The Tulsa Youth Rowing Association is looking for 8th grade through high school aged athletes to join their competitive high school program. The program is offering a basic training program for beginners to the sport the weeks of August 24th to September 5th.
There is a $30 registration fee for the two weeks of instruction and participants are under no obligation to join the program at the end of the two weeks. Participants in the basic training will learn rowing technique, boat handling and safety aspects to the sport. Interested participants can register for the training online.
The club had a very successful rowing season last year and has grown to around 60 members in a short period of time. This past summer around 40 student athletes tried to the sport for the first time. The team regularly competes on the national level and our athletes are also successful in gaining college scholarships at universities all over the US.
Rowing at its essence is hard work and personal development. Parents that are looking for a sport for their children that instills some of the most valuable qualities and hardest to learn for their kids, should look no further than rowing. These include the capacity for unrelenting, exhausting work in a teamwork environment, and the concepts and merits that are involved in that, including commitment, sacrifice, courage and selflessness.