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.
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.
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 by going to our Adult and Youth: Join or Renew page.
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 by going to our Adult and Youth: Join or Renew page.
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.
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 by going to our Adult and Youth: Join or Renew page.
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 by going to our Adult and Youth: Join or Renew page.
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.