2019 Summer Youth

2019 Summer 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.

  • Registration is currently closed. Please stay tuned for Fall session info. Also, follow Cortlandt Rowing on Facebook!
  • 9 week program, runs from July 1 – September 1
  • 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.
  • Water safety.
  • Strength training.
  • 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 one race fee.


Three weekly practices:

  • Mondays: 5-7:30pm
  • Wednesdays: 5-7:30pm
  • Sundays: 9:30am–Noon

Location is weather dependent, be on lookout for communications via the SportsYou app or 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.

Location and time for swim test for new rowers only is TBA.


    • 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 regattas as a team


CCRA competes in several local and regional regattas throughout the spring, summer and fall seasons. Races and events will be selected by the head coach based on the competitive potential of the crew and the attitude, attendance, and performance of the individuals throughout the season.

This summer, we will be racing at the Philadelphia Youth Regatta on Saturday, July 20. Please save the date for this fun regatta!


Coach Steve is offering private and semi-private lessons on Saturday mornings in July. Please email [email protected] for more details.

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