Spring 2019 Youth

Spring 2019 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 3 – June 7
  • Coached practices at CCRA Indoors, on Lake Meahagh and the Hudson River at Cortlandt Waterfront. See info and download map with all locations.
  • Learn the technique and terminology of rowing in different sizes of sleek, safe boats.
  • Strength training.
  • Water safety.
  • 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: 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, 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 Thursday afternoon, March 7, location and time TBD.


    • 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


  • Rights of Individuals
  • You must be a current member of US Rowing in order to participate in CCRA activities. See USRowing registration instructions here.
  • Click here to go to the 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.