Youth Rowing Clinics 

For the 12th consecutive summerexperienced college rowing coaches come to the Riverfront Boathouse in Hartford to teach beginning and experienced high-school aged students in a fun and supportive atmosphere. 

Our clinics will be headlined by Trinity’s Kevin MacDermott, the 2013 NESCAC Men’s Rowing Coach of the Year and former US Junior National Team Men’s Head Coach, with presentations at the four-day clinic, Eat to Compete, by Holyoke Community College nutrition professor and rowing coach,  Dr. Laura Christoph, and What Rowers Need to Know about College Admissions, by Marist College’s Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Assistant Women’s Rowing Coach, Michelle Stathers.  Please see below for coaching roster and details.

Four-day coaches: Kevin MacDermottMichelle StathersKevin Gruber (Head Coach at the University of Delaware), Allyson Zoppa (Assistant Coach at the University of Connecticut), Stephanie Chivers  (Assistant Coach at George Washington University).   Other coaches will be added as needed. 

Four-day presentations: Eat to Compete, What Rowers Need to Know about College AdmissionsImproving Your 2k and a coaches’ roundtable on Opportunities for Rowing in College.

Two-day coaches:  Kevin MacDermott, (Sunday only);  Kevin Gruber Allyson ZoppaRenee Jones (Trinity College), Steve Baranoski (Wesleyan University).  Other coaches will be added as needed.

Two-day presentations: Improving Your 2k and a coaches’ roundtable on Opportunities for Rowing in College.

At both clinics, beginners will learn how to row or cox and recieve an introduction to all aspects of the sport.  Experienced rowers and coxswains will improve their understanding of the stroke and how to improve it.  The clinic is open to rising 8th graders and high school students.  Lunch and a t-shirt are provided.  

Four-day clinic: Monday, June 23 - Thursday June 26, 9:00 - 3:30, $450 (experienced coxswains can attend for half price).
Two-day clinic: Saturday, August 2nd  and Sunday August 3rd, 9:00 - 3:30 $250 (experienced coxswains can attend for half price). 


Please visit our Youth Rowing Pages for information about our ongoing Youth classes and teams.


Program Sponsor


Lily Palmer Fry Memorial Trust

The generosity of sponsors enables young people at Hartford and East Hartford high schools to row at no cost to them or their families. If you are interested in supporting this terrific program, contact Deborah Baker, Director of Development, via email or call 860.713.3131 ext. 326.