Calling all 9th and 10th graders!

(For the 2017-18 school year, older/younger athletes contact the coach directly – unionvillerowing@gmail.com)

We are looking for two kinds of athletes:

Tall, strong legs, big lungs – basically “lungs on legs”. Rowing is a power/endurance sport that requires discipline, determination, and a desire to work. There are two weight classes – open weight and lightweight (under 150 lbs for boys, under 130 lbs for girls)

Loud, confident, and energetic athletes who weigh under 120 lbs – coxswains play a vital role in rowing. They are the in-boat coach and assist the coach in logistics, organization, and execute the race plan on race day.

Are you looking for a new sport to try in high school? Maybe you already play a fall or winter sport and are looking for something to do in the spring. Rowing will challenge you, get you in shape, and is a sport like nothing else you have ever tried. Good rowers are generally tall or work hard enough to make up the difference. You don’t need any experience to join and we love multi-sport athletes. We also welcome those smaller athletes who may want to be a coxswain (the small of stature with the big voice and big heart who want to be the coach in the boat).

Our Learn-to-Row clinics, coached by Head Coach Chris Tolsdorf, are a great way to learn all about rowing and discover if the sport is right for you. The one day camp will teach you the basic rowing stroke on the ergometer (erg, rowing machine) and in a boat on the water.

1-Day clinics are available and both boys and girls are welcome.

Just fill out the form below to sign up! You only need to attend one session.


Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Newport Rowing Club – 301 Harvey Drive, Newport, DE – Follow signs for the Newport Boat Ramp, the boathouse is at the end of the road, past the Waste Management lot.

Brand new rowers – no experience necessary
9th – 10th Grade (for the 2017-2018 school year)

$25 – This will be applied toward either the fall or spring season cost should you decide to row. You can pay now via Paypal or with a credit card.

Or checks should be payable to URC and mailed to –

Unionville High School Rowing Club
PO Box 118
Pocopson, PA 19366

Payment guarantees your camper’s participation

What To Bring

Bag lunch, a large refillable water bottle, shoes and socks suitable for running, spandex shorts and a close-fitting top (loose or overly long shorts are not suitable for rowing and can cause injury if they get caught in the equipment; if you choose to wear them to practice, please layer your spandex shorts underneath), sunscreen, bug spray, a hat or sunglasses if desired.

For the 2017-2018 School Year

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