2019 ODP Mini-Camps

In response to the successes of the regional Summer Olympic Development Programs, USRowing is offering weekend-long ODP Regional Mini-Camps this fall and winter that will be hosted in five regions around the country. These camps will be beneficial for athletes of all skill levels, to solidify technical changes and establish rowing and ergometer goals before the winter season. Registration will be open for 48 male and female athletes and two coxswains from each region. Camps will fill up fast, so secure your spot here.

What is the Olympic Development Program?

USRowing’s ODP goal is to identify talented, age-based athletes with the potential to grow within the system and to provide them with the tools to row better, erg faster, and find success in the sport. Over the next few years, the program will expand to all levels of national team development from U17 through the senior national team, creating a long-term program for athletes who want to grow in the sport.

What do athletes think of ODP?

“The Olympic Development Program not only improved my performance as an athlete, but also as a person. It taught me so much about the mind and body that I didn’t know before, and that has given me so much more information to use to my advantage.” – Mid-Atlantic U17 rower

“ODP camp was one of the best experiences I have had and, because of it, I have grown significantly as a serious rower.” – Southeast U17 rower

“I learned so much in both rowing and in life. I was able to gain the experience as to what college would be like if rowing is to be a factor. In addition, I was able to gain valuable experience in sweep boats, as well as learn some of the more technical aspects of rowing. “ – Midwest U17 rower 

Each ODP Mini-Camp Offers:

  • Personal, one-on-one coaching while in eights to help each individual athlete develop better boat sense within the group.
  • Opportunities to row in pairs and doubles, to teach small-boat skills and improve an athlete’s boat feel.
  • Coaching on the ergometer, teaching consistency and how to optimize an athlete’s power, in time for the winter testing season.
  • Valuable education in nutrition, strength training, sports psychology, positive social media usage and SafeSport principles.

These Mini-Camps also will serve as ID Camps for the 2019 Youth Regional Challenge, November 20-24. 

Regional Camp Hosts, Camp Locations and Contacts:

Dates: See registration for dates of various camps

Cost: $275 includes all meals, housing, local transportation and a camp t-shirt

Athlete Ages: Birth year of 2002 and younger

Registration: Registration for camps are found on RegattaCentral

Typical Camp Schedule:

Friday, September 20

  • 4:00-6:30 p.m. Registration 
  • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner
  • 7:30-9:00 p.m. Movie/Group Talk
  • 10:30 p.m. Lights out

Please note: Athletes will be placed in gender/ability groups for the morning session based on athlete registration information with adjustments made for the afternoon sessions. 

Saturday, September 21

  • 7:00-8:00 a.m. Breakfast
  • 8:00-10:00 a.m. Training Session (Group 1)
  • 8:00-10:00 a.m. Classroom/Gym Session (Group 2)
  • 10:00-noon Classroom/Gym Session (Group 1)
  • 10:00-noon Training Session (Group 2)
  • 12:15-1:15 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:30-3:30 p.m. Training Session (Group 1)
  • 1:30-3:30 p.m. Classroom/Gym Session (Group 2)
  • 3:30-5:30 p.m. Classroom/Gym Session (Group 1)
  • 3:30-5:30 p.m. Training Session (Group 2)
  • 6:00-7:00 p.m. Dinner with a National Team Athlete
  • 7:00 p.m. Q&A with National Team Athlete and Group Activity
  • 10:30 p.m. Lights out

Sunday, September 22

  • 7:00-8:00 a.m. Breakfast
  • 8:00-10:00 a.m. Training Session (Group 1)
  • 8:00-10:00 a.m. Classroom/Gym Session (Group 2)
  • 10:00-noon Classroom/Gym Session (Group 1)
  • 10:00-noon Training Session (Group 2)
  • 12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:00-2:00 p.m. Group Talk
  • 2:00 p.m. End of Camp
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