High School Rowing Club (Grades 9-12)
Clubs & Enrichment / TC Tritons Rowing Team Club -
DUE TO COVID-19:
- All athletes must answer a health questionnaire before entering the boatyard each day and have their temperature checked.
- Hand sanitizer must be used when entering and leaving the boat yard.
- All athletes must remain 6' apart at all times.
- We will only be rowing singles or same household doubles this fall.
- There will be NO in-person racing this fall but we are arranging a virtual race with other teams around the state.
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.
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.
Fundraising for Travel - there will be no fundraising for fall 2020 due to COVID-19
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.
Fall Season: September 14th through October 30, 2020
A parent orientation meeting for the fall season will be communicated.
Things to note: Rowing this fall is going to look a little different. There is a max of 40 participants. Athletes will be broken into pods of 10 with two pods at the park at a time and 15 minutes between sessions for the coaches to clean and sanitize equipment. Pods will alternate between being on the water and being on land each day. Pods on land will be further separated with 5 on the rowing machines and 5 doing strength training with our strength coach.
Monday – Friday evenings and are 75 minutes in length.
Group 1 will practice from 5:00p until 6:15p
Group 2 will practices from 6:30p until 7:45p
Coaches will determine who is in which pod based on experience
–Practices are held at Medalie Park
- Fall High School Season: Saturday, September 12th, 2020.
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.
The participation fee does not include a US Rowing membership - information on how to get that will be communicated with the season information packet.
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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