UAH Crew

rowing

Welcome

 

Club Sport at UAH 

 

Try rowing Saturday 17 Oct from 12:30pm - 2:30pm 

 

and Sunday 18 Oct from 1pm - 3pm 

 

Novice rowers are always welcome! NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED

 

Email us at uahrowing@yahoo.com for more info.

 

 

 

http://www.concept2.com/indoor-rowers/training/technique-videos 

 

 

NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED

 

 

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Contact us at  uahrowing@yahoo.com  for more information

 

Directions to boathouse.  1000 Hobbs Island Rd. Boathouse is on your right. Across from country store.

 "In rowing as in life, there are competitors and there are racers. The
competitor works hard and rows to his limit. The racer does not
think of limits, only the race." -Jim Dietz, Rowing Coach

 

  

 Check out pictures from regattas at http://uahuntsvillerowing.shutterfly.com/

 

 

 

How Do I Join?

Joining the team is very easy. Any student is welcome to join. We do not cut students from the team. .

You can email us at uahrowing@yahoo.com

Rules and requirements for team membership.

  • Athletic Ability - a previous background in sports is desirable but not a requirement. Previous experience rowing at the high school level is also not a requirement. The majority of our team members have had no prior experience. An average physical condition with good health would be the necessary basis for starting in this sport.
  • Weight Categories - Collegiate rowing has two categories of competition, lightweight and heavyweight. Lightweight men must weigh 160 lbs or less. Lightweight women must weigh 130 lbs or less. All other weights greater than these will qualify a rower as a heavyweight. Coxswains generally weigh 130 lbs or less.
  • Dues - No dues are required. 
  • Travel - Most regattas will require travel. For regattas, the teams leaves the Friday afternoon before the regatta and will usually return before Saturday evening. Races are as close as Nashville and as far as Atlanta and Knoxville. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the questions we see a lot from potential rowers and coxswains. If you have a question that is not addressed below, feel free to email us at uahrowing@yahoo.com

 

DOES UAH OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ROWING?
No, we are a club sport.

HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE DO I NEED?
 None, in fact the majority of past students have no experience with this sport.

HOW ATHLETIC DO I NEED TO BE?
 
Past experience playing other sports is a plus, however, not having an athletic background is OK. After all, most people have never participated in this sport and we train them to be rowers anyway.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?
 
In the fall, we will start bringing in students to teach them basic technique. There will be a grace period for students to see if they would like to do this. No one is ever "cut" from our team. After the grace period is over, usually around the middle of September, you will be considered a part of the team.

WHO CAN I EXPECT TO COMPETE AGAINST?
 
We compete against club and varsity teams from all over the southeast;

Auburn University, University of Alabama, Berry College, University of Central Florida, University of Charleston, Clemson University, Duke University, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Emory University, University of Florida, Florida Institute of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, University of Georgia, Jacksonville University, University of Louisville, LSU,  N.C. State University, Marietta College, Murray State University, University of North Carolina, Northwestern State University (LA), Nova Southeastern University, Purdue University, Rollins College, University of Tampa, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, University of Texas, Tulane University, Vanderbilt University, University of Virginia, Washington University, Virgina Tech, Wake Forest University.

WHEN DO I COMPETE?
 
Rowing is a year round sport divided into two seasons. The fall season starts in October and ends in November. These races are against the clock over a distance of 5000 meters. The spring season starts in March and ends in May. These races are sprint races over a distance of 2000 meters against as many as six schools at one time.

I'm not in good enough shape for crew.
   While crew is most certainly challenging, eventually with enough work and training, rowers get to where they need to be in terms of conditioning. We have people of every level of competitiveness, ranging from just along for the social aspect, to very competitive types.

I'm not sure if I have enough time for crew.
  Practice times may vary from boat to boat, and we will do our best to work with your schedule. If in doubt, it would be worth giving the team a try. As mentioned earlier, many members have jobs, are involved in other organizations, and have full course loads.

HOW LONG ARE THESE BOATS ANYWAY?
 
A two person boat can be about 30 feet. An eight person boat can be as long as 60 feet.

WHO STEERS THE BOAT?
 
The coxswain or "cox" for short steers the boat. These individuals generally weigh less than 130 lbs to keep the boat competitive.

WHY SHOULD I JOIN?
  First, you’ll get the chance to compete against rowing programs from across the nation at nationally competitive regattas.  Second, you will get in terrific shape.  Finally, and most importantly, you’ll have an incredible time and make wonderful friends.

 

 Directions to boathouse.  Boathouse is on your right. Across from country store.

 

 "Rowing is more than a fast boat on race day.   It's a complementary experience to a young man's intellectual development.  Rowing, like success, is a journey, not a destination.  I tell my oarsmen to have fun, learn and most of all, grow as individuals. The wins and the losses will take care of themselves."

-Rick Clothier, Rowing Coach USNA