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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 2023!

Register for our Fall 2023 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. 

The first day of practice for the 2023-2024 Season will be Monday, August 21st, 2023.  Our first practice will begin at 4:00 PM at TRRA's Washington's Landing Campus at 300 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15222.

 

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 

Three Rivers Youth Rowing operates two rowing seasons - fall and spring. Our fall season runs from August to December, and new athletes are welcome to join. 

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 2023 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 2023

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 2023 race/event schedule is: 

  • 8/21/2023 - First Day of Practice

  • 10/8/2023 - Head of the Ohio - Pittsburgh, PA

  • 10/14/2023 - Hoover Fall Classic - Columbus, OH

  • 10/22/2023 - Head of the Charles - Boston, MA *limited varsity athletes and crews*

  • 10/28-29/2023 - Haxton/Speakmon Combined Regattas - Columbus, OH

  • 11/11/2023 - Tail of the Allegheny - Pittsburgh, PA

8th-12th grade rowing

6th & 7th Grade Rowing

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Our rowing program for 6th & 7th graders is will run from August 30th - November 4th. 

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 fall season takes place at the Washington's Campus, where we have access to indoor rowing machines (commonly called ergs), a full fleet of rowing shells, and a weight/fitness center.  Athletes can expect to spend time on the water 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

All athletes must register to be included in the fall program.  Please complete the online registration as soon as possible using the link below to complete the process: 

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. 

Practice Schedule

The 4th - 7th grade program will practice on Wednesdays from 4:30 - 6:30 PM and on Saturdays from 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM.  The program will run from Wednesday, August 30th through Saturday, November 4th.  We will not have practice on Saturday, October 7th or Saturday, October 14th as our coaching staff will be traveling to out of town regattas with the competitive program. 

  • Wednesday: 4:30 - 6:30 PM (Washington's Landing)

  • Saturday: 7:30 - 9:30 AM (Washington's Landing)

6th and 7th

4th & 5th Grade Rowing

Our rowing program for 4th & 5th graders is will run from August 30th - November 4th. 

Three Rivers’ 4th & 5th 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 fall season takes place at the Washington's Campus, where we have access to indoor rowing machines (commonly called ergs), a full fleet of rowing shells, and a weight/fitness center.  Athletes can expect to spend time on the water 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

All athletes must register to be included in the fall program.  Please complete the online registration as soon as possible using the link below to complete the process: 

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. 

Practice Schedule

The 4th - 7th grade program will practice on Wednesdays from 4:30 - 6:30 PM and on Saturdays from 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM.  The program will run from Wednesday, August 30th through Saturday, November 4th.  We will not have practice on Saturday, October 7th or Saturday, October 14th as our coaching staff will be traveling to out of town regattas with the competitive program. 

  • Wednesday: 4:30 - 6:30 PM (Washington's Landing)

  • Saturday: 7:30 - 9:30 AM (Washington's Landing)

4th and 5th

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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