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COMPETITIVE YOUTH

THE TEAM

WHITE ROCK ROWING IS A NATIONALLY COMPETITIVE PROGRAM IS BASED IN DALLAS, TEXAS, DEDICATED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF YOUTH ATHLETES. WE OFFERS A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR ATHLETES TO RECEIVE ELITE LEVEL COACHING, COMPETE AGAINST TOP-LEVEL NATIONAL TEAMS, AND ENJOY AN INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE.

 

WE ARE COMMITTED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR ATHLETES. WHITE ROCK ROWING PROVIDES A PATH TO GUIDE OUR ROWERS FROM THEIR FIRST STROKES AS NOVICES ALL THE WAY TO ELITE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS. OUR ATHLETES COMPETE IN LOCAL, STATE, AND NATIONAL RACES, AND REGULARLY SENDS COMPETITORS TO THE YOUTH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS. WHILE 99% OF OUR ATHLETES HAVE NEVER ROWED BEFORE WHEN THEY FIRST WALK THROUGH THE DOOR, THEY ARE COACHED TO BE COMPETITIVE ON A REGIONAL AND NATIONAL LEVEL WITHIN THE FIRST YEAR. 

THE CULTURE

WHITE ROCK ROWING IS A YEAR-ROUND ROWING CLUB, WITH PROFESSIONAL COACHES WHO CARE ABOUT THE TEAM AND HELPING YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL, AS BOTH STUDENTS AND ATHLETES.

“A CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE” MEANS, BEING DEDICATED TO LIVING OUT A DISCIPLINED LIFE ON THE WATER, IN THE CLASSROOM, AMONG PEERS, AND WITHIN FAMILIES. FOR EXCELLENCE TO BE A REALITY, ONE MUST STRIVE TO BE THE BEST IN ALL THE AREAS OF LIFE.

WE ARE DEDICATED TO TRAINING ATHLETES IN WELL-ROUNDED AND FUNDAMENTAL WAYS TO HELP THEM BECOME LEADERS AMONG THEIR PEERS. WE FOCUS ON TEAM UNITY WHILE BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS. WITH OUR PROGRAM, PLAYERS, FAMILIES, AND COACHES WILL DEVELOP LIFELONG RELATIONSHIPS.

White Rock Rowing Mens Varsity 8+ rowing
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CRITICAL TO ANY TEAM'S SUCCESS, ATHLETES ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND ALL PRACTICES.

NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY.​​​

​ATHLETES ARE EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN A TEAM CLEANUP OF OUR FTLOTL SHORELINE AND SHORT BOATHOUSE CLEANUPS THROUGHOUT THE SEASON

A SWIM TEST IS REQUIRED. FIND THE SWIM TEST FORM HERE

TEAM REQUIREMENTS
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JANUARY 3, 2024 - JUNE 10, 2023

2024 SPRING PRACTICE SCHEDULE

M-F

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5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM

7:00 AM TO 9:30 AM

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U15

(UNDER 15) AN ATHLETE THAT WILL BE 14 YEARS OLD OR YOUNGER ON DECEMBER 31, 2024

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

U16

(UNDER 16) AN ATHLETE THAT WILL BE 15 YEARS OLD OR YOUNGER ON DECEMBER 31, 2024

U17

(UNDER 17) AN ATHLETE THAT WILL BE 16 YEARS OLD OR YOUNGER ON DECEMBER 31, 2024

U19/YOUTH

(UNDER 19) AN ATHLETE THAT WILL BE 18 YEARS OLD OR YOUNGER ON DECEMBER 31, 2024, OR WHO IS AND HAS BEEN CONTINUOUSLY ENROLLED IN HIGH SCHOOL AS A FULL-TIME STUDENT SEEKING A DIPLOMA. 

