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Adult Teams

MRC Masters Rowing Programs 2021
 

The Minneapolis Rowing Club offers competitive and recreational rowing opportunities for adults with a variety
of skill levels and goals. This spring we will continue to offer small boat coached sessions. With limited group size
and a focus primarily on sculling, we hope to balance physical and mental well being with the health and safety
of our members and community. MRC's response to COVID-19 can be found here. Descriptions of our
traditional teams are listed below. We are tentatively planning to resume rowing team boats as Minnesota
Department of Health and USRowing guidelines allow this summer. For more information about our
U30 Summer Program, please visit the U30 page under Programs.

2021 FAQs

Adult Coached Sessions

Schedule
Spring: April 19, 2021 - June 13, 2021
Spring coached sessions will be limited to 1x and 2x/- for household members or declared pods. Members not
of the same household may form a pod to row 2x coached sessions, however masks must be worn at all times
including while rowing. Members may select up to 3 sessions total, and may only row their selected sessions
during the spring season.

Spring 2021 Adult Coached Sessions Schedule

Summer: June 14, 2021 - September 5, 2021
Tentative: Resume rowing team boats, up to 4 practices per week, in a Masters Competitive or Recreational
program as permitted by MDH and USRowing guidelines. Additional sessions in singles/small boats may
continue to be offered with a separate fee structure.

Fall: September 6, 2021 - October 31 2021
Tentative: Continue rowing team boats, up to 4 practices per week, in a Masters Competitive or
Recreational program as permitted by MDH and USRowing guidelines. 

Program Fees - Online payment
Please note: Members, you must be logged in to pay your program fee. 

$425 - Full 2021 Rowing Season - Pay Full Season Program Fee 
Includes spring small boats and summer and fall team boats. Though running coached sessions in small boats,
singles and doubles, is significantly more expensive than team boat practices, we are offering members a
discount to sign up for a full rowing season.

To Register For Seasons Separately

$150 - Spring Season ONLY - Pay ONLY Spring 2021 Program Fee
This higher program fee is reflective of the additional cost of coaching small groups in singles and doubles.

$325 - Summer/Fall 2021 Rowing Season

Includes up to 4 practices per week, June 14 - October 31 (or as long as conditions permit), in team boats.
Please register specifically for your desired program.

TBD - Summer Single Add-on If member demand is sufficient and equipment/coach resources are available,
coached sessions in singles/small boats may continue to be offered during the summer season. Any associated
singles program fee would be additional.


Programs Registration Process

  1. Become a Member - join or renew
  2. Complete your Pre-season Checklist in iCrew
  3. Select sessions in iCrew, 4/4/21 - more info to come
  4. Pay program fee  - due 4/18/21 for spring


iCrew - Coached Sessions & Independent Rowing Reservations

Session selection for the spring 2021 season will being at 6:00pm on Sunday, April 4, 2021. Further instructions for the selection
process will be available soon.

Contact Jen Sowins, clubadmin@minneapolisrowing.org, or Sona Mehring, president@minneapolisrowing.org,
for assistance with iCrew. 

Log on to iCrew - Please complete your Pre-season Checklist!
Contact Jen Sowins, clubadmin@minneapolisrowing.org, to create or reactivate your iCrew account.

Using iCrew - How to video

Using iCrew - How to sign up for sessions

Declare Your POD 
(members only)

Program Participant Expectations

Cost

Participation in an adult program requires a program fee in addition to annual club membership dues.


Annual Membership Dues
$415 for Adult Membership. Click here to become a member
A special membership rate for local college/university students is also available. Additional eligibility
requirements apply. Please contact Jen Sowins for more information.


Installment plan:
MRC is not offering a formal installment plan for program fees at this time.
Please contact Jen Sowins, clubadmin@minneapolisrowing.org, to discuss your specific situation.
Historically, MRC has offered an installment plan for an additional $15 that spreads
full year (spring/summer/fall) program fee costs of over 3 payments.

 

Programs Description
For erg standards - click here

GREEN TEAM:

Co-ed team comprised of 2nd year rowers and/or rowers new to MRC with one year of experience and/or
athletes coming back after a recent absence from rowing (coaches discretion). Emphasis is on
developing/improving sweep and sculling skills, practicing/racing in boats of varying sizes, and
race preparation/endurance.

 

RECREATIONAL TEAM:

Rowers with at least 2 years of on-water rowing experience who desire to row in a non-racing environment
with like-minded athletes. Focus on continued development of sweep and scull technique. This is a co-ed,
non-racing program, but interested rowers will be given the option to row select local regattas.

 

COMPETITIVE WOMEN'S TEAM:

Competitive women are divided into 3 teams with placement determined by coaching staff and based on skill,
experience, erg scores, and rower goals. On all teams, the goal is to pair rowers by size and ability to facilitate
boatings in practices and racing.

