U14 (ages 9-13)

No rowing experience necessary. We will teach you to row. This program is for complete beginners and returning rowers in this age group.

Gem City Crew is committed to creating a youth rowing culture that prioritizes the health and well-being of young students – enhancing their enjoyment, participation, and development in the sport. For students under the age of 14 we promote sport sampling, trying a variety of sports, which provides students the opportunity to find a sport that fits them best. Our low training time reflects our commitment to supporting all other academic, artistic and athletic pursuits of our students. 

If you can ride a bike, we can teach you to row. Our age-appropriate, coach-guided curriculum focuses on balance, posture, movement skill development and overall physical literacy instead of focusing on competitive events. We aim to build each child’s confidence and progress at their pace. Our student-to-coach ratio is kept intentionally small to ensure that each participant gets the attention they deserve early in the learning process.

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SUMMER

Students row outdoors on the Great Miami River. Students will get wet while learning how to get in the boat: from the dock and from the water. Emphasis is placed on water safety, balance, basic stroke proficiency, and boat control.

Cost:
$100 - 1 session per week (typically for 8 weeks)
$200 - 2 sessions per week (typically for 8 weeks)
$300 - 3 sessions per week (typically for 8 weeks)
$400 - 4 sessions per week (typically for 8 weeks)
Cost includes coaching and equipment usage. No refunds. No discounts for lacking attendance.

Outdoor Location:
Rice Field / Great Miami River (south-most entrance near Chautauqua Rd.)
2001 Dayton-Cincinnati Pike
Miamisburg OH 45342
4 miles west of the Austin Blvd. / exit 41 off I-75. Ample parking and restrooms.

Time Commitment:
1-4 days/week, 45 min/day

Practice Days & Times per Season:
Mon-Thu............................................10:30am-11:15am

What the Student Should Wear / Bring:
• athletic clothes that don't impede movement (not too baggy)
• change of clothes*
• socks
• slip-on or flip-flop sandals
• gym shoes that can get dirty
• sunscreen
• sunglasses or hat with brim for sun shade (optional)
• water bottle covered with sock (sock protects boats from wear)
• no dangling jewelry
• long hair tied back
• nails clipped short
** wearing a shirt is required at all times **

*Your son or daughter will be getting wet. Please make sure your child is prepared to be wet and has dry clothes to change in to, if desired. We will review appropriate rowing attire with the students.


WINTER

Students row indoors on rowing machines. More emphasis is placed on body movement, conditioning, and pacing strategy so each student can understand how technical and tactical changes create performance progress.

Cost:
$190, 2 sessions per week. Cost includes coaching and equipment usage. No refunds. No discounts for lacking attendance. 

Indoor Location:
110 Second Street (south entrance, third floor)
Miamisburg OH 45342
1,500+ sq.ft. in the heart of downtown is the indoor training center for Gem City Crew. Public parking, and restroom.

Time Commitment:
2 days/week, 45 min/day

Practice Days & Times per Season:
Mon-Thu............................................5:15pm-6:00pm

What the Student Should Wear / Bring:
• athletic clothes that don't impede movement (not too baggy)
• socks
• gym shoes
• water bottle
• no dangling jewelry
• long hair tied back
• nails clipped short
** wearing a shirt is required at all times **