Interested in Joining the Men’s Competitive Team?
Please contact Rene Twarkins at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also see: http://mensracing.fvra.org/
FVRA 2012 Competitive Men’s Team – March 15th through November 15th
Goal: The primary goal of the Competitive Men’s team will be to bring together a group of highly motivated athletes who will work together to perform at their highest potential. The biggest determinant of success will be commitment; commitment to the group and your personal improvement as a rower and athlete. The Competitive Team will provide more time with the coaches, additional on-water practice, structured training workouts on land and on the water, and a focus on racing strategies and readiness. It will allow you to improve your personal fitness and rowing skills, and to be more competitive as a team.
Practices: The competitive program will start on Sunday, March 18th and will run through November. Practices may need to switch to a.m. when darkness necessitates. Three organized practices will be held on Tuesday (pm), Thursday (pm), and Sunday (am). At a minimum you should attend two practices so the entire team is together at least twice a week. In addition to the water workouts all athletes will participate in land training such as: erging, weight lifting and aerobic activities.
Boat Assignments and Lineups: As a competitive athlete it is very important to have the ability and flexibility to row in a variety of boats and both sides. Rowers will practice and compete in fours and eights along with smaller boats. The overall goal is to create boats to move at their fastest pace. Coaches will set lineups for each practice and race. Availability must be given 2 weeks in advance. Any rower who cancels within 48 hours of a practice must find a replacement sub.
Coxswains: Not Guaranteed! The coaches will do their best to recruit and train coxswains for the program. However, if there is not a coxswain available it will be up to the rowers to find someone to perform this role. Any inexperienced coxswain must have a safety launch.
Regattas: Mark your calendars! It is important to commit early to the races you are able to attend.
Fees: All members will be required to pay the Association fee of $450 and additional racing fees. The additional racing fees will help pay for coxswains, registration fees and offset other expenses such as borrowing racing boats. Fees do not cover travel expenses, food and uniforms.