High School Rowing Club (Grades 9-12)
Traverse City Tritons Rowing - Co-Ed Team
Traverse City Tritons Rowing, in partnership with TCAPS Learning, Enrichment & Athletic Program (LEAP) is proud to offer high school competitive rowing to all high school boys and girls grades 9-12 in Traverse City on the Boardman Lake.
As a team, we pride ourselves on being a respectful and inspiring team both on and off the water. We believe in holding ourselves accountable for our actions and how they affect the team as a whole, rather than us as individuals. We are committed to supporting each other, showing good sportsmanship and pushing our limits in everything we do. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
Practices will help rowers build the strength, endurance, technique and teamwork necessary to having a unified team. Working as a team is the most critical ingredient to success in rowing. Every stroke of every oar in the boat has to be perfectly in sync for the boat to move with speed and direction, and every rower has to trust that the person ahead of them and behind them are working as hard as they are.
Registration for the Spring season is open until Sunday, March 31st but space is limited.
Commitment to the Team
Competitive rowing requires a very large commitment from the student-athletes and the parents. Rowers are expected to attend all practices and are required to attend all regattas. Unlike most sports, a single participant missing practice will greatly affect the feel of the boat, the rate of learning and improvement for our rowers and the overall speed of the team.
Please check our season schedule and make sure you will be able to commit to the team before registering.
Fundraising for Travel
Rowing is largely a traveling sport. Our main regattas are in Grand Rapids, Detroit, Ann Arbor and Toledo. We participate in a few fundraising events each season and place funds raised by each rower in their travel account, up to the estimated seasonal travel cost, to help minimize these costs for our families. Those who choose to participate are typically able to cover 100% of the travel expense through fundraising – reducing the total cost of rowing. Any additional funds raised are used for capital expenses such as purchasing new boats.
Code of Conduct & Rower’s Handbook
Both athletes and parents are required to read and sign the Rower’s Handbook and Code of Conduct at the orientation meeting. These documents define the standard of behavior expected of everyone on the team.
The Traverse City Triton’s rowing program has seen a number of its athletes accept college scholarships, often having multiple schools to consider. The number of partial and full ride scholarships available for students interested in attending a NCAA Division I or Division II school is staggering. We believe that the team-oriented mindset, confidence and strong work ethic we promote within our team can help drastically boost opportunities to receive a top tier college education in a much more affordable way.
Spring Season: April 1st through June 1st (9 weeks).
Summer Season: June 17th - August 10th
Fall Season: August 26th - October 26th
A parent orientation meeting for the Spring high school season will be held on Sunday, March 31st at 7pm in the basement of Horizon Books in downtown. All parents are requested to be in attendance.
Practice Schedule: Spring/Fall
Monday – Thursday evenings from 5:00p until 7:30p
Saturday mornings from 8:00a until 10:30a
Carpooling is organized by our parents and is highly encouraged.
Practice Schedule: Summer
Monday – Friday mornings from 7:00a until 9:00a
–Practices are held at Medalie Park
- Spring High School Season: Sunday, March 31st, 2019.
- Summer High School Season: Sunday, June 14th, 2019.
- Fall High School Season: Sunday, August 23rd, 2019.
Participation Fees: $385 per season.
This includes the 10% fee per rower paid to TCAPS, coaching five days a week, safety equipment and use of team shells and land-based training equipment.
Rowing is a school-sanctioned sport but does not receive financial support from the district. As a result, our sport is funded through participation fees and fundraising. All rowers are expected to raise $100 above the cost of their travel.
The participation fee does not include a US Rowing membership, a team uniform or travel expenses. An estimated cost worksheet can be found here.
Payment is required at the time of registration. To register online using a Discover, MasterCard, Visa, or ACH (via a checking or savings account) please register below. Payment with cash or check can be made at the LEAP office located at Central High School, 1150 Milliken, Traverse City. Please use the 1st (smaller) auditorium entrance - we are located just inside the doors to the right. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Please call the LEAP office at 231.933.6570 for more information.
NOTE: Registration is not complete until your course appears in your dashboard. You will also receive an email from Eleyo confirming your registration. If you do not receive the confirmation email or see the course in your dashboard, be sure you have not left any course items in your shopping basket. If you need assistance please call the LEAP office (231.933.6570). If you did not receive an email from Eleyo or see your course in your dashboard, the payment did not process and the student is not registered.
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