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Identification Camps Offer Opportunities for Junior Rowers of All Levels

by Sarah Marshall, smarshall@usrowing.org | Jan 07, 2016
Has the process to become a member of the U.S. Junior National Team every interested you or your young rower? Have you ever wondered what sort of skill level an athlete needs to be to attend an identification camp? Look no further and do not miss this opportunity to learn from the best coaches in the country while getting noticed for a possibly spot on a high performance rowing team.

Has the process to become a member of the U.S. Junior National Team ever interested you or your young rower? Have you ever wondered what sort of skill level an athlete needs to be to attend an identification camp? Look no further and do not miss this opportunity to learn from the best coaches in the country while getting noticed for a possible spot on a high-performance rowing team.

Identification camps provide an opportunity for national team coaches to find potential national20321151596_cdfedaa2a0_k team athletes, while also giving rowers of various levels the chance to train with high-level coaches, discuss their training goals and learn more about the opportunities that rowing at the competitive junior level can give them. 

“There are kids who have never physically been in a boat before and have only erged that have come to our camps," said U.S. Junior National Team High Performance Coach Laura Simon.

“Identification camps provide an opportunity for the staff to check in with the junior population, whether they are a returners to the camp setting or brand new. They allow us to bring awareness to the level of rowing that is out there, and to a group of athletes who may not have realized that camps existed for them. There is a tremendous amount of opportunity for young athletes to learn about the high-performance level.

20379801896_d57c2ccbdb_k"There are a lot of misconceptions like, ‘I have to be really fast,’ to be a part of something like this, but that isn’t the case.”

An athlete’s performance at an ID camp can ultimately results in an invitation to a junior national team selection or a development camp.

Camps, which are held throughout the country at various locations, usually last about three to five hours and are comprised of an informational meeting, a 2k erg test and then, depending on the weather and water conditions, some time in a boat on the water.

Camps are available for men, women and coxswains, are non-invite and encourage all eager sweep and sculling rowers to participate. 

For more information on specific camp dates, locations and to register, click here. 

The first men's camp will take place in Newport Beach, California on January 17th. The first women's camps will take place at Newport Beach and Seattle, Washington on February 6th. 

Please read the following carefully:

1) Athletes interested in earning an invite to the selection camp must attend at least one ID Camp. Athletes interested in attending either the High Performance Camp or the Development Camp are strongly encouraged to attend. 

2) You must pre-register for ID Camps. Registration is on RegattaCentral

3) Coxswains, please understand that international racing weight is 121.5 pounds for male coxswains and 110.2 pounds for female coxswains. We need coxswains that can be healthy and happy at these weights in order to be considered for a USRowing Junior Team camp.

4) Athletes MUST be U.S. Citizens to participate in ID Camps.

5) You must be a USRowing Championship Member to participate. 

For more information on identification camps and the junior national team process, visit www.usrowingjrs.org

For frequently asked questions, click here.

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