Youth Program

POWER TEN'S PRIORITY

IS EXCELLENCE IN ITS JUNIOR TEAM.

Lake Phalen Community Rowing is intended to be a competitive program that develops a diverse, competitive team of young athletes from all backgrounds to compete up the National level in our sport.

For most Junior athletes, this will mean training to participate in the Upper Midwestern Regional Championship Regatta (mid May) and the US Rowing Youth National Championship Regatta (early June).

Our athletes participate in:

  • Sprint Racing (2k distance, usually on a lake venue)

  • Head Racing (5k distance, always on a river venue)

  • Erg Racing (2k distance, on a rowing ergometer)


Along with training for national competition, late winter indoor racing on the ergometer (rowing machine) is prioritized, as this venue provides scores that are used by college recruiters, and in some cases the US Rowing international selection committee (Worlds, the Olympics).

Our Junior Team is a FOUR SEASON program. This does not mean that every athlete on the team trains year round with the program. We strongly encourage our athletes to cross train in the winter months (Nordic Skiing is an excellent complementary sport enjoyed by several of our current young rowers). But we encourage our rowers have athletic goals. Learning to set these goals and develop practical steps to achieve them is a distinctive part of our program in the Twin Cities.

We welcome high school students from rising 9th graders through to those who have just completed their senior year, and the occasional highly motivated younger athlete who is ready to get in a boat. Our team is open to all, from novice rowers (including, but not limited to, those who have just completed our free Learn-to-Row program) to young athletes with previous rowing experience.

Lake Phalen Community Rowing AKA Power Ten is registered with US Rowing (our sport's national organizing body here in the US), and participates in US Rowing's Safe Sport program, which encourages a healthy, supportative, and inclusive environment for all participants. 

For additional details, please refer to the CALENDAR and ROWING FAQ pages.

Juniors' Developmental Team

 

Rowing is unique sport, in its combination of multiple boat sizes and the opportunity for young men and women to train side by side, and sometimes in the same boats, in pursuit of athletic excellence.  It is also exceptional in that it is rarely an appropriate sport for pre-adolescents.  A young rower discovering the sport at 14, 15, or later is neither unusual nor unwelcome. Athletic conditioning is always an advantage, but rowing is a highly strategic sport mentally and physically. These are skills that require ongoing improvement at every stage of the sport. Rowing is hard, fun, meditative, tough. Rewarding. It is very worth giving this sport a serious try--and we encourage you to come give it a try with us, and see where the sport might take you.

Juniors' Competive Program

 

It is LPCR's mission to develop a diverse, competitive team of young athletes from all backgrounds to compete up the National level in our sport. 2020 has been a challenging year for every sport, but LPCR maintained an active, Covid-free training and scrimmage schedule throughout the summer of 2020. Our athletes' diligence, sense of responsibility, and integrity were key to promoting and maintaining this environment, even as our rowers gave generously of their time for the LPCR community programs at Lake Phalen.

Our board and our volunteers love rowing. Our goals for the competitive team: development, achievement, focus and skill. To succeed in any of these goals, athletes need to be healthy, goal-oriented, and willing to learn dedication. Outdoor sports all have an element of unpredictability, and few more intensively than rowing. Resilience, mentally and physically, is an invaluably component of the sport.

 

For athletes on the LPCR , competive team, rowing means training to participate in the Upper Midwestern Regional Championship Regatta (mid May) and the US Rowing Youth National Championship Regatta (early June), and, for 11th graders, working to produce an ergometer 2k score that will offer them the opportunity for the best team-fit in college.

The LPCR Commitment to Equal Access in Rowing

Free Four Day Learn-to-Row Junior Program

 

During the SUMMER and FALL, Power Ten runs free four day Learn-to-Row programs (afternoons, MTWTh) on Lake Phalen through Lake Phalen Community Rowing.  This program is intended to give novice athletes a chance to discover and develop, their rowing skills.

Club volunteers and coaches work individually with athletes to develop safe boating skills on land and in the water.

For additional details on upcoming sessions, please refer to the Upcoming Events section on the Home page.

Free Single-Session Intro-to-Row Program

 

During the SUMMER, Power Ten runs free Saturday Into-to-Row session on Lake Phalen through Lake Phalen Community Rowing. This program is intended to give the community a chance to discover, and develop, their rowing skills.

Club volunteers and coaches work individually with athletes to develop safe boating skills on land and in the water.

For additional details on upcoming sessions, please refer to the Upcoming Events section on the Home page.

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Lake Phalen Community Rowing aka Power Ten is a 501c3 organization

Tel: 612-743-6358, info@powerten.org

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