Thanksgiving Week Small Boat Camp

Small Boat Camp - Thanksgiving Week 2021 

When: Sunday, November 21 - Wednesday, November 24 at Nathan Benderson Park

Who: Rowers from high school programs who are looking to improve their technical ability. We are looking for a range of abilities and plan to serve all. Limit of 32 participants: 8 who are racing at a top level, 8 who are proficient with some racing experience, 8 with limited sculling experience and 8 who are much newer to small boat work but looking to gain invaluable experience in a short period of time. Coach to athlete ratio will be 4:1

Racing Opportunity: The Head of the 941 is hosted on Saturday and Sunday, November 20-21 with U19 1x's and 2-'s being raced on Sunday, November 21. Camp will first meet later in the day on Sunday the 21st. We can help with equipment for the race if you are interested in combining the experiences!

What's Included:
Rowing exclusively in 1x's and 2-'s multiple times a day at the world class Nathan Benderson Park.
Mobility education sessions.
Lifting education sessions.
Nutrition for Rowers sessions.
Mental health sessions.
Video Review

Take Away: Leave knowing limiting factors in your rowing stroke and your strengths and weaknesses as a rower. You will receive a true evaluation that you will be able to take home with you knowing the standards.

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Camp Staff:
More to be named soon!

Jesse Foglia - Coach Foglia has been an Assistant Coach with the Harvard men for five years. He also serves at the Head Coach for the USA U23 Men's National Team. He has led medal winning crews with the U19 Junior National Team, Columbia Lightweights, Bates College and Three Rivers Rowing.

Caitlin McClain - Coach McClain is the Head Coach at Seattle Pacific University. She has coached within the USA U19 Women's National Team for many summers, most recently serving at the Women's Head Coach in the summer of 2021. McClain led Holy Names Academy in Seattle for many years turning it into one of the most competitive women's youth programs in the country in both sweep and sculling.

Rick Brown - Coach Brown led camps for the junior national team for 11 years before joining Sarasota Crew as the Director of Operations. He led junior clubs at Three Rivers Rowing (Pittsburgh, PA) and Rogue Rowing (Ashland, OR) with great success and several national medal boats in small boats.

Abbie Young - Coach Young is the Girl's Varsity Coach at Sarasota Crew. She also has served as a junior national team coach for many summers including being the Men's CanAmMex Head Coach in the summer of 2021. She has also worked at Connecticut Boat Club and the University of Southern California.

Megan Kuehm - Coach Kuehm has coached nationally competitve small boats at youth programs in several different regions in the US. She has a great ability to work with rowers of all levels.

Robin Brown - Robin coached medal winning teams at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Marin Rowing and Three Rivers Rowing before earning her Masters in Nutrition from the University of Pittsburgh. As a Registered Dietitian she owns her own business and has worked with top rowers across the country to help them fuel properly.

More Coaches will be named similar to:

Maddux Castle - Coach Castle is the Boy's Varsity Coach at Sarasota Crew after serving as an assitant coach at George Washington University where he helped to lead the team to one of its most successful IRA Championship in 2021.

Cost: $1,900 includes lodging, meals, equipment, coaching.
$1,700 includes equipment and coaching and limited food. Please use the code "Thanks2021" at checkout if you will not be choosing the camp's housing/food option and have your own. This will provide you the $1,700 fee.

Hotel: Homewood Suites, 305 N. Cattleman Rd, Sarasota, FL 34235

Flights: We can help with pickups and drop offs to SRQ (Sarasota airport). 

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Questions can be directed to rick@sarasotacrew.org