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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 Winter Rowing

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Our Winter 2024 program is now accepting registrations! 

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 $275, which includes participation in the Pittsburgh Indoor Sprints (more information below).

Practice Schedule

Our Winter practice schedule is: 

  • 4:45 - 6:30 PM on Wednesdays 

 

Our first day of practice will be Wednesday, January 3rd beginning at 4:45 PM.  Our last day of practice will be Wednesday, March 6th. 

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 27th and participation in the event is included in the program cost.  More details will be shared as the event approaches.  

 

There will be a second race opportunity during the season, which will be the North Allegheny Indoor Rowing Championship in Wexford, PA.  Participation in this event is not included in the program cost, and more information will be shared as it becomes available. 

 

Important Note

This program will only run if we have 10 or more participants.  Please be sure to tell your friends!  In the unlikely event that we do not reach 10 participants, all registrants will receive a full refund and opportunities for other winter rowing options. 

6th and 7th

4th & 5th Grade Winter Rowing

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Our Winter 2024 program is now accepting registrations! 

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 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 $275, which includes participation in the Pittsburgh Indoor Sprints (more information below).

Practice Schedule

Our Winter practice schedule is: 

  • 4:45 - 6:30 PM on Wednesdays 

 

Our first day of practice will be Wednesday, January 3rd beginning at 4:45 PM.  Our last day of practice will be Wednesday, March 6th. 

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 27th and participation in the event is included in the program cost.  More details will be shared as the event approaches.  

 

There will be a second race opportunity during the season, which will be the North Allegheny Indoor Rowing Championship in Wexford, PA.  Participation in this event is not included in the program cost, and more information will be shared as it becomes available. 

 

Important Note

This program will only run if we have 10 or more participants.  Please be sure to tell your friends!  In the unlikely event that we do not reach 10 participants, all registrants will receive a full refund and opportunities for other winter rowing options. 

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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