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ROWERS

NEW ROWER LOOKING TO JOIN? NO ROWING EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY TO JOIN THE TEAM. FROM NOVICES TO ATHLETES TRAINING FOR A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, OUR EXPERIENCED COACHING STAFF IS HERE TO TEACH EVERYONE. THE TEAM TRAINS AT A COMPETITIVE LEVEL IN ALL AGE GROUPS.

 

ALL AGES ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE TEAM. WE ARE COMMITTED TO THE LONG-TERM DEVELOPMENT OF ALL ATHLETES, FOCUSING ON CONDITIONING AND TECHNIQUE TO SET THE ATHLETES UP FOR SUCCESS IN THE FUTURE.

COXSWAINS

COXSWAINS ARE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN THE BOAT. THE COXSWAIN IS THE COACH IN THE BOAT, CHIEF STRATEGIST DURING A RACE, ENCOURAGES THE CREW, AND IS IN CHARGE OF STEERING. IF YOU ARE A LITTLE UNDERSIZED TO BE A ROWER, THEN COXING CAN BE A GREAT WAY TO ENJOY ALL THE BENEFITS OF ROWING AND BEING A STUDENT-ATHLETE. WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR COXSWAIN, SO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TAKING CHARGE, SIGN UP FOR OUR TRYOUT PERIOD AND SEE HOW BEING ON THE ROWING TEAM CAN TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE.

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Coach Chris Leonard and Coach Joe Ursini in a launch

THE COACHES

THE WHITE ROCK COACHING STAFF INCLUDES FORMER INTERNATIONAL AND COLLEGIATE ROWERS, COACHES, AND COXSWAINS, WITH EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE DEVELOPING HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES IN A SAFE, SUPPORTIVE, AND CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENT. YES, WE MAKE BOATS GO FAST, BUT OUR LARGER GOAL IS TO BUILD CHARACTER AND COMMITMENT IN THE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN OF WHITE ROCK ROWING. WE PROVIDE A PLATFORM FOR STUDENT-ATHLETES OF ALL BACKGROUNDS AND CAPABILITIES FROM ACROSS THE DALLAS AREA TO LEARN TO ROW AND RACE IN A TEAM ENVIRONMENT BUILT ON A CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE. OUR PROGRAM EMPHASIZES CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, A STRONG WORK ETHIC, SELF-CONFIDENCE, AND RESPECT FOR OTHERS.

SPRING 2024 PAYMENT STRUCTURE

THE SPRING 2024 REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT ARE FOR THE SPRING SEASON ONLY. DUES DO NOT INCLUDE TRAVEL EXPENSES.

 

NO REFUNDS. PLEASE CONSIDER THE OPTION TO PURCHASE INSURANCE AT CHECKOUT TO COVER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES. 

ACCESS TO ELITE EVENTS

OUR ATHLETES GET ACCESS TO THE NATION’S TOP EVENTS, REGATTAS AND CHAMPIONSHIPS. WITH TRAVEL RACES TO CALIFORNIA, BOSTON, OKLAHOMA, FLORIDA AND MORE.

COLLEGE GUIDANCE
& RECRUITING

WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON GUIDING EVERY STUDENT-ATHLETE THROUGH THE RECRUITING PROCESS. WE ARE EXTREMELY PROUD OF OUR ATHLETES, WHO ARE ENJOYING ROWING CAREERS AT ALL COLLEGIATE LEVELS. WHETHER IT’S DIVISION 1, 2, 3, CLUB, OR JUST A GREAT HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE, OUR GOAL AT WHITE ROCK ROWING IS TO USE THE SPORT OF ROWING TO SET UP AN EXCEPTIONAL AND SUCCESSFUL CAREER IN LIFE. WE REALIZE THAT EVERY ROWER WILL HAVE THEIR OWN JOURNEY.

THE RECRUITING PROCESS FOR ROWERS IS ONE THAT REQUIRES DILIGENCE, ORGANIZATION, AND CONSTANT COMMUNICATION. OUR COACHES WILL HELP EVERY ATHLETE THROUGHOUT THE RECRUITING PROCESS. 

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