Thunderbird Junior Rowing Information

The Thunderbird Junior Rowing programs at the John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse  are designed to follow the stages of Canadian Sport for Life’s Long Term Athlete Development Model. For this reason, the Junior program is divided into three separate teams, each training to meet slightly different goals, and aimed at athletes of varying rowing experience and ability. The purpose of each of our teams is outlined below. For all of our programs, we strive to make sure that every athlete who ever comes across the sport of rowing, falls in love with it, and will never want to quit! For questions about our programs not answered below, please contact programs.ubcboathouse@ubc.ca or 604-827-2011.

Complete the on-water Learn to Row Program at the John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse. This program is offered several times yearly between September and June. At the end of this program, youth will be invited to join the Junior Development Program, provided the coach feels they have acquired the necessary skills.

*Note: During July and August, we offer one-week Fast Track Rowing Camps which function to serve the On-Water Learn to Row program wrapped up in one week. At the end of the Fast Track program, youth will be invited to join the Junior Development program, or encouraged to take an additional week of the Fast Track Camp before joining the Development team.

The Junior Development Rowing Program is geared for youth wishing to further their rowing with the goal of increasing their rowing skills (sculling and sweeping) and building the strength and endurance necessary for the Junior Intermediate Rowing Program. This program is designed to meet the outcomes of the Learn to Train stage of Canadian Sport for Life’s Long Term Athlete Development Model. Youth are coached and guided based on their personal needs and skill assessments are performed at regular intervals to help youth set goals, achieve results and ultimately achieve success in the sport of rowing. The Development program runs year round and is comprised of both on and off water training.

Team building is a key component of this program and youth are encouraged to commit to all practice dates. To get a first taste of rowing competition, the Junior Development team will participate in some local racing against other UBC Boathouse teams or nearby rowing clubs. There is no set time or number of seasons that youth need to participate in the Development team before moving to the Intermediate program. Youth will move on to the Intermediate program when their skill assessments match the targets required by the Intermediate program and transitions will be through invitations from the Head Coach.

The Junior Intermediate Rowing Program is intended for youth who have shown that they have mastered the basic technique of both sculling and sweeping in quads, eights, and are ready to move on to rowing in small boats and to begin racing. This program is designed to meet the outcomes of the Train to Train stage of Canadian Sport for Life’s Long Term Athlete Development Model. This program aims to develop boat competency in small boats for rowers who are ready to start competing, but still need a little more experience and practice before being ready for the more demanding practice and racing schedule of the Competitive teams. The Intermediate program runs year round and is comprised of both on and off water training.

The Junior Intermediate team will race at local regattas throughout the year to gain competition experience. There is no set time or number of seasons that youth need to participate in the Intermediate team before moving to the Competitive program. Youth move to the Competitive program when their skill assessments match the targets required by the Competitive program and transitions will be through invitations from the Head Coach

*Note: Youth who have rowed previously at another rowing club may contact the Head Coach to request a skill assessment, and possible placement in this program without spending time on the Development team. To do so, please contact programs@ubcboathouse.com.

The Junior Competitive Rowing Program is geared for youth that have met the skill assessment requirements and are committed to training at a competitive level. Youth are required to attend all practice sessions and are accountable to their team mates in training. This program is designed to meet the outcomes of the Train to Compete/Learn to Compete stage of Canadian Sport for Life’s Long Term Athlete Development Model. This program aims to develop competent rowers who can race in a variety of sculling boats to achieve success at local and national regattas while also allowing athletes the opportunity to continue improving sweeping skills such that they will be well prepared when they try out for University rowing teams in the future.

The Junior Competitive program will race at many regattas over the year, including, but not limited to: Head of the Fraser (October), Deep Cove Classic Regatta (October), Head of the Gorge/Head of the Elk (October), Head of the Lake (November), Beat the Beast Indoor Rowing Championships (February), Head Up The Creek (March), Brentwood Scholastic Regatta (April), Shawnigan Lake Regatta (May), Delta Deas Scholastic Regatta (May), CSSRA Regatta (May), Midsummer Madness (June), BC Championships (July), Royal Canadian Henley (August).

