Wahoo Rowing Camps for Boys | Summer 2013
Join the coaching staff of Virginia Rowing, at the University of Virginia, for six days of rowing and fun.
- After an evaluation at the first practice, campers are split into two groups: a skill-development-focused group and a training-focused group. As the camp progresses, the two groups tend to overlap and train together more. The result is that each athlete receives instruction that’s specific to him instead of being forced into a one-size-fits-all regimen.
- Camp sessions are six days long.
- Two sessions of in-the-gym lifting, under the guidance of Erich Shuler, M.Ed., CSCS. Emphasis is on injury prevention, correct form, and the dos and don’ts of lifting for high school athletes.
- Yoga for rowers. Under the guidance of Carrie Shuler, RYT, rowers will enjoy a yoga session for athletes. Carrie is the resident yoga instructor for both the men’s and women’s rowing teams at UVa.
- Fueling for rowing. What to eat before, during, and after practices. And understanding WHY it’s important.
- We also discuss other methods for recovering from exercise that go beyond just eating properly.
- Land-based functional training and flexibility training in order to identify and correct common muscular deficiencies such as reciprocal inhibition, synergistic dominance, and asymmetry. The training will improve proprioception, balance, and muscular symmetry.
- In addition to the multiple forms of technical feedback each day, each athlete will receive an in-depth video analysis of his stroke at the end of each session.
- Each athlete will row in both sweep and sculling shells.
- Athletes will learn the basic biomechanics of rowing and the physics of the rowing shell.
WHAT WAHOO ROWING CAMP IS
- Simple, it’s a focused week of learning. Every athlete will improve in multiple areas of the sport.
WHAT WAHOO ROWING CAMP IS NOT
- It is not a numbers-driven camp. We limit the number of athletes at each session so that the athlete-to-coach ratio is optimal.
- No coaches from outside the UVa program are involved.
- It is not a one-size-fits-all camp.
- We do not spend camp time traveling to and from races.
Three camp sessions are offered this summer:
- Sunday, July 7 to Friday, July 12 (12 campers; skill development only; single coach: Erich Shuler)
- Sunday, July 14 to Friday, July 19 (24 campers)
- Sunday, July 21 to Friday, July 26 (24 campers)
Each athlete must have completed at least one season of high school or club rowing.
Camps are held at the Thomas Temple Allan Boathouse, home of Virginia Rowing. Address is 276 Woodlands Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901.
The coaches are the same ones who lead the UVa program, Frank Biller (head coach) and Erich Shuler (novice coach). No coaches from outside the UVa program are brought in to assist.
Frank Biller, Head Coach of Virginia Men’s Rowing
Erich Shuler, M.Ed., CSCS, Novice Men’s Coach for Virginia Men’s Rowing
Athletes will stay at St. Anne’s-Belfield School, 2132 Ivy Road, Charlottesville, VA. The STAB boarding facilities are located next to the UVa campus. They are furnished and air-conditioned. Rooms are arranged in suites, with two rooms sharing a bathroom. Meals are provided and are served in the school’s dining room. Linens are not provided. Rooms do not contain refrigerators or microwaves.
We can provide transportation to and from the Charlottesville Airport, train station, or bus station. We also provide transportation to and from the boathouse.
$1090. A non-refundable $250 deposit is due with the application in order to reserve a space. Camp fee includes coaching, housing, meals, transportation, and dorm supervision. If paying by check, via snail mail, checks can be made out to Virginia Rowing Association. Checks may be mailed to 276 Woodlands Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901.
Also offered (2nd and 3rd sessions only) is a $150 aerobic capacity assessment. The testing will determine physiological potential, providing necessary steps for improvement. It will provide each rower with target ergometer intensities/splits for future training.
After registering, if you have any additional questions/issues, please call Erich Shuler at 434-242-8108, or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register, follow these steps:
Confirmation of your reservation will be sent via e-mail.
We encourage you to utilize our secure online payment system to easily pay required costs. Confirmation of your payment will be sent via email.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What supervision is provided?
Campers are supervised throughout the day and night by coaches and by camp counselors.
What should athletes bring to camp?
Please note: all athletes must bring a copy of their health insurance card (front and back) with them to camp.
Bedding (twin bed), pillow, towels, toiletries, sunscreen, spandex, light and breathable workout clothes, running shoes, sandals, hat, water bottle, spending money. Rooms can get a bit cold at night, so a light blanket is suggested.
When/where will athletes check-in?
Check-in will take place on Sunday, at 1 PM, at St. Anne’s-Belfield School.