MLC PE Uniform for training
Rowing Zootie for Competitions
Information on the individual squads
|Learn to Row Squad|
|Objective||Aimed primarily at Year 7 Term 1 2020 girls who want to row. The focus is on building confidence through technique, and learning about the sport in a safe and fun environment. It is anticipated this squad will row through winter and return to Term 4 2020 as Performance Squad members. We also welcome our Year 6 students to be a part of the coxswain group, as this welcomes them further into the rowing community as a vital member of the crew.|
|Training Days||Year 7 girls train Monday afternoon, and Wednesday afternoon on water. For students in other years, we integrate them in their Year group to still train two (2) days a week.|
|Objective||Aimed towards athletes who are current recreational rowers, or past squad rowers. Focus is on technique, fun, low intensity and aerobic fitness. Recreational rowers go across year groups.|
|Training Days||Students train two days a week within their Year group. All recreational rowers have the option of attending the January training camp, which is additional cost.|
|Year 9||Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons on water
with optional land training one afternoon.
|Year 10||Monday and Wednesday mornings with optional land training one afternoon|
|Year 11 and
|Monday and Wednesday afternoons with optional land training in the afternoon.|
|Objective||The primary objective of this group is to create a competitive team based around self-belief, confidence through fitness, technique, teamwork and self discipline.
Benchmarking is mandatory, and undertaken regularly, however simple and relevant. Attendance at camp and pre-camp benchmarking is also mandatory. Term 3 is very much about building on the skills and technique related to rowing and preparing for the commencement of the upcoming rowing season.
|Training Days||Year 8||Tuesday afternoons and Thursday afternoons on water. Wednesday afternoon land training.|
|Year 9||Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons on water. Tuesday afternoons land training.|
|Year 10||Monday morning, Wednesday morning and Thursday morning on water. Wednesday afternoon land training and Tuesday morning indoor (erg) rowing session (6.30am).|
|Senior||Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning on water. Tuesday afternoon land training, Thursday afternoon erg training.|
|Objective||To build an experienced base of coxswains’ through the introduction of specific program for this group. This will be a new group of athletes, who would like to be on the water, without pulling on an oar. This group would have a reduced fee to participate, and be supported through with coaching, networking and training.
Coxswain will be assigned to a racing crew, if they so nominate, as part of the selection process. If they wish to race in Term 1 regattas, they are encouraged to attend camp to support this crew development.
|Training Days||Flexible dependent on age group and crew they are coxing.|
|Venue||On water training is at MLC School Rowing shed, Ferry Road, Glebe.|
|Morning||For morning training, girls are either dropped off at the MLC School Aquatic Centre car park (5.05am) at School OR the rowing shed (5.15am) in Glebe, and then bussed to School after training.|
|Afternoon||For afternoon on water training the girls are bussed to the rowing shed at 3.30pm and pick up is from the rowing shed at 5.30pm, or 6.00pm from the MLC School Aquatic Centre car park.|
|Regattas||Regattas are held in one of the following venues:
Sydney International Regatta Centre (SIRC), Penrith
Iron Cove, Rodd Point
Nepean River, Penrith (Intermediate and Senior Rowers)
On the rare occasions that it may be necessary for a player to miss training or a competition:
- If the inability to attend is known in advance – a written explanation (email) from the player’s parent/carer is to be given to the coach in advance. This notice should be given as early as possible.
- If the player is absent from school on the day of training or on competition day – the player’s parent/carer is asked to advise the coach and Sports Department of their daughter’s absence from training or the game.
Continued failure to attend training or competitions without a timely written explanation is unacceptable and may jeopardise the player’s continued involvement in sport.
A member of the Sports Department will contact Parents/carers of students whose non-attendance at training or games is not notified in the correct manner.
Our main form of communication with the players and their parents is via email and occasionally text messages. Please ensure you regularly check emails to ensure you are well informed regarding Rowing in 2020. The Sports Update in Audacia, the weekly newsletter also contains important information. This newsletter is sent every Friday afternoon during term time.