The Competitive Program runs year round and is comprised of both on and off water training. Youth are coached on an individual and group level and are given skill assessments on a regular basis to help with goal setting and achieving performance and fitness results. Training for the competitive team is associated with the Richmond Virtual School such that participants on these teams may also receive four credits of high school PE per year for their participation in the on-water training. The competitive team is invite-only by the Head Coach when athletes have shown that they are ready for the increased level of commitment, and increased volume/intensity of training.

*Note: Youth who have rowed previously at another rowing club may contact the Head Coach to request a skill assessment, and possible placement in this program without spending time on the Intermediate team. To do so, please contact programs@ubcboathouse.com.

Lessons

This program will teach the basics of rowing and prepare participants to join the Junior Development Rowing League if interested in continuing. Pre-requisite: Richmond Oval Tank Learn to Row.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Price
 Junior Learn to Row Sat/Sun 12:30-2:00 PM  April 21 May 20  10 sessions  John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse $243.60
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Junior Learn to Row Sat/Sun 12:30-2:00 PM May 26 June 24 10 sessions John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse  April 1 $243.60
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This program will teach the basics of rowing in a condensed one-week camp format and prepare participants to join the Junior Development Rowing League if interested in continuing. Pre-requisite: none.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Price
Junior Learn to Row Mon-Fri 12:00-4:00 PM Mar 19 Mar 23 5 John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse $350.00
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Junior Learn to Row Mon-Fri 12:00-4:00 PM Mar 26 Mar 29 5 John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathosue  March 30 $286.00
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This one-week program is the summer version of a learn to row program. It will teach the basics of rowing and prepare participants to join the Junior Development Rowing League if interested in continuing. Pre-requisite: none!

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Price
Fast Track Camp Mon/ Tues/ Wed/ Thurs /Fri 12:00-4:00 PM Jun 25 Jun 29 5 sessions John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse $350.00
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Fast Track Camp Tues/ Wed/ Thurs /Fri 12:00-4:00 PM Jul 3 Jul 6 4 sessions John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse  Jul 2 $286.00
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Fast Track Camp Mon/ Tues/ Wed/ Thurs /Fri 12:00-4:00 PM Jul 9 Jul 13 5 sessions John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse $350.00
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Fast Track Camp Mon/ Tues/ Wed/ Thurs /Fri 12:00-4:00 PM Jul 16 Jul 20 5 sessions John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse $350.00
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Fast Track Camp Mon/ Tues/ Wed/ Thurs /Fri 12:00-4:00 PM Jul 23 Jul 27 5 sessions John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse $350.00
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Fast Track Camp Mon/ Tues/ Wed/ Thurs /Fri 12:00-4:00 PM Jul 30 Aug 3 5 sessions John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse $350.00
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Fast Track Camp Tues/ Wed/ Thurs /Fri 12:00-4:00 PM Aug 7 Aug 10 4 sessions John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse  Aug 6 $286.00
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Fast Track Camp Mon/ Tues/ Wed/ Thurs /Fri 12:00-4:00 PM Aug 13 Aug 17 5 sessions John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse $350.00
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Fast Track Camp Mon/ Tues/ Wed/ Thurs /Fri 12:00-4:00 PM Aug 20 Aug 24 5 sessions John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse $350.00
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Fast Track CampX2 Mon/ Tues/ Wed/ Thurs /Fri 12:00-4:00 PM Aug 27 Aug 31 5 sessions John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse $350.00
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Information about these fees, who they apply to, and when they need to be paid will be provided in the program welcome email before each program.

