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For the second year in a row, the Sacramento State women's rowing team, in partnership with the Sacramento State Aquatic Center, are offering clinics for high school students (women only) who want to learn more about collegiate rowing. One clinic already took place in October, and registration is now available for the second clinic on Sunday, Feb. 25.
The clinic will be open to all girls in grades 9-12 and will be tailored toward athletes with no previous rowing experience. This will be a great opportunity to find out if this rapidly growing varsity sport is a good fit for you before heading to college. The clinic will be instructed by Sacramento State head coach Mike Connors and his coaching staff, as well as student-athletes from the Sacramento State rowing team.
The Feb. 25 clinic will take place at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center at Lake Natoma, one of the finest rowing courses in the country. There is a $50 fee for the clinic and it will be limited to the first 16 participants who register. The day's schedule is listed below. To register for the clinic, please click here. For any questions, please contact assistant coach George Jenkins at email@example.com.
There are over 150 varsity teams sponsored by collegiate athletics departments in the United States, each one offering as many as 20 full athletic scholarships.
10:00 a.m. - Registration
10:15 a.m. - Introduction to Rowing Presentation
11:00 a.m. - Rowing Technique on the Concept 2 Ergometers (rowing machines)
11:45 a.m. - Oar Handling Technique
Noon - Snack/Light Lunch with Sacramento State Rowers (provided)
12:30 p.m. - On the water training in eight-person rowing boats
2:30 p.m. - Wrapup meeting
3:00 p.m. - Optional visit to the Sacramento State campus
This clinic is open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level, and/or gender).