Spring 2018 Youth

Spring 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.

  • 14 week program, runs from March 5 – June 7
  • 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 $325 per youth rower: includes coaching and 3-4 race fees


5 weekdays:

  • Mondays: 5-6:30pm
  • Tuesdays: 5-7pm
  • Wednesdays: 5:30-7pm
  • Thursday: 5-7pm
  • Sundays: 9:30am–11:30am

Location is weather dependent, please check sign up sheet and be on lookout for communications via email and text.


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.

Swim test is on March 14 at 4:30pm at Lakeland Copper Beach Middle School. Click here for more information and to signup.


  • 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 regattas as a team

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


Please fill out the forms and email them back to [email protected]

You can pay online via PayPal or credit card, or mail check to CCRA, PO Box 530, Verplanck, NY 10596. Check should be made out to Cortlandt Community Rowing Association.

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