A:  Women who meet program fitness (erg) and technical standards and who have competed and/or medaled
at national regattas. Commitment to race a minimum of 3 regattas during the season, including program’s
summer “goal” regatta (e.g. Masters Nationals, Canadian Nationals, NWIRA) and other national and regional regattas as determined by
coaching staff. Coaching focus on technique, intensity, endurance and race preparation.

Must meet set standards:

B: Women who meet program fitness (erg) and technical standards (minimum of 2 years rowing experience in
sweep and scull).  Commitment to racing a minimum of 3 regattas during the season. Ability to progress to
A team with coaching evaluation. Coaching focus on technique, intensity, endurance and safety.

Must meet set standards:

C: Women who desire to race and (1) prefer regional racing over the commitment required for national racing
with the A or B programs, and/or (2) do not meet minimum technical or fitness standards of A or B programs.
Minimum of 2 years rowing experience in both sweep and scull. Coaching focus on racing regionally while
improving fitness, technical skills, and race preparation. Must commit to race in a minimum of 2 regattas
during season and meet set standards:


COMPETITIVE MEN'S TEAM:

The competitive men’s team is designed for rowers who wish to race and have at least 2 years experience.
The team is divided into two programs, with placement determined by rowers’ commitment to fitness,
kills development, and regatta commitment, and coach’s discretion.

A Program
B Program


Racing at and practicing for regattas may include some combined boatings with the club’s non-program
rowers to better serve MRC’s competitiveness at regattas. Priority for coaching will always be to program men.


To be updated:

 

  • Abide by MRC’s Code of Conduct
  • Consistent and regular attendance at practices
  • Sign up for practices at least 24 hours in advance, follow team policy regarding any cancellations
  • Fulfill volunteer hours at MRC - to be determined given group size restrictions and social distancing
  • guidelines. Previous activities have included Docks In/Docks Out, boathouse work days,
    and two LTR sessions (2 hours each, 4 hours total) as a volunteer rower and/or coxswain
  • Pay membership dues and program fees by due date
  • Pay regatta entry and trailer fees by due date
  • Coached practices 4x/week

  • Regatta opportunities will be determined by the Coach, Lead Coach and Program Director to ensure
    equipment and race opportunities are available. Regatta participation is not required.

  • Coached practices 4x/week.

  • With enough sustained commitment and interest, additional Recreation session may be added.

  • Each team will have a designated coach with 4 coached practices/week.

  • Participation in any MRC program is at the discretion of the coach.

  • Erg standards set at beginning of season; erg test mandatory for all program members.

  • Bow-listed and available to cox when requested/needed by coach

  • Rowers will be expected to commit to rowing independently at least 1x/week and should be working
    out 5-6 days/week.

  • Must be able to row a single independently

  • Erg standards set at beginning of season; erg test mandatory for all program members.

  • Bow listed by mid-season and available to cox when requested/needed by coach

  • Rowers will be encouraged to commit to rowing independently at least 1x/week and should be
    working out 5-6 days/week.

  • Must be able to row a single by mid-season

  • Erg standards set at beginning of season; erg test mandatory for all program members

  • Bow listed by end of season and available to cox when requested/needed by coach

  • Goal of rowing a single safely and independently by end of season

  • Each team will have a designated coach with 4 coached practices/week. Depending on number of
    enrollees, some practices may be combined.

  • Rowers may be moved from one program to the other, per coach approval.

  • Practices will also include 1 dedicated small-boats practice per week.

  • Boatings at practices will be regatta-focused and determined well ahead of time. Captain(s) will send
    out surveys gauging regatta interest, then the team will commit to top choice regattas. Rowers may
    self-select boats where appropriate. All other boatings will be determined by coach with the following
    goals:

  • Provide a successful rowing and racing experience

  • Assemble the most competitive lineups possible

  • Group rowers by similar skill, fitness and goals

  • Must meet fitness & technical standards; have past regatta experience

  • Coaching focus: national regattas, technique, intensity, endurance, race preparation

  • Expected 4+ times/week a combination of practices, rowing on own, and workouts

  • Commit to 3+ regattas, including program’s chosen regattas through vote

  • Erg tests required by all; goals defined by industry standard accounting for age, size,...

  • For rowers who don’t meet and/or don’t wish to commit to A Program requirements

  • Must meet minimum fitness & technical standards

  • Coaching focus: regional racing, fitness & technique development, race preparation

  • Expected 3+ times/week a combination of practices, rowing on own, and workouts

  • Commit to 2+ regattas, including program’s chosen regattas through vote

  • Erg tests encouraged; goals defined by industry standard accounting for age, size,...

See you on the Water!

Physical Address: Mailing Address: Club Administrator:
2968 West River Pkwy PO Box 583102 Jen Sowins
Minneapolis, MN 55406 Minneapolis, MN 55458 612-469-7999
612-729-1541
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