The UTS Schools Winter Program helps aspiring junior rowers develop their skills in the sport and aims to compliment school rowing programs. Over the years, the UTS Rowing Club has has forged strong relationships with many schools in the Sydney area. We regularly visit these schools to talk to students about the tertiary education and rowing opportunities available after school, including UTS' Elite Athlete Program.
By design, our program creates a clear pathway for junior athletes into the club system and elite-level rowing.
High-performing school rowers are invited to try out for our program. You will have the opportunity to work with Head Coach and 7 time Olympic Medalist, Tim McLaren as well as Women's Coach, David Gely, and Men's Coach, John Smyth.
Sessions will predominantly focus on technique and skill acquisition. There will also be opportunities to improve your physical development. Spaces are limited, so get in quick by submitting the form below.
The Winter 2017 program costs $500, payable after being accepted into the program (post tryout).
Dates of the 2017 program Term 2: 1st May - 23rd June Term 3: 17th July- 15th September
Tryout Testing dates are available from 4th - 7th April.
Given that spaces are strictly limited, be prepared to undertake a strength and fitness testing session. After this tryout, invitations to participate in the Winter 2017 program will then be sent to selected athletes, based on collected data and performance at the tryout session.
We will be running further programs later in the year. Please revisit this page for updated details.
If you're interested in joining the UTS Youth Development Squad in the future, please complete the form below.