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Competitive Rowing +Plus

This program is intended as a step-up to the regular competitive team for rowers who want to set their sights higher. The goal is to successfully qualify and compete in the 2020 USRowing Youth National Championships in Sarasota, FL, on June 11-13, 2020.

Participants need to sign up for the BCRA Competitive Team. They will participate in all training units prescribed for the regular team including participation on all the regular competitions. In addition, Competitive Rowing +Plus participants are expected to commit to the following:

-  additional rowing on Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30 PM
-  complete prescribed running/biking exercises on their own
-  use the Sportlyzer app to log all workout units
-  eat a healthy diet, and lead a healthy lifestyle
-  complete all their academic work on time and with excellence
-  prioritize their time in the following way:
Academics - Rowing - Social Life

A portion of the additional fee for the Competitive Rowing +Plus program includes the subscription to the Sportlyzer app. Any additional entry fees to regattas attended only by Competitive Rowing +Plus athletes are in addition to the program fees.

DISCLAIMER:
Signing up and participating in the Competitive Rowing +Plus program will not guarantee performance at important competitions nor qualification to the USRowing Youth National Championships. However, the program aims to increase the chances of participants to reach semi-finals or finals in important races, and to qualify for national championships.

Fall 2019:
Competitive +Plus Fall Program:
Tuesday, Sept 3 — Thursday, Oct 31
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
and Saturdays, 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Plus additional running/biking every day

Additional competition:
Head of the Charles - Fri-Sun, October 18-20, 2019


November 2019 Transition program:  TBA

Winter 2019/20:
Competitive +Plus Winter Program:
Monday, Dec 2 — Friday, Feb 28
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM  (at Bergen Catholic High School)
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM  (at Hackensack High School)
and Wednesdays and Saturdays erging at home
Plus additional running/biking/weights every day

Spring 2020:
Competitive +Plus Spring Program:
Tuesday, Sept 3 — Thursday, Oct 31
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
and Saturdays, 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Plus additional running/biking every day

Additional competitions:
Cooper Cup Regatta - Sun, April 26, 2020
USRowing Mid-Atlantic Youth Champs - Sat/Sun, May 09/10, 2020
USRowing Youth National Champs - Thu-Sun, June 11-14, 2020

Summer 2020:
Competitive +Plus Summer Program:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
in June:  5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
in July:   7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
and Saturdays, 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Plus additional running/biking/erging every day

Additional competition:
Royal Canadian Henley - Sun-Sun, August 4-9, 2020


Advanced rowing skills are required.
Participants need to know how to swim.
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Pricing and Sign-Up for the Competitive Rowing +Plus program will be posted soon.