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Youth Rowing at PRC

The Pocock Rowing Center offers year-round rowing opportunities for middle school and high school students attending greater Seattle area schools. We are committed to creating a culture where every individual is treated with respect and has the opportunity to achieve their best level of success. Our knowledgeable, professional, and compassionate coaches are committed to each student having the best rowing expereince possible.

Middle And High School Summer Camps

Our summer camps for 2017  are small group camps and are designed to allow rowers to develop and refine their rowing skills by maximizing the amount of time on the water and optimizing the coach:athlete ratio.

We are keeping the enrollment low largely to create a more focused learning environment but also because of equipment and safety constraints.

High School Summer Camp: New to Rowing
For 8th-12th grade athletes with no previous competitive rowing experience. Athletes will learn the basics of rowing in sweep and sculling team boats and may do land-based conditioning, including cardiovascular training (erg, run, stairs, indoor bike), strength training, and core and flexibility work.

  • Camp 1: July 10-21, M-F, 8-10am, $200
  • Camp 2: July 24-Aug 5, M-F, 8-10am, $230

Registration open

High School Summer Camps for Experienced Rowers
These camps are for High School aged rower-athletes who have completed at least one spring season on a competitive rowing team.

  • Camp 1: Single Sculling — This camp is dedicated entirely to technical and performance training in the single. Athletes do not need to have extensive previous sculling experience, but familiarity with sculling — or coach approval — is encouraged.  June 26-July 7, M-F, 8:30-10:30am, $250
  • Camp 2: Team Sculling — This camp is for High School aged rower-athletes who have completed at least one spring season on a competitive rowing team. This camp is dedicated entirely to technical and performance training in the team sculling boats (2x and 4x). Athletes do not need to have extensive previous sculling experience, but familiarity with sculling — or coach approval — is encouraged. July 10-July 21, M-F, 8:30-10:30am, $250
  • Camp 3: Green Lake Summer Extravaganza Racing Camp — For High School aged athletes (rowers and coxswains) who have completed at least one spring season on a competitive rowing team OR who have 1+ years of rowing experience. Athletes will continue to develop water skills in sweep and sculling team boats and may do land-based conditioning, including cardiovascular training (erg, run, stairs, indoor bike), strength training, and core and flexibility work. July 24-Aug 5, M-F, 8:30-10:30am, $280
  • Weekend Retreat Pairs Camp — This is a 3-day, overnight camp in Bellingham, Washington designed for varsity-level athletes who want to dramatically increase their boat feel, strength, and individual oarsmanship by working exclusively in pairs. In this 3 day camp, athletes will have up to 6 coached practices in pairs, sleep on site in cabins and eat meals at the camp facility. Transportation is not included and athletes are expected to arrive to and depart on time from camp. Prerequisite: Athletes must have completed at least 1 year on their team’s Varsity Squad. Session 1: July 7-9, $300. Session 2: Aug 19-21, $300.  Head Coach Andrea Buch (BIO)
  • Rookie Camp — For returning PRC rowers and coxswains who will be starting their first year on the Varsity squads. This camp is not required, but is encouraged for all Rookie athletes so that they have a smooth transition to Varsity. Rookies will spend time training on the water and land as well as time talking with the Varsity Coaches to learn about the upcoming season. Aug 21-23, M-F, 9am-noon, $50

Registration opens March 1

Middle School Camps for New Rowers
These small group camps (max of 6 rowers) are for 6th-8th graders with little to no previous experience with rowing on the water. Each day, participants will spend time on the water working in small boats (singles, doubles and quads) to learn the basics of the sculling stroke, navigation and safety. Participants may also spend time doing land-based fitness exercises and activities.

  • Camp 1: June 26-June 30, M-F 8:15-10:15, $125
  • Camp 2: July 10-14, M-F 8:15-10:15, $125
  • Camp 3: July 24-July 28, M-F 8:15-10:15, $125

Middle School Camps for Experienced Rowers
These small group camps (max of 6 rowers) are for 6th-8th graders who have previous experience with rowing on the water (6 weeks or more). Each day, participants will spend time on the water working in small boats (singles, doubles and quads) to improve technical proficiency. Participants may also spend time doing land-based fitness exercises and activities.

  • Camp 1: July 3-7 (not July 4) M-F 8:15-10:15, $100
  • Camp 2: July 17-21, M-F 8:15-10:15, $125
  • Camp 3: July 31-Aug 4, M-F 8:15-10:15, $125

Registration opens March 1

High School Rowing

As a member of the Pocock Rowing Center Junior Team, each athlete will be encouraged and challenged to achieve his or her best athletic performance through age and skill appropriate athletic development, including individual and team competitions.  The PRC Junior Team is for high school student-athletes (8th graders selected on a case-by-case basis). Practices run Monday-Friday with frequent Saturday practices or weekend races, and regular attendance is expected.

As part of our committment to each athlete’s pursuit of excellence, we bring in professional presentations and lecture series about sports nutrition, sports psychology, injury prevention and collegiate recruiting throughout the year.

Novice Squad

The Novice Squad is for male and female The Novice Squad is for male and female athletes with no previous high school rowing experience OR individuals who participated in the summer, fall or winter but have not raced at USRowing Northwest Junior Regional Championships. Athletes are selected for boats and events by the coaching staff based on technical proficiency, physical fitness, attendance, attitude and flow. Register today.

Varsity Squad

The Varsity Squad is for male and female athletes who have completed a competitive spring season. Within the Varsity Squads, there are multiple levels of boats, including the Varsity 8, Junior Varsity 8, Third Varsity 8, as well as 4+s, 4xs, 2xs and 2-s. Athletes are selected for boats and events by the coaching staff based on technical proficiency, physical fitness, attendance, attitude and flow. Register today.

Middle School Rowing

The Pocock Rowing Center Middle School Rowing and Fitness Club is a great way to introduce middle school aged children (6th-8th grades) to the sport of rowing, allow them to develop and learn at their own pace, and engage in fun and meaningful sport play. On the water, participants focus exclusively on sculling, learning first in wide, stable training singles and progressing into narrower, less stable recreational singles and team boats as their skills and confidence develops. Off the water, participants will engage in cardiovascular, flexibility and muscular endurance activities, including structured physical exercise and guided active games.

Middle School Rowing and Fitness Club

There is no daily attendance requirement and no rowing experience is required to join the Middle School Rowing and Fitness Club. However, attendance is required on the first day of each session for an in-depth orientation to the boathouse, equipment, and safety.  Individuals with previous rowing experience are welcome to continue learning and honing their skills through more advanced challenges. Register today.

Competitive Junior Team (8th graders on a case-by-case basis)

The PRC Junior Team is for high school students.   8th graders who want to be a member of a challenging, team-based, competitive sport may register for the team at the beginning of each competitive season (fall, winter and spring) and try the team for up to 2 weeks to see if it is a good fit. This 2-week trial period is an opportunity for the athlete, parent and coach to assess if joining the PRC Junior Team is a positive fit for the athlete.  If it is not a good fit, the athlete can withdraw from the Junior Team and instead join the PRC Middle School Rowing and Fitness Club. Register today.

Need-Based Scholarships

The Pocock Foundation, a non-profit, provides need-based youth rowing scholarships so more youth can row on the water as part of a team. Scholarship funds are awarded based on need AND the participant’s ability to meet attendance and participation expectations.

If awarded a scholarship, participants must:
– Attend 75% of practices
– Volunteer 5 hours per season
– Attend one community event per year.

Partial and full scholarships are available. The information you provide on your application will be treated confidentially, and will be used only for eligibility determination.

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