USRowing and the George Pocock Rowing Foundation formed a partnership in 2015 to bring indoor rowing into middle and high schools across the nation. Erg Ed introduces students to the sport of rowing through a fun, highly engaging curriculum that also teaches students the broader concepts of self-perceived exercise intensity, goal setting, teamwork and so much more!


Erg Ed now runs in nine different cities through our partnership with USRowing: Memphis, TN; Portland, OR; Allentown, PA; Chicago, IL; Ann Arbor, MI; Stockton, CA; San Diego, CA; Everett, WA; and Los Angeles, CA. and we would love to have your city join us!



2020-2021 Grant Application Opens

January 13, 2020 

Conference Call for Grant Support & Questions

February 5, 2020 11:00am PST

Conference Call for Grant Support & questions

March 6, 2020 8:00am PST 

Conference Call for Grant Support & Questions

March 30, 2020 1:00pm PDT

** Extra Call Added!** Conference Call for Grant Support & Questions

May 1, 2020 11:00am PDT


**New DATE!** 2020-2021 Grant Application Due

May 15, 2020 5:00pm PDT


School District Selections

May 29, 2020


Participating grantee school districts receive:

• 20 new Concept2 indoor rowing machines


• Nationally recognized Erg Ed curriculum


• A suite of teaching resources through our online Erg Ed Classroom


• Access to our Erg Ed classroom support videos


• Private Erg Ed Teacher Training for up to 40 physical education teachers in your school district

• Remote support from Pocock Foundation staff throughout the academic year 

• Program sustainability support for up to five years from the program implimention


• Designate one teacher as the primary local contact for the Erg Ed program. This person must commit approximately 1-2 hours per week. Duties include liaising with Pocock Foundation staff and supporting local training and program logistics.


• Run Erg Ed in 4-6 middle and/or high schools to reach a total of 2000+ students during each school year.


• Ensure successful completion of Erg Ed evaluation requirements, including student and teacher surveys and Erg Ed participation data.


• Pay school district matching fee of $5,000. This fee is more than quadruple-matched by USRowing to provide funds needed to launch Erg Ed in your school district. The payment schedule is flexible and can be managed to meet your district’s needs and limitations.


• Commit to sustaining the Erg Ed program beyond year one for a minimum of five years.



Contact Heather Alschuler, Strategic Initiatives Director






3320 Fuhrmann Ave E

Seattle, WA 98102

Tel: (206) 403-1195

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