Junior Rowing

Amiya Brown and Austin Bliss
Silver Medalists-Men's Lightweight Double
2014 US Rowing Youth National Championship

The CYC junior rowing program is open to boys and girls ages 13 - 18. CYC membership is not required to participate. Our program draws from public and private schools across Los Angeles, including the San Fernando Valley, the Westside and the South Bay. The CYC junior rowing program offers significant benefits. We emphasize teamwork, physical fitness and technical proficiency within a fun, respectful and nurturing environment. Our size and flexibility allows our athletes to reach their full potential within the sport while still having time to pursue other interests.

Our junior rowers tend to be high achieving students, many of whom go on to the most highly sought after colleges in the country. Our goal is to provide an environment through which our rowers develop skills which will aid in their success in the future via the pursuit of excellence in the sport of rowing. Over the last ten years our junior rowing program has developed into an alternative to the large programs by being more accommodating of the academic demands and pressures on today’s teenagers and by offering more individualized attention. It is widely held that the best way to learn how to row is through sculling. Sculling is less stressful to a young person’s still developing body and the nuances involved with moving and balancing a small boat greatly enhance one's efficiency when rowing any type of boat. Rowers leaving CYC are prepared to row in any seat of any boat, sweep or scull.

VARSITY RACING TEAM

The CYC Varsity Racing Team prepares select junior boys and girls for local, regional and national competitions. It is limited to rowers willing to commit to a very high level of training. The over all goal is to help prepare rowers for their futures within and outside of rowing. Our athletic goal is to win medals at Nationals and produce rowers who will go on to row in college and even the national team.

Schedule

The Varsity Racing Team's training schedule runs from September until Southwest Regional Championships (May) or US National Championships (June). The Varsity Racing Team's training schedule requires attendance of five (or more) workouts per week at CYC in addition to regattas. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 4:15 - 6:30 pm. Saturday and Sunday 7:30 - 10:00 am For more information, please contact Head Coach, Craig Leeds

NOVICE RACING TEAM

The Novice Racing Team is designed for new rowers with no racing experience.
The Novice Team's goal is to produce well-trained and skilled rowers who will go on to participate on the Varsity Team.

Schedule

The Novice Program runs from September through early May.
There are 4 workouts per week.
Tuesday and Thursday 4:15 - 6:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday 7:30 - 10:00 am

For more information, please contact Head Coach,

Craig Leeds

RECREATIONAL ROWING PROGRAM Sign ups still being taken

This program is intended for boys and girls ages 13-18, who have had at least a basic introduction to the sport of rowing (sculling). The program is also intended to allow experienced junior rowers a chance to continue rowing on a more casual basis than being on a competitive team. Each participant will be able to develop at their own pace. The program will include rowing in quads, doubles and singles. Occasional sessions will be land based and make use of rowing machines.

Schedule

The program runs most Sundays from September until May.
There will be occasional Sundays when the program will not meet due to holidays, club regattas or some other unforeseen event.
Otherwise, the program will generally meet once per week, from 10:15 am until 12:00 noon on Sundays.

Fees

Cost is $750 (CYC Members $500)

For more information, please contact Head Coach, Craig Leeds

PRIVATE LESSONS FOR JUNIORS

Private lessons are the best way to learn or improve one’s rowing.
These lessons are designed specifically to fit the needs of each individual.
These lessons may cover: sculling, sweep rowing, rowing ergometer training, video analysis and fitness training programs.
Lessons last approximately 2 hours.

Schedule

As available, subject to availability of instructor

Fees

3 private lesson package / $240
Individual private lessons / $90
3 semi private lesson package / $320 ($160 / student)
Individual semi private lessons / $120 ($60 / student)


2016 / 17 SCHEDULE

PRACTICE BEGINS
VARSITY-SEPTEMBER 6
NOVICE-SEPTEMBER 10
RECREATIONAL-SEPTEMBER 25

SEASON KICK OFF BRUNCH
VARSITY AND NOVICE
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 (10:00 - 11:30 AM)

NEW YEAR'S KICK OFF BRUNCH

VARSITY AND NOVICE
SUNDAY, JANUARY 8 (10:00 - 11:30 AM)

BANQUET
MAY 21, 2016  (8:30 - 12 NOON) (T/B COMFIRMED)

REGATTAS 

HEAD OF THE MARINA
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6&
SAN DIEGO FALL CLASSIC
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13
CHRISTMAS REGATTA
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4
LONG BEACH ERG SPRINT
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28
PRESIDENT'S DAY REGATTA
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11&
CAL CUP
SATURDAY, MARCH 18
LONG BEACH INVITATIONAL
SAT / SUN, APRIL 8 - 9
US ROWING SW REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
FRI / SAT/ SUN, MAY 5 / 6 / 7
US ROWING YOUTH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
FRI / SAT/ SUN, JUNE 9 / 10 / 11

ROWING LINKS:
US Rowing

Long Beach Rowing Association
Long Beach Junior Crew
Regatta Central
Row2K
MAC Weather Site

RECRUITING LINKS:
US Rowing College Recruiting Information
NCAA Guide

FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON ANY OF OUR PROGRAMS PLEASE CONTACT HEAD COACH, CRAIG LEEDS, BY CLICKING, HERE

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: Craig Leeds
Craig's rowing career began in college and has touched on all aspects of the sport. He has been a successful competitor at many levels winning numerous National Championships and regattas such as the Head of the Charles. Craig's coaching experience spans the junior, masters and elite levels. His goal is to teach rowing in a small, low pressure and nurturing setting. He understands there is much more to gain from rowing than just winning races: more important is what we learn about ourselves and others, the friends we make and how the discipline and knowledge gained through rowing helps us succeed in the rest of our lives. Contact Craig at caleeds@pacbell.net

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