Step 1) Registration with Rowing Canada

Step 2) Payment through UBC's registration system

League

This program is the first step for athletes who have completed a learn to row program and would like to continue with rowing. The program consists of both on-water and dryland training. Pre-requiste: On-water Learn to Row program, OR Fast Track Summer Rowing Camp.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Price
Junior Development Rowing League Tue/Thu 4:45-6:45 PM Feb 6 March 31 24 sessions John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse $336.00
Sat 12:00-2:00 PM 23750
Junior Development Rowing League Tue/Thu 4:45-6:45 PM Apr 3 Jun 23 36 sessions John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse $504.00
Sat 12:00-2:00 PM 23811
Junior Development Rowing League Mon-Fri 2:00PM - 4:00PM Jun 25 Jul 27 25 sessions John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse  July 2 $350.00
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Junior Development Rowing League Mon-Fri 2:00PM - 4:00PM Jul 30 Aug 24 20 sessions John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse  August 6 $280.00
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This program is intended for athletes who are ready to transition to a slightly more competitive environment, building off the skills learned in the Junior Development Rowing League. Athletes will be moved onto this team when deemed appropriate by the coaches.
Athletes from other clubs wishing to switch onto this team must set up a skills assessment with the Head Coach prior to registering. Please contact the Head Coach at programs.ubcboathouse@ubc.ca or 604-827-2011.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Price
Junior Intermediate Rowing Team Tue/Thu 4:15PM - 6:15PM Feb 6 Apr 1 32 sessions John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse  April 1 $448.00
Sat/Sun 10:00AM - 12:00PM 23749
Junior Intermediate Rowing Team Tue/Thu 4:15PM - 6:15PM Apr 3 Jun 24 48 sessions John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse  May 21 $672.00
Sat/Sun 10:00AM - 12:00PM 23934
Junior Intermediate Rowing Team Mon-Fri 10:00AM - 12:00PM Jun 25 Jul 27 25 sessions John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse July 2 $350.00
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Junior Intermediate Rowing Team Mon-Fri 10:00AM - 12:00PM Jul 30 Aug 24 20sessions John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse August 6 $280.00
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This team is intended for rowing athletes ready to take their participation to a more competitive level. Athletes will be moved onto this team from the Junior Intermediate Rowing Team when the coaches deam appropriate. This program consists of both on-water and dryland training hosted at the UBC Boathouse. Athletes in this program are eligible for 4 credits of high school PE  through the Richmond Virtual School if interested. Athletes from other clubs wishing to transfer onto the team need to make arrangements for a skills assessment with the Head Coach prior to registering. Please contact the Head Coach at programs.ubcboathouse@ubc.ca or 604-827-2011 for more information.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Price
Junior Competitive Rowing Team Mon/ Tues/ Wed/ Thurs/ Fri 4:15PM - 6:15PM Feb 5 Apr 1 40 sessions John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse Feb 12 $588.00
Sat 9:00-11:00AM 23748
Junior Competitive Rowing Team Mon/ Tues/ Wed/ Thurs 6:00PM - 8:00PM Apr 3 Jun 24 72 sessions John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse  May 21 $1008.00
Fri 4:15-6:15 PM 23790
Sat 7:00-11:00AM
Junior Competitive Rowing Team Mon-Sat 7:30AM - 9:30AM Jun 25 Aug 12 44 sessions John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse Jul 2, Aug 6 $600.00
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Information about these fees, who they apply to, and when they need to be paid will be provided in the program welcome email before each program.

Step 1) Registration with Rowing Canada

Step 2) Payment through UBC's registration system

Coach In Training Program

The Coach in Training (CIT) program is offered to competitive rowers who have just completed Grade 11 or 12. The goal of this program is to provide athletes with an opportunity to try coaching, and provide them with the necessary skills and experience to be valuable part-time coaches to rowing clubs in the future. For those seriously interested in coaching, the CIT program will provide the necessary stepping stones to be ready to apply for coaching positions in club-level rowing programs.

Inquiries and to request an application, please contact  programs.ubcboathouse@ubc.ca by May.15, 2018.