Our Middle School Beginner and Recreational program is open to all middle school aged individuals regardless of rowing experience. This program is offered in both the fall (September-November) and Spring (February-May) seasons. The Middle School Beginner and Recreational Program 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. 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 develop.
There is no daily attendance requirement and no previous rowing experience is required to join the Middle School Beginner and Recreational Program. 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.
Our Middle School Competitive Team is for middle schoolers with at least 3 months of on-the-water rowing experience and coach recommendation who want to train for a competitive sport and compete for an opportunity to race in Under 14 coxed-quad event at the USRowing Youth Regional Championship Regatta in Vancouver, Washington (held in May). The Middle School Competitive Team is offered only in the Spring season (late January-mid May).
The Middle School Competitive Team is a great fit for athletic, determined and highly motivated 6th-8th grade athletes. Athletes will train in racing singles, doubles, and the coxed quad (where one athlete is the “coach in the boat” and steers the boat and calls the race strategy), with a total of 10 athletes (4 female rowing athletes, 4 male rowing athletes and 2 coxswains) selected to represent the Pocock Rowing Center at the Youth Regional Championship Regatta. Selection for the regatta is done by the Head Coach and will be based on objective and subjective criteria.
Attendance at practice is required and athletes may be withdrawn from the team if they fail to meet attendance requirements.
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The following forms are required for each athlete and must be turned in by the first day of practice. Forms may be mailed or hand-delivered to the Pocock Rowing Center.
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. Click HERE to apply.