We are a highly committed squad of juniors and their coaches aiming for regional and national success – and national selection where appropriate.
We understand that joining the Rob Roy BC Junior Squad is just the start of our juniors’ rowing careers. Underpinning our aims for racing success at junior level is our intention to develop our juniors as committed athletes who enjoy challenging themselves. We aim to instil in them the value of sportsmanship and a love of rowing which will take them through long successful rowing careers at whatever level they choose.
1) All our beginners and advanced beginners courses will be run as short camps in the school holidays. Juniors may need to attend several camps to achieve the standards necessary to progress to the next stage. All camps can be booked through www.cambridgerowingbootcamps.co.uk
2) Once juniors can scull independently and safely, and achieve a good standard of stroke, they can be assessed to join our Development Squad. Dev Squad runs at the weekends during term time. Juniors should expect to be in the Dev Squad for at least a year, and develop good technique and fitness before trialling for the Racing Squad.
3) The Racing Squads are selected on speed, fitness, and boatmanship skills and are for competitive rowers who have the commitment to train on both days at weekends and attend further fitness and strength training sessions on weekdays.
If you are a junior interested in joining or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email our Juniors Coordinator, Jo Burch (Top row on left in photo below) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Junior Squad is hugely grateful to The Rowing Foundation for much-needed funding for a coaching/safety launch for our outings at Stretham. We’re thrilled as it allows us to take more juniors off the busy Cam to train hard (and safely) over a long, empty stretch of water.