Want to Join the Team? TRYOUTS tentatively the third week of February at the Boathouse!



Crew is a highly competitive, intense sport that requires year-round dedication and training.  Athletes who want to become members of the team tryout in late August and again in late February and almost all members row during both seasons and train all winter. Because of the size of our fleet and coaches availability, we limit the number of rowers on the team.  The tryout consists of a demanding 2,000 meter row on a Concept 2 ergometer; a time trial that takes anywhere from 6:20 for our elite rowers to 9+ minutes for beginners.  Though the 2k time is not the only criteria that we employ to determine who makes the team, it is a very important indication of both athletic ability and the rower’s dedication to the sport.

Therefore, anyone considering trying out this Spring should prepare all winter so as to be able to turn in their best performance at tryouts.  Aerobic activities and erging are important to that preparation, but it is critical that erging be done properly – the videos below provide great instruction on technique and beginners should contact one of our coaches for additional guidance.

Beginners should start with, and follow this introductory erging plan:  ERG-Intro-Training-Plan (1) AND BEFORE you erg study this:  http://www.concept2.com/indoor-rowers/training/tips-and-general-info/getting-comfortable

Here are the videos to use with the introductory erg training plan:  https://youtu.be/ycKNBnngeMo     http://www.concept2.com/indoor-rowers/training/technique-videos