Fall 2018 Youth

Fall 2018 Youth

7th–12th Grade

A coached rowing program for youth to learn all aspects of the sport and prepare for competitive races. There’s a place on the team for everyone.

  • 10 week program, runs from 9/9 – 11/8
  • Coached practices at CCRA Indoors and on Lake Meahagh and the Hudson River at Cortlandt Waterfront. See info and download map with all locations.
  • Water safety; learning in sleek, safe boats
  • A sport for everyone! If your strength is not in rowing, we will train you to lead rowers as a Coxswain, and develop your leadership skills.

Fee $350 per youth rower


4 days a week on the river unless inclement weather. 4th additional practice TBD. Please be on the lookout for communications about changes to location via email and text.

  • Mondays: 5-7:30pm
  • Tuesdays: 5-7:30pm
  • Thursdays: 5-7:30pm
  • Sundays: 9:30am–12pm


All team members must pass a swim test each year consisting of: Swim 50 meters, tread water for 10 minutes, put on a PFD (lifejacket) while in the water. This is for your safety. Stay tuned to emails for swim test location and date.


  • Learn to row basic stroke, using Concept 2 Rowing Machines and on the water rowing
  • View and discuss safety video
  • Learn the parts of the boat and basic commands
  • Tour CCRA’s Verplanck sites (see map)
  • Learn safe entry and exit from boat
  • Sweep and Scull rowing in different boat configurations
  • Team drills to refine technical stroke skills
  • Practice to become a competitive rower
  • Attend local scholastic and US Rowing regattas as a team

Questions? E-mail [email protected], or call Mrs. Dina Tompkins at (914) 589-9112

  • 2018 USRowing Waiver Please print, sign and give to coach if you do not have one on file for 2018.
  • Rights of Individuals
  • You must be a current member of US Rowing in order to participate in CCRA activities. See registration instructions here.
  • Click here to go to the NEW online registration and payment page.
  • Payment can be made during online registration via PayPay ($10 fee). Or send a check payable to CCRA, and mail to: Cortlandt Community Rowing Association, PO Box 530, Verplanck, NY 10596.
  • Mandatory Parent/Guardian Meeting on September 10. Click here for details.