Mic Mac AAC or another club) and want to continue rowing for fun and fitness. It includes sculling and sweep-style rowing in large and small boats. All rowing equipment is provided. The focus of Junior Rec is to continue to provide an opportunity for a mixed group of youth to be active outdoors in a non-competitive environment, while working together with their peers to improve their rowing skills. Participants may stay in this program for as many seasons as they want, or may use it to build skills and fitness to later to transition to the Junior Competitive program. Recommended for ages 12-18, although 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 for an additional fee

Participants may register for any number of weeks (i.e. just one, or up to all seven). Returning participants will be grouped with other returning participants to continue to build their rowing skills. The camp can accommodate a maximum of 16 participants / week.

A typical day at camp will include: 2 rows/day including large and small boats with a combination of sculling and sweeping (weather permitting); 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.

Eight weekly camps will be offered in 2018:

  • Week 1: July 3-6 (4-day week)
  • Week 2: July 9-13
  • Week 3: July 16-20
  • Week 4: July 23-27
  • Week 5: July 30-August 3
  • No camp week of August 6-10
  • Week 6: August 13-17
  • Week 7: August 20-24
  • Week 8: August 27-31
Fees:
– Program Fee: $160/week full day, $90/week half day (AM or PM)
Early Bird Registration Discount: $20/week full day, $10/week half day if registered and paid by May 1, 2018.
– Annual Membership Fees: $15 for Row Nova Scotia and $20 for Rowing Canada memberships will be added to the first program joined each year (April 1-March 31).
– Early Drop-Off / Late Pick-Up 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: rowing@micmacaac.com. Payment for Early Drop-Off / Late Pick-Up only can be made via cash on the first day of the camp.

Funding Assistance: Options are available if needed. Please inquire at: rowing@micmacaac.com.

SPRING 2018

The Spring after-school Junior Recreational rowing program is for youth who have completed a Junior Learn To Row program (at Mic Mac AAC or another club) and want to continue rowing for fun and fitness. Spring training sessions will be conducted indoors / on land until water temperature reaches at least 11 degrees C.

It includes sculling and sweep-style rowing in large and small boats. All rowing equipment is provided. The focus of Junior Rec is to continue to provide an opportunity for a mixed group of youth to be active outdoors in a non-competitive environment, while working together with their peers to improve their rowing skills. Participants may stay in this program for as many seasons as they want, or may use it to build skills and fitness to later to transition to the Junior Competitive program. Recommended for ages 12-18, although 11-year-olds who are at least 56″ tall or weigh at least 70lbs will be accepted.

Dates: April 16 – June 20, 2018

Practice Sessions:
Two sessions / week for 10 weeks excluding Victoria Day (total of 19 sessions)
– Mondays (April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 28, June 4, 11, and 18) 4:00-5:45PM, and

– Wednesdays (April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13, and 20) at 4:00-5:45PM

Fees:
– Program Fee: $140
– Annual Membership Fees: $15 for Row Nova Scotia and $20 for Rowing Canada memberships will be added to the first program joined each year (April 1-March 31).

Funding Assistance: Options are available if needed. Please inquire at: rowing@micmacaac.com.


JUNIOR COMPETITIVE

WINTER 2018-19

  • For youth aged 13-17 who have demonstrated safe and effective rowing technique on water, and who intend to compete in 2019.
  • Please contact Sport Director Tracy Brown at: micmacaacrowing@gmail.com to confirm eligibility to register for this program before completing the registration and payment process.
  • Running from Tuesday, November 13, 2018 – Sunday, March 31, 2019 (20 weeks).
  • Four (4) sessions / week, plus optional group cross-training via running and swimming
  • Activities will include indoor rowing and age-appropriate strength and conditioning movements. Training will be at a higher volume and intensity than the Junior Recreational program, designed to prepare participants to compete in 2019.
  • Indoor Rowing and Strength Training sessions: 
      • Tuesdays 6:00-7:30AM (Junior Comp only)
      • Wednesdays 4:00-5:30PM (offered jointly with Junior Recreational Rowing group)
      • Fridays 5:45-7:15PM (Junior Comp only)
      • Sundays 4:00-5:30PM (Junior Comp only)
  • Program Fee: $500 for full 20-week block, plus a 12-hour volunteer commitment to assist with Junior and Adult Learn to Row programs in Winter 2018-19 and/or Spring 2019.
  • Optional group runs for no extra fee (offered jointly with Adult Winter Program):
      • Mondays 7:15-8:15PM
      • Saturdays 9:00-10:00AM

SPRING / SUMMER / FALL 2018

This program is for participants:

  • aged 14+
  • with at least one season of rowing experience
  • who wish to train to compete at local, national and international level regattas.

Other Notes:

  • Participants in this program train 3-5 times / week on the water depending on age, plus additional self-directed strength, flexibility, and cross-training
  • Sessions at the beginning of the season may be indoors depending on water temperature and weather conditions
  • Participants are responsible for funding their attendance at regattas and a club racing uniform
  • Athletes currently training as part of the Provincial Team would register for this program as part of their “home club” sessions
  • Funding assistance options are available if needed. Please inquire at: rowing@micmacaac.com.

 Full on-water season (“ABC”): April 16-October 31, 2018 (28 Weeks)

Practice Sessions:
– Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays 4:30-6:15PM
– Saturdays at 7:00AM
Fees:
– Program Fee: $560
– Annual Membership Fees: $15 for Row Nova Scotia and $20 for Rowing Canada memberships will be added to the first program joined each year (April 1-March 31).

Spring (“A”) Only: April 16 – June 10, 2018 (8 Weeks)

Practice Sessions:
– Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays 4:30-6:15PM
– Saturdays at 7:00AM
Fees:
– Program Fee: $190
– Annual Membership Fees: $15 for Row Nova Scotia and $20 for Rowing Canada memberships will be added to the first program joined each year (April 1-March 31).

Summer (“B”) Only: June 11 – September 2, 2018 (12 Weeks)

Practice Sessions:
– Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays 4:30-6:15PM
– Saturdays at 7:00AM
Fees:
– Program Fee: $370
– Annual Membership Fees: $15 for Row Nova Scotia and $20 for Rowing Canada memberships will be added to the first program joined each year (April 1-March 31).

Fall (“C”) Only: September 3 – October 28, 2018 (8 Weeks)

Practice Sessions:
– Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays 4:30-6:15PM
– Saturdays at 7:00AM
Fees:
– Program Fee: $190
– Annual Membership Fees: $15 for Row Nova Scotia and $20 for Rowing Canada memberships will be added to the first program joined each year (April 1-March 31).