Middle School

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    • Grades: 6 through 8 - No experience necessary! 
    •  Practice Times: Each option includes practice on Saturday and YOU CHOOSE one day a week. M-F (again, you choose one) 4:30PM-6:45 PM (6:30 PM during Daylight Savings) plus Sat 8:30AM-11:30 AM. Location is 343 Palmetto Ave, Osprey
    • Two Options available for the main program:
      • Singles Program: Sculling (2 oars per rower) in singles, learn the skills of handling your own boat and the refined skills it takes to row a single. This program is offered Monday-Friday plus all get to sweep on Saturday also.
      •  8s Program: Sweep (1 oar per rower) in team boats, learn how to row in 8s and how to work together as a team. We offer this option as Tuesday or Thursday practice only plus you come on Saturday also and row in 8's there also.
    • Fall Season:  
      • Preseason - 5 weeks (10 practices) of sweep rowing primarily. Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 4:30-6:45 pm. August 31, Sept 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
      • Fall Session: October 4th - December 18th (No practice during Thanksgiving week). 10 weeks of rowing. December 18th will be an option to join in the Sarasota Crew Instrasquad race for a small additional fee.
    • Spring Season: Dates TBD. We usually do a season from January - March and an optional extension in April - May.
    •  Program Fee: $550 for 2 days a week/season. Saturday for everyone plus you choose a weekday.
    • Additional Days: Add an additional day for the season for $250 per additional day (we will add this option closer to the season once we see what days are available).
  •  Bus: We can only provide a bus from Pine View this fall due to the expense. We can help figure out carpools so please reach out to us if you need help. To sign up for the bus you simply register under the Join Us -Youth Rowing -Transportation tab.

COVID-19 Update: We are running all programming as listed.

- Every day each rower will affirm they are in good health and have not been in contact with anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 as detailed by the CDC. 
- All staff and volunteers will be required to wear masks.
- Equipment will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before and after each use.
- Full details on our COVID-19 page.

hould you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Team Administrator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Middle School Practice Schedule
All middle school rowers attend Saturday practice, the weekday you attend is your choice:
Monday: Singles program

Tuesday: Choose Singles or 8s program

Wednesday: Singles program

Thursday: Choose Singles or 8s program

Friday: Singles program
8th Grade Athletes
8th-grade athletes interested in rowing on the Freshman Novice Team can start the Fall Session with the Freshman Novice squad. Athletes and Parents must have the understanding that this is a probationary period, and after a meeting in September with the Head Coach, Parents, and Rower, the most appropriate decision on placement will be made.