Annual Convention

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  • Dates: 01 – 05 Dec, 2016
  • Location: Springfield, MA

The 2016 USRowing Annual Convention will be hosted by the Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club on December 1-4, 2016, in Springfield, Mass.

Click here for the official announcement. 


USRowing Membership

The USRowing Annual Convention is open to all USRowing Championship members. Click here to create or renew your USRowing membership.


What Should I Attend?

See below for suggestions for who will get the most out of the various programs available. Click the links below for more information on each program.

Regatta Directors **New Program Planned for 2016**
Regatta Management Track:  Based on popular demand, USRowing will introduce a regatta management track at the 2016 Annual Convention. Utilizing the best minds from around the country, the track will cover the nuts and bolts of running a regatta, and share best practices learned from years of experience.

Coaches
Advanced Coaches Conference: Learn from the best coaches in the country. Past speakers have included USRowing National Team coaches, junior and collegiate champion coaches, and accomplished international minds from the sport.

Level 2 Coaching CertificationComplete the coursework and test required to earn your Level 2 Coaching Certification. The "bread and butter" of the coaching education program, this level is designed to train assistant and head coaches at the high school and collegiate levels. Click the link to learn more about the new Level 2 program.

CRCA Collegiate Coaches Conference: USRowing and the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association are partnering together to bring the CRCA Collegiate Coaches Conference to the USRowing Annual Convention. College coaches, both CRCA members and non-members, are invited to attend this track of programming. Click the link for more information.

Administrators
"Business of Rowing": Returning for this year, USRowing's popular "Business of Rowing" program is THE place for rowing's administrators and decision makers to come together and discuss relevant topics. 

America Rows Inclusion Forum: The America Rows Inclusion Forum provides an opportunity to explore inclusion strategies as they contribute to implementing safe and welcoming programs for all athletes. 

​Parents and Youth Athletes
"Rowing 101"/Level 1 Certification: "Rowing 101" will teach the basics of the sport. Parents, teachers, fitness instructors, and those looking to learn the sport for the first time will get the most from this program, based on the new Level 1 coaching curriculum. 

Junior DayJoin us for a day of programming aimed at junior competitors, and the parents that allow them to participate in the sport. Past programs have included information on collegiate rowing, college recruiting, and meet-and-greet with former National Team athletes.

Masters Athletes
Masters Track: This year's Convention will feature a day of programming focusing on the unique needs of the Masters rowing community.

Referees
Referee ProgramsThe 2015 referee program included an Advanced Referee College, a workshop on Adaptive equipment, and the annual December meeting of the Referee Committee.

Social Events
Local Event: Each year, the local organizing committee hosts an event on Friday evening to highlight the host area. Stay tuned for more information for the 2016 event.
 
USRowing Annual Awards Reception: 
The USRowing Annual Awards Reception is the last opportunity to celebrate the best from the year in rowing. Starting with a "Happy Hour", attendees are invited to join USRowing in recognizing the people that help make the sport great.



Host Hotel Information

All programs take place in the host hotel, unless otherwise noted.

Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel
One Monarch Place
Springfield, MA 01144

Click here for more information about the host hotel.

Travel Information

Bradley International Airport: Offering nonstop air service to over 36 cities within the United States, the Caribbean and Canada including Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. Bradley offers easy access off I-91 (Exit 40) with plenty of airport parking.

 

Schedule at a Glance:

Download the full schedule here

Friday, December 4th

  • CRCA Coaches Conference
  • Referee Committee Meeting, Day 1
  • Level 2 Certification
  • Business of Rowing
  • Rock the Row: Passport to Boathouse Row

Saturday, December 5th

  • Advanced Coaches Conference
  • Masters Track
  • Junior Day
  • Rowing 101
  • Advanced Referee College 
  • Referee Committee Meeting, Day 2
  • USRowing Annual Meeting
  • USRowing Annual Awards Reception

Sunday, December 6th

  • Advanced Coaches Conference
  • Referee Clinic: Adaptive (Para) Rowing

Schedule at a Glance:

Download the full schedule here

Friday, December 4th

  • CRCA Coaches Conference
  • Referee Committee Meeting, Day 1
  • Level 2 Certification
  • Business of Rowing
  • Rock the Row: Passport to Boathouse Row

Saturday, December 5th

  • Advanced Coaches Conference
  • Masters Track
  • Junior Day
  • Rowing 101
  • Advanced Referee College 
  • Referee Committee Meeting, Day 2
  • USRowing Annual Meeting
  • USRowing Annual Awards Reception

Sunday, December 6th

  • Advanced Coaches Conference
  • Referee Clinic: Adaptive (Para) Rowing
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