High School Competitive Programs
Fact: not all area high schools offer rowing/crew in their athletic portfolios. Fact: not all athletes are selected for high school teams despite their best efforts to prepare. Fact: not all rowers seek to compete for their school teams.
It’s for these reasons that ARC provides a Competitive Club Program (high school boys and girls ages under 19 years old – U19). Our Competive program is formulated to prepare student athletes to race in local and regional regattas against Club as well as Scholastic Teams.
In addition to boat sessions at the Dammrich Rowing Center, training includes dryland Strength & Conditioning using progressive resistance & the Rowing Machine (ERGometer). The Dryland Home for ARC, Northshore Fitness Studio in Wilmette, conducts sessions which serve to develop a healthy rowing-specific balance between power and flexibility with respect to age & physical maturity.
ARC’s High School QUICKSTART Sessions allow rower candidates an opportunity to try rowing on a trial basis with no committment!
Our philosophy is to promote a balanced fun approach to the challenging process required to master the technical aspects of “Rowing Well”. With positive reinforcement as our foundation for Coaching and Mentoring, we encourage the Student-Athletes to embrace rowing as a life-long sport.
We Roster both Girls and Boys U19 Competitive teams for Spring, Summer and Fall rowing seasons. We offer a Full-Package approach Contact us today if you are interested in competing within a holistic environment teaching life skills like goal setting, good sportsmanship, discipline and teamwork.
Annual Competitive Membership includes USRowing Membership which provides for on-the-water liability insurance, safety standard guidelines, continuing education and guidance. Balance of fees help fund equipment maintenance and club operating expenses.
For more information contact Brian Easter, ARC Program Director at (847) 347-3278.
Alliance Rowing Club of Illinois
Northshore Fitness Studio
905 Ridge Road
Wilmette, IL 60091-1559