Winter 2020-2021 Junior Competive Team

 
Fall is for learning how to row well.  Winter is for learning how to row fast!  Join us this winter as SRA will offer a socially distant, fresh-air winter training program.  There will be two programs available this winter, our Holiday Session (Nov 30th to Dec 19th) and our Winter Session (Jan 4th to March 6th).  

Holiday Session

SRA is excited to offer a socially distant, family-friendly option this winter!  Click HERE to head over to our Holiday Session page for more details!

Winter Session
Despite the challenges, SRA is committed to training at a high level and progress towards our mission of fostering excellence.  The goal of the winter session is to maximize fitness gains in preparation for the Spring season. SRA will take all the necessary precautions to ensure our coaches, our athletes, and our families, stay safe during the COVID-19 era (See below).  The cost for this program will be $600 for varsity and $360 for Mods.

Winter Session Schedule

  • See Below
Winter Covid-19 Considerations

All of us at SRA are committed to keeping our staff, our athletes, and our families SAFE! Here are the steps we are taking to make this happen.
Level 1 Training

  • Winter training will take place in the bays.
  • 8 ergs in each side bay
  • 12 ergs in the middle bay.
  • 8 ergs in the Pavilion
  • Limit 12 athletes upstairs at the boathouse as a time.
  • Limit 16 athletes in the Sculling Pavilion
  • No working out at the training center.
  • Bay doors will be open during workouts.
  • Athletes can expect to workout outside should the real feel be above 25 degrees.
  • The SRA gear store is open, and includes hi-visibility gear, lights, and cold gear. Gear from the store is not mandatory, but appropriate gear for low light and cold weather is!
  • HVAC filters have been upgraded to Merv-13 in congruence with NYS Guidelines.
  • Room limits have been calculated based upon current guidelines and 33% capacity.
  • Athletes will be required to be masked when practicing indoors and will be permitted to remove masks when practicing outdoors (maintaining social distancing). For example: if there is a nice day, we will be able to bring the ergometers outside in the parking lot and maintain the spacing and remove the masks. If we go for a run or workout in the park, the athletes will not be required to wear the masks once the activity begins

Level 2 Training

  • In the event “gyms” get shut down, ergs will be sent home with athletes (with varsity getting priority, underclassmen 2nd, and modified athletes last). Additionally, we’ll continue to train outdoors at the State Park, Saratoga Waterfront Park, and other public venues.

Level 3 Training

  • In the event NYS gets locked down, athletes will continue to train independently and check-in with coaches via zoom.

Refunds will only be issued if we are locked down for 2 or more consecutive weeks. If this happens, families will be credited 1/12th of their season dues for every week we are unable to offer Level 1 or 2 training.

Ready to register?

Click here to be redirected to SIPlay, our registration page!

SRA Junior Competitive

Featuring competitive rowing for athletes from 7th to 12th grades, SRA is one of the largest and strongest competitive rowing programs in the country.  It is a priority at SRA that every member of every squad: modified (7th-8th grade), freshmen (9th grade), and varsity (10th-12th grade) row regularly in practice and compete in races.  Everyone rows, Everyone races.  

SRA Junior competitive program is made up mainly of rowers from Saratoga Spring High School and Middle Schools.  There are also members of the program from the surrounding communities whose schools do not have their own rowing program including Ballston Spa, Spa Catholic, Christian Brothers Academy, Schuylerville, Waldorf School of Saratoga, and a few others.  

SRA competes in both Scholastic Regattas (everyone in the boat must be from the same school) and Club Regattas (everyone must be a member of the same club, but not necessarily attend the same school)

The Junior competitive program is made up of 3 distinct seasons:  Spring, Summer, and Fall.

The Spring Season begins in Jan or Feb (depending on age and other sports) and finishes the first weekend of June.  This season features the most scholastic racing and involves a good bit of travel depending on the crew.  Practices are typically after school from 3-5 or 5-7.

The Summer Season begins at the end of June and runs through the second week of August.  The Canadian Henley regatta is the featured week-long regatta at the end of the season.  The summer is not a scholastic season and is open to athletes from outside the SRA community who wish to join.  Practices for the 9th-12th graders are from 6:45-9:15 in the morning.

The Fall season begins the first week of September and finishes the first week of November.  There is less travel than the spring season, and this season is also non-scholastic.  Practices are typically after school from 3-5 or 5-7.  Financial aid and scholarship opportunities are available in the form of our "Rower's Assistance Program."

 
Varsity Boys
Varsity Girls
Freshman Boys
Freshman Girls
Modified
Varsity Boys

Coaching Staff

Practice Schedule

Winter Training Session (Jan 4-March 6)

  • Monday: OFF/Zoom Call
  • Tuesday: 4:30-6:15pm
  • Wednesday: 4:30-6:15pm
  • Thursday: 3-4:30pm
  • Friday: Combine with Varsity Girls at State Park @ 3:45pm
  • Saturday: 8am-10am

Upcoming

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Varsity Girls

Coaching Staff

Practice Schedule

Winter Training Session (Jan 4-March 6)

  • Monday: 4:30-6:15pm
  • Tuesday: 3-4:30pm
  • Wednesday: OFF/Zoom Call
  • Thursday: 4:30-6:15pm
  • Friday: Combine with Varsity Boys at State Park @ 3:45pm
  • Saturday: 10am-Noon

Upcoming

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Freshman Boys

Coaching Staff

Practice Schedule

Winter Training Session (Jan 4-March 6)

  • Monday: OFF/Zoom Call
  • Tuesday: 4:30-6:15pm
  • Wednesday: 4:30-6:15pm
  • Thursday: 3-4:30pm
  • Friday: Combine with Varsity Girls at State Park @ 3:45pm
  • Saturday: 8am-10am

Upcoming

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Freshman Girls

Coaching Staff

Practice Schedule

Winter Training Session (Jan 4-March 6)

  • Monday: 4:30-6:15pm
  • Tuesday: 3-4:30pm
  • Wednesday: OFF/Zoom Call
  • Thursday: 4:30-6:15pm
  • Friday: Combine with Varsity Boys at State Park @ 3:45pm
  • Saturday: 10am-Noon

Upcoming

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Modified

Upcoming

There are no upcoming events at this time.