2018 U23 Lightweight Quad Selection Camp Hosts

Both the Under 23 Men’s and Women’s Lightweight Quad Selection Camps are indented as development opportunities that bring together U23 sweep athletes and scullers who are not ready for small boats. The top U23 scullers should focus on the U23 single and double and plan on attending trials. USRowing staff, in conjunction with the designated camp, will finalize the list of athletes to be invited to each of the camps.

The U23 Lightweight Quad Selection Camp Hosts will be selected by a committee comprised of the High Performance Director, Director of Athlete Development and Performance, an athlete rep on the HPC, and one other HPC member. Applications to host either the men’s or the women’s selection camp must be submitted by February 28th, 2018. An interview will be scheduled with each applicant after all applications have been submitted.

It is expected that the invited athletes will be charged a fee to cover most or all of the expenses associated with running the camp. These costs include coaching staff expenses for the camp and U23 Worlds. The U23 Lightweight Quad Selection Camp hosts will not receive funding from USRowing and will be responsible for any and all costs associated with hosting the camp and attending the U23 World Rowing Championships.

The athletes will be selected at the camp through the process set forth in the U23 Selection Procedures. By applying to host a selection camp you are agreeing to adhere to these procedures and any requirements therein.

As a reminder, all athletes must meet the USRowing ECG & Health Screening requirements before practicing in any selection camp or competing in trials. For more information click here: ECG & Health Screening requirements. The deadline to submit the health screening requirements for athletes to participate in a selection camp is April 30th. An athlete cannot participate in selection camp until they have submitted the screening.

Please be aware, your application will not be valid unless all coaches associated with the camp are SafeSport certified by the time by the camps are nominated. Instructions to complete SafeSport are at the bottom of Appendix D – Coaches.

The measures that will be used to award the selection camp are in no particular order. Some of these topics are covered in the application, while others will be covered in the interview:

  • Coach
    • Experience of the Head Coach
    • Will there be assistant coaches?
    • How many dedicated hours will these athletes have from the head coach each week? How many from other coaches?
  • Financial
    • Are there any fundraising plans to off-set the cost of attending the World Championships?
    • What will be the athlete fee associated with the camp? How will these funds be used?
  • Facilities and Equipment
    • Boathouse space and use
    • Availability of ergs or the equivalent
    • Equipment quality and availability for use during the camp
  • Non-financial support for the camp
    • Lodging and food?
  • Understanding of U23 selection procedures as they apply to the selection of athletes for a boat from a selection camp
    • Are there plans for the athletes who are not selected?
      • For example: Club Nationals, Canadian Henley, other
    • Location
      • As it relates to helping alleviate financial burdens on the athletes or provide other opportunities

When describing the equipment, you will have available for your selection camp please include the following:


  • Manufacturer
  • Model Number
  • Year
  • Size


  • Manufacturer
  • Flex
  • Blade Type
  • Shaft Type
  • Number of sets

If you have any questions concerning the hosting of the camp or the application process please contact Cameron Kiosoglous at Cameron@usrowing.org. Please apply to host a U23 Lightweight Quad Selection Camp through the link below.

2018 U23 Lightweight Quad Selection Camp Host Application

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