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THREE RIVERS ROWING ASSOCIATION

Youth Summer Camps

Welcome to the 2021 Youth Summer Camp Season! 

Summer is an incredible time to row in Pittsburgh.  Our rivers allow us the opportunity to work in small boats and pursue individualized training in a way that is not often possible during the school year.  

 

Three Rivers Rowing Association offers several different programs to allow rowers to experience summer rowing in Pittsburgh. No experience is necessary, and rowing is open to everyone!​

 

To discover which camp is right for you, look through the camp descriptions below or email Head Coach Matt Grau

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Competitive Racing Camp – Juniors

Open to junior/high school athletes that are seeking a highly competitive, race-driven environment. Rowers should have one year of competitive rowing experience.  Training and racing will take place in all boat classes, though the camp will take advantage of good weather conditions to particularly focus on time in small boats.  Rowers should be adept at both sweep and sculling, or willing to learn.  All athletes who participate in this camp should be prepared to pursue an ambitious training schedule in a competitive environment.  Athletes will have the opportunity to race at both the 107th West Side Invitational and the Midwest Summer Sprints.  There may be additional scrimmages scheduled.  The coaching staff will come from a variety of local clubs and college programs. 

Cost and Dates

Camp Cost: $775.00 (race fees not included)

Camp Dates: June 21-August 9

 

Practice Schedule

All: Monday – Saturday 6:45 AM - 9:45 AM

Men: Monday/Wednesday 3:30 PM-5:30 PM

Women: Tuesday/Thursday 3:30 PM-5:30 PM

 

Races

107th West Side Invitational, Black Rock Canal – Buffalo, NY (7/11/2021)

Midwest Summer Sprints, Dillion Lake – Nashport, Ohio (8/9/2021)

 

Registration

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Competitive Racing Camp – U23/Open

 

Open to college athletes and recent graduates that are seeking a highly competitive, race-driven environment.  Training and racing will take place in all boat classes, though the camp will take advantage of good weather conditions to spend time in small boats.  Rowers should be adept at both sweep and sculling, or willing to learn.  In order to keep costs down, athletes will receive three days of coaching a week.  They will also have access to all TRRA fitness facilities and the boat reservation system to train the other four days of the week.  All athletes who participate in this camp should be prepared to pursue an ambitious training schedule in a competitive environment.  Athletes will have the opportunity to race at both the 107th West Side Invitational and the Midwest Summer Sprints.  There may be additional scrimmages scheduled.  The coaching staff will come from a variety of local clubs and college programs. If you have unique work schedules or training considerations, please email matthgrau@threeriversrowing.org.

Cost and Dates

Camp Cost: $375.00 (race fees not included)

Camp Dates: June 21-August 9

 

Practice Schedule

Coached Sessions: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 6:45 AM - 9:45 AM

Additional Access: Boat reservation system, logbook rowing, TRRA ergs, and weight rooms.

 

Races

107th West Side Invitational, Black Rock Canal – Buffalo, NY (7/12/2020)

Midwest Summer Sprints, Dillion Lake – Nashport, Ohio (8/1/2020)

 

Registration

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Technical / Sculling Development Camps

 

Open to junior/high school athletes that have completed at least one season of rowing.  Sculling experience is not required.  These camps are ideal for athletes who want to increase their technical skill level for the next season.  The focus of these camps is on small boat skills.  Rowers will start in larger sculling boats and move to smaller boats as they develop the necessary skills. Though these camps will focus on skill-building there will still be a training component.  Video review will be a consistent component of this program, as well as on-land skill instruction.  Athletes should be prepared to work hard mentally and physically.  The coaching staff will be drawn from local youth coaches and former athletes with significant sculling experience.  This year we will be offering three two-week camps.  Athletes are welcome to participate in multiple camps.

Cost and Dates

Camp Cost: $375.00 per session

Session 1 Dates: June 21-July 2

Session 2 Dates: July 12-July 23

Session 3 Dates: August 2-August 13

 

Practice Schedule

Monday-Friday 7:00 AM-10:00 AM

 

Registration

Select a session below, then create a free account on Regatta Central, to complete your registration.​

 

Learn-to-Row Camps

4th-7th and 8th-12th Grades

 

Open to any athlete who will be in 4th–12th grade; no experience is necessary.  We have a program for rising 4th through 7th grade athletes as well as a program for rising 8th through 12th grade students.  These camps are open to both experienced and inexperienced athletes.  The focus of these camps is learning and fun.  The coaching staff will divide athletes up by age range and ability level.  Athletes will be taught the proper way to row on the water and indoors and will also learn boat-handling and rowing safety skills.  This program will prepare athletes for a long, successful career in rowing. Some on-land skill instruction and team-building activities will take place.  At the end of this program athletes will be prepared to join a competitive program, row with one of our recreational programs, or wait for the next summer experience!  TRRA will be offering five one-week Learn-to-Row camps. Athletes are welcome to participate in multiple camps. 

Cost and Dates

Cost: $325.00 per week

 

Session 1 Dates: June 21-June 25

Session 2 Dates: June 28-July 2

Session 3 Dates: July 12-July 16

Session 4 Dates: July 19-July 23

Session 5 Dates: August 2-August 6

 

Practice Schedule

Monday-Friday 9:30 AM-1:00 PM

 

Registration

Select a session below, then create a free account on Regatta Central, to complete your registration