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. Both options combine on Saturdays and row in 8's which is sweep rowing. Depending on your preference you can choose to row in 8's during the week or singles:
      • 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 Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri 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.
    • Fall Season:  
      • Preseason - 5 weeks (10 practices) of sweep rowing primarily. Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 4:30-6:45 pm. August 30, Sept 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29. The fee for preseason is $300.
      • Fall Session: October 3rd - December 17th (No practice during Thanksgiving week). 10 weeks of rowing. December 17th will be an option to join in the Sarasota Crew Instrasquad race for a small additional fee. The fall session is $550 for the ten weeks.
    • Spring Season:
      • Spring Session: January 16th - April 1st (No week of March 13-18). 10 weeks of rowing. April 1st will be a race option in Tampa. You do not have to participate in this race, but it will be an option to sign up for for that day. The fall session is $550 for the ten weeks. Other than March 13-18, we will have practice on days that fall on other days off from school during this session.
      • Spring Add-On: We usually have an additional option of rowing in April into May for those that want to continue. We will let you know more details as it comes together!
    •  Program Fee: Preseason and fall season are separate fees. They are listed above.
    • Additional Days: Some individuals would like to come more than two times a week and we allow you to add an additional day for the season for $250 per additional day.
    • Fall Races: 
  •  Bus: We do have a bus that comes from Pine View School! We also 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.

Should 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

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.