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COMPETITIVE YOUTH

WHITE ROCK ROWING PRIDES ITSELF IN HELPING ATHLETES REACH THE NEXT LEVEL. ATHLETES WILL LEARN THE SKILLS BOTH ON AND OFF THE WATER TO COMPETE FOR A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AND PREPARE FOR SUCCESS AT THE COLLEGIATE LEVEL. 

THE TEAM

WHITE ROCK ROWING IS A NATIONALLY COMPETITIVE PROGRAM DEDICATED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF YOUTH ATHLETES. WE PROVIDE 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 WHITE ROCK ROWING 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 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.


NO ROWING EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY TO BECOME A PART OF WHITE ROCK ROWING. IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE THAT ROWING IS A GOOD FIT, NEW ROWERS ARE INVITED TO TRY ROWING FOR ONE WEEK FREE OF CHARGE.   

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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 7TH AND 8TH GRADERS ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE U15 ROWING TEAM. IT IS A COMPETITIVE TEAM, AND 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..

2022-2023 PRACTICE SCHEDULE

AUGUST 22, 2022 - JUNE 2023

MONDAY - FRIDAY

5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM

SATURDAY

7:00 AM TO 9:30 AM

* 1 WEEK FREE TRIAL STARTS AUGUST 22, 2022 *

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

ATHLETES MUST OBTAIN A BASIC USROWING MEMBERSHIP WITH  REGATTA PACKAGE IF THEY HAVE NOT DONE SO YET. 

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

PHYSICALS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

FALL 2022

DURING THE FALL SEASON, THE WHITE ROCK ROWING COMPETITIVE YOUTH TEAM COMPRISES SPLIT UP INTO FOUR SQUADS​

NOVICE/U15
NOVICE WOMEN (WRNW) AND NOVICE MEN (WRNM)

A NOVICE ATHLETE IS DEFINED AS HAVING LESS THAN ONE CALENDAR YEAR’S WORTH OF ROWING EXPERIENCE.

 

IN RACING, A NOVICE MAY ROW IN A VARSITY BOAT, BUT A VARSITY ROWER MAY NOT ROW IN A NOVICE BOAT. ​

VARSITY
VARSITY WOMEN (WRVW) AND VARSITY MEN (WRVM)

A VARSITY ATHLETE IS A PARTICIPANT WHO HAS COMPLETED A NOVICE SEASON, EITHER AT WHITE ROCK ROWING OR WITH ANOTHER ROWING PROGRAM.

SPRING 2023

AFTER THE FALL RACING SEASON WE WILL REORGANIZE THE SQUADS INTO AGE GROUP CATEGORIES TO ALIGN WITH THE RACING CATEGORIES USED IN THE SPRING SEASON.

U15

AN ATHLETE MAY COMPETE IN THE U15 CATEGORY IF THEY ARE BORN IN 2009 OR LATER AND ARE 14 YEARS OLD OR YOUNGER ON DECEMBER 31, 2023

U16

AN ATHLETE MAY COMPETE IN THE U16 CATEGORY IF THEY ARE BORN IN 2008 OR LATER AND ARE 15 YEARS OLD OR YOUNGER ON DECEMBER 31, 2023

U17

AN ATHLETE MAY COMPETE IN THE U17 CATEGORY IF THEY ARE BORN IN 2007 OR LATER AND ARE 16 YEARS OLD OR YOUNGER ON DECEMBER 31, 2023

U19/YOUTH

AN ATHLETE MAY COMPETE IN THE U19/YOUTH CATEGORY IF THEY ARE 18 OR YOUNGER ON DECEMBER 31,2023 OR WHO IS (AND HAS BEEN) CONTINUOUSLY ENROLLED IN HIGH SCHOOL AS A FULL-TIME STUDENT SEEKING A DIPLOMA. WHICHEVER IS LATER.

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FALL 2022 PAYMENT STRUCTURE

THE FALL 2022 REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT ARE FOR THE FALL SEASON ONLY. THERE WILL BE A SEPARATE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT FOR THE SPRING 2023 SEASON. 

DUES INCLUDE INSTRUCTION BY THE WRR COACHING STAFF, WITH ALMOST 7 DECADES OF COMPETITIVE EXPERIENCE AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS. 

 

DUES DO NOT INCLUDE TRAVEL EXPENSES

 

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

 

SPORTSENGINE ACCOUNT MUST BE UP TO DATE, OR ATHLETES WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE OR TRAVEL. 

OPTION #1

FULL PAYMENT

ONE PAYMENT OF:

$1950
OPTION #2

PAYMENT PLAN

$975

DUE UPON REGISTRATION

AND

3 PAYMENTS OF

$325
FINANCIAL AID

FINANCIAL AID

APPLICATION

FINANCIAL AID IS AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR APPLICATION PROCESS. MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND BELOW.

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