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8th-12th Grade Rowing

Three Rivers Youth Rowing’s competitive rowing program is one of the strongest programs in the Midwest region, the largest youth rowing program in Western Pennsylvania, and has enjoyed a significant amount of success on the national level.  This level of success is achieved by creating an environment where students are encouraged to pursue individualized goals while being supported by their coaches and teammates.  The goal of TRYR is to create a community steeped in athletic excellence and made up of young people who care deeply about those around them. 

 

No experience is necessary to join our team. Any athlete, regardless of experience or background, is welcome to row with us. Financial support is available.

 

Join - Fall 2022!

Register for our Fall 2022 season using the links below:

 

Three Rivers Youth Rowing is always accepting new rowers!  No experience is necessary. You are welcome to come to observe or participate in a few practices before you make a commitment. Please email Head Coach Matt Grau to set a time to visit practice, or to ask more questions about our program. 

 

Rowing is a unique sport in that there is an entire segment of our sport devoted to new athletes - novice rowing. When a new rower joins our team, they will train and race with other rowers in their first year of rowing. After completing a year of novice rowing athletes will move on to the varsity program.  

 

Rowing Seasons 

This year, Three Rivers Youth Rowing will operate two rowing seasons. Our fall season for 8th - 12th graders will begin on Monday, August 22nd and run through Wednesday, December 21st. More information on the fall season is below. Our spring season will begin following the winter break and will last until mid-May or early June. 

Practice Schedule

Our varsity athletes practice 5-6 times per week depending on the season while our novice athletes practice 4-5 times a week. 

 

Our Fall 2022 practice schedule is: 

  • Varsity: 4:00 - 6:30 PM M/Tu/W/Th/F + 7:00 - 9:30 AM Sa

  • Novice: 4:00 - 6:30 PM M/Tu/Th/F

Race Schedule - Fall 2022

The team typically races 5-6 times in the fall and 6-7 times in the spring. TRYR seeks to offer as many racing opportunities to athletes as possible while also maximizing the team's performance at championship races.

 

Our Fall 2022 race/event schedule is: 

  • 8/22/22 - First Fall Practice - Washington's Landing 

  • 9/10/22 - Athlete/Parent Meeting + Parent Learn to Row Day - Washington's Landing 

  • 10/2/22 - Head of the Ohio - Washington's Landing 

  • 10/8/22 - Hoover Fall Classic - Westerville, OH 

  • 10/22/22 - Head of the Charles - Boston, MA *limited/accepted varsity athletes*

  • 10/29/22 - Haxton/Speakmon Combined Regatta - Upper Arlington, OH

  • 11/12/22 - Tail of the Allegheny (club scrimmage) - Washington's Landing  

8th-12th grade rowing

6th & 7th Grade Indoor Rowing

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Three Rivers’ 6th & 7th Grade Rowing program is ideal for both inexperienced and experienced rowers.  This program is designed to prepare athletes for our 8-12th grade program by instilling each athlete with the confidence and good character necessary to succeed at the varsity level.  This is accomplished through skill development, team-building activities, and competition. 

 

Our winter season takes place at the Millvale Campus, where we have access to indoor rowing machines (commonly called ergs), indoor rowing tanks (pictured above), and a weight/fitness center.  Athletes can expect to spend time in the rowing tanks and on the ergs each day, with additional activities, games, and core + flexibility exercises included in the programming. 

 

Any athlete, regardless of experience or background, is welcome to row with us. Financial support is available.

Join

REGISTER HERE

Please email Head Coach Matt Grau to get information or to set a time to visit a practice, or to ask more questions about our program. 

 

The program fee is $270, which includes participation in the Pittsburgh Indoor Sprints.

Practice Schedule

Our Winter 2022 - 2023 practice schedule is: 

  • 4:45 - 6:30 PM on Wednesdays 


Our first day of practice will be Wednesday, December 7th beginning at 4:45 PM.  Our last day of practice will be Wednesday, February 8th.  Please note that we will not practice on Wednesday, December 28th as our club will be on our Winter Break.

Race Schedule

The program has one showcase event for the season, which is the Pittsburgh Indoor Sprints.  This event is hosted by Three Rivers Rowing Association and is the largest indoor race in Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio.  There will be events specifically for our athletes based on age ranges.  The Pittsburgh Indoor Sprints will be held on Saturday, January 29th and participation in the event is included in the program cost.  More details will be shared as the event approaches.

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4th & 5th Grade Rowing

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Three Rivers’ 4th & 5th Grade Rowing Program is designed to introduce students to the athletic principles that will serve as the foundation to their sporting careers. These principles are introduced in a fun way, that blends physical education and competency with social and emotional awareness 

 

Our winter season takes place at the Millvale Campus, where we have access to indoor rowing machines (commonly called ergs), indoor rowing tanks (pictured above), and a weight/fitness center.  Athletes can expect to spend time in the rowing tanks and on the ergs each day, with additional activities, games, and core + flexibility exercises included in the programming. 

 

Any athlete, regardless of experience or background, is welcome to row with us. Financial support is available.

Join

REGISTER HERE

Please email Head Coach Matt Grau to get information or to set a time to visit a practice, or to ask more questions about our program. 

 

The program fee is $270, which includes participation in the Pittsburgh Indoor Sprints.

Practice Schedule

Our Winter 2022 - 2023 practice schedule is: 

  • 4:45 - 6:30 PM on Wednesdays 


Our first day of practice will be Wednesday, December 7th beginning at 4:45 PM.  Our last day of practice will be Wednesday, February 8th.  Please note that we will not practice on Wednesday, December 28th as our club will be on our Winter Break.

Race Schedule

The program has one showcase event for the season, which is the Pittsburgh Indoor Sprints.  This event is hosted by Three Rivers Rowing Association and is the largest indoor race in Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio.  There will be events specifically for our athletes based on age ranges.  The Pittsburgh Indoor Sprints will be held on Saturday, January 29th and participation in the event is included in the program cost.  More details will be shared as the event approaches.

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Three Rivers Youth Rowing Staff

Three Rivers Youth Rowing employs a strong group of coaches, with a mix of youth, junior, collegiate, and junior national team experience. 

Financial Aid

Three Rivers Rowing Association is committed to ensuring that anyone who wants to row, can row in our programs.  We are able to offer a limited amount of financial aid each season to help those individuals and families with the greatest need.  

 

To apply for Financial Aid, individuals or families must complete the Financial Aid Application and provide supporting documents, including a tax return. Please be as clear and thorough on the application as possible. All information you provide is confidential and reviewed only by the TRRA Financial Aid Review Committee.

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